Women in Federal Contracting Seminar Next Week

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Opportunity Zones

Opportunity & Entrepreneurship Summit

On Friday, February 7, 2020 the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council is hosting an Opportunity & Entrepreneurship Summit with community and small business stakeholders in Charlotte, N.C.

On behalf of Ashley D. Bell, White House Policy Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, we would like to invite you to join us for this discussion. The event will bring together community leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss best practices for revitalization, Opportunity Zone investments, and collaboration at all levels of government and business. Mr. Bell will highlight and share success stories from communities around the country and answer questions. Among other topics, we will discuss the continued streamlining, coordinating, and targeting of existing Federal programs towards Opportunity Zones.

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 9:30am EST
Johnson C. Smith University
100 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216

How to Do Business with the Federal Government

Government Contracting - Making Them Yours

Learn the ins and out of Federal Contracting. This workshop is like a Federal Contracting 101 that will give entrepreneurs a very good look into the numerous best practices that are used nationwide.

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:00am EST
Women's Business Center of SC at Columbia College
1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC 29203

Information Corner

United States Mexico Canada Agreement


SBA Administrator Carranza: USMCA to Benefit America’s 30 million Small Businesses; Enabling Continued Growth & Upward Mobility

Minority-Owned Businesses to Benefit from Access to New Markets

On Jan. 29, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s signing of the innovative United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

“Today’s signing into law of the USMCA by President Trump is a landmark achievement that promises to create lucrative new opportunities for small businesses, including many minority-owned businesses. Thirty-six percent of Latino-owned businesses earn most of their revenue online, compared to 18% of other small businesses, and this new framework will make it easier to sell products to consumers in Canada and Mexico by eliminating complex and cost-prohibitive rules requiring small businesses to open foreign offices.

“As a result of this President’s leadership on trade, $68 billion in new economic activity will be generated, and an estimated 176,000 new jobs will be created, helping to further fuel upward mobility in communities that need it most.”

Click here to learn more about the USMCA.

Upcoming Events

Women's Business Center Applicant Roundtable
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:00am EST
Benedict College Business Development Center
2601 Read Street, Columbia, SC 29204

Women's Business Center Applicant Roundtable
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 10:00am EST
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce - Catalyst Center
4500 Leeds Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

Are You Ready to Start a Business?
SCORE Business Mentor
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 6:00pm EST
Charleston County Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Social Media Marketing
SCORE Business Mentor
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:00am EST
North Augusta Community Center
495 Brookside Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841

SCORE - Intellectual Property Workshop
SCORE Business Mentor
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 9:15am EST
Charleston County Main Library
68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

U.S Department of Veterans Affairs - Veteran Employment Job Fair
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:00am EST
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401
No Registration Required

Capital & Contracting Workshop for Women-Owned Businesses
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 2:00pm EST
Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce
100 West Evans St, Florence, SC 29501

Full SBA and Resource Partner Calendar

Rural Strong Business Expo on March 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James C. Self Conference Center in Greenwood