The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Louisiana District Office is presenting a Small Business Outreach Session in honor of Veterans Day.

The session will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the American Red Cross at 4655 Sherwood Commons Blvd. in Baton Rouge. Networking and registration begin at 8 am. The event is free and open to the public.

Presentations include SBA’s certification programs for government contracting; procurement opportunities; SBA’s guaranteed loan programs and financing a business; navigating the GSA Schedule; bonding needs and requirements; and the Small and Emerging Business Development Program.

Veterans and other participants will have the opportunity to network with contracting officers, bonding agents, and lenders as well as other small business owners.

Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call (225) 774-9213.