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Small business owners on Tinian who are interested in learning more about federal government contracting procedures are invited to attend a business seminar on Friday, November 17, 2023, by the Tinian Small Business Development Center at the Northern Marianas College.

The seminar, which is offered at no-cost to participants, will be conducted by Philip Mendiola-Long, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Sherman Consulting, LLC., will equip local entrepreneurs with the knowledge and foresight to gear up for the impending wealth of opportunities the Department of Defense projects will bring to the island.

Sherman Consulting, LLC is the Leading Consulting firm in the Asia Pacific Region that assists US and Foreign firms pursue contracting opportunities in Guam and the Mariana Islands. The firm provides extensive & comprehensive services for firms seeking to be involved in the vast opportunities related to infrastructure upgrades on Guam and the Marianas. 

This seminar will help small businesses understand the intricacies of the government contracting process, enabling them to compete effectively in the government contracting arena. Additionally, this seminar will address the multitude of personnel needs both inside and outside military facilities. 

Both current and aspiring small business owners are invited to attend. This business seminar is an excellent opportunity for Tinian-based small businesses looking to expand their horizons and diversify their revenue streams. By participating in this program, entrepreneurs can gain a competitive edge in the government contracting sector. 

The training will be held in Room D of NMC’s Tinian Campus from 9:30am to 11:30am. Interested participants can register at this link:

"The Tinian Small Business Development Center (SBDC) underscores the critical impact of government contracts in catalyzing economic growth and creating avenues for the prosperity of small enterprises. This seminar goes beyond exploring the anticipated build-up's business prospects; it delves into addressing broader community needs. We extend a warm invitation to all those keen on discovering upcoming business opportunities to participate in this invaluable information session,” said Benjamin Huk Borja, Tinian SBDC Director. 

For more information, please contact Tinian SBDC Director, Benjamin Huk Borja at (670) 237-9211 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Assistance is also provided by the Lead Center at (670) 237-6888 or email Administrative Office Manager Charmaine Hofschneider at

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Services are extended to the public on a non-disciplinary basis.