Southeastern SBDC to host government contracting certification course for women owned small businesses


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 


     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a free government contracting certification course in Lacombe.
     Co-sponsored by Northshore Technical Community College, the Woman-Owned Small Business Certification (WOSB) Seminar will take place Tuesday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Northshore Technical Community College STEM Campus, located at 65556 Centerpoint Blvd., Suite 105 B, in Lacombe.
     The speaker for the course is Jo Lawrence, deputy district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.
     “Women business owners should seek to leverage the opportunities available through the federal government to drive revenue growth,” said SBDC Assistant Director Sandy Summers. “This workshop will guide you in doing just that.”
     Topics to be covered include women-owned small businesses federal government contract set-asides; final WOSB ruling, impact and advantage; eligible NAICS codes; certification process; identifying contract opportunities; effectively responding to requests for government proposals; and completing required registrations.
     For more information on the course, call 985-549-3831. Registration is available on line at

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