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First Thursdays with the SBA: All Small Mentor Protégé Program

September 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Topic: Government Contracting
Topic: All Small Mentor Protégé ProgramGrab your lunch and join us virtually for the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners.

Are you a small business looking to partner with a more-seasoned firm? See how the SBA All Small Mentor Protégé can help firms partner to take advantage of federal contract set asides.


  • The benefits of the All-Small Mentor Program in federal contracting
  • How to increase your competitiveness in competing for federal contracts
  • What you will need to apply to the All Small Mentor Protégé Program

Speaker(s): Carl Knoblock, SBA District Director Carl Knoblock currently works for the Small Business Administration and prior to becoming District Director, Knoblock owned a couple of small businesses from manufacturing to service industries. He served as C-Level executive for several innovative startups. Carl started as the district director for Virginia in June 2014. Before arriving in Virginia, he served as the District Director for the Western Pennsylvania District Office for 8 years. Under his leadership, his team helped a wide variety of businesses. Carl is very active in mentoring businesses and volunteering in his spare time. He has been an adjunct instructor for several colleges and has served as an advisor to several nonprofit organizations. Carl also served in the U.S. Navy.

If you need further assistance or have a question, please contact us at (540) 654-1383

Fee: No Cost



September 7, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Categories:


University of Mary Washington SBDC
Small Business Administration