Rhode Island District Office  – October 26, 2022

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Learn the basics of how to launch your own business with this
10-step guide below:

10-Step Guide

Thursday, October 27

Instagram 101:
Creating a Strong Instagram Presence for Your Growing Community
11:00AM – 12:00PM

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses
12:00PM – 1:00PM

Financing Manufacturing Exports
2:00PM – 3:00PM

Black Women Entrepreneurs
11:00AM – 12:00PM | Providence

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INTERESADOS en Plan de Negocio Rapido y Facil
8:00AM – 11:00AM

Cafecito con el Centro para Mujeres y Empresas
12:00PM -12:45PM

ERISA Fiduciaries and The Voluntary Correction Plan
12:00PM – 1:00PM

4th Annual Women’s Small Business Summit
4:00PM – 8:00PM | Lincoln

Wednesday, November 2

SBA New England Veteran Owned Business Roundtable
11:00AM – 12:00PM

Personal Finance for Business Owners – Part 1
11:00AM – 12:00PM

RI Trademark Basics
11:00AM – 12:00PM

Thursday, November 3

Business Plan Basics for Veterans
12:00PM – 1:00PM

Saturday, November 5

Show Me The Money, Part 2
9:30AM – 12:00PM | Providence Public Library

Monday, November 7

INTERESADOS en Plan de Negocio Rapido y Facil
5:00PM – 6:00PM

Tuesday, November 8

Entrepreneurship for Veterans
4:00PM – 5:00PM

Wednesday, November 9

FMLA’s Military Family Leave Provisions
11:00AM – 12:00PM

Personal Finance for Business Owners – Part 2
11:00AM – 12:00PM

Saturday, November 12

Social Media for Your Business
9:30AM – 12:00PM | Providence Public Library

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SBA’s Ascent is a free online learning platform designed to help women entrepreneurs grow and scale their businesses. It is a multi-media approach to online learning, featuring videos, worksheets, infographics, insights and more – and it just grew even bigger!

Create Your Free Account Today! 


SCORE Resource Library

English & Spanish Language Educational Materials

The SCORE website connects directly to English and Spanish language educational resources. Below you’ll find templates, e-guides, checklists, blogs, infographics, videos, tools, and other materials made specifically for small business owners. SCORE is here to help your small business every step of the way.

Learn More


The SBA Rhode Island District Office is Accepting Submissions for the 2023 Small Business Week Awards!

These annual awards recognize the achievements of SBA-assisted small businesses and the contributions they have made to their communities and the economy. SBA Invites Rhode Island’s Small Businesses to share their stories.

Guidelines & Forms:

Click Here for Award Guidelines & Forms

Where to Submit:

  • Businesses may self-nominate and submit! 
  • Completed packages MUST BE submitted via the Box.com link below.  Submissions via email, hard copy, or any other type will not be accepted. 

Submit Your Completed Package Here!

8 (a)  Virtual Events

8(a) Virtual Events

We wanted to remind you of the free and comprehensive live webcast sessions specifically developed to help educate 8(a) certified small businesses on pursuing and winning contracts with the Federal Government. 

Please note the new URL as the training provider has upgraded the virtual learning environment in response to feedback from the small business community.

Virtual Learning Environment URL:  SlateVX

The following flyer describes SBA’s virtual environment and live training brought to you by SBA’s Office of Business Development through the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program:

SBA’s Virtual Environment & Live Training Flyer

Date | Time (ET)


Target Cohort*

11/8/2022 | 11am – 12pm

Marketing & E-Tools: Identifying Opportunities

Program Years 3-4

11/15/2022 | 2pm – 3pm

Teaming: JVs, MPAs, & You

Program Year 5-7

11/15/2022 | 4pm – 5pm

Capabilities Statements and Briefings

New 8(a) Participant


**Participants in Years 0-2 of the 8(a) program must attend all Year 0-2 New 8(a) Participant courses live before they have access to courses in other cohorts.

For questions regarding registrations, training certificates, or anything else pertaining to this training, please email the Gabriel Enterprises team at support@geconsultinggroup.com.

Bid Speed

Virtual Industry Day(s)
7(j) Management & Technical Training

SBA partners with NetQuarry, Inc. to provide market intelligence, training, and technical assistance to our 7(j) eligible small businesses.  NetQuarry’s state of the art online government business development platform (called Bidspeed) will help 7(j) eligible firms improve their business development and ultimately help your firms win new Government Business.

BIDSPEED provides short, hands-on, interactive, virtual industry day(s) that will break down a specific Government opportunity by NAICS and industry to help you form a response to a Sources Sought (SS), Request for Information/Quotation/Proposal notifications (RFI/RFQ/RFP). If your company is registered in SAM and wants to win Government contracts then you should plan to participate.

Register Here


Time (CST)

SBA7J Series Topic

SBA7J Training Subject

Register to Attend

Week of Oct 31 – Nov 4

October 31, 2022

12:30 PM

Federal Opportunities Review

Federal Opportunities Weekly Market Update – Trends, New Ops and How To Respond

Register Link

November 2, 2022

12:00 PM

SBA7J-Bidspeed Portal Training

Building a Key Personnel Library

Register Link

November 3, 2022

12:00 PM

Response Training

How to Create Your RFP Response Template

Register Link


NetQuarry, Inc. (Bidspeed)
support@fedbidspeed.com | 877.663.9043

Again, if you have any questions about these upcoming webinars or how to register for them, please contact Allen Shipes by phone at 405-202-7589 or by email at allen.shipes@fedbidspeed.com.

National Resource Guide

2022 National Resource Guide



All the information you need to Start, Grow, Expand, and Recover Your Small Business!

National Resource Guide

National Resource Guide (Spanish)