Federal & State Small Business Certifications

Jun 26 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Event Details

This session on Federal & State Small Business Certifications will provide you with an in-depth discussion of the specific eligibility criteria required to qualify for small business certifications as well as the registration process for the following:

  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) – Federal
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) – Federal
  • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) – State of California
  • Woman Owned and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) (EDWOSB) – Federal
  • 8(a) Small Business – Federal
  • HUBZone small business – Federal
  • Small Business (SB) – State of California

About the Presenter

Tron Shephard
Tron Shephard

Tron is a highly esteemed member of the NorCal VBOC team, serving as a dedicated business consultant and trainer. He is a distinguished Army Veteran with over 15 years of service, graduating as the Honor Graduate of the US Army Infantry Basic Training and the Distinguish Graduate of the US Army Quartermaster School. His meritorious service during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) awarded Tron the Bronze Star Medal (BSM), the fourth highest combat award of the United States Armed Forces, and he also won the “Soldier of the Year” Competition.

He is deeply committed to supporting his fellow veterans in their entrepreneurial pursuits, driven by a desire to give back to his community. With his 12 years of experience leading a business management consultant firm and real estate brokerage in Florida and California, he has a unique understanding of the challenges and distinctive skill sets that Veterans bring to the business world.

Tron is deeply involved in various programs providing mentorship, resources, and guidance to Veterans starting their own business. He was part of the inaugural “Boots to Business’ program at the White House in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Boots to Business program and an administrator for the B2B LinkedIn page. Additionally, Omar is part of the Inc. Military Entrepreneurs programs and a graduate of the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP). He understands the transformative power of entrepreneurship in transitioning to civilian life, and he strives to be a beacon of support to empower other Veterans to achieve their business dreams.

Fostering camaraderie and success within the Veteran community is deeply important to Tron, exemplifying the spirit of service that extends beyond the military landscape. Tron holds an A.A. in Real Estate from Consumnes River College and a B.A. in Business from Johns Hopkins University.

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.