FREE COVID-19 NATIONAL EMERGENCY TRAINING WEBINAR
Please see attached flyer for complete details:
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering two new virtual training courses to help you navigate the COVID-19 national crisis and provide you strategies and tactics for managing contract changes, maximizing remote work effectiveness, staying afloat, identifying new opportunities, managing cash-flow in a crisis, and growing your businesses in a down market in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and U.S. National Emergency. Please view the attached flyer for SBA’s new COVID-19 National Emergency training brought to you by SBA’s Office of Business Development through the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program.
The new COVID-19 National Emergency training curriculum consists of the following two free live web-based courses:
Course 1: Responding to the Immediate Crisis – This ninety (90) minute course provides valuable information from industry experts about strategic risk management and communications, government resources and assistance available to small businesses during the national emergency, remote work effectiveness and information security, and discusses ways to mitigate contract performance risk. As a small business firm, you will hear about how to strategically position your business for each phase of change you encounter now, and as you look 3, 6, and 9 months ahead.
Course 2: Staying Afloat Through a National Crisis – This 90 minute course provides valuable information from industry experts about cash-flow management and cost-cutting strategies, planning effective human resource practices in response to the crisis (navigating staggered layoffs and corporate communication) business development in tough economic times, contingency contracting regulations, and lessons learned from previous budget sequestrations and government shutdowns.”
Also, please note that in order to be approved as a participant to attend the training, a company must self-certify their eligibility to receive 7(j) training services from SBA by contacting Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560 ext. 109 or email@example.com. Clients will be provided a certification form that will have to be completed and returned to Marisa before they can attend.
The registrant will be answering no or yes to the following certification categories:
- 8(a) certified
- HUBZone certified
- Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB)
- Owned by a socially and economically disadvantaged individual whose firm may or may not be a participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program *
- Located in a high unemployment or low income area, as defined in the U.S. Census Bureau’s County and City Data Book and in the Poverty Guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) **
- Owned by a low-income individual, as defined in under HHS Poverty Guidelines. ***
*Socially disadvantaged definition can be found in 13 CFR 124.103 while the economically disadvantaged definition can be found in 13 CFR 124.104.
**The term “high proportion of unemployed” means the urban or rural county’s unemployment rate is not less than 140 percent of the average unemployment rate for the United States or for the State in which such county is located, whichever is less, based on the most recent data available in the annual Local Area Unemployment Statistics report from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
***The term “low-income individual” means an individual whose family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount established by the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce, for determining poverty status.
For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus, please visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus and for information on all federal programs, visit www.usa.gov/coronavirus or www.gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus (en Español).