You are here

A New Opportunity for Small Businesses

Top Stories

JESCO Environmental & Geotechnical Services, Inc. - Louisiana PTAC 2018 Contractor of the Year

On May 2, 2018 the Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge was the site for the annual Louisiana Small Business Awards.

Read More ➝

BidBoard and PTAC Team Up for Vendor Recruitment

Because a strong vendor base is key to success at BidBoard Procurement Network, LaMATS has partnered with the nonpro

Read More ➝

2017 Contractor of the Year

The LA PTAC participates annually in the Louisiana Small Business Awards ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion.  Small

Read More ➝

LED recently launched the new Mentor-Protégé Recognition Program. This is a great opportunity for small businesses to gain access to and start a foundational relationship with mentor companies. The intent of this program is to connect Louisiana-based small and emerging businesses to technical and developmental assistance provided by large companies.
Small businesses may be eligible to become part of the protégé pool for selection. To apply and for additional information about the Mentor-Protégé Recognition Program, click here. Each mentor is solely responsible for selecting a protégé at their discretion. The mentor will notify successful the protégé accordingly.

Here are some benefits for being a protégé if selected by a mentor company:

  • Start a foundational relationship with a large business
  • Receive technical and developmental assistance tailored towards your business needs from a mentor company
  • Receive assistance with capacity building to successfully compete for public and private sector opportunities
  • Get guidance to help avoid the pitfalls that deter business sustainability and growth
  • Obtain access to the experience and expertise of seasoned mentor companies who have been successful at building sustainable and profitable businesses

To read the press release about the Mentor-Protégé Recognition Program, click here.