Special Encore Presentation: Hubzone, Oasis in the Desert?

December 12, 2013
Hosted by Angela Sharpe

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Are you a small business, owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, or an Indian tribe and the principal office located within a “Historically Underutilized Business Zone?” This information directly impacts you. What is a HUBZone and how can it help my small business? This program is a part of the Small Business Administration to encourage economic development in historically underutilized business zones -"HUBZone" How? SBA's HUBZone program promotes economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities. The program’s benefits for HUBZone-certified companies include: • Competitive and sole source contracting • 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions • Subcontracting opportunities. • Federal government awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small businesses.

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Angela Sharpe

Angela Sharpe is the talk show host for A Sharpe Outlook. Statistically, most businesses fail in the first three years. With her holistic style, she makes difficult information very easy to understand. What you don't know can hurt you, so the mission is always sharing information and best practices in order to achieve success. She develops and shares business tools to help avoid pitfalls. She is an author and a conference presenter in the areas of Housing, Grants, Strategic Planning, Financial Management, Budgeting, Audit, Start-ups, Business Development, Process re-engineering, Systems, Credit, Resources and other operational information. Angela is a seasoned professional with over thirty five years of experience at a senior management level and possesses considerable skill gained from numerous organizations and industries. She has worked for Fortune 500 to Fortune 100 companies and is a conference presenter for existing businesses and start-ups. The industries covered in her years of experience, are retail, consumer goods, software, gaming, banking, manufacturing and nonprofits. Currently, she develops curriculum and training materials for use in private industry, native communities, nonprofits and women/minority owned businesses. She is a leadership trainer and coach using webinars. For additional information, visit www.asharpeoutlook.com.

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December 2013

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