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  • Sunday, December 9, 2018

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  • Monday, December 10, 2018

    • Small Business Summit Time: 4:00p - 9:00p Location: Morgan State University Student Center 1700 East Cold Spring lane Baltimore, MD 21251 Details:

      Hosted By: The Maryland Bankers Community Reinvestment Group and Morgan State University

      This summit will give small business owners the tools and resources to assist in starting and growing existing businesses.

      This free Summit will feature:

      • Speed Networking with Business Consultants
      • Meet Procurement Officers Government and Private Industry Leaders
      • One on One Session with a Credit Counselor
      • Panel Discussion on Alternative forms Capital
      • Workshop Sessions: Access to Capital; Manage Your Credit Personal and Business
      • Social Media and Marketing

      To register and review the event schedule, click here

  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    • Ready Set Go! The Nuts & Bolts of Starting a Business Time: 1:30p - 4:00p Location: Rockville Library 21 Maryland Avenue Rockville, MD 20850 Details:

      Hosted By: Small Busienss Development Center

      This FREE workshop is for those who are interested in starting their first business, but want to find out more information on what to expect before they begin their first business. Our experienced business consultants will share with you everything to anticipate when starting a new business including, information on the legal and licensing requirements, the business plan, the different financing options, preparing a marketing strategy and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur. (Open Session -2.5hrs.) FREE!

    • Building a Successful Business Plan Time: 6:30p - 9:00p Location: Leonardtown College of Southern Maryland 22950 Hollywood 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.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    • 8(a) Government Certification Time: 9:30a - 12:30p Location: MD Center for Entrepreneurship 9250 Bendix Road Columbia, MD 21045 Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      Do you want to do business with the federal government? Did you know obtaining a federal certification can increase your chances of being awarded a federal government contract? Do you wonder whether your company would be eligible, and if so what the process is to apply for 8a certification? Agencies spend over $600 billion dollars in federal procurement annually and have a 23% small business goal. The SBTDC’s 8(a) Certification workshop provides information on how small businesses can better position themselves to compete more effectively in the federal marketplace. Our subject matter expert on the 8(a) certification process will review this business development program and discuss the many federal set-aside opportunities available.

      The workshop will provide information on the following:

      • Eligibility requirements
      • Benefits of the program
      • Application process
      • After approval, business development assistance available
      • Overview on how set-aside contracts are awarded 
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018

    • I-495 & I-270 P3 Program Industry Forum Time: 8:00a - 12:00p Location: 1739 W. Nursery Road Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 Details:

      Hosted By: Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT-SHA)

      The I-495 and I-270 P3 Program will include improvements for over 70 miles of I-495 and I-270 in Maryland. MDOT is currently considering delivering the P3 Program as a series of long-term design-build-finance-operate-maintain revenue risk concessions. Each concession would encompass a portion of the I-495 and I-270 P3 Program and be solicited in phases.

      The Industry Forum is a half-day event where MDOT will present the status of the I-495 and I-270 P3 Program and includes an opportunity for developers and prime contractors to engage with firms including small, disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses in the P3 solicitation process.

      Individual professionals are required to register for the event.

      We look forward to a productive and successful event at MDOT’s I-495 & I-270 P3 Program Industry Forum?. If you have questions about the Industry Forum or the registration process, please email

      Separately from the Industry Forum, MDOT-SHA is offering qualified P3 firms opportunities for one-on-one meetings on December 13 and 14. Information regarding the qualification requirements and process to request a meeting can be found in the Pre-Solicitation Information Memo (PIM), which is available online

    • Smart Start Your Business Workshop Time: 1:00p - 5:00p Location: 7100 Baltimore Avenue Suite 401 College Park, MD 20740 Details:

      Hosted By: Small Business Development Center

      The Smart Start Your Business workshop is one in a series of three workshops highly recommended for new start-up businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, explore the feasibility of your idea and increase chances for success!

      Professional presentations will be made by an attorney, an accountant, a banker and an insurance professional. Discover how to:

      • Legally define your business and register your business name. 
      • Keep proper financial records and report taxes. 
      • Assess the insurance requirements needed to safeguard your business and personal assets. 
      • Evaluate alternatives for accessing investment and working capital

      Knowledge is power in the business arena. So as you begin your business venture, be sure you are prepared with the facts and resources needed to legally run and successfully compete in your industry. To assist you, the Smart Start workshop also reviews relevant Maryland business law and provides an overview of the marketing resources available through the Corridor Region SBDC.


  • Friday, December 14, 2018

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  • Saturday, December 15, 2018

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