Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup) Heads to Nation’s Capitol to Give A Voice to Small Businesses at the Small Business Leadership Summit

For immediate release: May 1, 2015

Kelsey Bye | Media and Communications Associate
(415) 332-0340 | [email protected]

Oakland’s Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup) selected as one of the Top 100 small business leaders from across the country to attend the Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. to interact with elected officials and members of the Obama Administration about pressing small business issues

Oakland, Calif.—Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup), a business development and government contracting firm, will be among 100 small businesses attending this year’s Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2015. The Summit, hosted by small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority, will provide a unique opportunity for Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup) to interact with key policymakers, including SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), senior members of the Obama Administration and issue experts to identify policy recommendations to help move the needle on important small business issues.

“I am honored to attend this year’s Summit and being chosen as one of the Top 100 small business owners to attend this year’s Summit allows JEGroup a unique opportunity to discuss important issues facing not only my small business but other entrepreneurs as well,” says Vernita Naylor, Founder/Owner of Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup). “I want to voice the concerns and needs of other business owners and speaking directly to policymakers and other experts is a critical step in getting Washington to pay attention to the small business community and to make a difference.”

With its theme “Shaping the Future of the American Economy,” the Summit will feature panel discussions, keynote speeches, interactive workshops and presentations by industry experts and successful entrepreneurs. Following the Summit, policy recommendations identified will be incorporated into Small Business Majority’s policy platform—the Small Business Economic Agenda for 2015-16—and will be shared with decision makers to elevate issues of importance to small business owners.

“This Summit will allow small business owners to engage directly with policymakers in D.C. to discuss the issues shaping our economy and identify pragmatic policy recommendations to help them thrive,” said John Arensmeyer, Founder & CEO of Small Business Majority. “We’ll hear from real entrepreneurs—from all walks of life and all areas of the country—about the issues affecting their business and their bottom lines, and work with policymakers to advance legislation that will bolster small business and remove their barriers to success.”

The Summit will focus on topline issues of importance to small business, including but not limited to:

  • Access to capital and how to ensure small businesses obtain capital necessary to grow and strengthen their firms in a responsible and sustainable manner
  • Tax policy to spur small business/economic growth while leveling the playing field and ensuring fairness
  • Critical workforce issues impacting small businesses today such as healthcare, minimum wage family medical leave and retirement savings
  • Technology and how small businesses can adopt and learn new solutions to old challenges
  • The impact of freelancers on the economy and how the U.S. can update policies that address the needs of this new workforce

For more information about the Summit, please visit: www.sbmleadershipsummit.com

For media interviews with Small Business Majority please contact Kelsey Bye at (415) 332-0340 or [email protected].


About Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup)

Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup is an Integrated Business Resource (IBR) Company that has been providing business development and government contracting consulting, education and training services to both corporate (B2B) and government (B2G) entities and their stakeholders for over thirteen (13) years. For more information about JEGroup visit www.jabezenterprisegroup.com or call 1-800-865-0701. Follow us on Twitter @JEGroupBiz


About Vernita Naylor

Vernita Naylor is the Founder and CEO of Jabez Enterprise Group (JEGroup). Naylor is an industry expert in diversity, inclusion and government contracting. She holds a Project Management Certification, U.C. Berkeley and Business Management Bachelor’s Degree, San Francisco State University. Naylor is a trailblazer in her own right as the only minority woman to author a technical guide on government contracting. Her book, Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government Contracting is a step-by-step guide designed to help business owners of all sizes grow and mature. Get the Cheese is available online at Amazon.com and at several retailers.