Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings for July 15, 2019 – July 28, 2019

Rhode Island District Office  - July 10, 2019

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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings

Tuesday, July 16

Women & Minority Owned Business Certification
Providence | 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Steps to Start a Business
Providence | 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Tuesday, July 23

Business Plan Basics
Providence | 5:30PM - 7:30PM


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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

Program Year 5-7

7/10/2019 | 12pm - 1pm (ET)

Managing Growth

New 8(a) Participant

7/10/2019 | 2pm - 3pm (ET)

FAR and Other Regulations

Program Years 3-4

7/16/2019 | 11am - 12pm (ET)

Marketing & E-Tools: Identifying Opportunities

New 8(a) Participant

7/16/2019 | 1pm - 2pm (ET)

Market Research in Federal Procurement

New 8(a) Participant

7/17/2019 | 11am - 12pm (ET)

Capabilities Statements and Briefings

Program Year 5-7

7/17/2019 | 1pm - 2pm (ET)

Teaming: JV's MPAs & You

Program Years 8-9

7/19/2019 | 1pm - 2pm (ET)

Marketing for Non-8(a) Participants

Program Years 8-9

7/23/2019 | 1pm - 2pm (ET)

Teaming and Mentor Protege Programs

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

For additional information on upcoming webcast sessions contact:
Jasmine Francois- Moore or Jason Whetsell at our office 571-551-6075 or support@geconsultinggroup.com

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

The U.S. government is the largest single purchaser of goods and services in the world

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.

July 15, 2019
Developing the Cost Proposal
1:00pm—4:00 pm EDT

July 16, 2019
Managing and Administrating Government Contracts
1:00pm—4:00 pm EDT

July 17, 2019
Negotiating Government Contracts
1:00pm—5:00 pm EDT

July 18, 2019
Preparing Bids for Government Construction Contracts
1:00pm— 4:00 pm EDT

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

July 22, 2019
Facilities Clearances
1:00pm—2:30pm EDT

July 23, 2019
Audits and Accounting Systems
5:00pm—8:00 pm EDT

July 24, 2019
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Primer
1:00pm—5:00 pm EDT

For Course Details and to Register: https://stoverteam.adobeconnect.com/admin/show-event-catalog?folder-id=2402761283
Workshop information: Phyllis Embree or Chris Strudthoff, sbaworkshops@stoverteam.com (770) 423-9888.

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

Keep your small business safe. Create a cybersecurity plan.

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. 

July 10: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 13; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 14
July 11: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 1; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD: 2
July 12: 10 - 11 am ET: MOD 15; 11:30am - 12:30 pm ET: MOD 16
July 16: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 3; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 4
July 17: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 1; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 2
July 18: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 11; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD: 12
July 19: 10 - 11 am ET: MOD 5; 11:30am - 12:30 pm ET: MOD 6
July 23: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 3; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 4
July 24: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 7; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 8
July 25: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 5; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD: 6
July 26: 10 - 11 am ET: MOD 9; 11:30am - 12:30 pm ET: MOD 10

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

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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.