Wednesday, March 13, 2013

State Contracts/ Brown Bag Lunch

In Small Business California’s recently released survey 53.7% said “Awarding state contracts to small busineses”was a top or high priority.

Yesterday I received a call from Angel Carrera from the Department of General l Services asking how DGS could be of more assistance to small businesses in obtaining state contracts. Are you certified with the state? If you are certified have you received any contracts? What can the state do to help small businesses in this area?

Last call. See information below about program for small businesses. It will be Thursday March 14 in Emeryville from 11 until 2PM. We are fortunate to have Michael Lujan presenting as he is the head of the SHOP{ Small Business Group Program in Connect California] I hope to see many of you there as Small Business California is a cosponsor of this event. I want to thank Jim Baird at Bay Area Development Company and Barbara Vohrzek the Governors Small Business Advocate for making this happen.

Scott Hauge


Small Business California

2311 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116


Bay Area Development Company and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) are pleased to host a working lunch for small business owners. The program will provide information on healthcare compliance, workforce training funds and resources to help grow your business. Details are below!

Brown Bag it!

A Working Lunch for Small Businesses

The program will address the following questions and issues:

• Will the new health care law affect your business? Michael Lujan from the Health Benefit Exchange, newly named as Covered California, will explain how the Affordable Care Act will affect small businesses in California.

• Are you in need of money for employee training? Robert Meyer from the State of California’s Employment Training Panel will describe how small businesses can qualify for this program, which offers small businesses funding for workforce training.

• What can GO-Biz do for your business? Barbara A. Vohryzek, Small Business Advocate from GO-Biz, will describe the range of services that GO-Biz provides to business owners.

Event Details

March 14, 2013

Hyatt House

5800 Shellmound Street

Emeryville, CA

The event flyer is attached. Register now! Space is limited. Please visit us at www.baydevco/brownbag for registration.

For more information about GO-Biz, please visit

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