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FEBRUARY 2020

Government Contracting in 2020

18 February 2020
9:00 – 1:30 PM ET

$20

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Innovation Connector
1208 W. White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47303

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East Central Indiana SBDC
Indiana PTAC

Government Contracting in 2020--Big Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities for the New Year! Join Indiana PTAC for a look at what's ahead: big changes to SAM (System of Award Management); new small business cyber security requirements; GSA (General Services Administration) schedules changes and how sales opportunities will be affected; and certifications are getting more rigorous and more accurate--how that can help your small business. Presented in partnership with the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

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Small Business Income Tax
Workshop

19 Februaryy 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET

$10/$20

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The Indianapolis Pyramids
3500 DePauw Blvd., Blg.3
Indianapolis, IN 46268

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Indianapolis SCORE

The tax laws affecting small businesses change every year. The changes affect the taxes you will pay for 2019 activity. This workshop covers what you need to know to optimize your tax bill.

TOPICS COVERED

Business organization
Allowable expenses and deductions
Depreciation
Record keeping
Business and individual tax planning strategies

This workshop, presented by one of Indianapolis's premier tax experts, will be a small class to allow for major interaction. Get your questions answered by an expert.

Register before midnight, February 14, for $10.00.
Full fee is $20 for those registering February 15 or later. This class may sell out.

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Building your Business with the SBA 8(a), Funding, and Surety Bond Programs

20 February 2020
4:00 – 5:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Indiana University
941 20th St.
South Bend, IN 46615

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U.S Small Business Administration

FACT #1: The United States Government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the entire world.

FACT #2: The United States Government is required to purchase AT LEAST 23% of those goods and services from U.S. small businesses.

QUESTION: Is the U.S. Government purchasing from you?

If no, SBA has programs to help.

YOU WILL LEARN

The SBA 8(a) Contracting Program is designed specifically for small business and can provide a tremendous boost to a company’s government sales.

Business Opportunity Specialist Vernice Mathis will explain the program, help you find out if your business is eligible.

For those who bring their laptops, and pre-register their business in SAM, a step-by-step 8(a) application help-session will be held directly after the workshop.

SBA Funding Options & the SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program - SBA Lead Lender Relations Specialist " financing expert Eric Armacost will be on hand to explain several different SBA-backed small business funding options and the premier SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program--a crucial component for entrepreneurs who are serious about growing their business through contracting. Seating is limited.

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SBA Live at SOURCE River West
Marketing to the Federal Government
Live & On-Line

25 February 2020
12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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SOURCE River West
2232 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 26222

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PRESENTED BY
U.S Small Business Administration

Broadcasting live from SOURCE River West, these unique workshops are not only available to attend in person but also broadcast live as a webinar via Skype.

Looking for new markets for your small business’ products or services? Need help but not sure where to start? Then this informative seminar is for you! Learn where to find contracting opportunities; how to register your business to sell to the government; how to market your products and services; why you may need a surety bond; and how to obtain a bond.

Feel free to bring a sack lunch

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Marketing Magic
New Tricks to Help You Succeed in 2020

26 Februaryy 2020
8:30 – 10:00 CM ET

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Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce
162 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Indianapolis, IN 46268

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Northwest Indiana SCORE

Do you wish you could wave a wand and fix your marketing struggles for 2020?

Would you like the smoke to clear and reveal the secrets that the “big guys” are using?

Can you imagine knowing the trick to getting more customers just like the ones you currently have?

Discover how to correctly use digital marketing to reach the people shopping at your competitor. Learn how to reach more people who are similar to your current customers. Walk away with tips on how to avoid common, costly mistakes on Google AdWords and Facebook.

Molly Randolph and Chris Barbauld from the Barbauld Agency will lead the discussion and answer questions. They recently won their sixth international Marketing Effectiveness Award and are excited to share some of their expertise.

Join us to learn more about the secrets to marketing magic and how to apply them to your business. Coffee will be served. Limited seating is available, and registrations are required.

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Business Start-Up 101

26 February 2020
3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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SBA Headquarters
8500 Keystone Crossing, Ste. 400
Indianapolis, IN 46240

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U.S Small Business Administration

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin?

Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it?

Then this workshop is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

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Small Businesses' Guide to Exporting

27 February 2020
9:30 – 10:30 AM ET

NO CHARGE

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Columbus Chamber of Commerce
500 Franklin St.
Columbus, IN 47201

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Southeast Indiana SBDC

In the current changing economic landscape & global economic resurgence, the need to export is crucial for small businesses.

Subject experts will be present on the state's newly launched Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion (IN-STEP) Program. Learn more about how IN-STEP can help offset your business' export cost. This event is free for businesses.

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Small Businesses' Guide to Exporting

27 February 2020
3:00 – 4:00 AM ET

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ISBDC
303 Scribner Dr.
New Albany, IN

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Southeast Indiana SBDC

In the current changing economic landscape & global economic resurgence, the need to export is crucial for small businesses.

Subject experts will be present on the state's newly launched Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion (IN-STEP) Program. Learn more about how IN-STEP can help offset your business' export cost. This event is free for businesses.

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Business Start-Up 101

27 February 2020
6:00 – 8:00 PM CT

NO CHARGE

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The HUB of Innovation
5233 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320

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Northweest Indiana SBDC
The Hammond Development Corporation

Northwest ISBDC is partnering with The Hammond Development Corporation to offer a workshop on the first steps toward owning a successful small business. It aims to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Identifying personal objectives, skills and resources
Describing your business idea and requirements
Business plan essentials
Introduction to the Indiana State “In Biz*#8221; website

A lender from BMO Harris bank will be present and discuss how bankers work with new businesses.

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Funding Options for Small Business

28 February 2020
10:00 – 11:00 AM CT

NO CHARGE

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Gary EnVision Center
578 Broadway
Gary, IN 46402

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PRESENTED BY
U.S Small Business Administration

Starting a business?

Expanding your business?

Learn about SBA’s guaranty loan programs, expert help available and how to finance your business idea at this informative workshop!

TOPICS INCLUDE

How to finance your business
Where microloans are available
What to take to your lender
How the mentors and counselors can help

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MARCH 2020

Don’t Be Afraid of Your Numbers

2 March 2020
1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Union County Public Library
2 E. Seminary St.
Liberty, IN

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East Central Indiana SBDC
Union County Public Library

Learn about your five numbers and how to make them work for you. What five numbers do you need to know to effectively manage your business?

Discover what it would take to increase your profits, and find out how to overcome your fear of financial statements.

Presented in partnership with the Union County Public Library.

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Marketing Your Small Business

3 March 2020
9:00 – 10:30 AM ET

NO CHARGE

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Innovation Connector
1208 W. White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47303

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East Central Indiana SBDC
Innovation Connector

Discover how to build on positive aspects of your business and encourage increased traffic. Find out how to overcome challenges associated with owning a small business. Leave this session knowing how to: describe your target audience; develop marketing strategies; use branding to increase sales; and create an annual marketing plan for your business.

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The Financial Side of Your Business

4 March 2020
1:00 – 3:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Glendale Public Library
6101 N. Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Indianapolis SCORE

Understanding the financial side of your business is important even before you open the doors. In this workshop you will learn about best practices from experts who have had successful careers in finance.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Funding
Forecasting
Cash management
Recordkeeping
Banking
Accounts receivable management
Tax management
and more

Attend if you are starting a business, in a business and wear many hats or are currently responsible for the finance functions in a small business.

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SBA Live at SOURCE River West
Marketing to the Federal Government
Live & On-Line

12 March 2020
12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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SOURCE River West
2232 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 26222

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PRESENTED BY
U.S Small Business Administration

Broadcasting live from SOURCE River West, these unique workshops are not only available to attend in person but also broadcast live as a webinar via Skype.

Looking for new markets for your small business’ products or services? Need help but not sure where to start? Then this informative seminar is for you! Learn where to find contracting opportunities; how to register your business to sell to the government; how to market your products and services; why you may need a surety bond; and how to obtain a bond.

Feel free to bring a sack lunch

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SBA 8(a) Business Development & Recruitment Summit

18 March 2020
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Mid-States Minority Supplier
Development Council

2126 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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U.S Small Business Administration

The federal government purchases $600 billion in goods and services each year. SBA can help some of those purchases be from you.

Five percent of all federal government purchases are to go to socially disadvantaged small businesses.

The SBA 8(a) program can help your firm as a socially disadvantaged small business tap into these contracting opportunities. Join us for a special 8(a) recruitment summit to learn how 8(a) can benefit your firm in the federal contracting arena.

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