This course introduces Veteran-owned and other small businesses to VA and its mission with highlights on services available through VA Small and Veteran Business Programs.
The NSF SBIR/STTR program funds almost EVERY type of technology, awarding over $200M each year to high risk, high payoff technology R&D with a clear commercialization opportunity. Join our live Virtual Classroom for an Interactive, 5 hour overview of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) grant programs. In addition to up-to-date information on the SBIR/STTR programs, we’ll take a deep dive into the NSF grant mechanisms, review how to navigate the NSF website and research projects qualities that would be considered Basic vs Translational, how to use web tools and how to avoid common pitfalls. Our virtual SBIR Classroom features activities and regular interaction with participants. Get your questions ready!
This course explains the Direct Access Program (DAP) and how DAP provides Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and other small businesses with direct access to procurement decision makers from the federal government and the private sector through various networking events. Learn how to make the most of your attendance at a DAP event.
This course is designed to help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and other members of the small business community understand what a Sources Sought Notice is and how responding to one impacts you, the procurement decision maker, and the potential opportunity.
This course defines Social Media and highlights the differences between your personal and professional social media accounts. Learn the benefits of using social media to build your brand and elevate your company’s profile. Discover how to leverage social media sites to consistently update and improve your marketing strategy.
The General Services Administration (GSA) manages federal acquisition and awards processes in 10 online websites which are now being merged into one. This course will help you navigate the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards.
Your capabilities statement is your company’s resume. It is often the first contact you will have with Procurement Decision Makers (PDM). Do you know what a Capabilities Statement is, or why it is so important? Do you know the five key areas for your capabilities statement? If your capabilities statement is the best way to get your foot in the door, wouldn't you want it to provide your company’s information in the best, most efficient way? This session defines what a capabilities statement is, why it is used, how to create one for your small business, and the information you should include in each of the five sections to effectively market your business to PDMs.
The purpose of this training is to help the Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and other small business community understand what teaming strategies are in terms of doing business with VA and other federal agencies and understand the options for implementing teaming strategies.