Grow Your Small Business in Rhode Island

Free Technical Assistance and HUBZone Information Workshop

 

                         DATE:  Tuesday, July 10, 2012

                         TIME:  10:00am – 12:00pm

                         LOCATION:  Pawtucket Public Libray, 13 Summer Street, Pawtucket

Do you need assistance starting or growing your small business?  Looking to get your piece of the over $600 billion federal contracting pie?  We can help!  This workshop will help you understand the programs and services available from the U. S. Small Business Administration.  Learn about government contracting opportunities that are available through the SBA’s HubZone program.

What is the HUBZone Program?

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.  The Federal Government buys everything from paperclips to aircraft carriers.  There are 44 designated “HUBZones” in Rhode Island, of which, 27 reside in the city of Providence. 

Benefits of the HUBZone Program

· Competitive and sole source contracting

· 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions, as well as subcontracting opportunities

· The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small business concerns

To register for this event, please contact Matthew Spoehr at the SBA by calling
(401) 528-4561 or email matthew.spoehr@sba.gov  

To see if your business is located in a HUBZone, simply visit

http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/maps/

SBA’s participation or support of this event is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity.  All SBA programs or cosponsored programs are extended to the public on a non -discriminatory basis.

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