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Training

MV PTAC Training Workshops provide valuable information and resources to area businesses looking to secure Federal, State and Local Government contracts.

Upcoming Sessions – 2018 (Check back for Updates)

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Government Contracting – Laying the Groundwork

Date:  Wednesday, 2/21/2018
Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)
Fee:  None
Location:  MV PTAC @ MVEDC – 4319 Belmont Ave – Youngstown

For small business owners who know nothing about government procurement. This class will lay the ground work for you to decide if government contracting is in your future.

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Cyber Security Rules for Government Contractors

Date:  Thursday, 3/15/2018
Time:  12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fee:  None
Location:  Youngstown Business Incubator – 241 W Federal St – Youngstown

Department of Defense, GSA and NASA Contractors are required to meet minimum security standards or risk losing federal contracts.  In this workshop you will:

  • Learn what NIST Special Publication 800-171 is and what it means for you
  • Learn important steps in discovering what you need to do to protect your business and be compliant
  • Learn how to remediate your firm to meet the new standards
  • Learn about testing and validating your plan to ensure it works
  • Learn how important monitoring and reporting is to your company

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Bring your Lunch & Learn – Registrations and Certifications

Date:  Tuesday, 3/27/2018
Time:  11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Fee:  None
Location:  MV PTAC @ MVEDC – 4319 Belmont Ave – Youngstown

  • How to obtain a DUNs (D&B) number
  • Registering in SAM (System for Award Management)
  • Completing the DSBS (SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search)
  • Learn what Certifications your Small Business can qualify as
  • How do you become Verified as a Veteran Owned Small Business,
  • How do you become Certified as a Woman Owned Small Business, Minority Owned Small Business, HUBZone Business

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Bring your Lunch & Learn – Capability Statements and Elevator Speeches

Date:  Tuesday, 4/10/2018
Time:  11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fee:  None
Location:  MV PTAC @ MVEDC – 4319 Belmont Ave – Youngstown

Marketing your business to the appropriate buyers can be a challenge.  Make sure you’re prepared with a concise Capability Statement and a winning Elevator Speech (if you only have one minute to introduce your business, what would you say?)

  • How to design a Capability Statement for your business
  • Perfecting your “Elevator Speech” to get the best results

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