Federal & State Government Contracting for Veterans

Oct 19 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Join us for this informative workshop that will provide you with an introduction into what is involved in getting started with State and Federal Government contracting. After completion of the workshop, one on one consulting is available to assist you with your next steps! Register today!

Webinar Topics Include:

  • Identifying your industry and getting registered
  • Small business certifications and eligibility with an emphasis on Veteran-owned businesses
  • Marketing to the State and Federal Government
  • Finding contracting opportunities
  • Regulations
  • Resources

Meet Your Speaker

Paul Tavernia,

Business Consultant


Prior to joining the VBOC team, Paul Tavernia spent over 16 years working for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In his initial position at the SBA, he was as a loan specialist in the SBA Sacramento loan processing center, however, most of his tenure at the SBA was in the Sacramento District Office as the team leader of business opportunity specialists focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs primarily in the federal contracting arena.

In addition to ensuring regulatory compliance, he and his team provided significant business development support through assistance with certifications, one-on-one counseling, as well as marketing and outreach events and education. Before his federal service, he spent over 20 years in the private sector in a variety of sales and marketing positions, mostly in the information technology industry.

Paul hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada.

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Registration Cost:


Location: Virtual

Event Contact: NorCal VBOC

P: (916) 527-8400

E: info@norcalvboc.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

Northern California Veterans Business Outreach Center


NorCal VBOC’s mission is to support veterans, transitioning service members – and their spouses with end-to-end support for long-term business success.

Who We Are:

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.