Business training seminar planned

FLINT TWP. — Women in business are the focus of a free Genesee Regional Procurement & Technical Assistance (PTAC) training seminar on Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Training, 8(a) Business Development Program and HUBZone Certification Orientation.

This U.S. Small Business Administration seminar is hosted by the Genesee Regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. Topics covered will include new small women-owned business government set-asides, the 8(a) small disadvantaged business programs and the HUBZone program. Much of the city of Flint and all of Shiawassee County have been designated as HUBZones due to the elevated unemployment numbers, making qualifying easier.

The WOSB program went into effect on Feb. 4 of this year. It provides women business owners with a greater chance to win government contracts. Applicants must be a small business, unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are U.S. citizens, that have been in business for at least two years, and can demonstrate potential success. To register or ask questions, contact Chelsea Schutz at 810-600-1437 or For more information on the series you can also visit seminar.html. R.S.

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