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Small Business Technical Assistance Expansion Program (TAEP) 

In addition to the training provided by our cadre of professional experts, WED is pleased to offer one-on-one coaching and technical assistance for small business development through our Technical Assistance Expansion Program (TAEP). This program provides entrepreneurs and small business owner support with an emphasis on serving underserved business communities, including women, people of color, veteran-owned businesses, and businesses in low-wealth, rural, and disaster-impacted communities. A diverse team of coaches with a variety of expertise is available and ready to help your business reach greater success in 2021. ​​​

​The program client services include the following: 

  • Procurement Readiness/Business Development/Pre-Award Support 
    • Business Mentorship and Counseling 
    • Business formation and legal structuring 
    • Permits and Licensing 
    • Procurement 
    • Financial Management 
    • Marketing 
    • Business Planning and Strategy (8a Certification) 
    • Customer Discovery and Development 
    • Bonding (construction) 
    • Market Diversification 
    • Standard Operating Procedures 
    • Staffing ​
  • Referrals to Local Resource Partners 
    • PTAC 
    • SBDC 
    • SCORE​
    • WBC 
    • Chambers of Commerce 
  • Annual Documentation/Equal Opportunity Filing 
  • Sustainabiltiy Analysis 
  • Benchmark Evaluations ​
  • ​ Workshop/Training Services​