Free Small Business Certification Workshop

From the California High-Speed Rail Authority:

California High-Speed Rail Authority

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, in partnership with the Office of California State Senator Jim Beall and the City of San Jose, are hosting a Small Business Enterprise Certification Workshop at no cost to small businesses.

The workshop will provide hands-on technical assistance for on-the-spot online certification from the California Department of General Services (DGS). Information on Federal 8(a) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (minority and women-owned) certifications will also be provided. Translation services will be provided in Spanish and Vietnamese. 

 Space is limited! Please RSVP: 

 Send RSVP to Meilani Sabadlab at or (916) 414-2578. 

 Include event date, desired certification session, your full name, business name, address, and contact number. 


Friday, March 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

At the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116  

  • 9:00 – 10:00 – Networking 
  • 10:00 – 10:45 – High-Speed Rail Presentation 
  • 10:45 – 11:00 – Break 
  • 11:00 – 1:00 – Certification Sessions (Please Note: Choose from one of the two Certification Sessions below as they are being offered simultaneously) 

o Session A – On-the-Spot Small Business Certification presented by DGS 

o Session B – Educational Presentation on Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification presented by VTA 

* Habrá disponibles servicios de traducción en español durante la reunión pública. 

* Trong cuộc họp công cộng sẽ có dịch vụ dịch thuật tiếng Việt. 

For On-The-Spot Small Business Certification You Must Bring the Following Materials to Workshop: 

 Personal laptop with Wi-Fi accessibility 

 Applicant/Affiliate Federal Tax Returns for the past three (3) years (Please have your tax returns available in electronic PDF format) 

 Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) (if applicable) 

 Secretary of State Number (if applicable) 

 Home address of Officers, Member/Manager and Partners 

 Social Security Number (if sole proprietor) 

 Dunn & Bradstreet Number (if applicable) 

 Contractors State License Board Number (if applicable) 

*In some cases, additional documentation may be required to complete certification.