CIE Announces Small Business Workshop on How to Sell to the Government

by News Bureau on Monday, Apr. 23, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., April 23, 2012 – Helping small businesses successfully sell to the government is the focus of an upcoming workshop to be sponsored by the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) at Southeast Missouri State University through its Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The workshop is scheduled for Monday, May 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Perryville Higher Education Center. The speaker will be Carolyn Jones, director of the eastern region for the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) based in St. Louis. “The PTAC workshop will help participants understand the basics needed to become an approved bidder for government procurement contracts, and learn how to find and bid on a wide variety of government procurement opportunities,” said Sandra Cabot, interim director of the SBTDC at Southeast. “The government buys billions of dollars’ worth of products and services from small and minority-owned businesses every year, and we’d like to see more of that volume coming to businesses in southeast Missouri.” Although the PTAC workshop is being presented in conjunction with the CIE’s Operation JumpStart training in Perryville, Mo., the May 7 class will be open to any business to register. To register online for the “Small Business Workshop: How to Sell to the Government” or to view a list of other workshops and trainings offered by the CIE, visit www. semo.edu/cie or please call (573) 651-2929.

The Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University is one of the most comprehensive entrepreneurship-focused university centers in the Midwest, offering a wide array of academic and outreach programs and services, including: innovation development and research; entrepreneurship education, training and mentorship; and business counseling, incubation and development services. The CIE supports Southeast Missouri State University’s strategic priority to accelerate economic growth and development that improves the quality of lives, communities and businesses in southeast Missouri and the southeast region. For more information about the CIE and the entrepreneurial support services it offers, contact (573) 651-2929 or visit www.semo.edu/cie.