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Feb 18th, 2014 to Feb 18th, 2014 | 01:00pm - 02:00pm
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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.

Feb 18th, 2014 to Feb 18th, 2014 | 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Where
3375 Armar Drive

Have you ever wondered if you were really ready to start your own business? Here is your chance to find out at a class that is taught by proven winners.

SCORE's esteemed "How to Really Start Your Business" seminar is unique. You get a lecture series on all critical aspects of starting or running a business. Additionally, you benefit from examples throughout. "Real-Life" examples from people who have "been there and done it well". Winners all!

There's more: Free follow-on mentoring,and if you wish, 6-hours of education; and continued help.

All this for $59!!! Register now!

There is limited seating, so sign up today to answer your immediate questions about starting a business. Let me know if you need other information. Hope to see you there!

Feb 18th, 2014 to Mar 04th, 2014 | 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Where
3375 Armar Drive

Have you ever wondered if you were really ready to start your own business? Here is your chance to find out at a class that is taught by proven winners.

SCORE's esteemed "How to Really Start Your Business" Seminar is unique. You get a lecture series on all critical aspects of starting or running a business. Additionally, you benefit from examples throughout. "Real-Life" examples from people who have "been there and done it well". Winners all. There's more: Free follow-on mentoring,and if your wish, 6-hours of education; continued help. All this for $59!!!

There is limited seating so sign up today to answer your immediate questions about starting a business. Let me know if you need other information. Hope to see you there!

Feb 18th, 2014 to Feb 18th, 2014 | 07:00pm - 07:00pm
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As the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) concludes its 10th year, commercial trade, both in products and services, continues to be a resounding success. As of January 1, 2004, duties were reduced to zero on 90% of U.S. exports to Chile with all remaining tariffs to be phased out by 2015. In 2012, United States exports to Chile exceeded $19 billion and the United States remains the single largest direct investor in Chile, representing 24.2% of all net foreign direct investment, from 1974 to 2010. Spain follows closely with 20.8%, and Canada is third at 18.5%. Join us for the “Boost your Bottom Line with the U.S. - Chile Free Trade Agreement Webinar” on Wednesday, February 19. This last chapter of the Trade Winds 2014 – The Americas Webinar Series will bring you the latest on Ecuador's growth and the opportunities this market offer to American companies in many industries.
Feb 18th, 2014 to Feb 18th, 2014 | 07:00pm - 07:00pm
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Please join the U.S. Commercial Service for our series of three webinars designed for U.S. health IT firms interested in entering or expanding into the European market. The European Union regards Health IT as one of the most promising economic sectors over the next ten years. The European Commission will work to improve market conditions for entrepreneurs and companies developing products and services in the Health IT space. The EU's Horizon 2020 Programme includes more than €8 billion in support of research and deployment in the area of health, demographic change and well-being. This, along with various member state initiatives, means opportunities in a broad range of Health IT subsectors. These sessions are designed to help you build your EU strategy.
Feb 18th, 2014 to Feb 18th, 2014 | 07:00pm - 07:00pm
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Please join the U.S. Commercial Service for our series of three webinars designed for U.S. health IT firms interested in entering or expanding into the European market. The European Union regards Health IT as one of the most promising economic sectors over the next ten years. The European Commission will work to improve market conditions for entrepreneurs and companies developing products and services in the Health IT space. The EU's Horizon 2020 Programme includes more than €8 billion in support of research and deployment in the area of health, demographic change and well-being. This, along with various member state initiatives, means opportunities in a broad range of Health IT subsectors. These sessions are designed to help you build your EU strategy.
Feb 19th, 2014 to Feb 19th, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Where
7117 Florida Boulevard

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 504-589-6690 or email jo.lawrence3@sba.gov.

Feb 19th, 2014 to Mar 12th, 2014 | 05:00pm - 07:00pm
Where
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

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.

Feb 19th, 2014 to Feb 19th, 2014 | 05:30pm - 08:30pm
Where
3 Meetinghouse Road

This workshop will explain why you should be using QuickBooks and what QuickBooks will and will not do for your small business. All the basics are covered including the difference among the flavors of QuickBooks available, company set-up, invoicing, receivables, payments, monitoring inventory, and reconciling accounts and preparing financial statements.

Feb 20th, 2014 to Feb 20th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
Where
801 R Street

There has never been a better time for you to do business with the Federal government, the worlds biggest purchaser of goods and services. If you are exploring opportunities that exist for your business or have just started selling to Federal agencies, this free workshop is for you.

Learn how to make your way through the procurement process and compete effectively for your share of the Federal governments business. There will be an overview of SBAs various contracting programs including the 8(a) Program and HUBZone Program along with contracting information for women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program will also be discussed at the workshop.

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