KOSBE Offers "Contracting Support for Woman-Owned Small Businesses" Workshop

September 15, 2014

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Small Business Association (SBA) will host a workshop for Woman-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) on Tuesday, September 30 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. The event is co-sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) and Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate.

The workshop is open to businesses interested in contracting opportunities offered to WOSBs and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs). Attendees will also learn about the difference between WOSB certification and EDWOSB certification, eligibility requirements for both, 4 steps to participating in the WOSB program, Third-Party Certification versus Self-Certification, ways to research current contracting opportunities, WOSB program news and updates, and other resources available to women business owners.

This workshop is to be led by Jacqueline Merritt, SBA Economic Development Specialist.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please R.S.V.P. online at http://bit.ly/WOSB930, or by contacting Dana Glenn, who can be reached at 423.392.8825 or dglenn@tsbdc.org.

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Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dana Glenn at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660 or at 423-392-8825.