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First Thursdays with the SBA

Thu 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting

Grab your lunch and join us the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners. Topic: SBA’s 8(a) business development helps small businesses take advantage of federal contracting dollar set-asides Takeaways: • How the 8(a) program can help your business grow as a federal contractor • The program qualifications • How to certify as an 8(a) firm • About the additional business resources available through the program

Speaker(s): Igor Soares, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist

Igor Soares is based out of the Richmond District Office, where he assists multiple 8(a) firms with program compliance and business development. Prior to joining SBA, Igor served as a Peace Corps volunteer working with rural and urban enterprises in Costa Rica. Igor Soares holds a bachelor’s degree from Austin College in Economics and French.If you need further assistance or have a question, please contact us at (540) 654-1383.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: (540) 654-1096


University of Mary Washington SBDC
1125 Jefferson Davis Highway Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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