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​SBA PRESENTS FREE WEBINAR SERIES TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES NAVIGATE THE HUBZONE PROGRAM 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will present a six-part, free webinar series to help small businesses navigate its Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone Program that will run from February to mid-March.  The hour-long webinars will cover the following topics:  
  • Feb. 14 HUBZone Joint Ventures: How to Partner with Other Companies for HUBZone Contracts 2-3p.m. EST Small businesses will learn how to enter into a HUBZone joint venture and the importance of having a well-defined joint venture agreement whether or not the agreement falls under the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program.  Click on this link 10 minutes before the Feb. 14 webinar begins:  http://ems7.intellor.com/login/714968 
  • Feb. 21 Continued HUBZone Compliance:  How to Maintain Your HUBZone Certification  2-3p.m. EST Small businesses will learn how to remain compliant to reap the benefits of their investment.  Click on the link 10 minutes before the Feb. 21 webinar begins: http://ems7.intellor.com/login/715049
  • Feb. 28  How Does HUBZone Consider Employees and Affiliation? 2-3p.m. EST Small businesses will learn who to count as an employee for the purpose of the HUBZone Program.  The webinar will also help small business owners understand when to combine the employees from their other businesses to evaluate the principal and employee residency compliance of the HUBZone firm.  Click on this link 10 minutes before the Feb. 28 webinar begins: http://ems7.intellor.com/login/714967 
  • March 7 Understanding How HUBZones are Designated 2-3p.m. EST Small businesses will learn how areas become designated as HUBZones.  Link to the webinar will be announced by mid-February.
  • March 14 HUBZone Protests and Appeals 2-3p.m. EST Small businesses will learn the process for filing HUBZone protests and appeals; and for responding to protest notices. Link to the webinar will be announced by mid-February.
All of the webinars will be archived on SBA’s YouTube page.  For more details about the HUBZone program, please visit www.sba.gov/hubzone.
Are you interested in NOAA and ProTech?
 
On November 20th, NOAA posted information on an industry day on December 18th for the NOAA ProTech Weather Domain requirement.  Check FBO for the listing!  https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOC/NOAA/NESMD/NOAAAGOINDDAY121817/listing.html 
 
In addition, to help organizations be more aware of coming opportunity in ProTech, the Acquisition and Grants Office and ProTech Branch Chief have posted a forecast under the recently awarded Satellites Domain.  Check http://www.protechservices.noaa.gov/index.html  - Select Domains and then Satellites and Forecast.  Each link in the forecast references a redacted past SOW/Task order for the efforts coming up under the Satellite Domain.

As a side NOTE if interested in other efforts at NOAA:  The NOAA Central Library Brown Bag program provides an educational forum (hosting over 800 presentations since 1994) for the presentation of ideas, provide updates on research projects and share news in support of NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.  Check out the link: http://library.noaa.gov/About/News/Brown-Bag-Seminars