REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. — The Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs held its annual business training virtually this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic with a message of rebuilding for future growth in small business contracting.
The event’s message and theme — Refocus. Rebuild. Resilient — was created as small businesses reel from the effects of COVID-19, said Thaddeus Martin, director of the Office of Small Business Programs at Army Materiel Command Headquarters.
“Small Business Training Week 2020 was an opportunity to refocus our efforts on the small business community by learning the best practices to help rebuild and reemerge as more resilient and better-equipped to withstand future economic impacts,” he said.
Despite the virtual event, Martin said attendees were inspired and engaged by a notable roster of speakers and variety of interactive breakout sessions.
“This event provided attendees insights on developing effective and efficient acquisition