Prime Time: Certified & Contract Ready

WEI and WEOP are excited to present “Prime Time: Certified & Contract Ready,” a specialized program that equips women owned businesses with marketable skills and the knowledge to successfully pursue prime and subprime contracts.

Certifications play an important role for women-owned small businesses. Certifying as a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and an Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) with the federal government provides greater access to sole source and set aside federal contract opportunities. There are also other options for businesses to certify to do business with the Department of Transportation, counties and other entities. However, there are numerous certifications available and it can be a confusing process for many business owners.

Equally important to the certification process is the preparation required to ensure that businesses are “contract ready” and understand what certifications align with their business and how to maximize the opportunities. The class also educates business owners about certifications and the knowledge required to leverage certifications as a contract strategy.

The program consist of the following three components:

  • Six-part instructor led training classes (virtual)
  • Business coaching and technical assistance sessions
  • Group technical assistance labs

The classes will begin July 29 and will be held every Thursday from 10am-12pm.

Spots for this event are limited so please sign up here by ­­­­­July 28. Once you sign up, WEI will contact you with more details.