Doing Business with the Federal Government

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Doing Business with the Federal Government

Description: Did you know the Federal Government spends over $500 billion dollars on goods and services every year? Would you like to find out how your business can access the federal marketplace? Attend a FREE Workshop and Learn About Federal Certifications: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.

Speaker(s): Joe Ann Shaffer

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DON’T MISS OUT ~ How to Do Business with City of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: DON’T MISS OUT ~ How to Do Business with City of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County

Do you know about the small business opportunities available with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County? Learn about Charlotte Business Inclusion programs, how to become certified and vendor with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, and learn ways to network and participate in opportunities. Connect with SBTRC and PTAC to assist you with certification journey.

Speakers: Steven Coker / NaTasha Smith / Jamila Davis / Alyssa Mako / Jacquie Spearman

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Writing HerStory in a Man’s World: Women in Non-Traditional Industries

Topic: Writing HerStory in a Man’s World: Women in Non-Traditional Industries

Join us for a community-building conversation filled with:
• Inspiration
• Motivation
• Determination
• Dedication

Gain insight from successful women in construction & transportation industry. Hear about their experiences in overcoming obstacles and breaking barriers; lessons learned, and advice to provide the next generation of women determined to create their own path to success.

Learn about industry resources available to those pursuing similar careers in non-traditional spaces.

Panel Discussion

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8A Certification for Small Businesses

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic:  8A Certification for Small Businesses

The federal government’s goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year, which includes the 8(a) Program. Doing business with the government can help you expand your business. The government wants to provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals or entities by limiting competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Speaker: SBA – NC office

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FAST TRACK to NC DOT Certification and PreQual

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: FAST TRACK to NC DOT Certification and PreQual

Are you a Small Business wanting to pursue NC DOT Projects? Learn about the DBE, SBE, and SPSF certification and requirements; how to submit application using the NEW Online Certification Application Portal; understand NC DOT prequalification; find out the benefits of BOWD opportunities; connect with SBTRC and PTAC to assist you with certification journey. Motivated attendees who participate in both classes, and complete a full application package will receive PRIORITY REVIEW !!!

MUST attend both sessions (April 7th and 14th) to qualify for PRIORITY REVIEW

SEATS are Limited.. Register today

Speaker(s): SBTRC (Alyssa Mako); NC DOT (Elizabeth Cruz / Bonnie Robinson / Pandora Broadwater / Lloyd Royall / Mic Alexander); PTAC (Jacquie Spearman)

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Are You HUB Certified for North Carolina?

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Are You HUB Certified for North Carolina?

If you are a woman, minority, or disabled business owner, come join us and learn how to position your company to do business with the State of North Carolina. State government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the state. Many state contract opportunities contain participation goals for Historically Underutilized Businesses (minority and women-owned businesses). This HUB certification training will feature:

• A review of the complete Statewide Uniform Certification HUB Certification application process.

• In-depth hands-on assistance through the process of registering on the Electronic Vendor Portal (eVP)

• Answers to the most common application questions • Guidance on how to grow and market your business for success in state government

Plan NOW to leverage this resource to create a competitive advantage in your market

Speaker(s): Sharonetta McIntyre

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WBCC – Understand What Minority Certification is Available for Your Business

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Understand What Minority Certification is Available for Your Business

Are you confused by all of the CERTIFICATION acronyms (DBE, MBE, SBE, WOSB, HUB). This session is designed to help small business owners understand the importance of minority, women and small business certification. Participants will learn which certification is right for their business and how to leverage it.

Speaker(s):   Natalie Williams – WBCC ;   Marjilette Brown / Kirby Watson – CVMSDC   / City of Charlotte

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Understand What Minority Certification is Available for Your Business

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Understand What Minority Certification is Available for Your Business

Are you confused by all of the CERTIFICATION acronyms (DBE, MBE, SBE, WOSB, HUB). This session is designed to help small business owners understand the importance of minority, women and small business certification. Participants will learn which certification is right for their business and how to leverage it.

Speaker(s):  Natalie Williams  /  Kirby Watson   / Natasha Smith

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How to Get Certified with NC DOT

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: How to Get Certified with NC DOT

Want to get certified to do business with NC DOT? At this day session you will gain the knowledge about DBE, have application reviewed (if complete will be taken for processing), and overview of contracting / website navigation. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE) Certification is a legislatively mandated USDOT program that applies to federal-aid highway dollars expended on federally assisted contracts issued by USDOT recipients such as state transportation agencies. NC DOT certification programs are designed to advance the economy and strengthen communities across the state. Prequalification is necessary to ensure that a vendor has sufficient ability and experience to do the work specified on NCDOT contracts.

Speaker(s): Monique Priester  /  Elizabeth Cruz

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Doing Business with the Federal Government / SAM Registration Training / 8A Certification

Hosted by The Women’s Business Center of Charlotte.

Topic: Doing Business with the Federal Government / SAM Registration Training / 8A Certification

Did you know the Federal Government spends over $500 billion dollars on goods and services every year? Would you like to find out how your business can access the federal marketplace? Attend a FREE Workshop and Learn About Federal Certifications: Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service Disabled Veteran Program, 8(a) Business Development Program, HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.

Speaker(s):  Joe Ann Shaffers (SBA)

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