ONLINE ONLY: SCORE Workshop: Government Contracting 101

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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Learn how to secure government contracts for your business.

Have you ever considered government contracting by pitching your products and solutions to the world's biggest consumer—the U.S. government? Are you curious about how the process works? Discover the answers to these questions and more from Joe Smetak from the Portland office of the Small Business Administration. Government Contracting 101 covers the basics of selling to the Federal Government. In this workshop you will learn how to assess your business readiness, how the contract awards process works and the details of prime and subcontracting. In addition, you will learn about the resources available to be successful including to access assistance when working through the process.

The session is free, but registration required. The Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the workshop.

Joe Smetak serves as a Business Opportunity Specialist for the Portland District of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). He provides general business development to small businesses interested in selling to the federal government or obtaining federal certifications.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. They are a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and have been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years. For more information about Central Oregon SCORE please visit their web site at

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