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Marketing My 8a Certification During Hunting Season

July 8, 2020 10:30am-12:00pm

Speaker(s): Lourdes Martin-Rosa, President and CEO of Government Business Solutions, Former American Express Advisor on Government Contracting

Natalie Rosa, Program Director for the SBA 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program

Play to Win Part II

July 9, 2020 12:00am-1:00pm

Speaker(s): Retu Jalhan, Director for Orlando MBDA Business Center

Natalie Rosa, Program Director for the SBA 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program

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Register and Receive a Capability Statement Template. Fill out the 7(j) Assistance Eligibility Self-Certification Form today to find out if you qualify for the SBA’s 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Program.

Small Business assistance training programs, help businesses to compete for federal government contracts. Find hours of free training programs in all areas of business and team contracting.

Everything You Need to Know

SBA 7(j) Small Business Training Program FAQs

What is the 7(j) Program?

The 7(j) Program Management & Technical Training is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). It is designed to help firms successfully compete for federal, state and local contracting opportunities as a prime contractor or subcontractor.

Who is Eligible for the 7(j) Program?

To be eligible, your firm must meet one of the following criteria:
  • A current participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program;
  • A small business that is owned and controlled by an economically and socially disadvantaged individual;
  • A small business located in an area of high unemployment or low-income; or
  • A small business that is owned by a low-income individual

Is the 7 (j) Training Free?

If you are eligible, Yes.

Section 7(j)(1) of the Small Business Act, 15 U.S.C. 636(j)(1), authorizes the SBA to enter into grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts with public or private organizations to pay all or part of the cost of technical or management assistance for individuals or concerns eligible for assistance under sections 7(a)(11), 7(j)(10), or 8(a) of the Small Business Act.

How do I receive Assistance?

Training requires registration and approval from the SBA.  You can request training through your 8(a) office or the Office of Government Contracting & Business Development

Find your local SBA district office here to discuss the types of training available that match your needs.


Become Federal Contract Ready

There are many keys to success, but when it comes to training entrepreneurs and small-to-medium sized businesses, there’s only one best medium: online. When you’re starting out or growing in business, time is a scarce resource. 

Sign up for our SBA online training program today. It will save you time and money.

The SBA entrust the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council as an official partner of the SBA 7(j) Management & Assistance Training Program to deliver Management and Technical Assistance to small businesses that are eligible for the program.

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