On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber) hosted three EDGE Workshops in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. The Southwest Region Small Business Resource Center (SBTRC) completed extensive outreach to all small businesses and disadvantaged small business within the Los Angeles area. The workshops focused on giving our small businesses interactive presentations on understanding contracts, the negotiation process, managing their contracts once awarded and preparing to go after government and utilities contracts.
A testimony from a participant of the workshop, “I was not expecting this workshop was going to be active like this, and I was impressed how fun it was.” – Anonymous
The presenters provided by Southern California Edison shared engaging presentations on why it is important for small business owners to understand their contracts. Attendees were engaged on how contracts are formed, what makes contracts invalid, understanding project management and contracting with governmental agencies. The presenters included Eldonna Lewis Fernandez (CEO of Dynamic Vision International Inc.), Rene Cota (President of CMG Alliance) and Don Martinez (President of Domar Companies).
The workshops consisted of three separate presentations; “Contracts 101,” “How to Prepare for Post Award Management and Contract Negotiations,” and “How to Prepare for Utilities and Government Contracts.”