Information will be presented on 8(a) eligibility criteria, GLS Login, the application process, and how the program works. We will also discuss System for Award Management (SAM) and Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) registration and provide general information on doing business with the federal government. Detailed information will be provided on:the primary purpose of the Section 8(a) Program (business development); eligibility criteria; length of time in business requirement; how the business development and contracting aspects of the program work; the firm's responsibility as an 8(a) Program participant; electronic application process; reporting requirements; the importance of updating your SAM registration; and the DSBS supplemental profile. For additional information, please call 504-589-6690or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The four sessions will be held consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm. beginning April 10, 2013. As part of the course, you will receive an overview of DC's employment laws as they apply to small businesses, including: Hiring, Firing, and Performance Management; Employee Compensation and Classification; Wage and Hour Laws; Distinction between Employees and Independent Contractors; and Employment Discrimination
The course will be taught by employment law experts with experience dealing with small businesses. It is designed for sole proprietors, members of business partnerships, general managers and owners of LLCs. The sessions will take place at the offices of Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (One block from Metro Center on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.) There is a $25 charge for the series to cover the cost of materials. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, DC SBDC and the DSLBD.
Small Business Essentials Session 1 - Clarifying the business idea, understanding the demands of business ownership, understanding the business structures and legalities.
Session 2 - Understanding market research and identifying marketing tactics, including website development and use of social media.
Session 3 - Developing a competitive niche, developing sales channels, establishing pricing and analyzing location.
Session 4 - Management responsibiliteis, managing employees and contractors, risk management, utilizing payroll services.
Session 5 - Keeping the books, understanding the financial statements and tax obligations, review of loan programs and crowd funding and building relationships.
Session 6 - Selection of miscellaneous topics including use of technology in the busienss, preparing bids and invoices, performing collections, understanding regulations and developing sustainability.
This is the 3rd Section of our Small Business Venture Training series and is intended to facilitate the writing of the finance section of a business plan and includes using income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements. Students will learn how to project and evaluate the financial performance of their small business. Also covered is a discussion of the resources available andsteps necessary to obtrain debt or equity financing for a business (taught by Julie Foster, RCEDA) It is recommended that students have moderate fluency in MS Excel. Prior to enrolling in this class, please contact John Schneeberger at RCEDA 406-375-9416.
Instructor: Lisa Glenn, CPA, Galusha, Higgins and Galusha
Instructor: Julie Foster, RCEDA
When: Thursdays, May 2 - May 10 (Five 3 hour classes) 9am - 12 Noon
$185 with 1.5 continuing education credits
Text: Entrepreneurial Small Business by Katz and Green, McGraw Hill. New text purchase price is $188, used copies cost $73 or rental is $36 (Amazon and other internet retailers). This text was also used for Section A and B and is an invaluable, up-to-date, resource.
A 5-Program Technology Boot Camp for Marketing Your Business
Technology Specialist Joe Polk will be presenting his five program technologyseries starting on March 28 and ending April 25. If you are looking toget started with online marketing or to improve the effectiveness of your current online marketing,this series willshow you how.
Joe's easy to follow presentations will teachyouhow to:
Attend a loan briefing to find out:
The HUBZone office offers eligibility assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CENTRAL.
You are invited to call 1-888-858-2144 Access code 3061773#.
This is an interactive conference call where HUBZone staff will present a specific eligibility topic followed by a general question session.
Firms seeking specific status of its application or answers about the supporting documentation requested, need to E-mail the SBA HUBZone Business Opportunity Specialist working on the application because that person would be in the best position to provide individual assistance.
Are you looking for financing to start or grow your small business? Attend a free SBA loan briefing presented by an SBA loan specialist and learn more about your financing options. This workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Lane SBDC.
Preregistration required three business days in advance.