Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings for January 13, 2019 – January 26, 2020

Rhode Island  District Office  - January 8, 2019

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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings

Wednesday, January 15

Providence | 8:30AM - 10:30AM

Legal Considerations for New Business Owners
Providence | 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Thursday, January 16

Thinking of Selling Your Small Business?
5 Things Your Lawyer and Accountant Want You to Know!
Lincoln | 8:00AM - 10:00AM 

Wednesday, January 22

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

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

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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

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.

January 13, 2020
Federal Contracting Basics
1:00pm — 4:00 pm EST

January 14, 2020
Understanding Requests for Proposal (RFP)
1:00pm — 3:30 pm EST

January 15, 2020
Developing Technical and Past Performance Proposals
1:00pm — 4:00 pm EST

Introduction to Managing Government Construction Projects
5:00pm — 8:00 pm EST

January 16, 2020
Developing the Cost Proposal
1:00pm — 4:00 pm EST

January 21, 2020
Audits and Accounting Systems
1:00pm — 4:00 pm EST

January 22, 2020
Government Contract Types
1:00pm — 3:00 pm EST

January 23, 2020
Negotiating Government Contracts
1:00pm — 5:00 pm EST

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

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

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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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