Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in the federal contracting program. At the end of this session, you will have a thorough understanding of the requirements for certification. For more information on Women-Owned Small Business Certification, visit www.sba.gov/wosb.
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. Come prepared to complete your application on site. During this session, we will walk you through completion of the online certification applications. For information on Hubzone Certification, visit http://www.sba.gov/hubzone/ .
Information will be presented on 8(a) eligibility criteria, GLS, Login, application process, and how the programs work. We will also discuss CCR and SBSS registration and provide general information on doing business with the Federal Government. Detailed information will be provided on the primary purpose of the Section 8(a) Program (business development); the eligibility criteria; length of time in business requirement; how the business development and contracting aspects of the program work; the firm’s responsibility as an 8(a) Program Participant; Electronic Application process; reporting requirements; the importance of updating CCR registration and the SBSS supplemental profile.
This workshop is recommended for those interested in starting a business. At the end of this workshop, you will have a thorough understanding of the process of starting a business and will be able to implement a required checklist to start your business. The following topics will be discussed during this workshop: determining the feasibility of a business idea, planning to start a small business, required licenses, writing a business plan, sources of funds for start-up, expansion and small business resources.
Please feel free to bring laptops!