Tar Heel Newsletter -- July 2019

The Tar Heel Newsletter - North Carolina District Office - July 2019

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SBA, USDA Hold "Rural Strong"
in Spindale North Carolina

The North Carolina District Office team headed to Spindale, North Carolina for its latest “Rural Strong” joint SBA-USDA outreach event. Held at Isothermal Community College in rural Rutherford County, the event counted over 60 participants from throughout the area.

Event attendees partook in a service provider expo, “A Conversation about Funding” with financial program experts from the SBA, USDA, Thread Capital, and Mountain BizWorks, and an information session from the IRS and the Isothermal Planning and Development Commission on Opportunity Zones. Between and after the sessions, participants also had the opportunity to network with financial experts and agency officials.

Rural Strong

Mike Arriola, acting district director, NCDO describes funding options while participating in a panel discussion during a Rural Strong event at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, North Carolina on July 9, 2019.



8(a) Business Development & Recruitment Summit

8a

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration North Carolina District Office.

•Are you a minority or socially disadvantaged business looking to expand your contracting opportunities with the federal government?

•Is your net worth* below $250k?

•Have you been in business for a least two years?

If so, you might be missing a huge opportunity to gain access to federal contracts that are set aside for 8(a) Business Development Program.

Join us for this special 8(a) recruitment summit in Charlotte to learn how 8(a) can benefit your firm in the federal contracting arena.

Click here to see if you meet the basic eligibility criteria for 8(a)

When: Thursday, August 15, 2019
            9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Morrison Regional Library 
                7015 Morrison Blvd 
                Charlotte, NC 28211

REGISTER

(*Net Worth: value of all assets, excluding equity in primary residence, business, and IRA)



$120 Billion to Small Businesses:
Federal Gov't Achieves Contracting Goal for Sixth Year

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Did you know that the federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal for the sixth consecutive year?  In fact, the federal government awarded 25.05 percent in federal contract dollars to small businesses totaling $120.8 billion; an increase from the previous fiscal year of nearly $15 billion. 

The Fiscal Year 2018 Small Business Federal Procurement Scorecard marks the first time more than $120 billion in prime contracts have been awarded to small businesses.  Overall, the federal government earned an “A” on this year’s government-wide scorecard.  Tap into SBA’s resources to learn how you can contract with the federal government at https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting



SBA Disaster Assistance Programs

Disaster

A disaster can happen without warning. Prepare your small business by launching SBA's FREE self-paced online training for an overview of SBA's Disaster Assistance Programs.

https://www.sba.gov/course/disaster-recovery-guide-sbas-disaster-assistance-programs/



Upcoming In-Person Workshops


Export Compliance Training

Participants will learn about the new export security requirements for all exporters. They will have an 11-point checklist to guide them to full compliance on every export. They will become aware of the required 7 lists that must be checked on all exports, and understand what common red flags mean. They will review the 5 questions that they are required to know about their customer in every export transaction and discuss strategies on how to implement these into their organizations. They will walk away that day with a better understanding of the regulations and with specific tools and instructions on how to begin building a secure and compliant department and company.

When: July 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In-Person Access/Location:
East Carolina University
Willis Auditorium in the Willis Building
300 East First Street
Greenville, NC 27858

Seating is limited, and registration is required. The registration fee of $250 will be waived for NC companies who apply & qualify for a free seat through the STEP Program. Companies can register up to 2 employees. Participants will be surveyed 6-12 months later.

To register contact Jen Vogelsberg at jen.vogelsberg@edpnc.com or (919) 447-7778


Export Management Compliance Training

An EMCP is an all-encompassing customized, written system that guides your company to be in full compliance on every export. Generally, an EMCP can be broken down into at least 3 elements, administrative, order processing, and screening. An EMCP will need to be customized to your product, customers, countries of destinations, and a list of other factors. A critical part of an EMCP is the creation of export controls within your company. They provide the checks and safeguards at key steps in the order processing system. These checks ensure that the right questions are being asked, at the right time, to comply with all US export controls.

When: August 6, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

In-Person Access/Location:
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
NC Research Campus
399 Biotechnology Lane
Kannapolis, NC 28081

Seating is limited, and registration is required. The registration fee of $250 will be waived for NC companies who apply & qualify for a free seat through the STEP Program. Companies can register up to 2 employees. Participants will be surveyed 6-12 months later.

To register contact Jen Vogelsberg at jen.vogelsberg@edpnc.com or (919) 447-7778



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