Workshops planned on doing business with government

Learn the basic rules of doing business with the government at two free workshops in North Central Idaho this month.
The workshops will be at:

  • Orofino, April 17, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT - Best Western Plus at River’s Edge, 615 Main St., Orofino
  • Riggins, April 18, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MDT - Best Western Plus, Salmon Rapids, 1010 S. Main St., Riggins

The program will feature presenters from ITD, the Idaho Department of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

Presenters will discuss bidding with the state of Idaho and requirements for bidding as a federal contractor, as well as understanding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone Certification Programs, and other business certifications. Participants also will learn where to go for assistance and how to access free services like bid-matching and help with writing proposals.

For more information about the workshop, call DBE Support Services Coordinator Liz Healas at (208) 334-8567 or e-mail her at A registration flier may be downloaded at Biz.pdf.

Published 4-6-2012