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  • Thursday, November 1, 2018

    • Breakfast with the Mayor Catherine E. Pugh Time: 7:30a - 10:00a Location: Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Harbor Ballroom 1525 Russell Street Baltimore, MD 21230 Details:

      Hosted By: Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce

      Mayor Catherine E. Pugh will deliver the keynote address, where she will discuss the current business climate in the City of Baltimore.

      To view flier and sponsorship opportunities, click here

      To register, click here

       
       
  • Friday, November 2, 2018

    • No events today
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018

    • Minority Innovation Weekend-Ignite, Imagine, Innovate Time: 9:00a - Sun. 11/4 5:00p Location: University of Baltimore H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons 1415 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201 Details:

      Hosted By: NSBE

      Minority Innovation Weekend - Ignite, Imagine, & Innovate!

      Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding minority innovators launch tech-focused startups, highlighting emerging technologies that will have an impact on society, and showcasing tech startups that have a minority founder or co-founder. MIW’s goal is to help minority innovators learn how to take an idea or concept and launch a tech-focused business. MIW will bring tech enthusiasts for a weekend of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and more.

      Choose your track! The MIW Innovation Conference Startup Fundamentals Track is for attendees who have a technology-based idea that they want to turn into a tech-focused startup. The MIW Innovation Conference Emerging Technologies track is for attendees who want to learn about emerging technologies that will change the world around us. The MIW Innovation Showcase will highlight tech-focused startups that have minority innovators as part of the founding team.

      MIW is open to ALL who are excited about technology.

      Startup Fundamentals Track Topics

      • Defining Your Idea
      • Validating Your Idea
      • Competitive Analysis
      • The Minimal Viable Product
      • The Pitch
      • Going to Market
      • Funding Your Innovation
      • Building A Team
      • Intellectual Property & Patents
      • Customer Acquisition and Gaining Traction

      Emerging Technologies Track Topics:

      • Blockchain
      • Machine Learning
      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Emerging Trends in Cyber Security
      • Internet of Things
      • And more
       
       
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018

    • Minority Innovation Weekend-Ignite, Imagine, Innovate Time: Sat. 11/3 9:00a - 5:00p Location: University of Baltimore H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons 1415 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201 Details:

      Hosted By: NSBE

      Minority Innovation Weekend - Ignite, Imagine, & Innovate!

      Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding minority innovators launch tech-focused startups, highlighting emerging technologies that will have an impact on society, and showcasing tech startups that have a minority founder or co-founder. MIW’s goal is to help minority innovators learn how to take an idea or concept and launch a tech-focused business. MIW will bring tech enthusiasts for a weekend of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and more.

      Choose your track! The MIW Innovation Conference Startup Fundamentals Track is for attendees who have a technology-based idea that they want to turn into a tech-focused startup. The MIW Innovation Conference Emerging Technologies track is for attendees who want to learn about emerging technologies that will change the world around us. The MIW Innovation Showcase will highlight tech-focused startups that have minority innovators as part of the founding team.

      MIW is open to ALL who are excited about technology.

      Startup Fundamentals Track Topics

      • Defining Your Idea
      • Validating Your Idea
      • Competitive Analysis
      • The Minimal Viable Product
      • The Pitch
      • Going to Market
      • Funding Your Innovation
      • Building A Team
      • Intellectual Property & Patents
      • Customer Acquisition and Gaining Traction

      Emerging Technologies Track Topics:

      • Blockchain
      • Machine Learning
      • Artificial Intelligence
      • Emerging Trends in Cyber Security
      • Internet of Things
      • And more
       
       
  • Monday, November 5, 2018

    • No events today
  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    • MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: MDOT Headquarters 7201 Corporate Center Drive Hanover MD 21076 Details:

      On a monthly basis, the Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Minority Business Policy hosts the MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop.  This workshop is intended for those firms interested in seeking Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and/or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification.  By attending the workshop, you will learn the benefits of certification, the five key requirements for certification, and the four steps in the certification process.  For information and registration visit www.mdot.maryland.gov/aaw. 

       
       
    • MDOT MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076 Details:

      On a monthly basis, the Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Minority Business Policy hosts the MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop.  This workshop is intended for those firms interested in seeking Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and/or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification.  By attending the workshop, you will learn the benefits of certification, the five key requirements for certification, and the four steps in the certification process.  For information and registration visit www.mdot.maryland.gov/aaw. 

       
       
  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    • Federal Government Contracting Bootcamp Series Time: 8:00a - Fri. 11/9 9:00p Location: Inclusive Innovation Incubator 2301 Georgia Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 Details:

      Hosted By: The McPherson Square Business Council

      The MSBC 3 day GovCon Boot Camp – where students will receive unprecedented access
      to the strategies, tactics, people, training, and information that will help them start doing
      business with the world’s largest customer, the Federal Government.
       
      3 Day Boot Camp Includes:
       
      • Membership In:
      o NCMA: NCMA (National Contract Managers Association) is a national organization primarily of Federal Government Contract Officers and Program Managers. This valuable concern provides monthly training (for Procurement Professionals) as well as Networking events for Industry and Procurement Officials.
       
      • Live Training Mentoring & Coaching in The Following Areas:
      o How to structure and write winning proposals
      o How to leverage social media (LinkedIn) to build effective relationships and what to say
      o Infrastructure for Government Contracting Marketing Operations – Contracts Management
      Finance
       
      • Proposal Strategies and support
       
      • Matchmaking/Teaming & Relationship Building
      o Graduating 8a companies seeking new 8a companies
      o Other teaming opportunities
       
      • Platinum VIP Level Networking Event
      o Contracting Officers
      o Government Contacts
      o Potential Teaming Contacts
       

      Friday (the last training day) will conclude with a Major Networking Event which will host approximately 100 guests (predominantly Government Contractors and Procurement Decision makers).  This Grand occasion will occur from 6-9 pm.  Each of the trainees will be given up to two minutes to present the mission of their business and how they plan to provide Solutions to the Federal Space.  

      On going training (via Pod Cast and Teleconferencing) will be available for each participant for a minimum of one year after the Bootcamp.  In addition, each trainee will receive a one year complimentary membership to NCMA (National Contracts Management Association).

      The investment for The Bootcamp and yearly follow up is as follows:

      1.  Solopreneurs will invest $1450.

      2.  Companies with 1 to 5 employees will invest $1950.

      3.  Companies with 6 to 10 employees will invest $2450.

      4.  Companies with 11 to 20 employees will invest $2950.

      5.  Companies with 21 or more employees will invest $3450.

      For registration and more information, please contact Warren Othello Edwards at 301-440-0282 or warren@mcphersonbizco.org
       
       
  • Thursday, November 8, 2018

    • Federal Government Contracting Bootcamp Series Time: All Day Location: Inclusive Innovation Incubator 2301 Georgia Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 Details:

      Hosted By: The McPherson Square Business Council

      The MSBC 3 day GovCon Boot Camp – where students will receive unprecedented access
      to the strategies, tactics, people, training, and information that will help them start doing
      business with the world’s largest customer, the Federal Government.
       
      3 Day Boot Camp Includes:
       
      • Membership In:
      o NCMA: NCMA (National Contract Managers Association) is a national organization primarily of Federal Government Contract Officers and Program Managers. This valuable concern provides monthly training (for Procurement Professionals) as well as Networking events for Industry and Procurement Officials.
       
      • Live Training Mentoring & Coaching in The Following Areas:
      o How to structure and write winning proposals
      o How to leverage social media (LinkedIn) to build effective relationships and what to say
      o Infrastructure for Government Contracting Marketing Operations – Contracts Management
      Finance
       
      • Proposal Strategies and support
       
      • Matchmaking/Teaming & Relationship Building
      o Graduating 8a companies seeking new 8a companies
      o Other teaming opportunities
       
      • Platinum VIP Level Networking Event
      o Contracting Officers
      o Government Contacts
      o Potential Teaming Contacts
       

      Friday (the last training day) will conclude with a Major Networking Event which will host approximately 100 guests (predominantly Government Contractors and Procurement Decision makers).  This Grand occasion will occur from 6-9 pm.  Each of the trainees will be given up to two minutes to present the mission of their business and how they plan to provide Solutions to the Federal Space.  

      On going training (via Pod Cast and Teleconferencing) will be available for each participant for a minimum of one year after the Bootcamp.  In addition, each trainee will receive a one year complimentary membership to NCMA (National Contracts Management Association).

      The investment for The Bootcamp and yearly follow up is as follows:

      1.  Solopreneurs will invest $1450.

      2.  Companies with 1 to 5 employees will invest $1950.

      3.  Companies with 6 to 10 employees will invest $2450.

      4.  Companies with 11 to 20 employees will invest $2950.

      5.  Companies with 21 or more employees will invest $3450.

      For registration and more information, please contact Warren Othello Edwards at 301-440-0282 or warren@mcphersonbizco.org
       
       
    • Hispanic Engagement Workshop Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Visit Baltimore 100 Light Street 12th Floor Baltimore, MD 21202 Details:

      Hosted By: Visit Baltimore

      Did you know that Latinos represent the fastest growing segment of our country’s population? Research shows that U.S. Latinos prioritize spending time with family and loves ones, especially when travel and entertainment is involved. And the Latino American population skews younger, which makes social media an effective marketing channel to reach this target audience, whether they live locally or are visiting Baltimore for the first time.

      Join Veronica Cool, of Cool & Associates LLC, who will present an interactive workshop that will provide the latest updates on Latino demographics, purchasing habits and marketing opportunities. You will leave with tactics for reaching this important community, from developing impactful holiday campaigns to creating effective social media content.

       
       
  • Friday, November 9, 2018

    • Federal Government Contracting Bootcamp Series Time: Wed. 11/7 8:00a - 9:00p Location: Inclusive Innovation Incubator 2301 Georgia Ave. NW Washington, DC 20001 Details:

      Hosted By: The McPherson Square Business Council

      The MSBC 3 day GovCon Boot Camp – where students will receive unprecedented access
      to the strategies, tactics, people, training, and information that will help them start doing
      business with the world’s largest customer, the Federal Government.
       
      3 Day Boot Camp Includes:
       
      • Membership In:
      o NCMA: NCMA (National Contract Managers Association) is a national organization primarily of Federal Government Contract Officers and Program Managers. This valuable concern provides monthly training (for Procurement Professionals) as well as Networking events for Industry and Procurement Officials.
       
      • Live Training Mentoring & Coaching in The Following Areas:
      o How to structure and write winning proposals
      o How to leverage social media (LinkedIn) to build effective relationships and what to say
      o Infrastructure for Government Contracting Marketing Operations – Contracts Management
      Finance
       
      • Proposal Strategies and support
       
      • Matchmaking/Teaming & Relationship Building
      o Graduating 8a companies seeking new 8a companies
      o Other teaming opportunities
       
      • Platinum VIP Level Networking Event
      o Contracting Officers
      o Government Contacts
      o Potential Teaming Contacts
       

      Friday (the last training day) will conclude with a Major Networking Event which will host approximately 100 guests (predominantly Government Contractors and Procurement Decision makers).  This Grand occasion will occur from 6-9 pm.  Each of the trainees will be given up to two minutes to present the mission of their business and how they plan to provide Solutions to the Federal Space.  

      On going training (via Pod Cast and Teleconferencing) will be available for each participant for a minimum of one year after the Bootcamp.  In addition, each trainee will receive a one year complimentary membership to NCMA (National Contracts Management Association).

      The investment for The Bootcamp and yearly follow up is as follows:

      1.  Solopreneurs will invest $1450.

      2.  Companies with 1 to 5 employees will invest $1950.

      3.  Companies with 6 to 10 employees will invest $2450.

      4.  Companies with 11 to 20 employees will invest $2950.

      5.  Companies with 21 or more employees will invest $3450.

      For registration and more information, please contact Warren Othello Edwards at 301-440-0282 or warren@mcphersonbizco.org
       
       
    • 2018 Annual Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Weekend Time: 8:00a - Sat. 11/10 11:00p Location: Annapolis and Hanover MD Details:

      Please join the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation as they celebrate the 2018 Annual Legislative Weekend.

      Friday, November 9, 2018 - All day workshop in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, 11 Blade Street, Annapolis, MD  21401 (301) 858-3145

      Saturday, November 10, 2018 - Business over Breakfast, VIP Reception and Gala at Maryland LIVE Casino Hotel, 7002 Arundel Mill Cir #7777 Hanover, MD 21076 (443) 842-7000 

      For more information visit: www.mdblackcaucusfoundation.org

       
       
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018

    • 2018 Annual Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland Weekend Time: Fri. 11/9 8:00a - 11:00p Location: Annapolis and Hanover MD Details:

      Please join the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation as they celebrate the 2018 Annual Legislative Weekend.

      Friday, November 9, 2018 - All day workshop in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis, 11 Blade Street, Annapolis, MD  21401 (301) 858-3145

      Saturday, November 10, 2018 - Business over Breakfast, VIP Reception and Gala at Maryland LIVE Casino Hotel, 7002 Arundel Mill Cir #7777 Hanover, MD 21076 (443) 842-7000 

      For more information visit: www.mdblackcaucusfoundation.org

       
       
  • Sunday, November 11, 2018

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  • Monday, November 12, 2018

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  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    • Business Etiquette Workshop Time: 9:00a - 1:00p Location: 7 E Redwood Street 15-Barton Learning Lab Baltimore, MD 21202 Details:

      Hosted By: City of Baltimore

      This course examines the basics, most importantly to be considerate of others, dress/appearance, the workplace versus social situations, business meetings, proper introductions and 'the handshake', conversation skills/small talk, cultural differences affecting international business opportunities, dealing with interruptions, and proper business email and telephone etiquette. Have you ever been in a situation where:

      • You met someone important and had no idea what to say or do?
      • You spilled soup all over yourself at an important business event?
      • You showed up at an important meeting under or overdressed?

      Let's face it: we've all had those embarrassing etiquette gaffes. Our Business Etiquette workshop will help your participants look and sound their best no matter what the situation.

      Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, participants will:

      • Define etiquette and provide an example of how etiquette can be of value to a company or organization.
      • Understand the guidelines on how to make effective introductions.
      • Identify the 3 C’s of a good impression.
      • Understand how to use a business card effectively.
      • Identify and practice at least one way to remember names.
      • Identify the 3 steps in giving a handshake.
      • Enumerate the four levels of conversation and provide an example for each.
      • Understand place settings, napkin etiquette and basic table manners.
      • Understand the meaning of colors in dressing for success.
      • Differentiate among the dressy casual, semi-formal, formal and black tie dress code.

      Target Audience: Any City Employee

      Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

      Location: Department of Human Resources

      Learning & Development Division

       

      Price: $175 per person

       
       
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018

    • Business Development Series: Proposal Writing Workshop-Baltimore Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: P.E.R.K. Consulting 10 E North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202 Details:

      Hosted By: P.E.R.K. Consulting

      Learn the basics of effective proposal writing, including the do's and don'ts, and the key to what funders really want to see!

      Attendees will learn:

      • Components of a competitive proposal
      • Tips from funders to proposal writers
      • A grantmaker’s process and criteria for funding decisions
      • How to gather the information needed to create a complete project or grant proposal
      • How to identify “red flags” or glaring errors in proposals.

      This workshop is intended for:

      • Nonprofit and business leaders that want to hone their proposal writing skills
      • Students interested in gaining knowledge about the nonprofit sector and fundraising
      • Volunteers who want to help their organizations with tangible fundraising and technical writing skills
       
       
    • Small Business Summit Time: 4:00p - 9:00p Location: Morgan State University Student Center 1700 East Cold Spring lane Baltimore, MD 21251 Details:

      Hosted By: Maryland Bankers Community Reinvestment Group (MBCRG) & The Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center (EDAC) of Morgan State University

      Itinerary
      4:00PM – 4:30PM Registration & Networking (Visiting displays & Food)
      4:30PM – 4:45PM Welcome Remarks
      Morgan State University Representative
      MBCRG Representative
      Cynthia DuRant, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC

      5:00PM – 8:00PM Speed Networking (15 minute increments – max 3/business)

      5:00PM – 8:00PM Credit Café (1 on 1 credit advice)

      6:00PM – 7:00PM Concurrent Workshops
      Room 216A Access to Credit Workshop – TD Bank
      Room 216B Credit Personal & Business
      Guidewell Financial Solutions

      7:00PM – 8:00PM Concurrent Workshops
      Room 216A Panel Session: Alternative Credit Resources (CDFI and alternative lenders panel)
      Moderator: Cynthia DuRant, Community Affairs, FDIC
      Baltimore Community Lending -BCL
      Life Assets
      Maryland BusinessWorks
      Washington Area Community Investment Fund -WACIF
      New Baltimore CDFI
      MCE
      Room 216B Marketing & Social Media
       

       
       
  • Friday, November 16, 2018

    • Business Plan Workshop Time: 10:00a - 12:30p Location: Park Circle Office Park 3000 Druid Park Drive Suite 300 Baltimore, MD 21215 Details:

      Hosted By: City of Baltimore Small Business Resource Center

      What is A Business Plan? Why do you need a Business Plan? Get these questions answered and learn how to develop your Business Plan at this informative workshop.

      **Please note once you have registered for a workshop a confirmation email will be sent to you. To ensure you receive it, add our email address info@sbrcbaltimore.com to your contact list so your confirmation and reminder email will be delivered to your Inbox. Otherwise it may be delivered to your Junk mail box.

       
       
    • 8th Annual Economic and Transportation Leadership Luncheon Time: 11:30a - 2:30p Location: Turf Valley Conference Center, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042 Details:

      Hosted By: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Maryland Chapter

      COMTO of Maryland

      Mission
      The mission of COMTO is to ensure a level playing field and maximum participation in the transportation industry for minority individuals, businesses and communities of color through advocacy, information sharing, training, education and professional development.


      Vision
      To see the diverse faces of America equally reflected in all levels of the transportation industry.


      Scholarship

      The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) offers a variety of scholarships to deserving students nationwide. Selections are made annually by a team of industry professionals and representatives from the academic community. The National Scholarship Program supports the mission of COMTO by promoting, strengthening and expanding the roles of minorities in all aspects of transportation. 

       
       
  • Saturday, November 17, 2018

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  • Sunday, November 18, 2018

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  • Monday, November 19, 2018

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  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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  • Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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  • Thursday, November 22, 2018

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  • Saturday, November 24, 2018

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  • Sunday, November 25, 2018

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  • Monday, November 26, 2018

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  • Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    • SBA 8(a) Business Development Program Overview Time: 10:00a - 11:00a Location: US Small Business Administration 100 South Charles Street Suite 1201 Baltimore, MD 21201 Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Administration (SBA) Baltimore District Office

      Join us to learn about the benefits and application process of the SBA's 8(a) Business Development Government Contracting Program.

      Space is limited - sign up today. NOTE: Photo identification is required to enter the building.

       
       
  • Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    • Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors Webinar Part 1: The Solicitation is Out, Now What? Time: 7:30a - 9:30a Location: N/A Details:

      Hosted By: Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors

      The Solicitation Is Out, Now What?

      This session focuses on the initial activities firms must follow to set themselves up for a successful, complaint proposal. We will cover:

      • Prepositioning/capture
      • Go/No-Go decision making
      • Compliance matrix development
      • Alignment of solicitation requirements

      This is for solicitations that have a qualifications / technical component to them - not just hard bid. Learn about the differentiators and to include them in response. Keep in mind, saying your have XX years of experience, for example, is not a differentiator.

      Presented by | Presentado Por: Carrie Ann Williams, Principal of Andana Consulting, LLC

      As principal of Andana Consulting, Carrie Ann Williams, CPSM works with organizations to guide proposal development and create amazing content. Carrie Ann has more than 15 years of experience successfully tracking, pursuing, proposing, and winning local, state, and federal contracts in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C), environmental and IT. Through her knowledge of the full lifecycle of government consulting, Carrie Ann has supported hundreds of government proposals and contracts as a Marketing Director, Proposal Manager, and Project Manager for several A/E/C organizations. She advises firms on market research, overall strategy, and marketing tactics and speaks on marketing topics nationwide to organizations including SAME, SMPS, AIA, and NVSBE. Carrie Ann is active with Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) where she is co-chair for the national STEM Committee, is currently an Elected Director for SAME Baltimore Post.

       
       
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018

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  • Friday, November 30, 2018

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