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Jacksonville, Alabama

SBDC Presents Seminar To Help Small Businesses Secure Lucrative Contracts

JACKSONVILLE -- February 20, 2001 -- On Thursday, March 8, 2001, the Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center will conduct a one-day seminar on how to become certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and Small Business Administration (SBA) 8 (a) contractor in order to qualify to do business with the government.

The seminar, co-sponsored by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) will be held from 8:45 a.m. - 3:00p.m. at the Best Western Inn in Oxford, Alabama. Speakers will include Paul Gunn of Paul Gunn Business Consulting (PGBC) in Huntsville and Kaye Burrow with SBA in Birmingham. PGBC is a SBA approved third party Private Certifier and assists small businesses in the SDB certification process. Speakers will discuss procedures and requirements to become certified as a SDB and SBA 8 (a) contractor. These programs are designed to help small, disadvantaged businesses secure their share of many contracts for goods and services offered by the federal government and prime contractors.

Small business owners who feel they are socially and economically disadvantaged are encouraged to attend this seminar. Cost of the seminar is $10, which includes lunch. For more information or to register, call the JSU SBDC at (245) 782-5271.


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