Wednesday, January 20, 2021

VA OSDBU Webinar Series. Are YOU ready to do business with the federal government? training for small businesses

 

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VA OSDBU Webinar Series

Has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way you do business? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) hosts webinars to ensure training for small businesses continues during this difficult time.

OSDBU’s targeted, specialized training is designed to add value to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) by providing effective strategies, techniques, and tips to succeed in today’s challenging business market.

Registration is now open! Space is limited!

Are YOU ready to do business with the federal government?

January - March Webinar Schedule

View available dates by selecting the links for each webinar.

Risk Mitigation

This course provides Veteran-owned and other small businesses with the necessary guidance on mitigating risk when discussing potential VA opportunities with VA procurement decision makers (PDM); when attending a VA OSDBU hosted engagement; or when responding to a potential VA opportunity. Risk mitigation strategies include building an effective capabilities statement, teaming as a subcontractor, or teaming as a Joint-Venture.   

Attending DAP Events

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. 

How to Leverage Social Media

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.

Subcontracting

The purpose of this training is to help the Veteran-owned (VOSBs) and other small business community understand subcontracting as a strategy and gain access to resources and opportunities. 

Introduction to VA

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.

Teaming

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.    

Effective Capabilities Statements

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.

Navigating Beta.SAM.gov

The General Services Administration (GSA) manages federal acquisition and awards processes in 10 online websites which are now being merged into one.

Responding to a Sources Sought

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. 

For more information about VA OSDBU and doing business with VA, visit http://www.va.gov/osdbu.

Access VA OSDBU education and training resources at http://www.va.gov/osdbu/outreach/soc/training.asp.

Email questions or feedback about the webinar series to OSDBUStratComm@va.gov. 

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