Creating Latina Influence

Upcoming Events

    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 24 Apr 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Plaza de Cultura y Artes: 501 North Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012 (4th Floor)

    This workshop series is designed to equip business owners with the tools and resources that will elevate them from a ready-to-do business status to a contract-ready status. Participants will better understand the key components to a successful business and what contract providers consider a qualified firm. Our seven (7) week series format is part lecture and part interactive among participants.

    Tuesday, March 13
    How to Develop a Capability Statement: For Your Business

    • What is a capability statement
    • Learn How to develop your own capability statement
    • How Do You Present it To Contract Providers
    Tuesday, March 20
    Business Compliance & Best Practices:
    • Conducts a Physical on Your Business. Does it Have What it Takes?
    • Explore how to make your business compliant?
    • Give your business a tune-up

    Tuesday, March 27
    Cash Flow Management:

    • Calculating gross profit margins and break-even points
    • Understanding the 3 key financial documents in your business (balance sheet, profit & loss, and cash flow)
    • Tips on how to make banks want to do business with you

    Tuesday, April 3

    • Type of certifications and their benefits
    • Requirements of each certification program
    • How to apply for each certification
    • How to certify your business online (hands-on self-certification process)

    Tuesday, April 10
    Procurement & Contract-Rediness:

    • Researching and obtaining contracts
    • The bidding process: How to find bids?
    • What to look for in bid and proposal documents?
    • How can I tell if my business is contract-ready?
    • I've been awarded a contract, how do I manage it?

    Tuesday, April 17

    • How to develop and manage your marketing plan?
    • How to market your business to contracting officers?
    • What do contract providers look for in vendors?
    • How to calculate and set your pricing?

    Tuesday, April 24
    Hands-on Capability Statement break-out session

    • Certification hands-on registration (in-class)
    • Finalize all key checklist documents
    • 2018 Graduation Ceremony

    For more details on curriculum, speakers or scholarships, please contact

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