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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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