The University of Arkansas at Monticello Small Business & Technology Development Center and the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center will offer a “Getting Started with Government Contracting Seminar” on February 12 from 8 a.m. until noon in the UAM Library.

Federal, state and local government agencies contract with thousands of small businesses every year, buying everything from paper clips to space ships, from landscaping services to computer software. The federal government alone will buy over $6 billion in products and services each year and more than 20 percent of all contracts must be awarded to small businesses.

At this workshop small business owners will get an overview of the different business types as well as the different government contract types. Government contracting is different than contracting in the private sector and APAC will help businesses become familiar with the process. The instructor will be David Jerome and other counselors from the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center.

The Arkansas Assistance Procurement Center provides free consulting assistance to small businesses to break into government contracting opportunities…Federal, state and local.  Attendees will learn about the assistance available from APAC as well as how to tap into this market by working with contracting professionals. The seminar is free.

For more information or to register contact the UAM Small Business and Technology Development Center at (870) 460-1910, email [email protected], register online at http://asbtdc.ualr.edu/training/monticello.asp or “fan” the UAM SBTDC on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/uam.asbtdc?ref=hl.

The University of Arkansas at Monticello Small Business and Technology Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through a partnership with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business and the University of Arkansas at Monticello.