Friday, February 13, 2015

SBA to offer small business owner workshops at KCKCC

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College is collaborating with the Small Business Administration on several upcoming workshops.

These workshops will focus on becoming 8(a), HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business and are designed on helping small business owners in making the federal government a possible future customer.

The 8 (a) Business Development Program is an assistance program for small, disadvantaged businesses.

The idea behind the program is to help these entrepreneurs to gain access to the economic mainstream. HUBZone helps small businesses in both urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

The Women-Owned Small Businesses Program provides greater access to federal contracting opportunities to those small businesses that are owned by women.

To qualify as a WOSB, a business must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more women and primarily managed by one or more women.

The SBA Kansas City District Office will offer these free workshops to inform small businesses about the certification programs.

You will learn:
  • 8(a), HUBZone and WOSB Program Details
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Benefits
  • SBA Assistance to 8(a) firms
  • Application process
The first workshop is from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 26 on the KCKCC Main Campus, 7250 State Ave, in Room 3632. (Park in lots A or B and enter through Performing Arts Building).

Participants must register at

For more information, please contact Barbara Caldwell at 816-426-4902 or by e-mail .