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SBDC: Connecting with Contracts

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

The San Diego & Imperial Valley SBDC Network, in collaboration with APEX Accelerators, offers a valuable opportunity for small businesses to connect with government agencies, prime contractors, and resource partners all in one convenient location.

What to Expect:

  • Educational Opportunities: Participants will gain insights into what is expected of vendors, including the intricacies of certifications and their application processes. This knowledge is crucial for businesses aiming to navigate the government contracting landscape effectively.
  • Networking and Access: The event serves as a platform for small businesses to discover where to find potential buyers and opportunities. By bringing together a variety of stakeholders, it facilitates direct connections that might otherwise be difficult to establish.
  • Marketing Skills Enhancement: Attendees will learn how to effectively market their goods and services to make a significant impact. This involves understanding how to stand out to prime contractors and government agencies, a critical aspect for securing contracts and fostering business growth.

EVENT AGENDA

  • 8:30 AM Registration, Networking, and Refreshments
  • 9:00 AM Program
  • 10:00 AM Networking with agencies, prime contractors, and resource partners

ANTICIPATED PARTICIPANTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  • The State of California
  • The Small Business Admistration (SBA)
  • APEX Accelerators
  • San Diego & Imperial Valley SBDC Network
  • Caltrans Headquarters
  • SANDAG
  • North County Transit Disctict (NCTD)
  • The City of San Diego
  • The County of San Diego
  • Clark Construction
  • Turner Construction
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)
  • AECOM
  • San Diego Unified School District
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • Port of San Diego
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
  • San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (SDCRAA)
  • Caltrans District 11
  • San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC)
  • University of California San Diego (UCSD)


FACILITATOR

Cheryl Brown

Since 2007, Cheryl has been an advisor with the North San Diego SBDC as an expert in government procurement. She’s counseled over 3,000 small businesses resulting in over $700,000,000 awarded contracts. As a small business owner herself, she brings a practical approach to counseling, moving small businesses forward through every step to achieve their goals. Her personal mission is to help small business owners create a better life for their families and the families they employ. Cheryl has a bachelor’s in entrepreneurship as well as an MBA. She was awarded the Forbes School of Business and Technology Entrepreneurship Scholarship. She’s also a certified Small Business Consultant from the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultants among other certifications and academic achievements. She was awarded the 2018 SBA District Director’s Award for Mission Support, 2012 ASBDC State Star for the San Diego & Imperial SBDC Network, the 2010 SBA Women in Business Champion, and has earned certificates of recognition from senators, members of congress, assemblymembers, and San Diego County supervisors.

COURSE FORMAT 

This session is available in person. Details for arrival and parking will be provided upon registration.

Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/17716

Venue

MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus
3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff
Encinitas, CA 92007 United States
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Details

Date:
April 12
Time:
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , ,
Website:
https://sdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/17716

Venue

MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus
3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff
Encinitas, CA 92007 United States
+ Google Map