WHEN:           Monday, July 2 (1-4:30 p.m.) and Tuesday, July 3 (8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

WHERE:        Room 124, Wimberly Hall, UWL Campus

COST:            FREE but registration is necessary as seating is limited.  

Register here.

James Strube, a Business Opportunity Specialist with the Milwaukee District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will provide nine training sessions covering a variety of topics relating to SBA business activities and support.  You can participate in one or all of them.  Each session will provide an approximate 25-30 minutes of instruction followed by a short question and answer period.  There is no charge to participate but registration for each training session is necessary as seating is limited. 

Monday - July 2, 2018

12:45 p.m.    Registration and Networking

1:00 p.m.      Veterans – Connecting with Contract Opportunities and Support 

This session will provide insight on getting certified and be positioned to seek and perform contracts as a veteran and service disabled veteran owned business.

1:40 p.m.      Accessing Government Opportunities – Small, Women, Minorities

and Veteran Businesses

This session will cover what businesses need to do to become a government contractor with an emphasis on SBA programs that encourage businesses that are small and owned by women, minorities and veterans to do business with the federal government.

2:20 p.m.      How the Government Buys Products and Services – How to Compete for and Perform Government Contracts

This session will cover key considerations for businesses competing and performing federal contracts.

3:00 p.m.     BREAK

3:10 p.m.     HUBZone Businesses – Accessing Opportunities

A significant part of La Crosse is considered a HUBZone.  This session will identify what is an eligible HUBZone business and how that status provides access to government contract opportunities.

3:50 p.m.      Small Business Program – Mentor-Protégé and Joint Ventures in Federal Contracting

This session will discuss changes in the federal regulations that are creating new opportunities to leverage relationships and form mentor-protégé arrangements to seek and perform government contracts.     


Tuesday - July 3

8:00 a.m.     Registration and Networking

8:15 a.m.      Financing Your Business – How the SBA Helps Businesses Get Funded

Many businesses need funding to start and grow.  This session will provide an overview of the SBA loan programs and identify the support the SBA provides to help businesses access the funding they need to start and grow.     

9:00 a.m.      SBA Loans and Key Characteristics to a Successful Loan Package

What type of loans are generally available?  Who provides SBA related funding?  What typically is considered when determining eligibility for SBA loans.

9:45 a.m.      BREAK

10:00 a.m.    Marketing to the Federal Government – How to Get the Attention

of Contracting Officers

This session will provide insight on how the government locates potential contractors and what a business interested in federal contracts should be doing to be noticed. 

10:45 a.m.    SBA Business Support –Technical and Other Assistance for Businesses

The SBA provides a wide range of technical and other assistance for businesses.  This session will identify various resources and discuss ways to access the support needed to help your business succeed.

Register here.