SBA announces free webinars for small businesses

NASHVILLE – The SBA has announced the following free webinars for small businesses.

Monday, November 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. CST, Online, Negotiating Government Contracts

This training will allow participants to: Recognize when negotiations are used in Federal Government contracting; Apply guidelines in negotiating with the Federal Government in contracting situations; Demonstrate the use of techniques and skills involved in negotiations; and Increase their effectiveness in negotiating for Federal Government contracts. For more information, click here.   

Thursday, November 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. CST, Introduction to Managing Government Construction Projects

This training will cover the following: Introduction to Project Management Planning and Controls; Defining key construction project management terms; Discussion of balancing of priorities; Important relationships and chain-of-command requirement; Achieving best efficiency; Documentation Techniques; Introduction to the business model and defining the information to be monitored and reported; Discussion of electronic project management software. Financial Management; Definitions of key accounting procedures and forms; Discussion of the importance of job cost accounting and how bonding is connected to net worth; Cost Estimating; Introduction to developing cost estimates; Discussion of levels of estimates and required accuracy; Required documents; Scope of work; the estimating process; and Preparation of a cost reduction list. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. CST, Online, Strategic Planning

This training will enable participants to: Explain the strategic planning process steps and the advantages of strategic planning to the small business owner; Identify where strategic planning fits in the business process cycle; Recognize the importance of strategic planning; Summarize strategic planning benefits and pitfalls; and Distinguish the difference between strategic planning, business planning, and long-range planning. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CST, Online, Contractor Teaming

This training will allow participants to: Recall FAR guidance related to Contractor Teaming Arrangements; Explain the characteristics of Prime/Sub Teams and Small Business Joint Ventures; Describe long and short-term formal teaming programs; Discuss teaming in a multiple award environment; and Recall guidelines and instructions for documenting subcontractor relationships. For more information, click here.

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CST, Online, Understanding Requests for Proposal

This training will: Describe the Government’s Request for Proposal (RFP) structure and purpose; Explain the key documentation included in the RFP; and Apply knowledge of the RFP structure to locate information and explain its meaning. For more information, click here.

Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. CST, Online, Marketing to the Government Buyer

Participants in this training will learn to: Identify marketing tools and opportunities; Recognize various marketing concepts; and Develop Elevator Speech on Capabilities Summary and Marketing Plan Topics. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. CST, Online, Developing Technical and Past Performance Proposals

Participants in this training will learn to: Describe elements of the federal contracting process; Explain how the proposal’s technical volume is organized in response to a solicitation; Explain how the proposal’s past performance volume is organized in response to a solicitation; and Draw relevant comparisons between past experience and the requirements in a solicitation. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. CST, Online, Embrace the New Facebook Rules…It Can Be Done

Join our webinar to clarify the new rules and determine how do they impact your Marketing efforts. Our Social Media Marketing expert, Anna-Vija McClain, CEO of Piccolo Marketing, will discuss: 1) new strategies to embrace these rules 2) tactics to use them to your advantage to create impactful posts and ads 3) how video fits into the new Facebook outline Much of this webinar will be devoted to addressing attendee questions so be prepared to have your problems resolved. (Once you have registered you will be sent the link for the event.) This event is hosted by SCORE Nashville. For more information and to register, click here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 12:00 p.m. CST, Online, Racing Towards Year End: Employment Tax Updates & Reminders

Participants will learn from the IRS about: Paycheck Checkups; Employer Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave; Tax reform changes to transportation fringe benefits; Identity theft and tax related scams & schemes; Transcript changes; Information Security Policy; Requirements; How to respond to and recover from a data breach; and Navigating the IRS web site, including the Payroll Tax Center and Tax Cuts and Jobs Act resources. Participants will learn the following from the Social Security Administration: Business Services Online – What is it? ; Business Services Online Registration; W-2 Online; Filing Forms W-2 Electronically (EFW2); Filing Forms W-2 by Paper; AccuWage; the Social Security Number Verification Service (SSNVS); and NEW: W-2C Online & W-2C Wage File Upload. For more information and to register, please click here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 1200 pm.-3:00 p.m. CST, Online, Capture Management

Participants in this training will learn to: Identify marketing tools and opportunities; Recognize various marketing concepts; and Develop Elevator Speech, Capabilities Summary and Marketing Plan. For more information, click here.

Thursday, December 6, 21018, 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CST, Online, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Primer

For more information, click here.

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