Webinar – SBA Procurement Programs Orientation Webinar

SBA Procurement Programs Orientation Webinar
March 14, 2018  1:00pm – 2:00pm EST

Overview

What is the 8(a) Business Development Program? The SBA administers this business assistance program for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses who want to access the federal procurement market. The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small businesses gain a foothold in government contracting. Upon enrollment in this program, firms receive help with finding contracts, proposal preparation and contract administration. What are the basic requirements for this program? The applicant must be a small business, unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are U.S. citizens, been in business for at least two years and demonstrates a potential for success. What is the HUBZone Program? The Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting assistance to small businesses. Requirements: Firm must be located in designated HUBZone to qualify and at least 35{5fd5d0c347966b9ca8e0f456e16034dfe54ed0385696705fc3c1ddd66732c056} of its employees must reside in a HUBZone. What is the WOSB Federal Contract Program? The SBA administers federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small business (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB). The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts.

To Attend:

From your computer: www.connectmeeting.att.com
Meeting number: 888 858 2144
Access code: 7722202
Log in as a “participant”
From your phone: 888.858.2144

Attending this webinar

  • This webinar runs 30-45 minutes.
  • To attend you only need your internet connected device and headphones or speakers.
  • Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with the speaker and other participants live.
  • Please log in at least 10 minutes before the presentation is due to start.

Frequently asked questions about webinars

Want to Get Noticed? Present a Webinar!

Webinars are a powerful item in any business arsenal – and running a webinar is a smart business development policy.  If you’re thinking about best practices for attracting new customers and growing your client base.

International Trade Council hosted webinars are attended by CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, chambers of commerce and small businesses alike. The average webinar receives up to 350 registrations, of which approximately 60{5fd5d0c347966b9ca8e0f456e16034dfe54ed0385696705fc3c1ddd66732c056} will appears on the day of the event

Hosting a webinar enables your company to highlight its skills, knowledge, products and services. The webinar would also benefit from the human element, it allows you to put a real face to your company, which assists in engaging your audience to become emotionally invested in your business.

What the Council will do to facilitate this (free of charge):

  • Provide the webinar platform and training
  • Send email invitations to all members and newsletter subscribers
  • Send email invitations to select target groups in the Council’s CRM (up to 2.3 million depending on the webinar subject)
  • Post details of the Webinar on the ITC website
  • Post details of the Webinar on the ITC social media pages
  • Send regular email reminders to registered attendees
  • Provide a live moderator on the day of the webinar
  • Provide you with a spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) list of registrants and attendees with their contact details
  • Send a Certificate of Attendance to all attendees (PDF format – electronic copy only) together with an email containing the full contact details of the presenter

What You Need To Provide:

  • A fully developed 30-45 minute educational webinar (not advertising) on a topic relative to your industry.
  • The ability to answer questions and participate with the audience for 15-20 minutes at the end of the webinar.

Hosting Webinars Develops Authority and Trust

Hosting a webinar enables your company to highlight its skills, knowledge, products and services. The webinar would also benefit from the human element, it allows you to put a real face to your company, which assists in engaging your audience to become emotionally invested in your business.

If you are interested in hosting a webinar please email: webinars@tradecouncil.org