SBA Newsletter -- July

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.
July 31, 2012

Portland District Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA Hits the Road!

Join members of the Portland District Office staff who will be participating with a number of community partners in the 2012 Governor's Marketplace Roadshow. We are scheduled to make the following stops to share about the SBA resources available to you and your small business:
     8/21 Tillamook
     9/19 Pendleton
     10/10 Hood River
     10/24 Astoria
     10/25 Newport

System for Award Management (SAM) Launch on 7/29

Registered to sell your products or services to the Federal Government? Please be advised that starting Monday, July 30, you'll find the capabilities of the CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS at
If you have a registration in CCR/FedReg or have completed representations and certifications in ORCA, all your information is being moved to SAM. When it is time to renew, SAM will notify you by email (60, 30, and 15 days prior to the date when your record is set to expire) and tell you how to proceed. If you need to update your record before your expiration date, the quick start guides and webinars in the Help tab of will walk you through the process.

7(j) Training for 8(a) Firms, 8/20-21

We are excited to offer 8(a) certified firms in the developmental stage of the program an opportunity to attend some free training.   The courses are Accounting and Financial Management and Capture Management (Marketing) and will be held at the Portland District SBA Office on August 20-21 starting at 9:00 am each day.  These courses are organized and funded by SBA Headquarters under the SBA 7(j) program.
Please contact Yuri Dyson at 503-326-6692 to reserve your seat, or with any questions.


Women's Business Center, Mercy Corps NW

8/7, noon to 3:00 p.m.



8/16, 8:30 to noon
Portland, Chapter 11

8/20, 9:00 to noon
with Vancouver SCORE

Visit the links above for a comprehensive list of upcoming workshops.


Small Business Development Centers

Check out the roster of online classes made available by the SBDC network!