Workshop on government contracting set for April 17
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Workshop on government contracting set for April 17


The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center and Kilgore Economic Development Corporation will offer a one-day workshop on government contracting for small business owners.


The workshop is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at KEDCO, 1001 Synergy Blvd., Suite100, in Kilgore.


“Government contracting – federal, state and local – is the largest market opportunity in the world for U.S. small businesses, to the tune of $1.5 trillion annually,” said Melanie Northcutt, training coordinator for KCSBDC. “Of this total, about $500 billion is spent by the federal government on products, services and construction.” 


This workshop will be led by Charles Waldrop, director of the Government Contracting SBDC and Kevin Sloan, U.S. Small Business Administration, Business Development Division.


Fee to attend is $59 which includes lunch and all course material. 


To register by credit card, call (903) 757-5857, or toll free, (800) 338-7232.


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Details of the workshop:


The workshop will be presented jointly by the Government Contracting Small Business Development Center of Dallas and the U.S. Small Business Administration – Dallas District Office. 


Part one, presented by the Government Contracting SBDC, will be an overview of government contracting at the federal, state and local levels. Part one will address the intimidation factor, confusion, complexity, opportunities and show how to succeed in government contracting. As small businesses get into this and begin to develop a customer base, a variety of expert professional assistance resources are available to help at no added cost to the business owner. 


Part two, taught by the U.S. Small Business Administration, will provide a general understanding of the three core procurement certification programs: Federal Women-Owned Small Business Contracting Program; 8(a) Business Development; and Historically Underutilized Business Enterprise Zone Contracting (HUBZone Program). It will also help business owners determine which ones might be appropriate particular businesses.


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