Event Details

The Black Business Association is pleased to present our BBA Business Ready Program offering workshops and resources to assist our members and other participating business owners and entrepreneurs with the information, training and tools to become ready for contracting and capital funding opportunities.

The cornerstone to qualify for most contracting opportunities is to be certified. This 2-part workshop, taking place on May 10, 2023 and May 17, 2023 from 10am - 11:30am via Zoom, serves to assist business owners with the essential instructions and information to identify which certification(s) are perfect for your business in addition to providing you the tools to begin the certification process.

At the end of this course, graduates will receive a certificate of completion from the Black Business Association in addition to the opportunity to schedule a step-by-step one-on-one consulting session with a qualified professional as a pre-cursor to completing the certification process.

In this 2-part workshop, you will learn:

  • what certification is and who should apply.
  • understanding the benefits and the "WHYs" for certifications
  • the common types of Federal and State (California) certifications
  • the creation and importance of General Order 156
  • about California's Regulated Utilities
  • and more

This workshop is brought to you in partnership with Southern California Edison and SoCalGas.

For more information, call the BBA office at (323) 291-9334 or email to: sharris@bbala.org.


  • May 10, 2023

  • May 17, 2023

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Session 1
Workshop Instruction and Work Assignment


  • Patricia Click (President at Ventress Click Ventures LLC)

    Patricia Click

    President at Ventress Click Ventures LLC


    Patricia V. Click is president of Ventress Click Ventures LLC, a strategic business consulting company with multi-talented professionals who provide consulting, program development, training and strategic planning, whose experience and delivery empowers companies to understand, improve, strengthen, and engage customers for sustainable success and continued excellence.

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Member Ticket
Member Price Complimentary
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price $20