Upcoming SBA Events in Southern California

Date: Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 FREE - Registration Required (Continental Breakfast and Lunch provided)
Title: SBA Day and Lenders Fair in Alpine

Organizations: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce

Time: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: Alpine Library

Location address: 1752 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, CA 
Contact: Maria Hughes, 619-727-4871, Maria.hughes@sba.gov

The SBA San Diego District Office and the Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce are hosting an SBA Day event and Lenders Fair on Wednesday, January 18th.

If you are a current or prospective small business owner,  we hope to see you at this event!

Presentations include:

· California Small Business Permits and Taxes  Presented by a representative from the California Board of Equalization

· Insurance for Your Small Business

· Tips to Protect Your Business from Cyber Criminals

· Introduction to Government Contracting

· How Our Resource Partners May Help You Succeed in Your Business Presented by representatives from: SCORE, the Small Business Development Center, the Veteran's Business Outreach Center, and more.

· How Our Local Lenders May Help You Finance Your Business

Presentations will be followed by a Lenders Fair, One-on-One Counseling Sessions, and Time to Network with Presenters and Fellow Attendees.

Date: Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 (Free – Registration Required)

Title: SharePoint Online in Office 365 Training and Networking Event

Organization: The Microsoft Store Fashion Valley (SBA will be participating in this event.)

Time: 9 am - 11 am

Location: The Microsoft Store Fashion Valley

Location address: 7007 Friars Rd, Suite 860, San Diego, CA 92108

Website: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032843271&culture=en-US 
   Contact: Cynthia Harris, 619-727-4884, Cynthia.Harris@sba.gov

In this workshop, attendees will learn about SharePoint Online in Office 365 and how to it empowers teamwork with a mobile and intelligent intranet. Complimentary coffee and breakfast will be served.


(No .pdf flyer for this workshop.)

Date: Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 (Free – Registration Required)

Title: Getting Certified with the Small Business Administration

Organization: San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center (Presentations by SBA.)

Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Location: San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center at the Southwestern College Higher Education Center

Location address: 880 National City Blvd. Suite 7100 , National City CA 91950-3263

Website: http://sdcoc.ecenterdirect.com/events/43494 
   Contact: Luz Velasco, 
619-285-7020, lvelasco@ptac-sandiego.org


The SBA is the federal government’s go to source for all things small business. This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a comprehensive understanding of all of the SBA’s unique small business certification programs. With an SBA certification(s), your business will qualify for federal contracts that are set aside for one of the respective SBA certifications.

This workshop will cover:

How to qualify for SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program/Certification:

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a nine (9) year business assistance program for small businesses that are owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. This certification program helps gain a foothold in federal government contracting.

How to qualify for Women-Owned Small Business Certification:

The WOSB Program is a certification program that authorizes federal contracting officers to set aside certain federal requirements/contracts for competition solely amongst women-owned small businesses (WOSBs) or economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs).

How to qualify for HUBZone Certification:

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) certification program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal opportunities/contracts.


Date: Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 (Free – Registration Required)

Title: SBA 8(a) QuickCert Program Orientation

Organization: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Location: San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center at the Southwestern College Higher Education Center
Location address: 880 National City Blvd., Suite 7100, National City, CA 91950
Website: https://8aquickcertorientation.eventbrite.com
Additional Program Information: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/bulletins/17a4ef5 
Contact: Levi Kinnard SBA—619-727-4878, timothy.kinnard@sba.gov   


Program Orientation Event:

  • Describes the program in detail

  • Features 8(a) participant success stories

  • Describes the immense opportunities within the 8(a) Program

  • Discusses strategies for penetrating the governmental markets

8(a) QuickCert Program Description: We are proud to introduce San Diego SBA’s 8(a) QuickCert Program. We would like to invite eligible firms that have the potential to be successful within the 8(a) Program to participate in this unprecedented program. We understand that one of the toughest parts of the 8(a) Program is the application process, so we’re doing something about it! We are going to comprehensively assist program participants with their 8(a) application. This program is completely free and takes all the confusion out of the application process. If participants follow our program, they will successfully submit their application within four weeks. We will be assisting three groups of 15 companies with their 8(a) applications. Space is limited so secure your seat! 

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