I’m Certified, Now What?

Jun 21 9:00 am — 12:00 pm

Event Details

Get valuable information on how to best utilize your Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) and your Small Business (SB) certification.

If you’re Small Business (SB) or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certified, then it’s time to pursue contract opportunities with the State of California! Join us to learn how to find out which agencies buy what you sell, how to connect with SB/DVBE advocates, and elevate your business’s chances of winning a contract.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Cal eProcure profiles
  • Keywords and UNSPSCs
  • Contract opportunities
  • Researching past purchases
  • SB/DVBE Advocates
  • Reciprocity partners
  • Emergency contracting
  • Commercially useful function

Please join us for this in-person learning experience at:

In Person Redding, CA
1031 Butte Street, Redding CA 96001
Lassen Training Room – Caltrans D2 Office

About the Instructor

Diane Lydon
Diane Lydon, Business Outreach Manager, CA DGS OSDS

Diane Lydon currently serves as a Business Outreach Manager for the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services in the Procurement Division of the California Department of General Services. In her role, Diane educates business owners on how to do business with the state and the benefits of pursuing state certification. She provides best practices and guidance in finding contract opportunities with the state of California.

Prior to joining Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Services, Diane managed development and delivery of educational training programs for the World Trade Center Northern California. She designed and managed training activities for small to medium-size companies on export fundamentals, markets, supply chain and finance. She collaborated on programs with Small Business Development Centers, Chambers of Commerce, the Small Business Administration and U.S. Commercial Services.

Diane is an experienced leader in business development and has a substantive background in marketing communications. She has a proven record of accomplishments in helping small and diverse businesses successfully connect to markets to achieve brand and business objectives.

The information provided in this webinar and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute professional financial or legal advice. No registrant should act or fail to act on the basis of any material contained in this webinar without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern California Small Business Development Center, and its host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, specifically disclaims any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the information presented in this webinar. By registering for this webinar you acknowledge and agree that you have read, understood, accept and agree to the above disclaimer and that under no circumstances shall the Northern California Small Business Development Center or it’s host, the HSU Sponsored Programs Foundation, be held liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any kind or nature arising out of or in any way related to the information provided in this webinar and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.