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SBDC Webinar Outlines Federal Government Contracting

Interested in Federal Government Contracting?

This new webinar from the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center will give you strategies and tips for securing federal business.


Join Lisa Wood, Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), for this informative presentation – a “must” for those who are considering the Federal Government contracting market and want to learn how to prepare for/navigate this huge potential market.  The class offers tips and tricks on how to win Federal business.

Lisa Wood is the Statewide Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hosted by George Mason University. Prior to that, she served as the Statewide Director with the Connecticut and Ohio PTAC programs and was also Director for the Northwest Commission PTAC in Pennsylvania. Before joining the PTAC community, Lisa was a Procurement Specialist for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. In this role, Wood performed contract administration and negotiation duties. She also recommended bidders, handled issue inquiries, negotiated bids, performed cost and price analysis, and prepared comprehensive letters to justify recommended contract actions.  Ms. Wood holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and a BSBA through Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh where she is also pursuing her PhD in Instructional Management and Leadership.

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PPP now has a simpler process for forgiveness of $50K or less

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program(PPP) loans of $50,000 or less. This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Learn more:

Contact the Central Virginia SBDC if you need assistance with your PPP loan forgiveness application!

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SBDC e-Commerce Expert’s Website Webinar Featured

Cameron Nelson, the Central Virginia Small Business Development Center’s e-commerce expert, offered tips for small business websites at an October 13 webinar. To get some great web strategy insight, read the story HERE.

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$5K Quad County Business Summit Pitch Competition

The QuadTak Pitch Competition is part of the Quad County Business Summit on November 17 and is available to businesses in the four county region, including Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Orange.  To assist companies in preparing their pitch, we are hosting a pitch prep class on October 21 – with a session at 9am and a session at 5pm. 

Register for the competition here.

See the flyer below with info about the competition and the class on 10/21 and sign up here.

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