GSA Upcoming Events and Training
Dates and locations for GSA sponsored seminars, workshops, meetings, and other events are listed.
Visit Training Programs for descriptions by topic of these and other online training offered to federal employees and vendors.
America's SBDC Annual Conference
September 9 – 12, 2014
This four day event will showcase over 100 workshops, training sessions, and meetings for both seasoned Small Business Development Center (SBDC) participants
and those new to the SBDC network. There will be multiple luncheons, the State Star Reception, a large exhibit hall and many networking opportunities.
For more information please refer to the link provided.
Joint Alliant and Alliant Small Business Delegation of Procurement Authority
December 4, 2013
San Diego, CA
Alliant and Alliant SB DPA Webinar December 4, 2013. Warranted contracting officers must complete this training before requesting a Delegation of Procurement
Authority (DPA), which will authorize them to issue orders against Alliant and Alliant SB. Who should attend? All federal users including contracting officers, program
office officials, managers, and executive staff are invited to participate in these complimentary webinars to learn how Alliant can support their agency IT project initiatives.
This webinar is not open to contractors. For more information click the link above.
2013 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair
October 27 - 30, 2013
San Antonio, TX
The National Minority Supplier Development Council is hosting a Conference and Business Opportunity Fair. The event provides minority-owned businesses a
forum in which to meet and discuss potential business opportunities with corporate and government entities. For more information, please refer to the link provided.
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IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Small Business Healthcare Tax Credit
August 23, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued proposed regulations and guidance on the Internal Revenue Code section 45R tax credit that is available to eligible
small business employers who offer health insurance coverage to their employees. For more information, please refer to the link provided.
Obama Administration Launches One-Stop-Shop Website to Educate Business Owners about the Affordable Care Act
August 1, 2013
As a means for businesses to navigate through the sometimes confusing information pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, the government has
officially launched its Business.USA.gov/healthcare website. The website provides a step-by-step process to see what
options will be available. For additional support, there is also https://www.healthcare.gov/. For more information, please refer to the links provided.
Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Boost Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Businesses
July 30, 2013
As part of Illinois Governor Quinn’s $31 Billion Illinois Jobs Now! Program, the governor has signed into legislation the Disadvantaged Business Revolving Loan Program. This program will
enable small minority-owned businesses to obtain low-interest loans in support of construction contracts with the Illinois Department of Transportation. For more information, please refer to the link provided.
Why Teaming Can Help Your Small Business Grow Despite the Sequester
June 24, 2013
Sequestration is a reality, but a small business can still grow despite spending cuts. How? One effective way is through teaming – formally banding together with
another business to go after a contract. Teaming has become very valuable for small business owners in government contracting because it opens up more opportunities and
enables small business owners to qualify for larger contracts.
New Initiatives to Assist and Support SD/VOSB’s
May 21, 2013
With the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), U.S. veterans will be receiving strong financial support by top national, regional, and community lenders to
either jump start a small business or provide loans and/or training for existing businesses. Together, the SBA and top lenders will be providing the support that will assist U.S.
Veterans take the steps to entrepreneurship.
Making Government Contracting EZ for Small Technology-based Businesses
May 15, 2013
In an effort to expand on small business opportunities within the Federal Contracting arena and to provide a significant savings to the U.S. taxpayer, a new online government platform
was created, RFP-EZ. As a collaborative effort between Federal innovators working within the SBA and private-sector entrepreneurs, the RFP-EZ is intended to help small businesses submit
proposals, particularly those under the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT). For more information about this program, please visit the provided link.
Heath Insurance and Small Businesses
May 12, 2013
Next year the federal government will begin charging health insurance firms a new fee as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This will ultimately mean higher premiums for small businesses that
purchase healthcare plans from insurance firms, as opposed to businesses that set up and operate their own health insurance plans, which are exempted from the new fee. The new fee charged to
insurance firms is likely to be passed on to small businesses, according to the article. For more information, please refer to the link provided.
7 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Fraud and Cybercrime
May 8, 2013
In today’s environment, small businesses rely on technology to help create and sustain their businesses, as well as their need for technology-based security mechanisms to help protect those businesses.
Unfortunately, many small businesses have become victims of an ever increasing war occurring within those same mechanisms that are meant to support their businesses. In short, small business owners are
becoming victims of cybercrimes, such as fraud and identity theft. Still, there are ways to help combat the problem and lessen the chance of becoming a victim of such cybercrimes. To find out more
about ways small business owners can reduce the possibility of being a victim, please click on the link provided.
Good News for non- 8(a) Small Businesses
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