05.04.18

Benefits for Businesses Located in the Zone—HUBZone May 10, 2018 Workshop Explains How

Tammy Allen, Director, Marketing & Programs, The NIIC;
Sharon Harvey, Economic Development Specialist,
U.S. Small Business Administration

Your company could unknowingly be sitting on benefits—Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone benefits. Businesses may qualify for benefits if at least 35 percent of their employees live in a HUBZone, the business is 51 percent owned by a U.S. citizen, and meets small business size standards. Come to the SBA HUBZone Certification Workshop, May 10, 3-4:30 p.m., at The NIIC to learn more, including if your business is in the zone.

“Since I joined The NIIC as the WEOC Director a couple of months ago, I have helped several clients set themselves up for government contracting work. Most of them have never heard of HUBZone contracts. A HUBZone contract is not only great for the business, but it is great for the community,” said Leslee Hill, Director, Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center. “One of the requirements for HUBZone eligibility is that the business office must be located in a HUBZone. The NIIC is located in a HUBZone. We are excited to help educate the community on the ins and outs of the program, as well as offer space located within the specified area,” said Hill.

During this workshop Gil Perry, Procurement Specialist, Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will walk attendees through subcontracting assistance, bid-matching service, assistance with certifications and registrations, proposal preparation, and more. Take your business from a start-up to a success and take advantage of the benefits that might be available to you through this free workshop. Registration is required. Click to register SBA HUBZone Certification Workshop.

This workshop is organized through U.S. Small Business Administration in partnership with Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC), Fort Wayne SCORE, and Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center.


About WEOCThe Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) serves as a resource center and business growth accelerator for women and underserved entrepreneurs in Northeast Indiana. In October 2017, the name changed to Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center to more accurately reflect what WEOC does. WEOC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Host organization The NIIC also provides funding and supplemental and complementary resources for WEOC, an SBA designated Women’s Business Center—one of two in Indiana. WEOC serves women at all stages of their business ventures. WEOC responds to the unique needs of women entrepreneurs through business growth coaching, training and entrepreneurial education, connectivity and access to capital. For more information, visit www.inweoc.com.

About The NIICThe NIIC is a non-profit, vibrant entrepreneurial community. We help business builders and entrepreneurs launch and grow successful business ventures. Formed in 1999 by a consortium of community and government leaders and organizations in 2013, The NIIC was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top four under-the-radar incubators in the country. This basically means Entrepreneur magazine, with the help of International Business Incubation Association, picked four U.S. incubators to highlight, and we were one of them. In their words, we “stand out in a state not always perceived as small business friendly.” The NIIC is one of the country’s only ISO9001: 2008 registered business incubation and acceleration program. https://theniic.org/.

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