Small Business Program

Free Small Business State and Federal Workshops

Learn how to make your way through the procurement processes and compete effectively for your share of the Federal, State and HSR contracting opportunities. Caltrans representative will provide information on how the State of California contracting programs work. A representative from High Speed Rail will discuss contracting with HSR. There will be an overview of SBA’s various contracting programs including the 8(a) Program and HUBZone Program along with contracting information for women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program will also be discussed at the workshop.

Location: U. S. Small Business Administration
801 R Street, Suite 201, 2nd Floor
Fresno, California 93721

Dates:

July 9, 2019
August 13, 2019
September 10, 2019

Reservations are required as seating is limited. To make a reservation, contact William Hori at (559) 487-5791 ext. 2701 or at fresno@sba.gov

Free parking is available on R Street.

Get Certified

Here are some links to assist your company in becoming certified to do business with the State of California as a SBE, DVBE, or DBE.

Caltrans goal is to exceed the 25% Small Business participation goal and 5% Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise participation goal in state-funded contracts and procurements.

Small Business Certification

Small Business Certification

  1. Must be independently owned and operated;
  2. Can not be dominant in its field of operations;
  3. Must have its principal office located in California;
  4. Must have its owners (or officers in the case of a corporation) domiciled in California; and
  5. Together with your affiliates, be either:
    • A business with 100 or fewer employees, and an average annual gross receipts of $15 million or less over the previous three tax years, or
    • A manufacturer with 100 or fewer employees.

Technical Assistance

Interactive Small Business Resource Map: http://california.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=f69828845dc94cbfbcb380597792e177
This is a resource for finding a local SBA office, SBDC office or a Financial Lending Development Corps office. Also, the map provides locations of Enterprise Zones.

U.S. Small Business Administration
801 R Street, Suite 201, 2nd Floor
Fresno, CA 93721
(559) 487-5791
http://www.sba.gov/

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