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


Mon, Mar 09, 2020
3:00 to 4:30


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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. Sign up on Eventbrite.