Small Business



       Small business firms contribute approximately 80 percent of our nation’s job growth. Our entrepreneurial approach fosters innovation, drive and success. Often considered “renegades,” we are an invaluable asset to our nation’s economy and the military mission.


       The SAME Small Business Council is committed to keeping SAME Members informed with the most up–to–date information from the world of small business. We regularly send out an electronic newsletter PDF to help you stay ahead of the latest trends and take advantage of current developments in growth and partnerships. Be among the best informed in the industry with the latest news from the SAME Small Business Council.


       If you are interested in getting more information about Small Business Council activities, or in serving on the SAME Small Business Council, please send an e-mail with your contact info to Mercedes O. Enrique at



The September issue of the SAME Small Business Connection is Now Online! <>


Click here <>  to review this informative issue which includes:


*     2012 Small Business Award Criteria

*     Small Business Specialist of the Year

*     Executive Fourm

*     Conference Tips

*     Updates to the 2013 NDAA

*     JETC Recap

*     The Native American Contractors Association

*     Small Business Breakfast Seminar & Matchmaking Event

*     2011-2012 SAME Small Business Council Roster


Visit the SAME Small Business Council webpage <>  to view this issue-and all past issues of the Small Business Connection.






Nominations for SAME Small Business Awards are due to SAME HQ by Oct. 31, 2012.


Award categories are:


*     Government Small Business Advocate Award Criteria (One Award Each to Army, Navy, Air Force and Small Business Administration)

*     Industry Small Business Advocate Award (One Award)

*     Small Business Award Criteria (One Award)

*     Large Business Award Criteria (One Award)


Detailed information on award eligibility and criteria may be found on the Small Business Conference website <> . All award nominations must be submitted electronically via the online form <> .


Awards will be given at the SAME Small Business Conference for DOD Programs, December 10‐ 12 at the Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas.


Visit <>  for information on the Small Business Awards and to register for the SAME 2012 Small Business Conference for DOD Engineering, Construction and Environmental Programs <> .



Thank you and have a great day!