Free Workshop - How to do Business with the State of California 


    How to do Business with the State of California and
    Become a State Certified Small Business

    Tuesday, December 4, 2012
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Napa Chamber of Commerce
    1556 First Street, 2nd Flr, Napa

    To register call: (707) 253-3210 or go to

      You will learn:
    - how to get certified;
    - how to use our data base to get solicitations; and
    - how to market your business to multiple state agencies.

    The Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification Programs were established by the State to increase business opportunities for the SB and DVBE community. These programs help SBs and DVBEs participate on a more level playing field when competing for state contracts. 

    On December 4, 2012, join Wayne Gross, Customer Liaison from the Department of General Services Procurement Division, will discuss how the California Department of General Services (DGS) helps to better serve small businesses. He will provide strategic information and tools about getting contracts with state agencies.  California state agencies work to meet an annual goal of doing at least 25 percent of purchasing and contracting with small businesses. Additionally California's Veterans and Military Code's goal is to purchase at least three percentof all goods and services fromDisabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBE).

    Wayne received two 2012 State Agency Recognition Awards for his advocacy and support of small businesses seeking to understand and navigate the State's procurement system. These awards honor state departments and employees for their best practices, creativity and outstanding achievements to advance California's Small Business programs and DVBE programs.