SBA News: Two more Training Opportunities this Week - Starting a Business & an Important Government Contract Class

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Steps for Starting a Small Business

Webinar - July 31, 2020 -1:00 pm CT

Thinking of starting a business? Wondering what is involved?

Learn the important steps to turn your passion into a business venture. In this session, we will take you through a step-by-step process of making your business legal in the state of Minnesota. Get the tools you’ll need in just one hour.

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New Telecom Rule Impacts ALL Contracts…Are You Prepared?

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Webinar - July 30, 2020 - 1:00 pm CT

Have you heard about Section 889 of the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)?

The legislation was passed to combat national security and intellectual property threats that face the United States and contains two prohibitions: Part A and Part B.

Part A went into effect last year (August 13, 2019), and prohibits the government from buying or obtaining certain prohibited telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services.

Part B will go into effect on August 13, 2020, and prohibits the government from contracting with any entity that uses certain prohibited telecommunications and video surveillance equipment or services, regardless of whether or not that usage is in performance of work under a government contract. The Part B prohibition applies to every sector and every dollar amount.

Your contracts will be impacted by Part B.

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