How to Do Business with the State of California

Jan 18 10:00 am — 11:30 am

Last year the state of California spent more than $10 billion on goods and services, including more than $2 billion with small businesses. But the state wants to increase that number, which is where you come in!


Don’t miss out on this webinar for businesses new to state contracting or those who want a refresher. First we’ll start with the basics of government contracting in general then we’ll dive into the details of contracting with the Golden State. You’ll get valuable information on how to get certified as a small business (SB) or disabled veteran business enterprise (DVBE) and how to begin selling your products and services to the state of California.

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Small Business (SB) Certification
  • Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Certification
  • How to sell to the State of California
  • Marketing to the State of California
  • Finding bid opportunities
  • Researching past purchases
  • SB/DVBE Advocates
  • Commercially Useful Function

Meet Your Speaker


Joshua L. Howk

Business Outreach Liaison

CA DGS OSDS

Joshua L. Howk is a Business Outreach Liaison within the Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Services (OSDS) for the State of California.  He connects small businesses and disabled veteran businesses to contracting opportunities via state and local government partnerships, driving new jobs and economic growth.  Before joining the Department of General Services (DGS), Joshua served over six years with the United States Air Force delivering information and resources to high value stakeholders on various projects.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Registration Cost: FREE

Location: Virtual (Zoom Webinar)

Event Contact: Norcal APEX Accelerator

P: (707) 267-7561

E: info@norcalptac.org

The information provided in this webinar/ workshop 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/ workshop without obtaining proper financial, legal or other professional advice specific to their situation. The Northern California APEX Accelerator, 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/ workshop. By registering for this webinar/ workshop 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 APEX Accelerator 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/ workshop and/or the registrant’s use of or reliance on said information.

This No-Cost Training Event is Hosted by


Norcal APEX Accelerator

Northern California APEX Accelerator is a government-funded nonprofit formed to help small businesses find, bid on, and win contracts with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies.


This No-Cost Training Event is Co-Hosted by


CA DGS Office of Small Business & DVBE Services (CA DGS OSDS)

www.dgs.ca.gov/

The CA Department of General Services Office of Small Business and DVBE Services (CA DGS OSDS) commits to helping small, diverse and disabled veteran businesses thrive. OSDS assists businesses with certification and access to procurement opportunities through outreach, education and advocacy. OSDS also works to ensure the state as a whole and each department and agency meets the goal of spending 25% of contract dollars with California certified small businesses and 3% with disabled veteran business enterprises.