Antioch small businesses can get certified to do business with the state at Thursday workshop

Owners of small businesses in Antioch and East Contra Costa County are invited to learn how to increase their business opportunities with the state of California during a free workshop on Thursday, April 23, in Antioch.

Co-sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, the California Department of General Services and the Antioch Chamber of Commerce, the State of California Small Business Certification Workshop will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the chamber office, 101 H St., Unit 4.

Staff members from the Department of General Services will walk participants through the process of becoming certified to do business with the state, the first step in bidding for and soliciting service contracts from state agencies.

Participants who wish to become certified during the workshop itself should bring a laptop computer; their business’s three most recent federal tax returns; their Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN); Secretary of State number; the home address of their business officers, partners and member/manager; Dun & Bradstreet number (if applicable); Contractors State License Board number (if applicable); and keywords (255 character-limit; don’t use periods or commas and do not repeat words).

To register for the workshop, call the Antioch chamber at (925) 757-1800.

To contact Assemblymember Jim Frazier please visit his website at or call his District Offices at 707-399-3011 or 925-778-5790. Follow Assemblymember Jim Frazier on Facebook and “Like” him for updates on events and happenings in the 11th AD.

One Comment to “Antioch small businesses can get certified to do business with the state at Thursday workshop”

  1. Karl dietzel says:

    Is that “training/ certification” good for doing biz with our city?

    The city of Antioch should actively search and award projects and purchases to our
    Local biz.

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