Opportunities for Minority & Women Owned Businesses

Take a look at these three cohort mentorship programs for minority and/or women-owned businesses:  Bond Readiness ProgramNYC Construction Mentorship, and NYC Goods and Services Mentorship!

If you have not yet received your M/WBE certification, get certified online or attend an upcoming workshop to learn more.

  • Thursday, February 28th (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) RSVP here.
  • Tuesday, March 5th (6:00 – 7:30 p.m.) RSVP here.
  • Thursday, March 28th (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) RSVP here.

Workshops from the Procurement Technical Assistance Center:

  1. Responding to RFPs (Request For Proposal) workshop – Wednesday, February 20th (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) RSVP here.
    This workshop provides the tools and techniques for responding to a request for proposal from a government agency. Using an actual RFP, the presenter will cover how to prepare an effective proposal response as well as examine common proposal mistakes.
  2. Selling to Government (afternoon session) – Tuesday, February 26th (3 – 5 p.m.) RSVP here.
    This workshop offers an introduction to government contracting and prepares businesses to find opportunities in their areas of expertise.
    Learn how your business can pursue contracts at the City, State, and Federal government levels.
  3. M/WBE Certified: What’s Next? – Thursday, February 28th (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) RSVP here.
    Join us for an interactive workshop networking opportunities and information on:
    • Identifying and evaluating business opportunities with the City of New York
    • Assessing your capacity and developing your business roadmap
    • Tapping into NYC tools and resources designed to help you navigate City government procurement
  4. Selling to Government (morning session) – Tuesday, March 12th (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) RSVP here.
    This workshop offers an introduction to government contracting and prepares businesses to find opportunities in their areas of expertise.
    Learn how your business can pursue contracts at the City, State, and Federal government levels.

Learn how to grow your business:

  1. Next Level Services: Bonding Capacity & Risk Management Tools – Wednesday, February 20th (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) RSVP here.
    Attend the panel of surety experts and find out how to best present your business to a surety company; how to manage your risk on bonded projects; and learn more about available surety bond resources to expand your bonding capacity and start landing more lucrative contracts.
  2. Next Level Services: Refine Your Construction Cost Estimates to Win NYC Contracts – Monday, March 4th (6 – 8 p.m.) RSVP here.
    Improve your cost estimating skills for NYC and other public construction contracts through this hands-on workshop. Learning objectives include:
    • Reading between the lines when reviewing bidding documents
    • Tools for soliciting competitive bids from subcontractors
    • Intelligence gathering
    • Cost scheduling
    • Cost control strategies
  3. Next Level Services: Strategies for Winning City Construction Contracts – Monday, March 11th (6 – 8 p.m.) RSVP here.
    Learn to how identify ideal projects and prepare compliant and competitive bids to secure new contracts.
    Topics include:
    • Understanding your company’s core competencies and identifying the key elements of an ideal profitable project
    • Updating your Strategic Business Development approach using a data-driven approach
    • Market and competition research secrets

Goods and Services Seminars:

  1. Next Level Services: What Every M/WBE Entrepreneur Should Know About Their Financials to Succeed. This 2-hour workshop will review answers to frequently asked questions about small business finance. – Tuesday, February 19th (6 – 8 p.m.) RSVP here.
    Topics will include:
    • Will increasing your sales actually improve your financial outlook?
    • Improving communication with your banker and lender through clear communication
    • How to know when to increase prices, expand your staff or space, or diversify your product
  2. Developing an Effective Team to Grow Your M/WBE Business – Webinar – Tuesday, March 26th (5:30 – 7 p.m.) RSVP here.
    How do you create an ideal team to grow your business? This webinar will take you through planning, hiring and developing your workforce from A-Z. 

About the Procurement Technical Assistance Center(PTAC)

The Procurement Technical Assistance Team offers classes in how to sell to government and get assistance in state and federal contracting.  For more information visit NYC Business PTAC.

About the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce is a multicultural membership association of entrepreneurs and civic leaders representing the most diverse community in New York.  The Chamber fosters the economic growth, inclusive diversity, and shared prosperity of greater Flushing through advocacy, networking, and education. More information is available at flushingchamber.nyc.

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