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  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    • HUBZone Government Certification Time: 9:30a - 11:30a Location: 620 W. Lexington St., Room 4-110 Baltimore, MD 21201 Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      HUBZone is a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) program for small companies that operate and employ people in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).

      In today’s economy, many businesses are struggling to remain open and survive through these challenging times. For those businesses located in low income and under developed residential and business communities, the economic downturn can be more acutely felt.

      To offset this issue the SBA created a set-aside contracting program that includes 10% price evaluation preferences, which encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones called "HUBZones".

    • Cost Proposal Development Time: 12:00p - 4:00p Location: Howard County Economic Development Authority 9250 Bendix Rd North Franklin Room, Columbia, MD 21045 Details:

      Hosted By: Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center

      Participants will learn basic elements required to develop a cost proposal including the basis of cost, types of cost proposals, cost definitions, how to establish direct labor rates and indirect rates and how to apply these cost to the cost proposal. Also rules for developing a cost proposal will be covered including other direct cost (ODCs). Participants will receive hands on instruction on how develop a cost proposal.

      *Calculators and or computers required.

    • Building a Successful Business Plan Time: 6:00p - 8:30p Location: La Plata College of Southern Maryland 8730 Mitchell Road Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      This program is essential both for the start-up business owner and for the entrepreneur who is preparing to expand a successful business. Seminar leaders will discuss strategic planning, marketing, administration, personnel, finance, and accounting. You will learn to develop an effective business plan to manage your business; to create a marketing action plan that will help you to achieve your sales goals; to prepare financial projections; and to use financial information to make better and more informed decisions. The business plan is the single most important factor in a lender’s decision-making process. Make sure your business plan will generate the financing you need and provide the strategies to ensure you will be successful.