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Sacramento District Office

California
Capital WBC Class on March 20, 2015

(WEBINAR) Federal Acquisition Regulation 101

Date:  Friday,
March 20, 2015

Time:  10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: N/A (ONLINE)

Cost: FREE

Description:

Do you want to earn the respect of government
agencies, prime contractors, and be a federal market superstar? Then learning
the rules of the game is essential!

In this webinar you will learn how to
navigate the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as well as how to find and
access the supplemental regulations of each federal agency, and much more.

After registering, you will receive a
confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar is brought to you by The
California Capital Financial Development Corporation Procurement Technical
Assistance Program

About the Presenter:

Carroll Bernard
brings a unique 360 degree perspective to federal contracting, coaching, and
training.  For over a decade Carroll has
worked as a buyer for the U.S. Navy, City of Vancouver Washington, and the U.S.
Department of Veterans Affairs.  He has
also provided mentorship, counseling, coaching, and training to thousands of
small businesses seeking government contracts as a counselor in the Procurement
Technical Assistance Program as well as the U.S. Small Business Administration
where he served as a Business Development Specialist for the 8(a) program,
Veterans Business Development Officer, and Primary HUBZone Liaison.

Carroll
is also a seasoned entrepreneur and has successfully seized opportunities in
the government marketplace both as a prime contractor and subcontractor for his
own small business.   Carroll works with
a number of nonprofits hosting programs that seek to empower small businesses
through education such as Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs),
Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), and SCORE.

Registration
Link:

http://cacapital.org/ai1ec_event/webinar-federal-acquisition-regulation-101/?instance_id=747

HUBZoneBy Debbie Gregory.

Every small business owner wants to optimize their use of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) resources and offerings. But some of the SBA’s programs can be difficult to understand, making them harder to utilize. One of the most used and hardest to understand SBA offerings is the Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones) program. Because of this, the SBA has introduced an additional online training module to help small business owners to better understand the HUBZone program and status protests.

The program, fashioned in response to the HUBZone Empowerment Act, was generated by Congress in 1998. HUBZones assist small companies in underserved communities gain access to federal contract opportunities. This is accomplished through promoting job growth, capital investment and economic development in economically depressed areas, in rural and urban communities and on Indian reservations.

The new training module “Understanding HUBZone Protests” explains what a HUBZone status protest is. It  clarifies how they are initiated, who can file a protest, how the SBA responds to status protests and how a HUBZone status protest determination can be appealed. This training module is the third in a series of mini-primers, intended to help business owners better understand the program through short, focused learning exercises.

The new HUBZone training module can be accessed through the SBA’s Government Contracting Classroom and the agency’s Online Learning Center, where many other courses are offered. This course, along with other training modules offered by the SBA, includes a downloadable workbook that supports the users grasp on content of the course.

The training and information options offered by the SBA are offered to help small businesses gain access to and benefit from the more than $400 billion in federal contracts that are awarded each year.

Small businesses bring competition and innovation to federal contract markets.  The SBA helps firms benefit from those markets.  Frequent the www.VAMBOA.org and www.sba.gov websites for smarter and more accessible ways to access SBA programs.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business Coaching, Contracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

VAMBOA cyber security

Cyberattacks against private businesses and the government, unhealthy  including hacks, sales seem to be on the rise. The recent hacks of Home Depot, store Target, Sony Entertainment and the U.S. military’s Central Command have heightened our need to safeguard our cyber presence against potential threats. Our online information, records and documents, in both the government and private business sectors, are at constant risk.

Small businesses are increasingly becoming more of a target for criminals looking to access sensitive data because attackers know that small businesses tend to have limited resources dedicated to their cyber security.

The protection of sensitive data, such as business invoices, client and employee data, payroll records, and other proprietary information is essential to the security, and ultimate success, of a small business. Much like installing locks and other physical security measures, it is imperative that business owners learn how to identify vulnerabilities in their cyber security that could potentially put their firms at risk.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has taken steps to strengthen its public and private sector partnerships on cyber security. The aim of the SBA is to help small businesses learn how to guard against cyberattacks, secure their business information, and identify security threats.

Providing the protective tools and techniques needed to maintain and guard business information and systems, the SBA has developed a free online course called Cybersecurity for Small Businesses to help educate business owners as to how to secure their online information. The information also assists in the evaluation and usage of security tools and techniques.

The SBA has previously conducted cybersecurity workshops for small business owners across the country in partnership with the FBI and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The program was renewed in December 2014, and the SBA is in the process of coordinating the 2015 calendar of workshops.

The SBA’s cyber security programs are in line with President Obama’s newly announced legislative proposal, a program that will facilitate seamless sharing of information about cyber security vulnerabilities, and potential hacks between government and private business websites.

In a recent statement, President Obama said, “Our first order of business is making sure that we do everything to harden sites and prevent those kinds of attacks from taking place.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business CoachingContracting Opportunities, aBlog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans.Join Now!

VAMBOA: SBA Offers Cyber Security Resources to Business Owners: By Debbie Gregory

VAMBOA SBA WebinarThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a wide range of resources and information, cheapest invaluable to small business owners and those who are interested in entrepreneurial ventures. Through its website and local offices around the country, buy the SBA provides educational material and links to resources for financing, store starting and managing a small business, as well as contracting with the government.

The SBA has found that one of the most effective ways to disseminate information is through webinars. Webinars, or web-based seminars, can be presentations, lectures, workshops or conferences that are broadcast over the internet using video conferencing software. Webinars are different from webcasts in their ability to be interactive. This method of spreading information is beneficial because it can be utilized by a large number of individuals around the globe without the need to travel or rent space.

The SBA’s Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont District Offices will be presenting a series called “Small Business Solutions– Free Webinars on Topics of Interest to Small Business.”

The first webinar in the series, “Government Contracting Certification Programs for Small Business Owners,” will be held on Thursday, January 15 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern time.

Through the free webinar, participants will be given the opportunity to explore the SBA’s three certification programs — the 8(a) Business Development Program, the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program, and the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program. Participants will also learn about the eligibility requirements and benefits of each program.

There are no pre-registration requirements.  To join the webinar, simply click the following link:  https://connect16.uc.att.com/EventEntry/Websites/?VaccId=sba&ExEventID=87597705

The meeting access code for this webinar is: 7597705#

When asked how you would like to join, participants should click on “join as web participant”

When asked to join the audio portion (this will be via telephone), click “call me” and enter your phone number.  The system will automatically call you and you can quickly join the call.

If you have any questions, or would like to obtain an advance copy of the presentation slides, you can contact William Card at [email protected]

Small business owners should take advantage of every opportunity and resource available to them. Learn what these resources and opportunities are by frequenting www.VAMBOA.org, www.SBA.gov and by participating in the SBA’s free webinars.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business Coaching, Contracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

VAMBOA: New Small Business Administration Webinar Series: By Debbie Gregory

SBA Vermont District Office

Learn how an SBA loan can benefit your business during a free loan clinic webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. EST Jan. 13. A second loan clinic is from noon to 1 p.m. EST Jan. 13.

To join the webinar, log onto http://www.connectmeeting.att.com and use the meeting number 8888449904 and the code 7013799. To access the conference call, dial toll free 1-888-844-9904, when prompted enter the access code of 7013799.

For more information, email [email protected]

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