Free SBA HUBZone Webinars for Small Businesses

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Desirée Patno is the CEO and President of Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE). With almost three decades specializing in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem, she leads her executive team’s expertise of championing women’s economic growth and independence.

From February to mid-March, the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer small businesses a free six-part, webinar series to help them utilize its Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Program. Each webinar will include an hour of important tips on how businesses can grow their bottom line by making the most of their available resources.

Here are the dates, descriptions and links for each webinar.

Feb. 7
HUBZone Contracting:  Make the Federal Government Your Customer
2-3p.m. EST
Small businesses will learn about HUBZone contracting vehicles and regulations.
Link: http://ems7.intellor.com/login/714969

Feb. 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.
Link: http://ems7.intellor.com/login/714968

Feb. 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.
Link: http://ems7.intellor.com/login/715049

Feb. 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.   
Link: 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: TBA 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: TBA by mid-February.

Remember to click on each link 10 minutes before the webinar begins. If you are unable to make each session, they will be made available through the SBA’s Youtube page.

Don’t miss out on this incredible resource for your small business. For more details about the HUBZone program, visit www.sba.gov/hubzone.

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