How to Become a Certified Small Business: An Overview of Federal Small Business Programs

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Did you know that the federal government wants to award at least 23% of the $500 billion it spends annually to small businesses? In addition to the 23% goal, there are additional targets for disadvantaged, woman-owned, HUBZone and service disabled veteran owned small businesses.  This workshop will cover federal certification eligibility requirements, certification benefits as well as the process of how to get certified. Topics include:

  • What is a small business?
  • Small Disadvantaged Business/8(a) Certification
  • Woman Owned & Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Certification
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Certification
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business – Self Certification
  • How to get certified
  • Resources available to you

Join the Portland District of the Small Business Administration at this workshop to learn if government contracting certification is right for your business.

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Money & finances