Sunday, January 28, 2018

SBA Presents Free Webinar Series to Help Small Businesses Navigate the HUBZone Program

From the Small Business Administration:

The U.S. Small Business Administration will present a six-part, free webinar series to help small businesses navigate its Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Program that will run from February to mid-March. 
The hour-long webinars will cover the following topics: 
February 7
HUBZone Contracting:  Make the Federal Government Your Customer
2-3p.m. EST
Small businesses will learn about HUBZone contracting vehicles and regulations.
Click on this link 10 minutes before the Feb. 7 webinar begins:
February 14
HUBZone Joint Ventures: How to Partner with Other Companies for HUBZone Contracts
2-3p.m. EST
Small businesses will learn how to enter into a HUBZone joint venture and the importance of having a well-defined joint venture agreement whether or not the agreement falls under the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program.
Click on this link 10 minutes before the Feb. 14 webinar begins:  http://ems7.intellor.com/login/714968
February 21
Continued HUBZone Compliance:  How to Maintain Your HUBZone Certification
2-3p.m. EST
Small businesses will learn how to remain compliant to reap the benefits of their investment.
Click on the link 10 minutes before the Feb. 21 webinar begins: http://ems7.intellor.com/login/715049
February 28  
How Does HUBZone Consider Employees and Affiliation?
2-3p.m. EST
Small businesses will learn who to count as an employee for the purpose of the HUBZone Program.  The webinar will also help small business owners understand when to combine the employees from their other businesses to evaluate the principal and employee residency compliance of the HUBZone firm.   
Click on this link 10 minutes before the Feb. 28 webinar begins: http://ems7.intellor.com/login/714967
March 7
Understanding How HUBZones are Designated
2-3p.m. EST
Small businesses will learn how areas become designated as HUBZones. 
Link to the webinar will be announced by mid-February.
March 14
HUBZone Protests and Appeals
2-3p.m. EST
Small businesses will learn the process for filing HUBZone protests and appeals, and for responding to protest notices.
Link to the webinar will be announced by mid-February.
All of the webinars will be archived on SBA’s YouTube page.


For more details about the HUBZone program, please visit www.sba.gov/hubzone

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