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Small businesses can gain competitive advantage through HUBZone certification

Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will present the concluding chapter of its two-part webinar series on How Small Businesses Can Gain Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification, on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. EST. 

 

The webinar will focus on how Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone affiliated businesses are treated, joint ventures and HUBZone contracting requirements.

 

Registration is free, but required:  http://ems.intellor.com/?p=204851&do=register&t=71

 

The 45-minute webinar will help small business owners learn: 

 

  • How to form joint ventures;
  • How to survive HUBZone status protests to contracts;
  • How to compete for HUBZone contracts;
  • How affiliated businesses are evaluated, and
  • How to obtain HUBZone contracting requirements.

 

Webinar participants can participate in a Q&A session with the speaker, Mariana Pardo, Director of the HUBZone program at the end of the presentation. The mission of the SBA’s HUBZone program is to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development by providing contracting opportunities to small businesses located in 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.

WHAT:          “HUBZone Webinar Part II: How Small Businesses Can Gain Competitive Advantage through HUBZone Certification.”

 

WHEN:          Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 - 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. EST

HOW:             Registration is free, but required:  http://ems.intellor.com/?p=204851&do=register&t=71

 

*Editor’s Note:  Both webinars will be archived on SBA’s YouTube page.