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Government Contracting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
The workshop will focus on the step-by-step process for completing the Nonprofit and Governmental Entity Claim for Refund of State and County Sales and Use Taxes. This hands-on workshop is intended to help social entrepreneurs better understand the proper procedure for requesting a sales and use tax refund. G. S. 15-164.14(b) provides that certain nonprofit entities are allowed semiannual refunds of sales and use taxes they pay on direct purchases and leases of tangible personal property and certain services for use in carrying on the work of the nonprofit entity, other than those exceptions set forth by statute. Taught by North Carolina Department of Revenue
Speaker: North Carolina Department of Revenue
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
GSA Schedule contracts can be ideal for small businesses that sell products or services that government agencies buy using these contract vehicles. The Schedules program reduces competition and allows vendors to avoid public bids and to close deals quickly, and GSA influences nearly 20% of the government's total annual procurement dollars. Upon completion of this workshop, entrepreneurs will be able to respond to a GSA solicitation.
Thursday, April 09, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED. The NC Department of Revenue will cover basic requirements to help North Carolina entrepreneurs understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a compliant business. Participants will become familiar with NC tax laws that are pertinent to businesses and the responsibilities of a business owner. The seminar will cover the basics of tax compliance ranging from registering your business, to withholding from employees, and sales and use tax requirements. Information will be provided on a program for businesses that have fallen behind on sales and use, withholding, and other trust taxes. Taught by North Carolina Department of Revenue.
Speaker: North Carolina Department of Revenue
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Entrepreneurs who have attended “Introduction to Doing Business with GSA” will review a GSA solicitation, requisite GSA training, and the GSA Vendor Toolbox. Students will start their Readiness Assessment as part of this workshop. Taught by North Carolina Military Business Center.
Speaker: North Carolina Military Business Center
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
What does it mean to be a “certified” minority- or woman-owned business? What is required to receive this designation, and how will it help you grow your business? Learn about the various government and private entities that provide certifications and have programs to support Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certifications. Discover how to use these certification programs to boost your business. Taught by Alyssa Mako, Women’s Business Center.
Speaker: Alyssa Mako, Women’s Business Center