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Webinar Series—How Small Businesses Can Gain Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification

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Webinar Series—How Small Businesses Can Gain Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification

Published: November 21, 2013 Updated: November 22, 2013

Are you a small business owner located in or relocating to an economically distressed urban or rural community? Is your company seeking a competitive advantage in the federal contracting arena? 

Each year, thousands of companies have expanded and grown thanks to their participation in the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone program. The mission of the HUBZone program is to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development by providing contracting opportunities to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities. The federal government has a mandated contracting goal to award three percent of federal contracts to HUBZone firms.  In fiscal year 2012, HUBZone firms received $8.01 billion in federal contracts. 

The SBA will conduct two 45 minute webinars to help small businesses learn:

  • how to obtain and maintain the HUBZone certification;
  • how to form joint ventures;
  • survive HUBZone status protests to contracts;
  • compete for HUBZone contracts;
  • maintain good recordkeeping to ensure compliance in the program;
  • how affiliated businesses are evaluated; and
  • and how to obtain HUBZone contracting requirements. 

HUBZone Webinar Part I: December 3rd | 2:00-2:45 pm ET

  • The Dec. 3rd webinar will explain how HUBZone areas are designated, how to maintain HUBZone certification after an area loses designation and regulatory requirements. 

HUBZone Webinar Part II: December 17th | 2:00-2:45 pm ET

  • The Dec. 17 webinar will focus on how HUBZone affiliated businesses are treated, joint ventures and HUBZone contracting requirements. 

To get the most out of both webinars, we encourage small businesses to review the HUBZone website and the frequently asked questions.  Both webinars will be archived on SBA’s YouTube page.

 

 

About the Author:

Mariana Pardo
Mariana Pardo is the Director of the HUBZone Program. She is responsible for issuing final determinations on applications for HUBZone certification, for the continuing monitoring of certified HUBZone firms and for resolving eligibility protests in connection to HUBZone contracts.

Comments:

i am not a fan of certifications, they add unecessary costs of doing business to entrepreneurs. i would prefer to use free information resources like sba
Is there any place online where you can see a list of a HUBZones in your area of the country?
There sure is, check out the HubZone Maps:http://www.sba.gov/content/hubzone-maps

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