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Ms. Yolanda McCain, Director

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SMALL BUSINESS OFFICE

VISION
Create a culture that looks to Small Business first for innovative, agile, affordable, and timely solutions to meet the evolving needs of our warfighter.

MISSION
To champion Small Business and their ability to provide relevant solutions to meet the needs of the warfighter by advocating for acquisition strategies that provide maximum practical SB participation, performing industry outreach and connecting the best small business partners and their solutions with the right Air Force requirement.

 

CONTACT US

490 East Moore Drive
Building 892, Suite 110C
Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex 36114
yolanda.mccain@us.af.mil
 

Small News FY23 Q2

87 FR 73400 Small Business Administration (SBA) Final Rule - SBA’s Final Rule on VOSB and SDVOSB certification effective 1 January 2023- The Small Business Administration (SBA) amends its regulations to implement a statutory requirement to certify Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns participating in the Veteran Small Business Certification Program. There will be a 1-year grace period for businesses (to include self-certified) to apply for certification. Following the 1-year grace period, SBA certifications will be required for "VOSB contracts" and "SDVOSB contracts."   

Useful Resources

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) - DAF Cybersecurity is a priority across the Department of Defense (DOD), the Air Force (Air Force) and Business Enterprise Systems (BES).  Small businesses looking to contract with DoD will have to show the ability to safeguard their systems and data. To help small businesses with the tools and training to meet this standard, DoD developed Project Spectrum. For more information, visit Project Spectrum 

ASU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)- The SBDC and the PTAC offers technical and management assistance to small businesses and prospective business owners.  For more information and resources visit http://www/alasu.edu/cba/alabama-sbdc-asu  

Happening Around SB (90 Day Outlook)

The Montgomery AFCEA Chapter presents “State of the BES” with Mr. Richard T. Aldridge, Program Executive Officer, Business and Enterprise Systems.
When: January 11, 2023; 11:30am-1:00pm
Where: Wynlakes Golf and Country Club; Montgomery, Alabama

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Doing Business with the Airforce BES & Small Business Matchmaker
Guest Presenter: Ms. Yolanda McCain, Director, Small Business Programs, AFLCMC/GB, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, AL
Event registration link: https://asbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/9385; Deadline: January 17, 2023; 8:00am CST
Fee: No Fee
Point of Contact: Cordero Young (334) 604-3302
Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)
Description: Interested in doing business with the Air Force Program Executive Office (PEO) Business & Enterprise Systems (BES) Directorate.  During this procurement training virtual webinar, participants will learn the basic requirements for contracting business with the BES.  

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ASU SBDC Entrepreneurship 101: How to Start a Business in Alabama and Write a Business Plan
When: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
During this 2.5 hours informative hybrid workshop, participants will learn the basics of How to Start a Business in Alabama and Write a Business Plan for a road map to success. The event is open to the public. Course Instructor: Andrea Rogers Mosley, Director, Alabama SBDC at ASU
Learn more and sign up at:  https://asbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/9404
Hosted by Alabama SBDC at Alabama State University

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Ms. Yolanda McCain Talks Small Business

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