Aug 09 2019

Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings for August 12, 2019 – August 25, 2019

SBA logo

Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business  Seminars and Trainings

Wednesday, August 14

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
Providence | 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Friday, August 16

Getting Digital Marketing Right: How Small Business Can
Compete in Any Market through Online, Social and Mobile

Providence | 9:00AM - 11:00AM

Wednesday, August 21

Legal Considerations For New Business Owners
Providence | 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Thursday, August 22

Exploring U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources
Providence 9:30AM - 11:30AM


Government Contracting Flyer

SBA’s 8(a) Virtual Events Platform to attend targeted trains for every phase of the 8(a) Business Development Program. Each live webinar session will provide attendees with strategies and tactics certified 8(a) firms are using to win contracts and grow their business.

While attending each session you will learn how successful 8(a) firms have effectively used the 8(a) BD Program to position their companies for sole-source awards, teaming, and business growth.

Topics covered during live webinar sessions for years 1-9 include:
• Year 0-2: Strategies for winning 8(a) sole source contracts, how to leverage the FAR as a small business, market research and proposal strategies for 8(a), Targeted Capabilities Statements
• Year 3-4: Refresher Strategies, 8(a)-Friendly Marketing and E-Tools
• Year 5-7: Joint Ventures and Mentor-Protégé, Managing Growth, and Networking to Capture Federal Business
• Year 8-9: Preparing for the exit with marketing tips for non-8(a) participants, understanding the “All Small Mentor-Protégé program, and Prime Contracting

For Course Details and to Register: https://sba.6connex.com/event/SBA8aVirtual/Attendee/login


On-Line Government Contracting Training

How it works: Just like a class you’d attend in person, courses are taught by a live instructor on a scheduled day and time. The Web-enabled Instructor-Led training experience has much in common with the classroom equivalent.


  • Receive course materials in advance
  • Participate in real time using a broadband connection
  • Interact directly with the instructor and their peers

From your computer, you’ll link to an instructor in a live, real-time, interactive learning experience. You’ll become part of a virtual classroom where you can ask questions, seek guidance and participate in class discussions and interactive exercises.


August 12, 2019
Understanding RFPs
1:00pm —3:30 pm EDT

August 12, 2019
Federal Contracting Basics
5:00pm —8:00 pm EDT

August 13,2019
Developing Technical and Past Performance Proposals
5:00pm —8:00 pm EDT

August 14, 2019
Developing the Cost Proposal
1:00pm —4:00 pm EDT

August 15, 2019
Managing and Administrating  Government Contracts
1:00pm —4:00 pm EDT

August 19, 2019
Strategic Planning for Small Businesses

1:00pm —2:00pm EDT

Audits and Accounting Systems
1:00pm —4:00 pm EDT

August 20, 2019
Negotiating Government Contracts
1:00pm —5:00 pm EDT

Government Contract Types
5:00pm —7:00 pm EDT

August 21, 2019
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Primer
1:00pm —5:00 pm EDT

For Course Details and to Register: http://sbaworkshops.stoverteam.com/cgi-bin/app.cgi

Workshop information: Phyllis Embree or Chris Strudthoff, sbaworkshops@stoverteam.com (770) 423-9888.

To find your local SBA Office, visit: www.sba.gov/ri

Training is provided by Stover & Associates, Inc. This activity is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) contract number SBAHQ-17-C-0030. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of the contractor or any products, opinions or services. All SBA Programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangement for persons with disabilities will be made if re-quested at least two weeks in advance.

Cybersecurity for small businesses online training course

Cybersecurity Courses for 7(j) Eligible Firms

Eligible 7(j) participants are invited to a free training series to learn critical cybersecurity concepts, approaches to protecting their resources and intellectual property, and mandatory federal contracting requirements for both prime and sub-tier subcontractors.

Each course is approximately 1 hour.

This is the second round of training offered and we've heard great things from past participants, including that it's given them "a competitive edge."

7(j) Eligibility includes firms that are owned by one of the following:
(a) a socially and economically disadvantaged individual whose firm may or may not be a participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program;
(b) a firm located in a high unemployment or low income area, as de-fined in the U.S. Census Bureau's County and City Data Book and in the Poverty Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS);
(c) a firm owned by a low-income individual.

Training like this is normally a huge investment for a firm but if you qualify, you can take it at no charge. 

Register for critical FREE interactive web-based training today at: https://synergysolutions.talentlms.com/catalog/info/id:137

twitter logo

Did you know you can learn about SBA news, events and workshops even faster by following us on Twitter?
Just follow @SBA_RhodeIsland


SBA and its funded Resource Partner network host and participate in a variety of business events and workshops designed to provide you with helpful advice and connections so you can start a business or grow an existing one. SBA Resource Partners are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

RI Resource Guide


All the information you need to start and grow your Small Business in Rhode Island can be found in our online Resource Guide. Download it today!