Puerto Rico & USVI District Office
7(j) Two-Day Workshop: Marketing Strategies and Financial
Weds., August 23 and Thurs., August 24
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Best practices for marketing services to the federal government
Creating capabilities statements and other marketing materials
Networking tips and the corporate elevator pitch
Strategies for marketing to target egencies
Financial Capacity Analysis
Annual budgeting process
Creating and reconciling profit/loss statements
Determining resources needed to pursue opportunities
Checklist for determining financial health and stability
Processes, policies, and procedures that support financial capacity
Managing and expanding your company's financial capacity
SBA Los Angeles District Office
Thursday, July 27:
Forms of Ownership (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)
Friday, July 28:
State Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminar (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m)
Wednesday, August 2:
Straight Talk on 8(a) Business Development Program (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.); Toll Free: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Participant Access Code: 0380927#
Saturday, August 5 and 12:
Reboot to Business (2 day Course) (8:30 a.m.)
Thursday, August 10:
Business Development Program Work Shop
(9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)
Program Work Shop (10:15a.m. - 11:15 a.m)
Friday, August 18:
5th Annual Faith-Based Small Business Summit (8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
How to Finance Your Business (2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Thursday, August 24:
The L.A. Community Advantage and Microloan Conference (8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.). Please contact email@example.com for more information. This event is open to community financing institutions interested in learning about the SBA's Community Advantage and Microloan Programs.
Please find a full calendar of these events on the SBA's Los Angeles District Office Website
SBA's participation or support is not an
endorsement of any products, services, or entities.
About the U.S. Small
SBA New Hampshire District Office
NH Small Biz Solutions Webinars
Start on 3rd Tuesday in August
Free Webinars Every Month on Topics of Interest to Small Business
Held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
“Hiring Strategies in a Tight Labor Market”
NH Employment Security
Tuesday, August 15th from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
This FREE webinar will provide an opportunity to hear directly from a specialist at the NH Employment Security office about how they can assist NH employers with hiring challenges.
To join the webinar:
Click here: https://connect16.uc.att.com/sba/meet/?ExEventID=87597705
When prompted, enter the meeting access code: 7597705#
When asked how you would like to join, click on “join as web participant”
When asked to join the audio portion (this will be via telephone), click “call me” and enter your phone number. The system will automatically call you and you can quickly join the call.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Tuesday, September 19th
“Selling Your Business? How to Plan for Succession”
Tuesday, October 17th
“Unlocking the Secrets To Cyber Security:
A Layered Approach to Protecting Your Business”
Topics For Future
Months to be Announced Soon!
SBA Cleveland District Office
Discover How to Sell Your Product or Service to the Federal Government: Free Seminar to be Held at the Cuyahoga County Public Library: Warrensville Heights Branch on July 26
Each year, our government spends billions of dollars in goods and services purchases from private firms. The SBA works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. SBA administers several programs and services that assist small businesses in meeting the requirements to receive government contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. These include the 8(a) Business Development Program, SAM, HUBZone Program and SUB-Net. Find out how these programs can help your business.
Date: July 26, 2017: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Location: 4415 Northfield Road, Warrensville Hts. 44134
Conference Room A
This session is free but registrations are required:
SBA Pittsburgh District Office
Need a business game plan?
Meet your coaches at our FREE July 25 workshop
If you’re a business owner interested in strategizing for success,
you’ll want to join SBA and Pittsburgh SCORE for our three-part forum focusing
on opportunities to better both your business and sales. Our first track
discusses the basics of strategic planning helping you focus on leveraging your
WHAT: Strategic Business Planning Forum
DATE: July 25
TIME: 1-3:00 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Hotel Indigo, 123 N. Highland Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Here to Register
SBA VT District Office
SBA VT Newsletter July 20, 2017
The Center for Women and Enterprise, also known as the Vermont
Women’s Business Center, is hosting a Doing Business with the Private Sector
& Federal Government workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2 at the CWE, 431
Pine Street, Suite 101, in Burlington.
The U.S. government is the world's largest buyer of products
and services. Federal agencies have a statutory goal of awarding 5 percent of
federal contracting dollars to certified women-owned businesses. Many private
corporations also have spending goals for women-owned businesses. A panel of contracting
professionals will explain where to look for government & private
sector opportunities, what government agencies and corporations look for and
how they work, the
process for getting certified to secure contracts, and the difference between
certain certifications, and how you can leverage them to grow a business.
Registration is $25. To register, visit here.
For more information, email email@example.com or call
Connecticut's July District Office News
Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration
SBA "Ignite tour" Blazes Across the Country!
Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, recently announced the SBA Ignite Tour—a national outreach campaign aimed at fueling small businesses with tools and resources to grow their companies and create more American jobs. McMahon will tour more than 60 cities in two years.
Throughout the tour McMahon will be listening to entrepreneurs, small business owners and community leaders about tax reform, regulation and access to capital; educating small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs about SBA products and services that can help them succeed; advocating for small business and being the VOICE of small business in Washington, D.C.; and encouraging small businesses to continue driving economic growth by creating jobs and helping the economy thrive.
‘The mission of the SBA is to help small businesses grow, create jobs and help our economy thrive. Over the next two years, I will literally be on the move,” McMahon said. “I want to get to know small business owners and entrepreneurs across America and learn about the obstacles they face while growing a business. I also want to encourage entrepreneurs to tap into SBA resources for start-up and growth solutions.” The Ignite Tour launched Salt Lake City on June 21. Additional cities this summer include: Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico, Seattle, Portland, Anchorage, Detroit, Milwaukee. Please join the conversation at #SBAIgniteTour.
Entrepreneurship in 3 Easy Steps: READY, SET GO!
This workshop series lays the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and understand the steps to building a business that is credit ready. The information is laid out simply in three modules. Come to all three or attend the one that fits your needs. The three modules focus on:
7/13 - READY: Basics of Business Startup: (Covers what you need to consider and prepare for in the early stages)
7/20 - SET: Essentials of becoming credit-ready (Presenter from TD Bank - Where to get money; five C’s of Credit; how to prepare a business loan application)
7/27 - GO: How and where to find additional small business support and educational resources. (SBA District Office, SCORE, SBDC, Women Business Centers, Veteran’s Centers)
3 Sessions from 6:00PM to 7:00PM
PLACE: Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller St. Meriden, CT 06451
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 235-7901
The WBDC Providing Loans for Starts-Ups
Date: July 24, 2017
Date: 11:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
Address: This is an online event
Organization:U.S. Small Business Administration New England District Office
RSVP: Rachael Roderick email@example.com
The U.S Small Business Administration's Surety Bond Guarantee Bond Program can help your small business obtain contract bid, performance and payment bonds! Please join us if your small business has...*Limited Financial Resources *No Prior Bonded Work Experience* Been In Business Less Than Three Years *Been Previously Denied Bonding *Desire to Increase It's Current Contract Bonding Capacity. Join us for an AT&T Connect Webinar discussing...Contract Bonds: What they are & Why they are required * Potential bonding capacity *Ways to maximize your surety credit. SBA's Surety Bond Guarantee Program: Contract bond guarantees up to $6.5 million *The SBA Advantage *Costs & Getting Started**Registration not required. Access the webinar 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. Dial 888-844-9904 & enter meeting code 7521501# to connect by phone only. Presentation is not viewable in phone only mode.
***Presenter Jennifer Bledsoe - Underwriting Marketing Specialist.
The Women's Business Development Council provides loans up to $10,000 to help start or grow a business. It can be used for such things as working capital, new hires, furniture, inventory, supplies, equipment and/or machinery. The Women's Business Development Capital microloan fund offers flexible guidelines to help businesses build better credit and improve their attractiveness to traditional lenders. For more information and to learn more, call 203-751-9550 or visit www.ctwbdc.org.
SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office
SBA Programs &
Resources Entrepreneurial Workshop
The SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office
will host an SBA Programs & Resources Entrepreneurial Workshop on Tuesday,
July 25, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This free workshop will be
held at the SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office located at 4300 Amon Carter
Blvd., Suite 114, Fort Worth, Texas 76155.
At this workshop, attendees will:
• Gain a basic understanding of the
key steps to getting their business off the ground
• Learn about the various financing
• Learn what banks look for when
• Learn about the local resources
available to assist them in starting and growing their small business
• And much more!
Please click here
to register for this event!