Small Business training and events in March

North Dakota District Office - March 1, 2019

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Upcoming Events

March 5 Webinar - Understanding Construction Contracting Vehicles: SABER, MACC, MATOC


Learn how the Air Force meets their construction requirements with construction specific contracting vehicles - Simplified Acquisition Base Engineering Requirements (SABER), Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MACC), and Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC). Understand what these contracts are, how they are different, and how you can be ready when they are open for new contractors. 

March 5 - Women's Professional Workshop

Jamestown, ND

The North Dakota Women's Business Center and Jamestown Regional Entrepreneur Center (JREC) have joined forces to provide an opportunity for women in the surrounding area to gather, network, and discuss various topics such as building a business online, HR issues, food-entrepreneurship and more. Join other industry professionals for a day tailored to women in business!

March 12 Business Builders Workshop - Cash Flow Fundamentals

Fargo, ND

Cash is king when it comes to the financial health of your business. This workshop will provide a brief description of cash flow and how to better manage and improve it. You will also learn how to accurately project your cash flow.

March 19 Webinar - Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Act Requirements


Overview of the Service Contract Act and federal Davis-Bacon laws and the everyday application of these laws in the workplace. The webinar will cover the issues central to government contract compliance including prevailing wage and fringe benefit requirements, completing certified payrolls, specific record keeping requirements and guidelines for the correct payment of overtime. This session will also include a discussion on the problem areas most common in government contract compliance. 

March 26 Webinar - Understanding Bonding Requirements and the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program


Learn about the different types of bonds and why and when they are required by contract owners. Overview of SBA's Surety Bond guarantee program - this session is for businesses with limited financial resources; no prior bonded work experience; been in business less than three years; previously denied surety bonding; have the desire to increase bonding capacity. Learn how the bonding process works and how to use the SBA to help you obtain reasonable terms for your bonding needs. 

March 27 - 7th Annual Government Procurement Fair

Minot, ND

The fair is an opportunity for small businesses, contractors and resource partners to learn about the special programs designed to provide better access to the government marketplace. A trade show will be open, in addition to a variety of workshops. This event is free and open to all businesses..

March 28 Workshop - Coffee and Friends Blend

Hazen, ND

Hetti Cekalla, SBA Senior Area Manager, will present. Coffee talk break-out sessions for collaboration and networking will be included. Bring your business cards! Please RSVP to the Hazen Chamber of Commerce at or 701-748-6848. 

Save the Date: April 16 Workshop - Boots to Business Reboot

Williston, ND

This is the "Introduction to Entrepreneurship" course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. Boots to Business Reboot is a training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, information about the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.


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