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The workshop is designed to provide businesses, unfamiliar with Federal contracting, in rural and underserved areas the information, tools, and resources available to increase their access to Federal procurement opportunities. Discussions will primarily focus on an introduction to business requirements and USDA’s effort to expand procurement opportunities to small, rural, minority, women, veteran, and other disadvantaged businesses.

The “USDA Small Business 101 Workshop” will also serve as an opportunity to network with other small businesses, partners and stakeholders including local, state, Federal and tribal governments, land-grant universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, national development organizations, Small Business Development Centers, Chambers of Commerce, non-profit organizations, community based organizations, faith leaders, veterans groups, community lending groups, and other organizations focused on supporting and growing businesses across the country. Our goal is for every small and disadvantaged business that participates in the “USDA Small Business 101 Workshop” to develop critical local, regional, and Federal relationships to expand their business network and to walk away with at least three (3) action items that will move them closer to accessing Federal procurement opportunities.

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