As local, state, and federal government entities commit to increasing diversity among government contractors, minority-owned businesses are finding a larger market and more opportunities to grow and diversify their revenue.
However, navigating the alphabet soup of acronyms, certifications, and red tape involved can challenge the most eager business owners. YOUR Union County Chamber is teaming up with the Small Business Center at South Piedmont Community College to host a training series focused on helping you Grow Your Revenue with Government Contracts.
This eight-week series will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on the following dates:
- » Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- » Tuesday, April 11, 2023
- » Tuesday, April 18, 2023
- » Tuesday, April 25, 2023
- » Tuesday, May 2, 2023
- » Tuesday, May 9, 2023
- » Tuesday, May 16, 2034
- » Tuesday, May 23, 2023
All sessions will be held at the Outpatient Treatment Pavilion at Atrium Health-Union – 600 Hospital Dr. Monroe, NC 28112.
What to Expect
The series will kick off with a panel discussion comprised of local companies that have found success working with the government. Following that session is Government Contracting 101 where you will learn the basics of how to prepare for government contracting including an overview of the government sales process and how entities find and hire contractors.
Certification Options is the next session that will inform you about the different certifications available to your business. One of the most popular is the Historically Underutilized Business certification. In session four, Let’s Get HUB Certified, you will learn more about that.
Once you know the basics and have the correct certifications for your business, you will learn how to market to the government and understand RFPs, RFQs, and ITBs required by the entities during the contracting process in sessions 5 and 6.
Session seven will teach you how to write a winning proposal to help your business stand out in the crowd. The final session will include a panel of those working for local government entities discussing how you can best work with the government.
This series is a FREE training as part of the Chamber’s Diversity and Inclusion Program. You can register for all the sessions, or only attend individual ones. Registration is required. You can read more details, learn about the presenters for each session and register here.
Last modified: March 22, 2023