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SBA To Offer Free Technical Assistance For Small Business Owners In USVI

SAN JUAN — The U.S. Small Business Administration Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands district office will conduct a free series of workshops in the U.S. Virgin Islands over the next few months as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, to support socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses in their efforts to obtain federal contracts.

“The SBA is fully committed to providing Virgin Islands small business entrepreneurs with the training and technical assistance they need to better their chances of obtaining federal contracts and creating jobs,” said SBA District Director Yvette T. Collazo. “Over the course of several months, we will deliver individual workshops on topics such as construction quality management, how to prepare a federal proposal, and FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) Basics, among others.”

The 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program provides training, executive education, and one-on-one consulting in a wide range of business activities, including marketing, accounting, opportunity development and capture, contract management, compliance, and financial analysis.

Courses will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will include:

May 16: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management: AARP facilities in Diamond Ruby, Christiansted, St. Croix

June 27: Federal Contracting Opportunities Basics/Bootcamp: Nisky Center, Suite 720, St. Thomas

July 25: How to Prepare a Proposal for the Federal Government: St. Croix, location TBD

To register for the Construction Quality Management session, visit https://conta.cc/2Xmrty3. For the other upcoming workshops, register at http://ow.ly/ZXAd30ovcuk.

For more information on SBA assistance for small businesses, visit www.sba.gov/pr

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