Find out how the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and their resource partners help small businesses start, grow, expand and recover after disaster strikes! In order to help provide a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program. These contracts are for industries where Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) are underrepresented. Some contracts are restricted further to Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB). Do you know about the U.S. Small Business Administration? Are you a woman-owned small business looking to grow? Do you market your product and/or service to the federal government? Benefits of attending this workshop: learn how the SBA and our entrepreneurial ecosystem can help you and your business advance; learn how women-owned companies compete for, and win, federal government contracts; become knowledgeable about the WOSB certification process; learn how the WOSB, 8(a), HUBZone and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Programs help agencies achieve contracting goals (5% of its prime contracting dollars must be awarded to WOSBs). The workshop will focus on how the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and their resource partners like the Florida SBDC help small businesses start, grow, and expand, and recover after disaster. The government provides specific opportunities for women business owners who participate in the women's contracting programs. These programs are for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSB). If you are a woman-owned small business looking to grow, and you market your product or service to the federal government, or would like to, this workshop will show you how to compete for, and win, federal government contracts. Discover just how many prime contracting dollars must be awarded to WOSBs. Become knowledgeable about the WOSB certification process, and learn how the SBA and Florida SBDC can help your business advance in this entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Speaker(s): Thaddeus Hammond, Economic Development Specialist/WBC DOTR, SBA
Co-Sponsor(s): John DiGiacomo, Procurement Specialist; Synovus; Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620 and 92.3; ESPN Radio 94.5 and 1330/99.1 Talk WEBY.
Additional parking located at the back of the building.
Fee: No Cost