Understanding the SBA 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program & The NRP Group Presentation

About the Episode:

Are you aware of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and their vital role in helping small businesses grow and scale up? Have you taken advantage of their operating frameworks to get those tremendous federal, state, and local government contracts? This webinar is for you if you want more information about that.  

Welcome to another webinar by The Virginia MBDA Business Center with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the NRP Group. The SBA’s goal is to provide high-quality assistance to eligible businesses to help them be competitive for federal, state, and local government contracts. 

Tommy Marks, the webinar moderator, engages with Kiya Perrin and Charles George to discuss the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, understanding the program benefits, program qualifications, and training opportunities. Sean Ehlers, Kendall Hutchinson, and Tyrone Gorham, who represent The NRP Group, share what is unique about their business model, clients, and communities they serve and how to do business with them. They share their message around supplier diversity and inclusion as a part of their overall business strategy to grow and develop more minority-owned businesses.

Download the handouts/presentations here: https://bit.ly/3W3sj1j

Here’s What You’ll Get In This Episode

[00:01] Episode intro and what’s in for you with our panelists

[03:20] A brief overview of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program

[06:54] Eligibility requirements for the 7(j) program

[08:01] Benefits of joining the 7(j) program as a small business

[09:37] Definitions of a ‘high proportion’ and ‘low income’ as used in SBA’s 7(j) program

[10:19] Mechanisms SBA use to provide 7(j) assistance

[10:47] A list of approved 7(j) training providers

[15:53] 7(j) program performance statistics that you should know

[16:43] How to contact the 7(j) program office

[18:10] The SBA team answers questions from the audience

[23:25] Introducing The NRP Group

[24:46] What the NRP Group is

[26:47] Quick facts about the NRP Group and the markets served

[28:16] The NRP construction side of things and its supplier diversity programs

[35:00] NRP’s goal of increasing inclusion and participation of women minority businesses

[41:57] Contact information for the NRP Group

[42:50] Answering questions from the audience

[50:23] Wrap up and end of the show

Notable Quotes

  • The 7(j) program, authorized by the small business act, provides high-quality assistance to economically disadvantaged small businesses to help them compete in the federal marketplace of state and local contracting opportunities.
  • If you want to grow your small business, interested in competing at federal or local level contracting opportunities, the SBA’s 7(j) program is the place to be.

Connect with Panelists

Kiya Perrin: 

Email: Kiya.Perrin@sba.gov

Charles George

Email: Charles.george@sba.gov

The NRP Group

Website: https://www.nrpgroup.com/

Download the handouts/presentations here: https://bit.ly/3W3sj1j

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