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Tinian SBDC to Host Training on Government Contracting: Crafting Capabilities Statements


Monday, April 15, 2024

Tinian SBDC to Host Training on Government Contracting: Crafting Capabilities Statements

(Tinian, CNMI) The Tinian Small Business Development Center announces a comprehensive training session designed to assist local entrepreneurs and businesses in crafting effective capabilities statements. This no-cost training opportunity, presented by Tinian businessman and President of the Tinian Chamber of Commerce, Phillip Mendiola-Long, aims to empower attendees with the necessary skills to enhance their business profiles and compete more effectively for Department of Defense contracts and opportunities.

Capabilities statements serve as crucial marketing tools for businesses, especially when seeking government contracts or partnerships with larger corporations. Crafting an impactful capabilities statement can significantly enhance a company’s visibility and credibility, opening doors to new opportunities for growth and success.

The training session will cover essential elements of a capabilities statement, including:

  • Understanding the purpose and importance of capabilities statements
  • Identifying key components to include in a capabilities statement
  • Crafting a compelling narrative that highlights strengths and capabilities
  • Tailoring capabilities statements to specific audiences and opportunities

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts, participate in interactive discussions, and receive practical guidance on developing and refining their capabilities statements.

Details of the training session are as follows:

  • Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: Room D, Tinian Northern Marianas College Center

“We are excited to offer this valuable training opportunity to the business community on Tinian,” said Benjamin Huk Borja, Tinian SBDC Director/Business Advisor. “A well-crafted capabilities statement can make a significant difference in attracting potential clients and partners. We encourage all local businesses, current, and aspiring entrepreneurs to join us for this informative session.” 

Registration for the training session comes at no-cost, but space is limited. Interested individuals are encouraged to register through this link:

To register for this training or for more information, please contact Tinian SBDC Director/Business Advisor Benjamin Huk Borja at (670) 237-9211 or email Stay updated with your local SBDC by visiting the official website, visit the CNMI Small Business Development Center Network on Facebook, and follow @cnmi.sbdc on Instagram.

The CNMI SBDC Network promotes a business-friendly economic infrastructure in the community, builds entrepreneurial capacity and financial literacy within that community, and provides current and nascent small businesses with the technical assistance, counseling, training, and support they need to innovate, adapt, and grow. 

The CNMI Small Business Development Center Network (CNMI SBDC) Network comprises the CNMI SBDC lead center located in Saipan, the Rota SBDC, and Tinian SBDC. CNMI SBDC Network is partially funded by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Northern Marianas College. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Requests for reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals with at least two weeks advance notice. For arrangements, please contact your local SBDC at P.O.Box 501250 Saipan, MP 96950, Tel: (670) 237-6888, or email Services are extended to the public on a non-disciplinary basis.

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