SBA Presents 6-Part Webinar HUBZone Webinar Series

Last Updated on Jan 29, 2018 at 10:02am | Business Resources

Garrett County, in its entirety, has been designated a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone by the U.S. Small Business Administration through December 31, 2021. The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to government contracting opportunities.
 
 
To learn more about the HUBZone Program, check out SBA’s free six-part webinar series for information on:
 
--How to obtain and maintain the HUBZone certification;
--How HUBZone areas are designated;
--How to file HUBZone appeals and protest;
--The regulatory requirements for joint ventures;
--How affiliated businesses are evaluated; and
--The various HUBZone contracting requirements. 
 
The webinars are designed to help small businesses get and maintain their HUBZone certification, survive HUBZone status protests to contracts, maintain good recordkeeping to ensure compliance in the program, locate HUBZones, and compete for HUBZone contracts.
 
To get the most out of the webinars, review the HUBZone website and the frequently asked questions. All webinars will be archived on SBA’s YouTube channel.
 
Webinar Schedule:
 
HUBZone Contracting:  Make the Federal Government Your Customer
February 7 | 2:00 -3:00 p.m. EST
During this webinar, you will learn about HUBZone contracting vehicles and regulations. Click on this link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.
 
HUBZone Joint Ventures: How to Partner with Other Companies for HUBZone Contracts
February 14 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
During this webinar, you will learn how to enter into a HUBZone joint venture and the importance of having a well-defined joint venture agreement whether or not the agreement falls under the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Click on this link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.
 
Continued HUBZone Compliance:  How to Maintain Your HUBZone Certification
February 21 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
During this webinar, you will learn how to remain compliant to reap the benefits of your investment. Click on this link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.
 
How Does HUBZone Consider Employees and Affiliation?
February 28 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
During this webinar, you will learn who to count as an employee for the purpose of the HUBZone Program.  The webinar will also help you understand when to combine the employees from your other businesses to evaluate the principal and employee residency compliance of the HUBZone firm.   Click on this link 10 minutes before the webinar begins.
 
Understanding How HUBZones are Designated
March 7 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
During this webinar, you will learn how areas become designated as HUBZones. Link to the webinar will be announced by mid-February.
 
HUBZone Protests and Appeals
March 14 |2:00-3:00 p.m. EST
During this webinar, you will learn the process for filing HUBZone protests and appeals; and for responding to protest notices. Link to the webinar will be announced by mid-February.