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Introduction to Federal Contracting for Women and Minority-owned Businesses
In collaboration with the Small Business Administration (SBA), this webinar serves as an opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses to learn how to plan, prepare, and obtain federal contracting opportunities with the federal government.

Paul Tavernia, Lead Business Development Specialist at US Small Business Administration will share information and answer your questions about the resources available to begin contracting with the federal government.

Nov 30, 2021 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Paul Tavernia
Lead Business Opportunity Specialist @Small Business Administration Sacramento District Office
Paul Tavernia leads a team of Business Opportunity Specialists whose focus is primarily in the government contracting arena. He and his team interface with federal government agencies to ensure small business participation in contracting opportunities. Their mission includes assisting small businesses with government certifications as well as marketing and business planning. The team also has an important marketing and outreach responsibility, as they interact with local chambers of commerce, economic development entities, resource partners, and small businesses in general, to help them understand the programs and services available through the SBA. Prior to joining the SBA in 2005, Paul spent over 20 years in private industry in a variety of sales and marketing assignments in the technology industry, including 16 years at IBM. He has also been a small business owner. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada.