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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    • Free Webinar: COVID-19 Resources for Sole Proprietors, Independent Contractors and Freelancers Time: 9:00a - 10:30a Location: Online Details:

      Training Topics: COVID-19 Financing Capital, COVID-19 General Support


      Are you a sole proprietor, independent contractor, freelancer or gig-worker wondering what resources are available to help your business impacted by COVID-19? Join the Maryland Women's Business Center and the Maryland Small Business Development Center as we co-host a webinar on April 29 to address your pressing questions on resources available at the federal, state, and county levels.

      Presenters include representatives from the:

      • U.S. Small Business Administration
      • Maryland Department of Labor, Division of Unemployment Insurance
      • Maryland Women’s Business Center
      • Small Business Development Center, Corridor Region

      You must register for this event. Upon registration, you will receive additional instructions on accessing the WebEx webinar.

      Please note, women and men are invited to attend this webinar. 

    • WEBINAR: Demystifying the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) hosted by BLocal, ChonReznick, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) Time: 10:00a - 11:00a Location: Online Details:

      WEBINAR: Demystifying the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) hosted by BLocal, ChonReznick, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Small Business Resource Center (SBRC)

      You received a PPP loan, now what?
      Applied and did not receive a PPP loan?
      Do you want to apply for a PPP loan, but don’t know where to start?

      Join us as we demystify the Paycheck Protection Program!

      Hear from industry experts who will:
      – Review the application process
      – Introduce and review the Goldman Sachs/Lendistry PPP application
      – Share resources for application and accounting support
      – Provide and update on anticipated April 27th SBA final guidance on PPP loans including how to obtain PPP loan forgivness

      Design and Construction  businesses and minority and women owned businesses are encouraged to attend.      

      Click the link to register

    • Project Safe Work Site Obligations in COVID-19 Era- What Subcontractors and Contractors Need to Know Webinar Time: 11:30a - 12:30p Location: Online Details:

      Topics of Discussion include :

      • How to comply with all laws to keep sites safe for workers
      • How to avoid mistakes made by other contractors during COVID-19
      • How to navigate OSHA enforcement ability 
      • How to work with project teams to mitigate damages to the work

      To register click the link below

    • WOSB/EDWOSB Overview and Certification Webinar Time: 1:00p - 3:00p Location: Online Details:

      Certifying as a women-owned business is an important step in the federal procurement process.  Getting the right information before you start can save you time and money.

      Join the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce for an overview of the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program. This meeting will provide an overview of the WOSB/EDWOSB program, a detailed review of the USWCC WOSB/EDWOSB certification process, next steps to ensure access to our fair share of federal contracts and a walk-through of the USWCC Third Party Certification process.

      We will also address action taken by Congress to end self-certification and restore higher standards to the WOSB/EDWOSB set-aside program.

    • SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES ACT) for Small Businesses (Conducted in Korean) Time: 2:00p - 3:00p Location: Online Details:

      You are invited to join the webinar to learn about the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and Coronavirus Aid, Relief &
      Economic Security Act (CARES ACT) to help small business impacted by coronavirus.
      Amy Kim
      Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO)
      U.S. Small Business Administration
       Libo Suen
      Marketing and Outreach Team Manager
      Washington Metropolitan Area District Office (WMADO)
      U.S. Small Business Administration 

      This event will be conducted in Korean.
      The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
      The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers.
       If your small business has been impacted by coronavirus, join this free online webinar to learn more about these programs including:

      • Eligibility requirements
      • Use of proceeds
      • Terms
      • Filing requirements

      Cost : Free

      Click the link to register