Providing a level playing field for women business owners, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB). Joining the WOSB Federal Contract program makes a business eligible to compete for federal contracts reserved for the program’s certified participants. These contracts are known as “set-asides.” These contracts are for goods and services in specific industries where WOSBs are underrepresented. This workshop will give you the tools you need to apply for the WOSB and EDWOSB programs
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency that provides support to small businesses. The agency’s activities have been summarized as the “3 Cs” of capital, contracts and counseling.
About the Presenter: Roderick (Rod) Johnson is a native Washingtonian who has over 30 years of experience in Not for-Profit Board governance (Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary) and over 30 years of Large Corporate, Commercial, and Business Banking lending experience (Not-for-Profit, Government Contracting and Commercial Real Estate) with money center banks.
Rod currently serves as a Business Opportunity Specialist in the SBA Office of Government Contracting and Business Development in the WOSB/EDWOSB Certification Program across the United States. He is CEO of RLJ Financial Consultants, LLC that provides business/commercial and personal insurance brokerage services, fixed annuities, as well as commercial lending brokerage services to lower middle market companies.