• SBA “All Small” Mentor-Protégé Program

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    On October 1, 2016, the Small Business Administration (SBA) started the recently expanded Mentor Protégé Program, which was previously only open to 8(a) socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses! Now ALL OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES can participate in the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Program and take full advantage of Joint Venturing and other Business Development Opportunities previously only available to 8(a) businesses. ...

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  • Federal Certifications Managed by SBA

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Every year, the Federal government procures supplies and/or services to the tune of several hundred billion dollars. A whopping twenty-three (23) percent of those procurements are earmarked for smaller businesses. If you own a small business and have the potential to sell your product/service to the Federal government you ought to take the time to learn about these programs. At ...

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  • Government Contracting: Overview (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Steven South, FSBDC at UCF Government Contracting Specialist Federal, State, and Local Government procurement is the largest target market in the world. The question is usually not “Does the government buy what you are selling?”...it is more “Can you be competitive enough and relentless enough to position your business to win government contracts?”. If you think you can ...

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  • Subcontracting and Teaming (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Ed Ramos, Senior Area Manager, U.S. Small Business AdministrationOne of the pathways to success for small businesses pursuing government contracts is to partner with other small or large businesses in order to deliver services to the government. Most commonly, these agreements are in the form of a sub-contract, teaming agreement or joint-venture agreement. There is also the SBA’s ...

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  • How SBA Can Help Achieve Your Contracting Goals

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    When you think of the Small Business Administration (the SBA), you probably think of business loans. But there are also other things the SBA can do to help your business before and after you start—from training on effective day-to-day management and/or expansion of your business to obtaining very lucrative federal contracts.Here are 5 specific ways the SBA helps you: SBA ...

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  • Marketing to the Government (Recurring Event)

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Presented by Jenny Clark, President, Solvability Success in government contracting is still rooted in marketing best practices such as research, target markets, target accounts, differentiation, value proposition, and effective pricing strategies. This session will present best practices in marketing and pricing your business including a marketing framework for you to use in your business and a review of the basic ...

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  • SBA Resources for Veterans

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Attention to Orders! Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors ALL American veterans, ...

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  • Federal Certifications Managed by SBA

    Florida SBDC at UCF

    Every year, the Federal government procures supplies and/or services to the tune of several hundred billion dollars. A whopping twenty-three (23) percent of those procurements are earmarked for smaller businesses. If you own a small business and have the potential to sell your product/service to the Federal government you ought to take the time to learn about these programs. At ...

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