Central CA SBDC Regional Network
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

State Certifications: Roadmap from Application to Approval

Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am

This FREE series is for small business owners who want to become state-certified! Learn how to apply and take advantage of various contracting opportunities!


Session 1: Small Business State Certification

The state of California has a goal of spending 25 percent of state contracting dollars with state-certified small businesses (SB) and 3 percent with certified Disabled Veteran owned businesses  ( DVBE). Find out how businesses can become certified and how to find opportunities during this webinar.

Session 2: Emergency Certification Process

This webinar focuses on how to get on the listing of businesses the state uses for emergency situations. By increasing contracting opportunities to certified businesses during emergencies, state departments are better able to meet their SB and DVBE contracting goals and our economy is strengthened for recovery. 

This series is brought to you by Central California SBDC and taught by SBDC advisor Sharon Mikesell! Sharon is the Owner of Mobile Mikesells LLC and an SBDC consultant with over 18 years of experience in government agencies.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide quality business assistance to small businesses at no cost! Our business advisors provide clarity and pathways to get businesses off the ground and push current businesses to their full potential. Learn more here: https://centralcasbdc.com/ 

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.