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  • Sunday, February 12, 2017

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  • Monday, February 13, 2017

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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    • Prince George's County & MBE Certification Training Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: 1801 McCormick Drive, Suite 140 Largo, MD 20774 Details:

      SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT & DIVERSITY DIVISION'S

      Prince George’s County & MBE Certification Application Training

      Join the SDDD Team for monthly technical assistance workshops designed to help demystify the certification process from start to finish.


      2nd Tuesday of every month
      10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

      1801 McCormick Drive, Conference Room 140
      Largo, MD 20774


      The workshops take place on the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. Please check the SDDD Outreach Calendar for locations as they may periodically change.

       
       
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    • Smart Start Your Business Time: 9:00a - 11:30a Location: 4539 Metropolitan Court, FITCI Building, Frederick, MD 21703 Details:

      This seminar will give the participant in the understanding, discovery, and learning how to: 
      • Legally define and register your business name 
      • Keep proper financial records and report taxes 
      • Evaluate options for accessing working capital & the steps in applying for a loan 
      • Judge the impact of tax implications associated with legal entities 
      • Build the basics of a marketing and business plan 
      • Understand Insurance Basics 

      This seminar will give the participant in the understanding, discovery, and learning how to: 
      • Legally define and register your business name 
      • Keep proper financial records and report taxes 
      • Evaluate options for accessing working capital & the steps in applying for a loan 
      • Judge the impact of tax implications associated with legal entities 
      • Build the basics of a marketing and business plan 
      • Understand Insurance Basics 
       
       
    • Strategic Decisions and Risk Management for Your Business Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: L Plata Campus College of Southern Maryland Details:

      Learn to determine and then grade your business risk in order to make a decision on whether the risk is an acceptable or unavoidable risk for your company. You will also learn how to avoid or mitigate risk by performing a risk analysis. Risk analysis can help you with safety and financial concerns and is the beginning of putting together contingency plans for those risks deemed unavoidable for the company.

       
       
    • Ready, Set, GO! Nuts & Bolts of Starting Your Business Time: 6:00p - 7:30p Location: Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business 4100 Hillen Road Room 431 Baltimore, MD 21251 Details:
      This workshop is specifically designed for small businesses in the planning phase of building a company. Featured topics include: registering a business name; filing your business as a legal entity; marketing/advertising strategies; charging and reporting retail/sales tax, creating a business plan, zoning guidelines, and business licensing.
      This workshop is specifically designed for small businesses in the planning phase of building a company. Featured topics include: registering a business name; filing your business as a legal entity; marketing/advertising strategies; charging and reporting retail/sales tax, creating a business plan, zoning guidelines, and business licensing.
       
       
  • Thursday, February 16, 2017

    • Get Down to Business Time: 8:00a - 10:00a Location: War Memorial Building, Memorial Hall 101 N. Gay Street 2nd Floor Baltimore, MD 21202 Details:

      Enjoy coffee and donuts as representatives from Whiting-Turner disuss upcoming projects at the War Memorial Building at 101 N. Gay Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

       
       
    • Future of Manufacturing in Baltimore Time: 5:30p - 7:30p Location: Baltimore Museum of Industry 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230 Details:

      Join the Baltimore Business Journal for an evening of candid discussions about the future of manufacturing in Baltimore. Hear why the industry is seeing a resurgence in Baltimore from some of the regions leading experts. Key speakers include…

      • Jim Caruso, CEO, Flying Dog Brewery
      • Demian Costa, Managing Partner, Sagamore Ventures LLC
      • Mark Rice, President, Maritime Applied Physics Corporation
      • Mei Xu, Co-Founder, Chesapeake Bay Candle

      To register, click the link below.

       
       
  • 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.
       
       
  • Saturday, February 18, 2017

    • No events today