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Federal Contracting Series for Small Businesses – 09/17/2024

September 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Federal Contracting Series for Small Businesses

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will host the following collaborative in-person trainings across North Carolina during 2024. The duration for training is 3.5 hours which includes three one-hour sessions and two 15-minute breaks.

Part 1: Federal Contracting Fundamentals (one hour). This training explores the fundamentals on doing business with the federal government. Topics include: levels of federal purchasing; how the federal government buys products, construction and engineering and non-personal services; registering as a federal contractor; locating, identifying and responding to federal business opportunities; and resources available to assist federal contractors in North Carolina.
Part 2: Navigating Federal Small Business Certifications: An In-Depth Analysis (one hour). This session offers a deep dive into various certifications such as 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB/VOSB and Women-Owned, covering eligibility, application processes, and strategies for leveraging these certifications to expand business opportunities.
Part 3: Effectively Presenting Your Small Business to the Federal Government (one hour). This training focuses on real world tips, tricks, tools and lessons learned on how to effectively market a business to federal customers. It also focuses on techniques to market a business to federal prime contractors, in anticipation of teaming on current and future opportunities.
This is a FREE training opportunity, however, pre-registration is required.


September 17, 2024 | 1–4:30 p.m.
Location: Wayne Community College, Wayne Learning Center, Moffatt Auditorium
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Parking: Front parking lot
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October 8, 2024 | 9–12:30 p.m.
Location: Fayetteville Technical Community College, General Classroom Building, Room 108
2817 Fort Bragg Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Parking: Available in lot 30A.
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October 22, 2024 | 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Location: Catawba Valley Community Corporate Development Center
2664 US Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
*Lunch will not be provided, bring your own lunch.
November 21, 2024 | 1–4:30 p.m.
Location: South Piedmont Community College, Tyson Family Center for Technology, Classroom 1407
3509 Old Charlotte Highway
Monroe, NC 28110
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Wayne Community College, Wayne Learning Center (WLC)
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534 United States
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