Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Center for Women & Enterprise
132 George M. Cohan Blvd.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Are you a woman owned mall business interested in selling to the federal government? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Can Help! To help provide a level playing field for women business owners in industries where they have been historically underrepresented, the federal government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the women’s contracting program. This free workshop, presented by a member of the local SBA team, will explain that program – known as the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Certification Program -- and how that certification can help your small business grow.
This overview presentation covers:
- The WOSB Program’s purposes and benefits – i.e., why you should be interested
- Considerations for deciding if certification is appropriate for you, including the industries/NAICS codes included in the program
- Eligibility requirements for certification
- How to become certified
- Tips for getting the most out of the WOSB certification
Learn more about the Women-Owned small business certification below and click the link to register.
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). The SBA maintains a list of those eligible industries and their NAICS codes.
Joining the women’s contracting program makes your business eligible to compete for federal contracts set aside for the program. You can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs you qualify for.