SBA February Trainings and Events

Great events if you can make time to attend…

Webinar: System for Award Management (SAM) and Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) Registrations, Feb. 6

From layout to data, has made dozens of minor and significant changes. Search queries, NAICS code information, self-certification, etc., are just some of the topics that have been modified in this federal database that, as a government contractor, you are required to be registered in and to keep updated annually. Join this MNPTAC webinar to learn more about the registration process, as well as its changes, along with updates to SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) database – your electronic capability statement for the government.

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Certification Lunch N Learn – State of MN Targeted Group/Economically Disadvantaged/Veteran Owned, Feb. 14, Minneapolis

Bring your own lunch to enjoy, while you learn about this certification process. You will learn about Office of Equity in Procurement and the Small Business Program including certifications for the Targeted Group (TG), Economically Disadvantaged (ED) and Veteran Owned (VO) small businesses. Who qualifies, what the benefits are and how to become certified will also be discussed.

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Joint Procurement Meeting hosted by Xcel Energy, Feb. 15, Minneapolis

Organized by the Women’s Business Development Center and North Central Minority Supplier Development Council, this Joint Procurement Meeting will be hosted by Xcel Energy and provide  an opportunity to meet and interact with the local and regional diverse small business community and large corporations, as well as government and not-for-profit institutions and agencies that support supplier diversity.

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Lunch & Learn Workshop: Is Women’s Business Enterprise Certification Right For You?, Feb. 22, Minneapolis

Have you been looking for that special something to help you “get in the door” of large corporations? If you are a woman-owned and operated business, that something could be the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Attend this WBDC workshop to find out. Ideal participants should be a part of a business that at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a woman or women, and whose target market includes corporate America.

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Becoming Competitive in a Sustainable Marketplace – A Supplier Development Workshop, Feb. 28, Minneapolis

Join the State of Minnesota and the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council  to learn how your business can remain competitive in an emerging sustainable and eco-friendly marketplace. This workshop will provide an overview of national sustainable purchasing trends, provide updates on the sustainability goals and specific requirements from the State of Minnesota, and help prepare you to succeed in bidding on future sustainable state contracts.

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