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  • Friday, February 1, 2019

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  • Saturday, February 2, 2019

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  • Sunday, February 3, 2019

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  • Monday, February 4, 2019

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  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    • 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, 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.

       
       
  • Thursday, February 7, 2019

    • Export 101 From Your Door to the World Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management 4200 Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21218 Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      Did you know?

      Did you know 95% of all consumers live outside the borders of the United States? International Trade will open up a world of opportunities for your business. Secure your future by establishing a strong presence in the global market for your product or service.

      -Export Readiness 
      -Determining appropriate international markets 
      -Finding qualified buyers, agents, and distributors 
      -Determining pricing and methods of payment

      This 2-hour workshop will highlight the Nuts and Bolts of Starting a successful export venture

       
       
  • Friday, February 8, 2019

    • QuickBooks Advanced & Practical Applications-Beyond Basics Time: 9:00a - 2:00p Location: La Plata College of Southern Maryland 8730 Mitchell Road Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      Designed to enhance and enrich the knowledge of current QuickBooks users. Topics include working with inventory, creating estimates, using “classes,” job costing, time tracking, and creating budgets. This hands-on interactive course offers the opportunity to present specific questions and scenarios in order to address your individual QuickBooks needs, as well as the opportunity to interact with peers encountering similar situations.

       
       
    • Writing a Successful Business Plan (Montgomery County) Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: 51 Monroe Street Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Details:

      Hosted By: Women's Business Center

      A business plan is a road map to steer your business in the right direction and an essential component of success. It is also the key to securing funding from banks and investors. Writing your business plan requires a holistic analysis of your business, which we will detail in this course. Topics include: • Business mission, vision and values • Market/competitive analysis • Marketing goals • Business operations and organizational structure • Financial analysis and sales projections • Small business accounting and compliance *Intended Audience: pre-venture, startup

      Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are accepted in our Montgomery county location (credit cards payment only). You must register at www.marylandwbc.org/events to reserve your seat.

      Inclement Weather: MWBC Montgomery County follows Rockville City government closings and delays.

       
       
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019

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  • Sunday, February 10, 2019

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  • Monday, February 11, 2019

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  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    • CEO Breakfast Briefing: The Opportunity Zone Initiative Time: 8:00a - 10:00a Location: Lord Baltimore Hotel 20 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Details:

      Hosted By: The Presidents' RoundTable, Inc.

      Guest Speaker: Benjamin Seigel, Opportunity Zone Coordinator for Baltimore City

      For more information, contact Mollie Jackson at mjackson@presidentsroundtable.net or call 410-480-7130.

       
       
    • Effective Sales Strategies Time: 6:00p - 8:30p Location: Leonardtown College of Southern Maryland 22950 Hollywood Road Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      Learn how to locate and qualify your clients/customers. Discover the one question you need to ask in qualifying a prospect. Develop an effective sales strategy that responds to your customer's needs more efficiently. Learn to communicate more effectively with potential customers. Find out when to stop and move on to the next prospect. The 5 hour course includes practical application of learned principles through role playing exercises. Attend the second session for a critique of your sales techniques and to learn more about emerging business issues.

       
       
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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  • Thursday, February 14, 2019

    • Are You Ready for a GSA Schedule? Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: La Plata Campus-College of Southern Maryland 8730 Mitchell Rd Room CE120 La Plata, MD 20646 Details:

      Hosted By: Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center

      Are you wondering if a GSA Schedule is right for your company? Do you want to know what are the basic requirements for a schedule. Do you want to tap a hidden market worth more than $45 billion annually? If you are looking for a unique market that is tailored to your companies’ strengths, then the GSA Schedule Market place is where you need to be. There are over 40 different contract schedules with more than 800 areas of specialization. Find a market where new opportunities are posted almost daily and these opportunities are delivered to your desktop.

      This class will give you an introduction to the GSA schedule market place. The training leader is a well-known GSA schedule consultant who will work with you and walk you through the GSA documentation processes essential and he will help you decide if a GSA schedule is right for you.
       

       
       
  • Friday, February 15, 2019

    • Procurement & Reverse Vendor Fair for Small Businesses Time: 7:30a - 12:00p Location: Morgan State University School of Business 4100 Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21251 Details:

      Presented By: Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, Baltimore Integration Partnership, BLocal

      EVENT AGENDA

      REGISTRATION

      7:30 - 8:00 am Coffee & Conversation

      PROCUREMENT PROCESSES & BEST PRACTICES PANEL DISCUSSION - Auditorium

      8:00 - 9:15 am Working With Institutions & Large Businesses

      VENDOR & RESOURCE FAIR - Main Atrium

      9:15 - 11:30 am Reverse Vendor & Resource Tables Open

      WORKSHOPS 1 & 2

      9:30 - 10:30 am Certifications & Government Contracting

      9:30 - 10:30 am BLOCAL 101

      WORKSHOPS 3 & 4

      10:40 - 11:30 am Constructing the City

      10:40 - 11:30 am Makers Matters

      Q&A

      11:35 - 12:00 am Profesional Development Programs for Small Business Q&A


       

       
       
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019

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  • Sunday, February 17, 2019

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  • Monday, February 18, 2019

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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    • Government Proposal 101 WEBINAR Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: online Details:

      Hosted By: Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center

      Are you looking to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) but aren’t sure where to begin? Well look no further, the Maryland PTAC is here to help! This new webinar is designed to teach you the basics of proposal writing. This course is designed for those who are just entering the government contracting arena.

      Topics to be discussed are as follows:

      • Overview of the Government Proposal Evaluation Process

      • Steps to Submit a Proposal

      • Breaking Down the Solicitation

      • Solicitation Format (Federal and MD)

      • Instructions to Offerors/Evaluation of Offers

      • Documenting Your Approach

       
       
  • 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.
       
       
       
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

    • Get Down to Business Time: 8:00a - 10:00a Location: War Memorial Building, Paul C. Wolman Assembly Hall, 101 N. Gay Street First Floor Baltimore, MD 21202 Details:

      Hosted By: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

      The event offers an opportunity for business owners to meet with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company’s bid teams to find about projects that will be put out for bid in the next several months.

      For more information, contact Bernie LaHatte at 410-821-1100 or email: Bernard.lahatte@Whiting-Turner.com.


       
       
    • Ready, Set, GROW! Baltimore County Time: 9:30a - 1:00p Location: Community College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus Romadka College Center 7201 Rossville Blvd. Upper Lobby Baltimore, MD 21237 Details:

      Hosted By: Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs

      Join the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs for an overview of how their small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. You will learn what buyers are looking for right now, and what's in the pipeline, then meet with them one-on-one during the open networking session. You can also connect with a variety of resource partners who can help your small business thrive.

      Featuring special guest and keynote speaker: Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

       
       
  • Friday, February 22, 2019

    • Develop a Marketing Plan for Small Business Owners (Montgomery County) Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: 51 Monroe Street Suite PE-20 Rockville, MD 20850 Details:

      Hosted By: Women's Business Center

      Marketing your products or services is a critical component of a successful business and differentiates your company from the competition. During this workshop, you will create a step-by-step plan to develop a marketing strategy, including:

      • Crafting your marketing goals
      • Identifying the ideal target audience
      • Researching competition
      • Setting a realistic budget

      *Intended Audience: Pre-venture, Startup

       

      Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are accepted in our Montgomery county location (credit cards payment only).

      Inclement Weather: MWBC Montgomery County follows Rockville City government closings and delays.

       
       
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019

    • Moms as Entrepreneurs Spring MEGA Expo Time: 11:00a - 1:00p Location: Morgan State University Ballroom 1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251 Details:

      Hosted By: Morgan State University's Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center (EDAC)

      In collaboration with Open Works Baltimore, Baltimore Etsy Sellers, & EDAC Morgan The Moms As Entrepreneurs MEGA Expo is an opportunity for participants of both the Moms As Entrepreneurs Academy Cohort 7 and Moms As Entrepreneurs Makers Academy 2 to launch their businesses to the Baltimore community.

       
       
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019

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  • Monday, February 25, 2019

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  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    • Proposal Writing Basics Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Governor's Coordinating Offices 100 Community Place 1st Floor Conference Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Hosted By: The Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs

      Ready to improve your proposal writing skills? Good proposals are just that - good. Proposals that are written well can actually impact the proposal evaluation, so make yours stand out. We know this is a critical skill, so we're bringing in an expert. Tina Patterson of Jade Solutions will share the 7 C's of proposal writing and provide expert insights that you'll be able to use in your next proposal.

       
       
    • MBE Rights and Responsibilities Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Governor's Coordinating Offices 100 Community Place 1st Floor Conference Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Hosted By: The Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs

      Do you want a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? 

      Competition is tough in the public sector, and a critical key to success lies within understanding these rules. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.

       
       
    • Minority and Small Business Resource Day Time: 2:00p - 5:00p Location: The Ground Floor at Harford 2021-D Pulaski Highway Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Details:

      Hosted By: Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development and Harford County Caucus of African American Leaders

      Please join us for a resource day for small business owners featuring:

      • a panel of local minority business owners
      • peer networking opportunities with established small businesses
      • representatives from local and state business resources

      Please RSVP to Lisa Krysiak at lmkrysiak@harfordcountymd.gov or 410-638-3059

       
       
    • Advertising and Promotion Time: 6:00p - 8:30p Location: Leonardtown College of Southern Maryland 22950 Hollywood Road Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      All businesses are faced with a multitude of choices when it comes to advertising, but which is right for you? This 5 hour class covers an analysis of media, developing an advertising plan, planning an advertising budget, controlling production costs, and developing methods to measure the effectiveness of your advertising. Participants will be able to effectively design, place and evaluate advertising. It is sure to save you money!

       
       
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    • MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Certification Workshop Time: 9:30a - 12:30p Location: Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Details:
      LEARN HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH MONTGOMERY COUNTYLEARN COUNTY
      • Montgomery County minority, female, and disabled program updates (new goals for 2019)
      • Montgomery County's local small busiens reserve program contractign opporutunties
      • Montgomery County's local business subcontracting program implementation and requirements
      • A newly impelmented program that requires prime contractors with over $10 million contract awards to subcontract 10% of the dollars to Montgomery County based businesses
      • Montgomery County upcoming IT, Commodity, and IT Services contracting opportunities
      • Maryland Department of Transportation Minority Business Enterprise certification process
       
      WHO SHOULD ATTENDWHO ATTEND
      • Firms interested in learning about the benefits of MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE certification
      • Firms interested in learning about how to grow your business or MBE recertification
      • Businesses interested in registering for the Minority Female and Disabled (MFD) Program and/or Local Small Business Reserve (LSBR) Program
      • Firms seeking to fulfill minority participation goals on government contracts

      For additional information, contact Janice Freeman at 301-428-9715

       
       
    • Initial Group Training for Government Contracting Workshop Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: City of Baltimore Small Business Resource Center 3000 Druid Park Dr Baltimore, MD 21215 Details:

      Hosted By: Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center

      Are you ready for government contracting? Have you considered the investment in time and resources your company needs to enter the government marketplace? This workshop is an introduction to the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center and how it can help you prepare for government contracting success.

       

      Attendees will learn: 

      ·  What government buyers and primes want

      ·  What makes a contractor responsible to FAR

      ·  How and why to research potential customers

      ·  How to develop an intelligence list

      ·  Why to watch for contract awards

      ·  What not to do when contracting

      ·  How to become a Maryland PTAC client and get one on one counseling

       

      This introductory class will show you how to determine if government contracts are right for your business.   

       
       
  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

    • Amazon Web Services Workshop-Unlock Tech App to Grow Your Business Time: 10:00a - 11:30a Location: Baltimore City Small Business Resource Center 3000 Druid Park Drive Suite 3000B Baltimore, MD 21215 Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Resource Center

      The Small Business Resource Center is partnering with Amazon Web Services CloudStart to provide resources that educate, train, and embrace the cost-effective options of cloud computing services. As entrepreneurs like you leverage a broader portfolio of digital solutions, you can see an increase in productivity, while simultaneously lowering costs and reducing time to innovation. Join us next Thursday, February 28th from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. to learn how you can start using AWS CloudStart free-of-charge! You may want to attend if you’re interested in building an app, automating your administrative office, warehousing your data and so much more. To learn more about AWS Cloudstart follow this link! In order to attend your business must be based in Baltimore City.  All levels of technical ability are welcome, coaches will be onsite to assist you every step of the way. Spaces are filling fast.