Reprinted from Post Journal 9/15/11
The New York State Small Business Development Center at JCC and the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency are hosting a full day of programs aimed at assisting local small businesses sell their products and services to the government.
Roxanne Mutchler, SBDC’s government contracting coordinator from Utica, will be the guest speaker. This series will feature three programs discussing Government Opportunities and the steps needed to take advantage of these opportunities. The three programs will be held on Oct. 13. The morning session is open to all small businesses that have products and services used by government agencies. The lunch and afternoon sessions target woman owned businesses and will be discussing opportunities and federal certification for Woman Owned Small Businesses.
Ms. Mutchler has worked with hundreds of small businesses across the state helping them locate and fulfill opportunities with federal, state, and local government agencies. The U.S. Government is the largest purchaser in the world buying more than 17 million products and services. Federal contracts totaling approximately $800 billion are awarded every year. State and local agencies are also potential profitable markets. In many cases, the government reserves contracts just for small businesses and woman owned businesses.
The morning topic will be ”Government Opportunities and Contracts,” from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Jamestown Community College, Carnahan 123. The cost is $20. This program highlights SBDC’s new BidLinx system that will provide your business with contract opportunities delivered daily to your computer and other electronic devices.
The lunch topic will be ”Women in Network,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheldon House. The cost is $10.
The afternoon topic is ”Woman Owned Small Business – Federal Certification,” 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Jamestown Community College, Carnahan 123. The cost is $20. This program assists with the new federal certification program for woman owned businesses. The program will be hosted by the New York State Small Business Development Center at Jamestown Community College and the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, with guest speaker Roxanne Mutchler.
Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call the SBDC at 338-1024