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Learning Sessions

Learning Sessions

Learning sessions are designed to provide Veteran-owned, and other small businesses, with the necessary information, resources, and tools to build and grow their business.

Learning Sessions

These webinars provide your small business with the guidance and tools necessary to become procurement ready and to do business with the federal government. Select a Learning Session below to get started.

responding to a sources sought notice Responding to a Sources Sought Notice and Request for Information access_time 15:58

Learn the differences between a Sources Sought Notice (SSN) and a Request for Information (RFI) and the benefits and advantages that you receive from responding.

Presented by Elizabeth Harrington

doing business with VA Doing Business With VA access_time18:41

Dive into a background on the various VA facilities and organizations. Learn more about these offices, what they buy, what the VA buys, and how they buy it.

Presented by Robert Overbey

advanced team strategies to accelerate small business Advanced Team Strategies to Accelerate Small Business access_time54:38

This session accelerates your teaming strategies by three to five years, providing basic to advanced real-world techniques to differentiate and build competitive advantage with small and large businesses.

Presented by Josh Frank

making the leap from subcontracting to prime Making the Leap from Subcontracting to Prime access_time44:33

This session focuses on the business development and marketing strategies required to position a company as a prime well before the RFP is released.

Presented by Gloria Larkin

financial literacy Financial Literacy access_time 46:33

Are you interested in learning how to secure SBA Backed Loans, and how to progress your business through the various stages of financial growth?

Presented by Roderick L. Johnson

doing business with GSA Doing Business with GSA access_time42:06

This course provides an overview of Doing Business with GSA to include both Business Lines of GSA: Public Building Services and Federal Acquisition Service.

Presented by Chasity Ash

how to obtain a NAC-FSS contract How to Obtain a NAC-FSS Contract

This course will provide an overview of the National Acquisition Center (NAC)-Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) program

Presented byLydia McKay & Micole Stephens

how to produce a compliant NAC-FSS How to Produce a Compliant NAC-FSS access_time 43:01

How to Obtain a National Acquisition Center (NAC)-Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Contract” course by delving deeper into the solicitation documents.

Presented by Lydia McKay

mitigating risk for the small business Mitigating Risk for the Small Business access_time19:52

You will understand how showcasing your small businesses capabilities can help mitigate not only your risk, but the risk to the buyer.

Presented by Tracy Berryhill

procurement readiness Procurement Readiness Overview access_time 43:01

Join us as we identify the fundamentals of procurement readiness, identify contracting strategies and outreach support, and become verified to compete for VA set-aside opportunities.

Presented by Delano McVay

capabilities statement Capabilities Statement access_time 39:26

Your capabilities statement is your company’s resume. It is often the first contact you will have with Procurement Decision Makers (PDM).

Presented by Tarek Maaraba

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