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  • Friday, February 17, 2017

    • 8(a) & MBE/DBE Certification Application Assistance Time: 9:30a - 11:30a Location: Maryland SBDC 7100 Baltimore Avenue 4th Floor College Park MD 20740 Details:

      Small Business Development Center (SBDC) recommends that businesses (in business two or more years)attend this comprehensive workshop to learn about the 8(a) & MBE/DBE application process. Each year, federal, state, and local governments award millions of dollars in contracts to small businesses throughout the state. If you're in business with a product or service the government can use, this class is for you! Receive professional guidance on the certification process and what you'll need to qualify for federal state/local certifications. Learn how to prepare a winning package. Note: Class is recommended for people that have been in business for at least 2 years. 

       
       
    • The Essentials of Marketing Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: 5340 Spectrum Drive, Suite A, Frederick, MD 21703 Details:

      Metrics – can be like magic. Have you wondered: how can the reports and analytics of digital marketing give you the insight and key info you need to succeed? This seminar will take you step-by-step through the amazing data generated by all the key online marketing tools – and give you tips on how to use it. 
      In this seminar, you will discover: 
      • How email open- and click-through reports can help you know: 
      -Which of your products/services are hot, which are not, and how to test for best results 
      -Out of a field of everyone, who is interested in what topics – so you can focus your precious time, efforts & energy 
      -The calls to action/messaging that actually WORK 
      -Best times, days and ways to get the response you want 
      • How social media engagement and click rates can tell you the topics, type of media posts, and frequency your connections really want 
      • How research, setting goals, monitoring campaign results and applying lessons learned will continually improve your results! 
      • How evaluating event registration and survey response patterns can help improve your next campaign by leaps and bounds 

       
       
    • Navigating eMaryland Marketplace Time: 1:00p - 3:30p Location: 100 Community Place First Floor Training Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:
      Navigating eMaryland Marketplace
      eMaryland Marketplace is the state's electronic bid board. Vendors registered in this online system can receive notice of solicitations, search for contracting opportunities, submit bids, and obtain bid results. Join us for an in-depth look at how to navigate this valuable tool to make it work for your company. Our special guest is Cristen Ervin, training and outreach coordinator with the Maryland Department of General Services.
       
      Who should attend? Small business owners who are ready and able to perform on state-funded contracts.