Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings for January 20, 2020 – February 2, 2020

Rhode Island  District Office  - January 15, 2020

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Upcoming Rhode Island Small Business Seminars and Trainings

Wednesday, January 22

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

Thursday, January 23

Take Your Business Global with help from SBA
Webinar | 2:00PM - 3:00PM EST

Monday, January  27

Transforming Your Hobby into a Business Summit
Warwick | 3:30PM - 8:00PM

Tuesday, January 28

Grow Your Business Using LinkedIn
Newport | 9:00AM - 11:00AM

AARP Work for Yourself@50+
Newport | 9:30AM - 11:30AM

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

Success for Small Business Part 1
Woonsocket | 5:30PM- 8:30PM

Thursday, January 30

Success for Small Business Part 2
Woonsocket | 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Rhode Island PTAC

Rhode Island businesses learn how to:
• Conduct market research, find government opportunities, and establish
relationships with agencies and primes
• Complete SAM and other government vendor registrations
• Read and understand government bid and proposal solicitaions
• Prepare, review, and finalize a bid or proposal
• Locate businesses - small & large - to form partnering
• Locate technical information and pricing data
• Understand RFID, UID, and packaging standards
• Navigate 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB, EDWOSB, DBE certifications
and Veteran-owned business verification
• Prepare for pre-bid conferences, short-list interviews, debriefings,
and pre-award meetings
• Participate in electronic and other Internet-based bid opportunities
• Properly submit an invoice electronically, such as with the WAWF system
• Handle post-award contract administration

Here's How Your Business can Benefit:

Go to riptac.org and click on “Become a Client”. Once you have registered as a client, we will set up an initial session with one of our experienced Government Contracts Counselors.


RI PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency

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 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

January 27, 2020
How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
1:00—3:00 pm EST

January 28, 2020
Managing and Administrating Government Contracts
1:00—4:00 pm EST

January 29, 2020
Strategic Planning
1:00—2:30 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.
January 21:
1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 9; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 10
January 22: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 5; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 6
January 23: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 11; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 12
January 24: 11:00 am-12:00pm ET: MOD 7; 12:30- 1:30pm ET:MOD 8
January 28: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 1; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 2
January 29: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 9; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 10
January 30: 1 - 2 pm ET: MOD 3; 2:30 - 3:30 pm ET: MOD 4
January 31: 11:00 am-12:00pm ET: MOD 13; 12:30- 1:30pm ET:MOD 14

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

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