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June | July | November

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SBA District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing Suite 400
Indianapolis, IN 46240
PHONE: 317-226-7272


June | July

Taking Your Business Beyond You and Your Spreadsheet

27 June 2017
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT

$25

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National College
1030 E. Jefferson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46617

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Michiana

A business or organization starts with a dream. Next comes a strategy to begin shaping this idea into something real. Over time, that dream becomes your life. Before you know it, you’ve done it AND YOU’RE GROWING!

This workshop is to help you think through what technology for a small, growing business looks like. We’ll talk through how your technology should grow with you, how you budget for growth, what you should expect to spend on technology, what you should consider when choosing your technological solutions and resources, with time for your questions too

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

27 June 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
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 webinar 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.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


Business Technology
Workshop

27 June 2017
5:00-7:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Ivy Tech
North Campus
3701 Dean Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

TOPICS INCLUDE

Is your website mobile-friendly
Is your site solving problems or causing them
Do you know your audience
What's your relationship like with your current web agency
Do you have a specific call to action

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Business Start-up 101

27 June 2017
5:30-8:00 PM CDT

NO CHARGE

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Pulaski County Public Library
121 S. Riverside Dr.
Winamac, IN 46996

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PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. We will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital. This workshop is based on the ISBDC's A Sound and Proven Path Towards Launching Your Own Business Workbook, available at all ISBDC offices. The workshop covers: identify personal objectives, skills, and resources; describe your business idea and requirements; develop a sales forecast; identify start-up expenses; estimate your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results. There is no cost as the event is sponsored by the Winamac Main Street organization, Wander our Winamac.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launching Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

28 June 2017
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT

$25

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Indiana University
4312 Hobson Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

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PRESENTED BY
Northeast Indiana SBDCC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Funding Options for Small Business
WEBINAR

28 June 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

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; and how the mentors and counselors can help.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


Doing Business with the Federal Government
WEBINAR

28 June 2017
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

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.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 3959639
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x115


Learn About SBA 8(a) Certification

29 June 2017
4:00-5:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

The 8(a) Business Development program is a nine-year program established to assist eligible socially and economically disadvantaged individuals to develop and grow their businesses.

Business development assistance includes one-on-one counseling, training workshops, match-making opportunities with federal buyers and other management and technical guidance. Learn how the 8(a) Program can benefit your company at this informative workshop.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


JULY 2017

Business Start-Up 101

05 July 2017
2:30-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SBA Indiana District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing Building
Ste. 400

8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46420

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PRESENTED BY
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.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Richmond Social Media Group

7 July 2017
8:30-9:30 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Richmond Innovation Center
814 E. Main St.
Richmond, IN 47374

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Learn how to get the most out of your digital marketing. This Richmond Social Media event will help you leverage social media for your business and network with other local business leaders.

This month’s topic is SmapChat

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Launching Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

11 July 2017
10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

$25

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Indiana Center for the Life Sciences Building
501 N. Profile Pkwy.
Bloomington, IN 47404

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PRESENTED BY
South Central Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Identify personal objectives, skills, and resources
Describe your business idea and requirements
Develop a sales forecast
Identify start-up expenses
Estimate your operating budget
Analyzing your feasibility results

REGISTER ON-LINE


Buy/Sell a Business

11 July 2017
5:00-7:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Ivy Tech
North Campus
3701 Dean Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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PRESENTED BY
Fort Wayne SCORE Chapter 50

The process of selling a business, and buying one, can be complicated and lengthy if you do not have a proper plan in place. You will learn the steps involved in selling a business, the eight key factors that drive business value, how to find potential buyers, securing financing, and what to expect when working with a business broker.

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:


Launch Your Own Business

12 July 2017
4:00-6:00 PM EDT

$25

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Linton-Stockton
Chamber of Commerce

159 1st St NW
Linton, IN 47441

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PRESENTED BY
South Central Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital. The workshop covers: identify personal objectives, skills, and resources; describe your business idea and requirements; develop a sales forecast; identify start-up expenses; estimate your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Launching Your Own Business
A Sound and Proven Path

12 July 2017
6:00-7:30 PM EDT

$25

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Northeast Indiana SBDC
4312 Hobson Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

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PRESENTED BY
Northeast Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Business Start-up 101
Workshop

12 July 2017
6:00-8:00 PM CDT

$25

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Hammond INnovation Center
5209 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320

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PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. Business Advisor and Facilitator Bill Gregory will help you evaluate your business idea. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital.

This workshop is based on the ISBDC's A Sound and Proven Path Towards Launching Your Own Business Workbook, available at all ISBDC offices. The workshop covers: identify personal objectives, skills, and resources; describe your business idea and requirements; develop a sales forecast; identify start-up expenses; estimate your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results.

REGISTER ON-LINE


How to Create a Business Plan to Fuel Success

17 July 2017
6:00-7:30 PM EDT

$25

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Northeast Indiana SBDC
4312 Hobson Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

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PRESENTED BY
Northeast Indiana SBDC

This outstanding workshop presents tips and tricks for writing a successful business plan. An impactful business plan is one that owners use to manage the direction of their business. The class covers the need for the basic elements of a winning plan including what lending institutions and investors may require.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Funding Options for Small Business

19 July 2017
2:30-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SBA Indiana District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing Building
Ste. 400

8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46420

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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; and how the mentors and counselors can help.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Launching Your Own Business

19 July 2017
3:00-5:00 PM CDT

$20

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Southwest Indiana SBDC
Ste. 401
318 Main St.
Evansville, IN 47708

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PRESENTED BY
Southwest Indiana SBDC

This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital. The workshop covers: identify personal objectives, skills, and resources; describe your business idea and requirements; develop a sales forecast; identify start-up expenses; estimate your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results.

REGISTER ON-LINE


WOSB Advantage

19 July 2017
4:30-6:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SBA Indiana District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing Building
Ste. 400

8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46420

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Women-owned businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors in the small business world. Learn about the Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program (WOSB) at this informative workshop!

DISCOVER

Five steps necessary to participate in the program
How to register your business
What industry codes are eligible
How to find contracting opportunities.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Marketing Summer Camp
Session 2

19 July 2017
6:00-9:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Cowork B-town
213 S. Rogers St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

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PRESENTED BY
Bloomington SCORE

This summer, Bloomington SCORE will host a 3-part series exploring the role digital marketing and social media plays in creating and growing a business.

This will be part in-depth/how-to training and part focused on general discussion of trends and best practices. The goal will be for business owners to walk away with enough knowledge to leverage social and digital advertising in their business. Participants should gain the ability to create ads on their own for use in marketing services or products.

In this session, participants will learn simple ways to get their business on the web.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NVBDC/Federal Reserve Bank
2nd Annual Matchmaking Event

Doing Business with the Federal Reserve Bank and Private Industry

20 July 2017
8:00 AM-3:30 PM EDT

$25
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Detroit Branch

Detroit Conference Center
1600 East Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
NVBDC
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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Join NVBDC for an exciting networking opportunity for Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Businesses to meet with supplier diversity professionals and buyers.

The event is once again taking place at the Federal Reserve Detroit Branch Building in midtown and promises to be bigger and better than last year.


EVENT ATTENDEES

Amazon
American Automobile Association
Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network
CBRE Group
Comerica Bank
City of Detroit
DTE Energy
Freddie Mac
General Motors
Google
Kellog's
McDonald Hopkins
Michigan DTMB
PNC
PPG Industries


EVENT SPONSORS

PLATINUM SPONSOR

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GOLD SPONSORS

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Pure Michigan Logo

SILVER SPONSOR

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Toyota Logo

FOOD SPONSOR

United States Federal Reserve Board Logo

PRINT & BAG SPONSOR

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LANYARD SPONSOR

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Hurry, space is limited, and tickets are going fast.

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Social Media Group
East Central Indiana

20 July 2017
8:00-10:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Join with other businesses and organizations to learn trends and tips regarding social media and digital marketing.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Write Your Business Plan

20 July 2017
2:00-4:00 PM EDT

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SBA Indiana District Office
8500 Keystone Crossing Building
Ste. 400

8500 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46420

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PRESENTED BY
Central Indiana SBDC

This session provides an overview of the contents of a good business plan and how it becomes the roadmap to success. Having a business plan is virtually a requirement for obtaining financing. This seminar will help you get started with writing your business plan. You’ll learn tips for gathering the information you need, as well as organizing it into a solid plan. And you’ll learn about valuable resources to help you through the process.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


QuickBooks Basics I
“Online Training”

21 July 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM CDT

$100

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Purdue Technology Center
9800 Connecticut Dr.
Crown Point, IN 46307

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PRESENTED BY
Northwest Indiana SBDC

This workshop is designed for new or current users of the QuickBooks “Online Application” ONLY. You MUST have the QuickBooks Online software on your mobile device and be using it in order to take this class.

Bring your laptop, tablet or smart phone to use in this workshop as QuickBooks Online allows you to handle your accounting and access your data from any internet connection. Class sizes are limited and fill quickly, so pre-paid reservations are required.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

25 July 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
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 webinar 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.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


Social Media Marketing Series

25 July 2017
12:00-1:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Madison County
Chamber of Commerce

1106 Meridian St.
Anderson, IN 46016

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PRESENTED BY
East Central Indiana SBDC

Join with other businesses and organizations to learn trends and tips regarding social media and digital marketing.

REGISTER ON-LINE


2017 Great Lakes Lenders Conference

26-28 July 2017

$299
Early Bird Registration

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MotorCity Casino
2901 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48201

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

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WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

Hear from SBA Administrator Linda McMahon
Network with industry professionals from the Great Lakes Region
Hear the latest changes in SBA policies and procedures
Learn best practices from industry experts
Browse innovative products and services

2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM Arrival and Registration - Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM Exhibitor Setup - Exhibit Hallway

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:00 AM Exibitor Setup (Exhibit Hallway)
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Session
9:45 AM Breakout Session 1
10:45 AM Break avvnd Exhibits
11:15 AM Breakout Session 2
12:15 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout session 4
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

8:00 AM Full Breakfast
9:30 AM Breakout Session 1
10:30 AM Break and Exhibits
11:00 AM Breakout Session 2
12:00 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout Session 4
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception - Amnesia
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:45 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Session - TBD
10:15 AM General Session - TBD
11:20 AM General Session - TBD
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns

MORE INFO: 616-331-7483

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Credit Reporting and
Banking Services

27 July 2017
5:30-7:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Overcoming Church Recreation Center
2203 Columbia Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Martindale Brightwood CDC
Community Resurrection Partnership

Take an important step toward building a better financial future for your business at this informative Money Smart workshop designed for current and aspiring entrepreneurs!

TOPICS INCLUDE

Understanding the full scope of credit reporting and the impact of credit reports on the operation or growth of a small business
Strategies for building or improving business credit
The most common banking services for small businesses, including merchant services, payroll processing, business credit and others
Understanding how other small business owners decide which banking services to use
Evaluating the applicability of each of banking service to your business needs

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NOVEMBER 2017

12th ANNUAL
Veteran Business Matchmaker

& Vets Night Out

7-8 November 2017

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Detroit Marriott
(Renaissance Center)
400 Renaissance Dr.
Detroit, MI 48243

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PRESENTED BY
NVBDC
Pure Michigan Business Connect

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NVBDC, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, invites you for 2 days of matchmaking at Corporate America’s Premier Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Entrepreneurial Event

DAY 1: November 7

Network
Meet with corporate and government buyers
Participate in our break-out learning sessions
Vets Night Out

DAY 2: November 8

One-on-one meetings with buyers
Lunch both days and hors d’ouvres at the complimentary Vets Night Out

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NEW CLIENT
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING

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The U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to complete the Request for Counseling (Form 641). This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strictest of confidence.

To start the process, please click on the above e-CENTER button to access our electronic Request for Counseling form. After submission, a counselor will contact you shortly.

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11 July 2017
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How Do I Do Business With Western Michigan University?
20 July 2017
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Michigan eLibrary Resources
8 August 2017
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Michigan eLibrary Resources
24 August 2017
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12 October 2017
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Preparing For Re-Evaluation

1st Tuesday of Each Month

Preparing for Re-Verification Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms whose verification will be expiring


Verification Training

3rd Tuesday of Each Month

Pre-Application Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms interested in submitting their first CVE Verification application


Staying Verified

4th Tuesday of Each Month

How to stay Verified Webinar & Town Hall

Designed for firms who have been verified in six months


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