Rhode Island District Office  – January 4, 2023

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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, January 5

2023 NEW YEAR Goal Setting Workshop
10:00AM – 11:00AM

How To Pay Small Business Taxes Strategically To Avoid One Big Tax Bill
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Small Business Basics
6:00PM – 7:30PM

Monday, January 9

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

Tuesday, January 10

Business Credit – Part 3
12:00PM – 1:00PM

In-Person Business Planning Cohort Grads Celebration
12:00PM – 2:00PM | Providence

How To Start A Business Using A Free SCORE Mentor
1:00PM – 2:00PM

8 Customer Retention Tips for Small Businesses
1:30PM – 2:30PM

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

Intro to the Business of Fashion – Part 2
5:00PM – 6:00PM

Wednesday, January 11

Non-Profit Basics
2:00PM – 3:00PM

Thursday, January 12

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

Tuesday, January 17

RI Trademark Basics
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Wednesday, January 18

Grupo de Apoyo para Emprendedoras
1:00PM – 2:00PM | Providence

Thursday, January 19

Small Business Basics
12:00PM – 1:30PM

WOC Entrepreneurs – In Person Support Group
11:00AM – 12:00PM | Providence

Friday, January 20

Business Plan Basics for Veterans
9:00AM – 10:00AM

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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.

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7(j) Eligible Small Business Participants

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Free training to 7(j) eligible participants in the Federal Market Acceleration Program (FedMap™).

What is FedMap?

FedMap is a powerful training program guided by certified business development coaches, who have an average of 25 plus years’ experience winning government contracts.  They use their experience to guide you through the pursuit of a real contract opportunity while following the steps of industry leading capture planning and strategy processes. The FedMap curriculum is flexible to meet your busy schedule.

How is FedMap Different?

FedMap Capture is an action-based curriculum focused on helping you win government contracts. Our BD Coaches help you turn learning into action and action into contract wins. Over 650 companies have gone through FedMap and have already won nearly $2 Billion in new contract awards since completing the program.

Visit https://www.fedmap.us/fedmap-sba-sponsorships to learn more about FedMap and if you qualify for the program.


Apply now at https://www.fedmap.us/fedmap-sba-sponsorships/7j-application/.  FedMap is accepting applications for cohorts starting in October through January 2023.  This program has been very popular.  Applicants will be assigned in order of eligibility and availability.  Please view the attached marketing flyer as you must apply to be considered for the FedMap Program.

Please contact the FedMap Team at 210-834-1503 or at support@fedmap.us for assistance with the application.  This training program is for eligible small businesses nationwide.

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*

1/10/2023| 12pm – 1pm

Networking, Capturing & Leveraging

Program Year 5-7

  1/11/2023 | 11am-12pm

Market Research in Federal Procurement

New 8(a) Participant

1/17/2023 | 12pm – 1pm

FAR and Other Regulations

New 8(a) Participant

  1/18/2023 | 11am – 12pm

How to do Business with the Federal Government (Refresher)

Program Years 3-4

**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.

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)