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 NATIONAL PTAC DAY

The first ever National PTAC Day is September 26.  National PTAC Day

There will be a #PTACday webinar featuring PTAC experts Kate Hoy (Washington PTAC), Tom Larkin (GA Tech PTAC), and Patricia Simpson (Florida PTAC), who will share their top tips for: 

  • Getting Ready to Enter the Government Marketplace
  • Finding Government Contracts
  • Bidding on Government Contracts
Get registered today! 

ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSUMMIT - MINOT

Would you like to learn new strategies for improving your community and supporting local entrepreneurs? If so, Minot is the place to be this month! 

On Friday, September 28th, the North Dakota Department of Commerce, the North Dakota Small Business Development Centers, and Fargo-based Emerging Prairie will be hosting an Entrepreneur EcoSummit on entrepreneurial ecosystem development. 

The event is free to all North Dakotans and will feature speakers from across the state! At this workshop, attendees will:
- Learn why entrepreneurship matters 
- Learn how to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem
- Network with other community and economic developers 
- Receive free coffee and a free lunch! 

If this sounds like something that's up your alley, make sure to register today on Eventbrite!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minot-entrepreneur-ecosummit-tickets-49946267631



AIR FORCE INDUSTRY DAY

Join us for Air Force Industry Day on October 23 at the North Dakota State Capitol!  This  free  event is focused on doing business with our regional Air Force bases:  Minot, Ellsworth and Grand Forks.  Air Force Industry Day is open to the public with a workshop track followed by one-on-one visits with exhibitors.

  • Bryhild-Haugland Room, Capitol Building, Bismarck, ND
  • Registration sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Event starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
  • Exhibit area open from 11:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pre-registration required:  https://ndptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/179

Workshop agenda includes:  Briefings by the Bases, ND PTAC, Responding to Sources Sought Notices, Responding to a Solicitation
More information is available in the event  flyer .

STAY SMALL, PLAY LARGE

... WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! THANK YOU TO ALL THAT CAME OUT!

Read the story in the Dickinson Press about the Stay Small, Play Large event. The ND SBDC and ND PTAC advisors were there along with DLN Consulting, Stark Development Corporation, Vision West ND, SCORE, Dickinson State University and the Center for Technology and Business.

team

 

BISMARCK SBDC IN THE NEWS:

The Bismarck SBDC took part in Mandan's 5th Annual Business Start-up 101 workshop on October 26th. KFYR shares a story about the event on their website!  Looks like it had great attendance!

 

 NATIONAL PTAC DAY

The first ever National PTAC Day is September 26.  National PTAC Day

There will be a #PTACday webinar featuring PTAC experts Kate Hoy (Washington PTAC), Tom Larkin (GA Tech PTAC), and Patricia Simpson (Florida PTAC), who will share their top tips for: 

  • Getting Ready to Enter the Government Marketplace
  • Finding Government Contracts
  • Bidding on Government Contracts
Get registered today! 

 

UPCOMING PROCUREMENT WEBINARS- UPDATED REGULARLY:

Monthly Webinar Log-in Instructions
The following series of webinars are hosted in partnership with MN PTAC, North Dakota and South Dakota PTACs.  Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month from 9-10 a.m. Central Time.

1. Please join the ZOOM meeting from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

https://und.zoom.us/j/115541475

2. If you prefer to use phone for audio:

US (Long distance): +1 (669) 900-6833 or +1 (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 115-541-475

October 2 – Capability Statements for the Government Marketplace 

Pat Dotter, MN Department of Administration Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

This session will provide samples and evaluation checklists to assist you in making a statement in your marketing efforts with Capability Statements being the focus.  Learn the key components, review good and bad examples, and make your business attractive to the government.  You will receive all of the necessary tools and tips to create a great first impression!

 
November 6 – Doing Business with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Veteran Verification (Certification) 
David Diercks, Department of Veterans Affairs and Mark Cooper, MN Department of Administration Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

This workshop is an introduction to doing business with the Veterans Health Administration NCO 23.  Learn how the VA buys, what they buy and how you can participate.  Learn how your business can support the mission of the VA.

The Veterans Health Administration has a Veterans First Contracting Program to qualify Service Disabled Veteran and Veteran Owned Small Businesses.  To qualify firms must be verified through the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE).  This session will give a brief overview of the application and review process.