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SBA Presents Six-Part Webinar Series to Help Small Businesses Navigate the HUBZone Program

SBA Presents Six-Part Webinar Series to Help Small Businesses Navigate the HUBZone Program

Published: January 25, 2018

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to government contracting opportunities. If your business is located in an area where business development and growth has been fairly limited, you may qualify.

To learn more about the HUBZone Program, check out SBA’s free six-part webinar series for information on:

  • how to obtain and maintain the HUBZone certification;
  • how HUBZone areas are designated;
  • how to file HUBZone appeals and protest;
  • the regulatory requirements for joint ventures;
  • how affiliated businesses are evaluated; and
  • the various HUBZone contracting requirements. 

The webinars are designed to help small businesses get and maintain their HUBZone certification, survive HUBZone status protests to contracts, maintain good recordkeeping to ensure compliance in the program, locate HUBZones, and compete for HUBZone contracts.

To get the most out of the webinars, review the HUBZone website and the frequently asked questions. All webinars will be archived on SBA’s YouTube channel.

Webinar Schedule

HUBZone Contracting:  Make the Federal Government Your Customer
February 7 | 2:00 -3:00 p.m. EST

During this webinar, you will learn about HUBZone contracting vehicles and regulations. Click on this link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.

HUBZone Joint Ventures: How to Partner with Other Companies for HUBZone Contracts
February 14 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

During this webinar, you will learn how to enter into a HUBZone joint venture and the importance of having a well-defined joint venture agreement whether or not the agreement falls under the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Click on this link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.

Continued HUBZone Compliance:  How to Maintain Your HUBZone Certification
February 21 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

During this webinar, you will learn how to remain compliant to reap the benefits of your investment. Click on this link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.

How Does HUBZone Consider Employees and Affiliation?
February 28 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

During this webinar, you will learn who to count as an employee for the purpose of the HUBZone Program.  The webinar will also help you understand when to combine the employees from your other businesses to evaluate the principal and employee residency compliance of the HUBZone firm.   Click on this link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.

Understanding How HUBZones are Designated
March 7 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

During this webinar, you will learn how areas become designated as HUBZones. Link to the webinar will be announced by mid-February.

HUBZone Protests and Appeals
March 14 |2:00-3:00 p.m. EST

During this webinar, you will learn the process for filing HUBZone protests and appeals; and for responding to protest notices. Link to the webinar will be announced by mid-February.

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.