Rhode Island District Office  – December 7, 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, 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

RI Trademark Legal Clinic
2:00PM – 4:00PM | Providence

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

Small Business Basics
6:00PM – 7:30PM

Tuesday, December 13

Business Credit – Part 1
12:00PM – 1:00PM

RI Trademark Basics
12:00PM – 1:00PM

Whatsapp Business Para Tu Negocio
1:30PM – 2:30PM

Wednesday, December 14

Steps for Starting a Business for Veterans
9:00AM – 10:00AM

Thursday, December 15

Small Business Basics
2:00PM – 3:30PM

Tuesday, December 20

Business Credit – Part 2
12:00PM – 1:00pm

Thursday, December 22

Business Planning Cohort Grads Celebration
12:00PM – 2:00PM | CWE Providence


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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 Deadline to Submit a Package for the
2023 National Small Business Week Awards
Is Tomorrow December 8th by 3:00PM ET!

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!

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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

December 12 – Decmeber 21, 2022


Time (CST)

SBA7J Series Topic

SBA7J Training Subject

Register to Attend

Monday, December 12, 2022

12:30 PM

Federal Opportunities Review

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

Register Link

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

12:00 PM

SBA7J-Bidspeed User Training

Creating Teaming Request using Partner Feature

Register Link

Thursday, December 15, 2022

12:00 PM

Proposal Response Training

How to Respond to RFPs when Teaming

Register Link

Monday, December 19, 2022

12:30 PM

Federal Opportunities Review

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

Register Link

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

12:00 PM

SBA7J-Bidspeed User Training

Locate/Request Incumbent and Previous Contract Information

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)