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Online Business Databases: City of Camarillo Library

Additional business databases are accessible through the City of Camarillo Public Library and its Russell Fischer Business Collection (RFBC).  The RFBC offers many great resources that local entrepreneurs and startups will find very useful. You only need to apply for a City of Camarillo library card, which is free and available to both Camarillo residents and non-residents, click here to apply.

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Learn How to Get 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB, and WOSB Certified

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 09:30am - 11:30pm

Learn How to Get 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB, and WOSB Certified

Agenda:
8(a) BD Program Certification Workshop: 9:30am to 10:30am (PST)
HUBZone & WOSB Certifications Workshop: 10:30am to 11:30am (PST)

Date:
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Location:
Online. Log in information will be sent after successful registration.

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Small business certifications are like professional certifications: they document a special capability or status that help you compete in the marketplace. These certifications can help you pursue business opportunities with the federal government and prime contractors who often have goals to ensure small businesses are integrated into their purchasing and procurement efforts. At our Federal Contracting Certifications workshop, we'll give an overview and demonstrate how to apply for the following certifications:
8(a) Business Development (BD) Program

The SBA's 8(a) Business Development program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.
Applicant firms must be:

  • a small business in operation for at least two years
  • unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and
  • citizens of the United States; and
  • demonstrate a potential for success

Participants in the 8(a) BD program can receive sole source contracts up to $4 million for goods and services and $7 million for manufacturing. 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on larger prime contracts.

HUBZone & WOSB Procurement Programs
The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal contracting opportunities. The benefits for certified companies include competitive and sole source contracting and a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open competitions and subcontracting opportunities.


The Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) programs allow federal contracting officials to set aside and sole source certain contracts to eligible woman-owned and economically disadvantaged woman-owned businesses.

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