Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings for December 9, 2019 – December 22, 2019

Rhode Island  District Office  - December 4, 2019

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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings

Tuesday, December 3

Customer Retention – The 3 Things You Need
Lincoln | 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Wednesday, December 4

Exploring U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources
Providence | 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Friday, December 6

Using Email to Tap into the Hidden Revenue in Your Business
Providence | 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Wednesday, December 11

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

Thursday, December 12

The Why and How of Global E-COMMERCE
Smithfield | 8:00AM - 11:00AM

Is Entrepreneurship Right for You?
Providence | 9:30AM - 11:30AM 

Friday, December 13

Operating Using Lean Principles
Providence | 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Thursday, December 19

Interviewing and Hiring Best Practices for Small Businesses
Lincoln | 8:30AM - 10:00AM

Friday, December 20

Grow Your Local Small Business –
Marketing for Start - ups and Established Businesses
Providence | 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Free to 7(j) eligible small business firms nationwide

Federal Market Acceleration Program (FedMAP™)

FedMAP™ uses a hands-on approach, guided by an experienced Capture Coach that takes eligible 8(a) and 7(j) small business participants through the entire process of developing and implementing a Capture Strategy Plan using a real-life contract opportunity that's specific to each participating company with the goal of helping the 8(a) and 7(j) small business win the contract.

FedMAP™ is a four-month, online program that includes:

  • Monthly Cohort Meetings are led by an experienced Capture Coach that
    leverages the groups collective experience to accelerate each participant’s
    knowledge and understanding of real-world application of activities that lead
    to success.
  • Monthly One-to-One Coaching Sessions with Coley’s experienced
    Capture Coaches
  • 24/7 Access to the FedMAP™ Online Community that includes training,
    courses, templates, resources, and group forums.

Registration is required and applications are being accepted NOW!

8 (a)  Virtual Events

Government Contracting Flyer

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


Target Cohort                                        

Date and Time (ET) 


Program Year 5-7               

12/3/2019| 3pm - 4pm (ET)

Prime Contracting

New 8(a) Participant

12/4/2019| 4pm - 5pm (ET) 

How to do business with the Federal Government and Win Contracts as an 8(a) Certified Firm

New 8(a) Participant    

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

Capabilities Statements and Briefings

New 8(a) Participant    

12/12/2019| 1pm - 2pm (ET)

How to market to the Federal Government as a
"Small Business Concern"


For Course Details and to Register:

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

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.

December 4, 2019
Introduction to Managing Government Construction Projects
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

December 5, 2019
Tools for Construction Project Managers
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

December 9, 2019
Federal Contracting Basics
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

December 10, 2019
Understanding Requests for Proposal (RFP)
1:00—3:30 pm EDT

December 11, 2019
Developing Technical and Past Performance Proposals
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

December 12, 2019
Developing the Cost Proposal
1:00—4:00 pm EDT

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

December 17, 2019
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Primer
1:00—5:00 pm EDT

For Course Details and to Register:  http://sbaworkshops.stoverteam.com

Workshop information: Phyllis Embree or Chris Strudthoff , sbaworkshops@stoverteam.com; (770) 423-9888.

Keep your small business safe. Create a cybersecurity plan. Hashtag #BeCyberSmart

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.

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

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