SBDC offers free Government Contracting course

Angel Fitzpatrick | Mar 19, 2018

With a government contracting market worth nearly $100 billion in annual sales to small businesses, the North Central Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) wants to help small businesses learn how to land those lucrative contracts. NCT SBDC will host the first of four one-day government contracting courses Tuesday, April 3, from 11am to 1pm at North Central Texas College’s Corinth campus. The class is free and open to the public.

Designed to help small businesses navigate this unfamiliar territory, SBDC is offering the free course – Government Contracting Orientation – an A to Z overview of the process. “Anyone wanting to sell to city, state or the federal government should take this class,” said NCT SBDC Director Brad Bunt, “because selling to the government is very different from selling to the commercial sector.”

For example, there are certain standardized procedures government agencies must follow to buy products and services from suppliers. But just how those agencies actually make those purchases - or contracts them - can vary enormously. SBDC’s Government Contracting Orientation will provide an overview of steps to government contracting at the federal, state and local level. Advisors will help address the intimidation factor, diffuse the confusion and simplify the process of engaging in government contracting.

Small business owners in Denton County are encouraged to attend. The class is free but space is limited. Go to NCT SBDC Government Contracting Orientation to register. And, for more information, contact Tracy Irby at 940-380-1849 or nctcsbdc@denton-chamber.org.