AICC Madagascar branch and the Madagascar Youth for Development Association held a joint meeting.

September 30, 2017, the AICC, American International Chamber of Commerce Madagascar branch and the Madagascar Youth for Development Association held a joint meeting.

“Malagasy Youth for Development Y4D” is an association which regroup malagasy young people in Madagascar island. The association has its representant in 22 regions of Madagascar and has thousands of members.


According to Y4D member boards in national and regional levels, they have decided to have partnership with the American International Chambre of Commerce branch of Madagascar. They have asked Mr José RAMAHERISON to be the Honor President of the Malagasy youth for Development association.

The AICC Madagascar is helping Malagasy youth. The development comes from youth, So the reason why AICC Madagascar gave an office, a meeting room and materials and furnitures to Malagasy Y4D association.

Free Webinar on the Education Landscapes in Nigeria and Ghana

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Register for Free Webinar on the Education Landscapes in Nigeria and Ghana

Tuesday, May 9th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Overview
Is your school interested in recruiting more students from Sub-Sahara Africa? If you seek to diversify your student body, increase enrollment and want more information about how to connect with students from West Africa, this webinar is for you.

Webinar Information
Learn from the US Commercial Service and EducationUSA specialists about higher education systems, current market trends and typical student profiles from Nigeria and Ghana.

Find out what opportunities are available for U.S higher education institutions, including the upcoming Education Recruitment Tours to Nigeria and Ghana in September 2017.

Why Nigeria?
This market is the largest country in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in terms of the economy and the population. One-fifth of Nigeria’s population is between the ages of 15 and 24, creating significant demand for higher education opportunities. As the demand cannot be met domestically, students are searching for international opportunities. Education fairs will be held in both Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria.

Why Ghana?
Ghana has experienced a decade of sustained economic growth, and its education expenditure relative to income is double the average for the African continent. These factors, coupled with the fact that English is the primary language of instruction, sets Ghana as the second largest sender of students to the United States. U.S. schools will participate in an education fair in Accra, in addition briefings, meetings, and networking events.

Where Businesses Come to Grow Presents: Top Strategies to Win Federal Government Contracts

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

“This webinar provides the best strategies to win contracts in the very competitive federal contracting arena. With over $100 billion in federal procurements, learn proven strategies to identify and win contracts.”

– Barbara English, Owner and Vice President
English-El Enterprises

Top Strategies
to Win Federal Government Contracts

Workshop will cover:

  • The most effective federal officials to engage with that are not well known but powerful;The best small business programs out there for small businesses;
  • How to determine the best agencies to contact based on your NAICS code;
  • Strategies to ensure you land your second contract after the first one
  • The top two contracting associations/organizations every small business should join;
  • The best way to price government contracts; and
  • How the “internal” source selection process works for Contracting Officers

Learn How to Get 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB, and WOSB Certified

Small business certifications are like professional certifications: they document a special capability or status that help you compete in the marketplace. These certifications can help you pursue business opportunities with the federal government and prime contractors who often have goals to ensure small businesses are integrated into their purchasing and procurement efforts. At our Federal Contracting Certifications workshop, we’ll give an overview and demonstrate how to apply for the following certifications:

8(a) Business Development (BD) Program

The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development program, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.

Applicant firms must be:

a small business in operation for at least two years

unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; and

demonstrate a potential for success

Participants in the 8(a) BD program can receive sole source contracts up to $4 million for goods and services and $7 million for manufacturing. 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on larger prime contracts.

HUBZone & WOSB Procurement Programs

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal contracting opportunities. The benefits for certified companies include competitive and sole source contracting and a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open competitions and subcontracting opportunities.

The Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) programs allow federal contracting officials to set aside and sole source certain contracts to eligible woman-owned and economically disadvantaged woman-owned businesses.

Now, there are TWO ways to participate in this training; you can attend the workshop at our Santa Ana District Office on December 15th or you can log in to our Webinar on December 22nd. Please see below for details.

Agenda/Date/Location for the December 15th Workshop

Registration: 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. (PST)

8(a) BD Program Certification Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (PST)

HUBZone & WOSB Certifications Workshop: 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PST)

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at the Santa Ana District Office Training Room, located at 5 Hutton Centre Dr. #900, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Agenda/Date/Location for the December 22nd Webinar

8(a) BD Program Certification Workshop: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (PST)

HUBZone & WOSB Certifications Workshop: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PST)

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016…log in information will be sent after successful registration

FREE Workshop: SBA Loans to Start, Run, & Grow Your Business 

Jan 6, 2017 Friday
Fresno SBA District Office
801 R Street., Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93721

The United States Small Business Administration is hosting a FREE SBA loan workshop for entrepreneurs who want to start or buy a business, or business owners who want to grow their companies.

This workshop will be presented by an experienced SBA Loan Officer who will cover the specifics of SBA guaranteed loan programs. Learn about small loans for home-based businesses, multi-million dollar real estate and manufacturing transactions, exporting loans, construction loans, lines of credit, and others.

This workshop will also include a local banker who will explain how to prepare a successful SBA loan application, and the event will conclude with a Question & Answer session.

Register

Better Business Through Better Records and SBA Recources

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT

Information Every Business Owner Needs to Know

Join this webinar to learn helpful record keeping information on asset/purchase/expense records, gross receipts, maintaining employment tax records, record keeping time frames and the different types of record keeping. Learn how to keep your business documents organized all year round ensuring your taxes are filed accurately and in the very rare instance of being audited you are prepared!

Also learn about the many the SBA programs, tools, and resources that can strengthen your business and help it to grow.

Presented by:
Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Small Business Administration
Sponsored by:
City of Tustin
Tustin Chamber of Commerce

Click HERE to Register

Making Global Goals Local Business – Dubai

Oct 24 – 27, 2016
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The UN Global Compact invites you to Dubai for a series of events as part of our Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, where we will bring together leaders across sectors to explore the transformative platforms and partnerships needed to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the ground. In Dubai, over 600 participants from business, civil society, government, the UN and Global Compact Local Networks will focus on moving from awareness to action, showing that companies that do business responsibly and find opportunities to innovate around the SDGs will be the market leaders of tomorrow.

Oct 24-25, 2016
Annual Local Network Forum
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Madinat Jumeirah | Al Sufouh Rd
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Oct 24-25, 2016
UN Private Sector Focal Points Network Annual Meeting
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Madinat Jumeirah | Al Sufouh Rd
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Oct 25, 2016
PRME Business for Peace Forum 2016
American University of Sharjah | United Arab Emirates

Oct 26, 2016
Business for Peace Annual Event
Jumeirah Mina A’Salam Madinat Jumeirah | Al Sufouh Rd
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Oct 27,2016
Pearl Initiative & United Nations Global Compact 2nd Regional Forum
Conrad Hotel
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Contact
AICC UN Global Compact Office: ungc@aiccus.org