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Government Contracting

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
A follow up to “Doing Business with the Federal Government,” this training focuses on identifying federal websites used by government agencies to advertise current opportunities for goods and services and long range procurement forecasts. Examples include, but are not limited to FedBizOpps, FedBid, GSA, DoD E-mall, and Army, Navy, Air Force and other agency-specific websites. The training also addresses how entrepreneurs can connect with prime contractors, and web-based resources to identify current federal contractors and potential teaming partners. Taught by North Carolina Military Business Center.
Speaker: North Carolina Military Business Center.
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.
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