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May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will host the following collaborative in-person trainings across North Carolina during 2024.  The duration for training is 3.5 hours which includes three one-hour sessions and two 15-minute breaks.

Part 1: Federal Contracting Fundamentals (one hour). This training explores the fundamentals on doing business with the federal government. Topics include: levels of federal purchasing; how the federal government buys products, construction and engineering and non-personal services; registering as a federal contractor; locating, identifying and responding to federal business opportunities; and resources available to assist federal contractors in North Carolina.

Part 2: Navigating Federal Small Business Certifications: An In-Depth Analysis (one hour). This session offers a deep dive into various certifications such as 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB/VOSB and Women-Owned, covering eligibility, application processes, and strategies for leveraging these certifications to expand business opportunities.

Part 3: Effectively Presenting Your Small Business to the Federal Government (one hour). This training focuses on real world tips, tricks, tools and lessons learned on how to effectively market a business to federal customers. It also focuses on techniques to market a business to federal prime contractors, in anticipation of teaming on current and future opportunities.

Registration.  This is a free training opportunity; however, pre-registration is required.  To register, click here.

May 16, 2024 from Noon – 3:30 pm.
Location: Cape Fear Community College, Union Station, Daniels Hall
501 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
*Lunch will not be provided, bring your own lunch.
Parking: Parking passes will be emailed out to registrants closer to the event date for “VP” parking. Parking lot spaces will be subject to availability. There is also street metered parking available.
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May 16
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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North Carolina Military Business Center
the Government Contracting Assistance Program


Cape Fear Community College, Union Station, Daniels Hall
501 N. Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
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