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All workshops are FREE for all 8(a) and 7(j) eligible small businesses.

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Welcome to SBA 7(j) Training

U.S. Small Business Administration 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program for Small Businesses

Training is provided by Stover & Associates, Inc.

7(j) training, provided to eligible firms and their employees, includes very specialized training in the areas of federal contracting. The training will be provided in an online format with live instructors and the ability for students to participate and ask questions. Up to 40 participants per workshop will receive training on how to make "real world" business decisions that will facilitate their firm's success.

A total of 142 online workshops will be conducted during FY 2018. Course offerings include the following topics:

Marketing Topics:

  • Marketing to the Government Buyer
  • E-Commerce Tools to Generate Federal Business Opportunities
  • Capture Management
  • Developing and Managing Contractor Teams

Federal Contracting Topics:

  • FAR Primer for Small Business
  • Understanding Requests for Proposal (RFP)
  • Federal Contracting Basics
  • Developing Technical and Past Performance Volumes in Response to RFPs
  • Developing Pricing and the Cost Volume in Response to RFPs
  • Government Contract Negotiations
  • Managing and Administrating Government Contracts
  • Government Contract Types
  • Audits and Accounting Systems

Construction Topics:

  • Construction Contracting
  • Introduction to Construction Project Management
  • Tools for Construction Project Managers

Other Related Topics:

  • Facilities Clearances
  • How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
  • Strategic Planning for Small Business

There are NO prerequisite for any of the above courses, however, the order in which they are listed above provides a logical sequence for participants with little or no knowledge of federal government contracting.

Registration will be handled on a first come - first served basis and will be accomplished through Adobe Connect. Each registration will be approved or disapproved by the close of the next business day. To be approved, a registrant must self-certify their eligibility to receive 7(j) services by selecting, "Yes" to the self-certification question during registration.

Firms eligible to receive 7(j) services are either: (a) a socially and economically disadvantaged individual whose firm may or may not be a participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program; (b) a firm 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); or (c) a firm owned by a low-income individual, as defined in under HHS Poverty Guidelines."

Click on the appropriate button on the left to view our online catalog and register for upcoming courses.

In addition to the instructor-led online training, an 8(a) Readiness Self-Assessment Tool is made available to firms wishing to determine their eligibility and potential for success in the 8(a) Business Development Program.

Click on the appropriate button on the left to register and access the 8(a) Readiness Self-Assessment Tool.

Finally, two self-paced web-based training modules are provided in FY 2017.

  • The first is designed to assist firms in completing their application for the 8(a) Business Development Program. It contains detailed instructions and identifies common errors made by applying firms.
  • The second course is designed to assist 8(a) program participants in planning for transition from the 8(a) Business Development Program, explaining program requirements during the transitional stage of the program and offering suggestions that will enable firms to position themselves for continued success after graduation.

Select the appropriate button on the left to participate in these FY 2017 self-paced offerings.

You must be a registered user and logged-in to use the self-assessment tool

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