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 SOURCE:  Small Business Administration

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How to Develop an IDEA into a Business
Presented by: Sacramento County DHA Business Information Center and SCORE
If you are thinking about starting a business, this FREE! Workshop is for you.

When: February 19, 2015
Where: 4990 Stockton Boulevard
Time: 9AM to 12:00PM

Many people, who are thinking about starting a business, mistakenly concentrate on the wrong issues up front, and end up wasting too much time and money.
SCORE will help you take the right steps in the right order. We will introduce you to a formula that all successful companies follow.

Be sure to take this class before making any commitments.
Please contact 875-3280.
*If you are a person with a disability and in need of an accommodation to attend this meeting, please call (916) 875-3280, as soon as possible to make the appropriate arrangements.

FREE HUBZone & 8(a) Workshop

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Los Angeles District Office will hold a FREE HUBZone & 8(a) workshop from 9–11:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 19.

We invite you to learn about how to increase government contracting opportunities through 8(a) and HUBZone certification.  8(a) Business Development Program is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market. Participants in the 8(a) business development program can receive sole source contracts up to $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing.sba-logo-op_original_crop The federal government has a goal of awarding 5% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to 8(a) firms. SBA’s HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities with 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions, as well as subcontracting opportunities. The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small businesses.

Pre-Registration is required.

To register call 818-552-3201 or Email with the following information:

Name of attendee, business name, address and phone number, email address and number of years in business.

You will receive a confirmation Email.  Sorry, no walk-ins as class space is limited.

The workshop will be held at the El Camino College — Business Training Center/SBDC, 13430 Hawthorne Blvd., Hawthorne, CA 90250. 


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SOURCE:  National Minority Supplier Development Council

  regional-feature-image nmsdcRegional Seminars
  April 1-2, 2015 – Atlanta, GA
  September 16-17, 2015 –  San Francisco, CA

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 May 20, 2015 – New York, NY

U.S. Chamber of Commerce



14th Annual Aviation Summit

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 
Renaissance Hotel
999 9th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Doors Open: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Reception: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Register today to save $50!

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is hosting this forum to bring together top experts and leaders from all sectors of aviation to discuss critical issues facing the industry. The 2015 Summit will focus on the future of space and aviation in the global economy.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Ben Baldanza, President, Chief Executive Officer and Class II Director, Spirit Airlines 
  • Akbar al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airlines
  • Nick Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airlines for America 
  • Robert Crandall, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AMR Corporation and American Airlines
  • John W. Crichton, President and CEO, NAV CANADA
  • Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
  • The Honorable Carol Hallett, Of Counsel, U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • Robin Hayes, President, JetBlue Airways
  • James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer , Etihad Airlines
  • T. Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Group, Inc.
  • The Honorable John McKernan, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
  • W. Douglas Parker, Chief Executive Officer, American Airlines Group
  • David N. Siegel, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Airlines
  • Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
  • Jeff Smisek, CEO, United Airlines
  • George T. Whitesides, CEO, Virgin Galactic 

U.S. Chamber Members, Embassy Employees and Non-Profit Employees – $200 Now $150
Non-U.S. Chamber Members, Political Appointees and Schedule C Employees – $250 Now $200
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