San Francisco Small Business Week 2016 has ended
Thursday, May 26 • 10:50am - 12:20pm
Getting Certified for Contracting: Will it work for you?

Getting Certified for Contracting: Will it work for you?
Session 2: 10:50am - 12:20pm
Category: Procurement

The public sector, utilities, and corporations all have different ways of certifying small businesses to diversify their supplier base. How can you take advantage of these opportunities to grow your business? Certification is just the first step. Learn all the steps to getting deals with this panel representing the city of San Francisco, the state of California, California’s public utilities, and the Western Region Minority Supplier Development Council.

All programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance. For more information, contact info@sfsmallbusinessweek.com.

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Tong Qin

Deputy District Director & National Director for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Outreach, US Small Business Administration, San Francisco District Office
Qin is a seasoned financial management executive with 20 years of experience in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. Her career in the private sector includes assisting technology start-ups from initial launch and fund-raising stages to growth, mergers and acquisition, and... Read More →


Coreena Conley

MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Veterans Business Outreach Center
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Benjamin J. Poole

Contractors Assistance Center, SF Water
Ben Poole manages the SFPUC’s Contractors Assistance Center which is a free resource focused on helping local, small businesses access the tools and aid necessary to access and compete for upcoming opportunities on City funded contracts. The Center offers a wide range of services... Read More →


Thursday May 26, 2016 10:50am - 12:20pm
City College, North Beach/Chinatown Campus 808 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108