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UW SBDC Hosts HUBZone Certification Webinar Aug. 3

July 18, 2017

Every year, the federal government spends millions of dollars in Wyoming. Small businesses can learn what the Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone Program is and how it can help small businesses potentially win government contracts.

Small businesses can learn how to become a HUBZone-designated firm that can benefit them, and receive an introduction to free resources that will assist them in navigating the federal procurement process. This workshop, titled “HUBZone Certification: How It Can Help Your Business Win Government Contracts,” and sponsored by the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC), is scheduled Thursday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m.-noon.

The SBDC is a partnership among the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council and the U.S. SBA. The SBDC focuses on educating small-business owners and potential owners on how to successfully start and operate small businesses. The SBDC’s main office is located at UW.

HUBZones are specific geographic areas designated by the government as “Historically Underutilized Business Zones.” If a business operates and employs people in these areas, such businesses may be given preference for certain government contracts. Webinar listeners can learn what a HUBZone is; learn whether their businesses are located in a HUBZone; how to apply for the program; and why it is so beneficial for their businesses to have this certification.   

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) team will present this webinar. Brett Housholder and Andrea Lewis have more than 10 years of experience assisting businesses with government contracting. Their training in the government procurement process includes required government registrations; finding government contracting opportunities; marketing to government agencies; invoicing; and applying for government certification programs.

The program is free of charge, but participants must register to obtain the link at The program will be recorded so registered attendees can listen when convenient.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided. For more information, call Housholder at (307) 234-3203 or Lewis at (307) 772-7372.

The Wyoming SBDC Network is a business advising group of the Wyoming SBDC, PTAC, Market Research Center and SBIR/STTR Initiative. The network’s mission is to help Wyoming entrepreneurs succeed. Advising and most market research activities are free of charge to Wyoming residents.

The SBDC is funded, in part, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA. Additional support is provided by the Wyoming Business Council and UW.

For more information, go to or call 1-800-348-5194.

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