Women-Owned Business Event in June

last modified Nov 02, 2011 05:20 PM

The Small Business Administration (SBA), North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and SBTDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will conduct a free workshop for woman-owned small businesses (WOSB) at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) on June 7 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. in the Hall Professional Development Building, Room 215 on its Central Campus.
The federal government has recently authorized “set aside” contract opportunities for WOSBs in defined industries that will significantly increase opportunities for these businesses in the federal marketplace.

“As a growing force woman-owned businesses play a critical role in our economy,” said Renee Hode, director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship. “The new rule change is a win for these companies; one that will provide well-deserved opportunities for woman-owned businesses to expand through federal contracting.”

The WOSB training will help businesses that meet the designated criteria to better understand the policy changes and how the new rules could benefit their companies. The WOSB program will significantly benefit businesses that operate within the 83 NAICS codes (North American Industry Classification System) and that meet the strict ownership and management criteria included in the new WOSB program. The program, and this training, will benefit WOSBs that already do federal prime or sub-contracting and can demonstrate the experience and past performance necessary to win contracts. The training will also provide the tools to help those businesses that qualify to register, certify, preposition and ultimately compete for and win federal contracts under this program.

In addition to CPCC, the SBA, NCMBC and PTAC team will conduct this initial WOSB training in partnership with 13 other Community College Small Business Centers across the state in North Carolina.

Preregistration is required to attend. For more information (including the 83 NAICS codes) and to register for CPCC’s training session, businesses should visit http://ncmbc.us/AdvancedWOSBTraining.php. Businesses with questions should contact the NCMBC at 910.678.0193 or smedickc@ncmbc.us.

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The NCMBC is a component of the NC Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC, 28303).

Central Piedmont Community College is the largest community college in North Carolina, offering close to 300 degree and certification programs, customized corporate training, market-focused continuing education, and special interest classes. CPCC is academically, financially and geographically accessible to all citizens of Mecklenburg County. In 2002, the National Alliance of Business named CPCC the Community College of the Year for its response to the workforce and technology needs of local  employers and job seekers through innovative educational and training strategies.