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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