SBA and NH PTAP Announce Seminars Aimed At Helping Veteran Business Owners Sell To The Government

Attention New Hampshire Veteran Business Owners:

Is the federal government one of your customers?

Last year more than 80 federal agencies and departments purchased in excess of $275 million in goods and services from 235 New Hampshire based small businesses. 109 of these companies were owned by veterans and they accounted for sales to federal agencies totaling more than $50 million.

These purchases had values from the hundreds of dollars up into the millions. As the world’s largest buyer of products and services the U.S. government is committed to purchasing a portion of these from veteran owned and service disabled veteran owned businesses. How do veterans get to participate in marketing and selling to federal agencies?

While it can seem like a daunting task to add the federal government as a key customer, it is being done by more and more businesses each year. More importantly, help is available to guide you through the process of identifying and responding to sales opportunities.

To help you get started in the right direction in navigating the government contracting process, representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) along the NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) will be presenting an overview of how the government contracting process works and how you can get started. These presentations will be made at four two-hour seminars in the months ahead. The seminars are presented for free to participants however due to space limitations pre-registration is required.

Dates & Locations:
— November 9, 2011 Hesser College — Manchester (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
— February 1, 2012 Hesser College — Salem (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
— May 2, 2012 Hesser College — Portsmouth (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)
— June 20, 2012 Hesser College — Nashua (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.)

For registration, questions or additional information contact Rachael Roderick at the U.S. Small Business Administration office in Concord 603-225-1603, email: [email protected] or Miguel Moralez at [email protected] or 603-225-1601.

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