Napa Sonoma SBDCSanta Rosa and Napa, California

SANTA ROSA: How to Do Business with State Government & Become a Certified Small Business

SANTA ROSA: How to Do Business with State Government & Become a Certified Small Business

Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for this FREE workshop to discover the benefits of becoming a Certified California small business or disabled veteran business enterprise. Find contracting opportunities with the State and the State's reciprocity partners. Learn how to market your business to State agencies, and optimize your business profile on Cal eProcure, the State's online marketplace.You will learn:

  • How the California Department of General Services (DGS) helps to better serve small businesses. DGS will provide strategic information and tools about business services to state agencies including: contracting, procurement, and acquisition solutions; real estate management; leasing and design services; environmentally-friendly transportation and architectural oversight and funding for the construction of safe schools.
  • How to get certified! The Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification Programs were established by the State to increase business opportunities for the SB and DVBE community. These programs help SBs and DVBEs participate on a more level playing field when competing for state contracts.
  • How to use our data base to get solicitations.
  • How to market your business to the different state agencies.

Pre-registration is required to reserve your spot.  To register, click on blue “REGISTER NOW” button & follow instructions to register or log in if you have previously used SBDC services.  Please feel free to contact the Napa-Sonoma SBDC at (707) 256-7250 for questions.

Valerie Bible
(707) 256-7250
Sonoma County Economic Development Center
141 Stony Circle STE 110
Santa Rosa

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