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  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    • Proposal Writing Level 2 Time: 10:00a - 5:00p Location: Howard County Economic Development Authority 9250 Bendix Rd North Franklin Room, Columbia, MD 21045 Details:

      Hosted By: Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center

      This workshop for those that already have a general knowledge of proposal writing for government contracting and are looking for more comprehensive training. This 6 hour clinical workshop designed to help improve participants' chances of writing a winning proposal. This training will immediately give the direction and organization needed to tackle the work involved in responding to a large government or corporate RFP. This class will run from 10AM-5PM. Attendees will be given an hour break for lunch. This is a concentrated clinical writing where the instructor will provide individualized attention. Therefore, we are limiting the attendance and only accepting 12 registrants.

      Workshop Details:

      Attendees will participate in hands-on proposal writing exercises in additional to learning and discussing the following:

      • Myths and realities of responding to RFPs
      • Evaluating the bid/no-bid decision
      • Components of a RFP
      • How to develop your strategy for your proposal response
      • Writing technically sound proposals
      • How to Write to different levels of technical expertise
      • Ensuring that each section and page of your proposal addresses the message you want delivered
      • Using the Freedom of Information Act
      • Why you need to have a proposal debriefing conference
    • Legal and Records Management Issues Time: 6:00p - 8:30p Location: Hughesville College of Southern Maryland 83-99 Foster Ln Hughesville, MD 20637 Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      Examine the legal challenges each business faces and develop the basis for making informed business decisions to ensure compliance. Consider the various forms of business organization and determine which one is best for your business. Know your rights and liabilities under the law and how to limit risk. Make sure business records meet IRS, state, and other requirements. Understand basic financial statements, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and other accounting documents and terminology. Develop a tax reduction strategy to support profit development. Know the payment schedules for payroll and sales tax and other applicable business taxes. An attorney will cover the legal issues and answer specific questions. An Accountant will present the tax and accounting information and answer specific questions.