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Small Business Workshops




September 10, 10 amSBA Women and Veteran’s Federal Contracting Program – This FREE 2 hour SBA class will provide information on each program to become a successful entrepreneur in the contracting arena. Topics covered include eligibility requirements for service disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, the Veterans Advantage Loan Guaranty Program, eligibility requirements for the Women Owned Small Business Contracting Program, and how the WOSB Program can provide significant opportunities for women entrepreneurs.


September 10, 6 pmCreate Your Business Plan Using Your Smartphone – This 2.5 hour class, hosted by the ACE Women’s Business Center, will discuss how to create your business plan through Business Plan App. The activities in the App are highly interactive, asking users a series of simple, straight-forward questionads that gather critical information and present business concepts in a way that is intuitive and easy to understand.  Cost is $99.


September 15, 10 amHow To Access the WOSB Federal Contract Program Repository – This FREE 45 minute SBA webinar will provide information on how to use the General Login System (GLS) and the WOSB Program Repository. This webinar will provide you with instructions on how to register in GLS and how to upload documents into the repository for the Women Owned Small Business Certification Program.


SOURCE:  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Institute for 21st Century Energy and the
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
invites you to our upcoming

CEO Leadership Series
Luncheon Featuring:


Andrew Mackenzie
Chief Executive Officer
BHP Billiton

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.
Luncheon and Program: noon to 1:30 p.m.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062

*Please RSVP in advance, there will be no onsite registration. This event is by invitation only.
There is no cost associated with participating in this luncheon event.

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation for a conversation with Andrew Mackenzie, chief executive officer, BHP Billiton.

About Andrew Mackenzie:

Mr. Mackenzie was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of BHP Billiton in May of 2013. He joined in 2008 as Chief Executive Non-Ferrous with responsibility for over half of BHP Billiton’s 100,000 strong workforce across four continents. His portfolio included Escondida in Chile, the world’s largest single source of copper.

He has over thirty years’ experience in oil and gas, petrochemicals and minerals and has held senior positions in BP and Rio Tinto. He has been a non-executive Director of Centrica and has served on the Audit, Remuneration and Corporate & Social Responsibility committees. He has also chaired Demos, one of the UK’s most influential think-tanks.

Andrew has a doctorate in Chemistry and a first-class degree in Geology. In early 2014 he was announced as being on the Science Council’s list of top 100 UK practicing scientists. In May 2014 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.

About BHP Billiton:

BHP Billiton is a leading global resources company, among the world’s largest producers or major commodities including iron ore, coal, copper, nickel and uranium with substantial interests in oil and gas. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, BHP Billiton operates across the globe with oil, gas, and coal operations in the United States.

sba-logo-op_original_cropThe Business Basics Workshop and Webinar

SOURCE:  Sacramento District Office

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Presents:

The Business Basics Workshop and Webinar

Date: September 10, 2015, Deadline to sign up is on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Time: 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: The VBOC Conference Room located at 4608 Duckhorn Drive, Sacramento, California 95834 or via Webinar

Cost: Free

Parking: Free

This workshop will also be offered on the following Thursdays: October 8, 2015, November 12, 2015, and December 10, 2015.

This workshop is open to the general public. Pre-Registration is required as Seating and Webinar registrations are Limited.

To make a reservation, please visit our website at, click on the red box titled “workshop registration”.

This training is designed for individuals interested in starting a business or currently in business for two or fewer years.  Course includes business evaluation, market research, licensing and permit requirements, start-up cost, financing sources, insurance, cash flow analysis, legal structure, self-employment analysis, cash management, customer profile, protecting your business idea, and the reality of operating a business.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Veteran Owned Small Business communities in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Guam and Nevada.

For additional information you can contact the VBOC at 916-527-8400 or by e-mail at

SOURCE:  Metro Louisville

african heritage festival

September 11 – Opening Ceremony, 7-9pm, Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage

September 12 – African Heritage Festival Sports, 8am-5pm, Old Walnut Street Park

Festival Activities, 11am-7pm, Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage

We are still accepting vendors!  Register online at

Indiana Department of Administration

Minority-, Women- & Veteran-Owned Business Certification Webinar

September 16
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

This webinar session will include a step-by-step review of the state of Indiana’s minority, women and veteran business enterprises certification application qualifications, process and benefits.

Please contact the Division of Supplier Diversity Office at (317) 232-3061 or visit our website for more information.

This training webinar is free.



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