Rhode Island Small Business Virtual Trainings: October 28, 2021 - November 16, 2021

Rhode Island  District Office  - October 27, 2021

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Virtual Trainings

Visit the SBA's Learning Center and find instructional videos that will help you plan, launch, manage, market, and grow your small business! 

SBA Online Learning Center

Thursday, October 28

Black Friday and Holiday Ads!
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Entering the World of E-Commerce 
Session 4: Tax Considerations for the Online Retailer
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Small Business Basics
6:00PM - 7:00PM

Friday, October 29

In Spanish: Ciberseguridad para pequeñas empresas
(Cybersecurity for Small Businesses)
9:00AM - 10:30AM

Saturday, October 30

Power Networking - The Art and Science of Networking
9:30AM - 12:00AM | Providence Public Library

Monday, November 1

Business Plan Basics
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Tuesday, November 2

VA Office Of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization Webinar
8:30AM - 10:30AM

Non-Profit Basics
10:00AM - 11:30AM

National Veterans Small Business Week: Starting a Farm -
Lessons from a Marine turned Farmer
4:00PM - 5:30PM

Wednesday, November 3

Retirement Plan Solutions for Your Small Business
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Thursday, November 4

November Coffee Chat - CWE
8:00AM - 9:00AM

The Exporter Toolkit: Facing Unfair Trade Practices
10:00AM - 11:00AM | Webinar Cost: $25.00

Preventing Employment Discrimination Is Good Small Business!
12:00PM - 1:30PM

2021 Year-End Tax Planning for Your Business
1:00PM - 2:00PM

The Importance of Knowing What your Business is Worth
4:30PM - 5:30PM

Saturday, November 6

Show Me The Money, Part 1 - Taxes for the Small Business
9:30AM - 12:00AM | Providence Public Library

Tuesday, November 9

Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employee Retirement Plans -- Part 1 of 3
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Is Entrepreneurship Right For You?
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Don't Fly With Blinders On - Data Fundamentals for Small Businesses
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Wednesday, November 10

Surety Bonding for Contractors: Bond Readiness Series Fianzas para los Contratistas: Serie de Talleres de Preparación Acerca de Fianzas
Session 2: Bond Guarantees for Small Business and Small Business Support
6:00PM - 8:30PM

Thursday, November 11

Thinking About Buying A Franchise, Now What?
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Saturday, November 13

Show Me The Money, Part 2 - Accounting for the Small Business
9:30AM - 12:00PM | Providence Public Library

Tuesday, November 16

Fiduciary Responsibilities For Employee Retirement Plans -- Part 2 of 3
12:00PM - 1:00PM

Exploring Entrepreneurship & Steps to Start a Business
5:00PM - 7:00PM

Government contracting

On-Line Government Contracting 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.

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. Students receive course materials in advance, participate in real time using a broadband connection and 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.

For the virtual training listed below, please click the link titled "SBA 7(j) Trainings" to register.

  • Marketing to the Government Buyer
    November 1, 2021
    1:00—4:00pm EDT
  • Capture Management
    November 2, 2021
    1:00—4:00 pm EDT
  • Internet Tools to Generate Federal Business Opportunities
    November 3, 2021
    1:00—3:00 pm EDT
  • Government Contract Types
    November 4, 2021
    1:00—3:00 pm EDT
  • Strategic Planning for Small Businesses
    November 8, 2021
    1:00—2:30 pm EST
  • Federal Contracting Basics
    November 9, 2021
    1:00—4:00 pm EST
  • Introduction to Construction Project Management                  
    November 10, 2021
    1:00—4:00 pm EST

7(j) Trainings

7j Firms


The Catalyst Center for Business & Entrepreneurship

7(j) Technical and Management Assistance Provider 

Greetings 7(j) Eligible Small Business Participants

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering free webinars brought to you by SBA’s Office of Business Development through the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program’s 7(j) provider, Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship.  Please view the table of training offerings below and note that registration is required.  The registration links for each course are listed next to each workshop offered.  Participants can join from a variety of devices, including desktop or laptop (PC, Mac and Linux), smartphone and tablet (iOS and Android).  This makes it easy for busy small business executives to join the training from virtually anywhere without installing additional software. The training is free for all eligible small businesses Nationwide.


Workshop Name


**All times are 4:00 to 6:00 pm EDT unless noted

Workshop Leader(s)

Registration Link

No Fees for any workshops

Human Resource Basics for Government Contractors


Rocket City HR – Sheila Boyd

Anglin Reichmann – Meg Hampton

Human Resources Basics for GovCon (ecenterdirect.com)

For Questions Email: 
Leigh Christian at leigh.christian@catalystcenter.org or Tracy Junkins at davian.talley@catalystcenter.org

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