Rhode Island District Office  – November 16, 2022

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Learn how to start a Small Business

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

10-Step Guide

Thursday, November 17

WOC Entrepreneurs
11:00AM – 12:00PM | CWE Providence

Non-Profit Basics
1:00PM – 2:00PM

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Repayment Webinar
2:00PM – 3:00PM

Saturday, November 19

Discovering Your Business Model
9:30AM – 12:00PM | Providence Public Library

Tuesday, November 22

Small Business Basics
2:00PM – 3:30PM

Recursos Para los Aspirantes a Empresarios: Finanzas, Planificación y Apoyo 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Tuesday, November 29

Cybersecurity Basics to Keep Your Small Business Data Safe: Part 1
“Protecting Personal Information: Ten Cybersecurity Principles for Small Businesses”
12:00PM – 1:00PM

Wednesday, November 30

Prevailing Wages/Fringe Benefits on Federally Funded Public Buildings/Work 11:00AM – 12:00PM

Thursday, December 1

Business Plan Basics for Veterans
4:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday, December 3

Writing a Business Plan
9:30AM – 12:00PM | Providence Public Library

Tuesday, December 6

Entrepreneurship for Veterans
9:00AM – 10:00AM

Cybersecurity Basics to Keep Your Small Business Data Safe: Part 2
“Putting Those Principles into Practice at Your Small Business”
12:00PM – 1:00PM

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

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Repayment Webinar
2:00PM – 3:00PM

Intro to the Business of Fashion
5:00PM – 6:00PM

Wednesday, December 7

How to Manage The Top 3 Review Sites for Your Business
10:00AM – 11:00AM

Thursday, December 8

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Repayment Webinar
10:00AM – 11:00AM

Prevailing Wages & Fringe Benefits for Federal Service Contracts
11:00AM – 12:00PM

Learn to Articulate your Achievements & Practice Self-Promo #IamRemarkable
4:00PM – 5:15PM

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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!

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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*

11/17/2022 | 12pm – 1pm

Bids and Proposals

New 8(a) Participant

12/5/2022 | 11am – 12pm

How to do Business with the Federal Government and Win Contracts as an 8(a) Certified Firm

New 8(a) Participant

12/6/2022 | 12pm – 1pm

How to Market to the Federal Government as a “Small Business Concern”

Program Years 8-9

12/7/2022 | 3pm – 4pm

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

November 17 – 30, 2022


Time (CST)

SBA7J Series Topic

SBA7J Training Subject

Register to Attend

Thursday, November 17, 2022

12:00 PM


Response Training

How to Respond to RFPs with Winning Technical Response

Register Link

Monday, November 28, 2022

12:30 PM

Federal Opportunities Review

Federal Opportunities Review

Register Link

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

12:30 PM

SBA7J-Bidspeed User Training

Load Your Capability Statement for Everyone to View

Register Link

Thursday, December 1, 2022

12:00 PM

Proposal Response Training

How to Respond to Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) RFPs

Register Link

Monday, December 5, 2022

12:30 PM

Federal Opportunities Review

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

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!

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