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JULY 2019

INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
101

11 July 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

In fiscal year 2017, the federal governmen purchased approximately $501 billion dollars of goods and services. If you’re interested in diversifying your business into the federal government marketplace, find out what you need to do to get started.

You will learn about the services and continuous support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to help your company with the contracting process.

TOPICS COVERED

Initial Considerations
Getting Registered
Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Programs Certifications
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Finding Opportunities
Contract Regulations & Administration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE: To register for this training, your company must be located in Macomb County.


Cybersecurity

16 July 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

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State of Michigan Historical Library
702 W Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915

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PRESENTED / CO-SPONSORED BY
PTAC of South Central Michigan
Northrop Grumman
USC Center for Economic Development

Northrop Grumman, in collaboration with the USC Center for Economic Development, is offering free cybersecurity training to small businesses through an Air Force Small Business Office Mentor Protégé Program.

This workshop is open to all small businesses. Advance registration is required

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Advance registration is required


Starting a Business

17 July 2019
9:00 – 11:00 AM ET

NO CHARGE

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Washington Court Place
309 N. Washington Sq.
Lansing, MI 48933

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PRESENTED / SPONSORED BY
SBDC

Do you know what it takes to turn your skills into a successful business? Join us if you are considering self-employment or are at the beginning stages of starting a business. This seminar helps entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company and to evaluate market and sales potential. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.

SPEAKER

Kellie Hanford
SBDC
Certified Business Consultant

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4th ANNUAL
Doing Business With the Federal Reserve and Private Industry

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18 July 2019

$49

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Detroit Branch

1600 East Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
NVBDC
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

For the 4th year, NVBDC is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to offer an exciting day of educational sessions and matchmaking with some of the country's largest corporations.

This year we are back in Detroit, where the event will be hosted in the Federal Reserve Building a few minutes from downtown Detroit and the historic Eastern Market. Once again, we are offering 3 education session to make the most of your time and maximize your certification no matter if you have been certified for years, are newly certified or just learning about the benefits of certification.

Always the highlight of this event is One-on-One Matchmaking with corporate buyers. This is an opportunity to meet privately with corporations a

Thanks to our corporate members, this event is offered for a $49 administration fee for veteran owned businesses.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES

Breakfast
Lunch
Education Sessions
1:1 Matchmaking

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ADVANCED REGISTRATION REAUIRED!
For security reasons, no walk-in attendees will be permitted.


Prospecting for Federal Opportunities
301

18 July 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

Selling to the federal government can provide significant revenues for small businesses, but it can be very time consuming trying to figure out where to find opportunities that match your capabilities. This training will provide you with useful tools on how to search for and identify opportunities that match your capabilities in a more efficient manner.

In this training lab you will access various federal government e-procurement websites, such as Fed Biz Ops (FBO) and experience searching for opportunities by learning how to utilize FBO’s advanced features to your benefit.

You will also learn about other federal agencies e-procurement websites, PTACS BidMatch Services and various contracts, methods and competition types. This training session will review a solicitation and instruct you on how to make that bid, no-bid decision. Also, you will learn about vendor performance evaluations (CPARS and SPRS).

This training will be conducted in a computer lab.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201


Contracting 201
Creating a Quality Proposal

24 July 2019
1:00 - 4:30 PM ET

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Library & Historical Center
820w W. Washtenaw St.
Lansing, MI 48915

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PRESENTED BY
State of Michigan Procurement
VBOC Region 5

In Contracting 201 we get into the details of contracting with the State. We’ll work through the different kinds of solicitations the State uses, how the evaluation process works, and how contracts are awarded. Procurement will also provide insights on how to create a quality proposal and share common mistakes to avoid. This presentation goes in depth – you’ll leave with a better of understanding of how the state looks at bids and chooses contractors.

PLEASE NOTE: The Contracting 201 class is a follow-up to Contracting 101. We recommend that attendees familiarize themselves with the Contracting 101 presentation prior to attendance at this class.

ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE

1:00 PM - Sign-in and networking
1:30 PM - Contracting 201 with the State of Michigan
3:30 PM - Q&A Session
4:00 PM - Program Closes

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Great Lakes Lenders Conference
Michigan – Ohio – Indiana – Illinois

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24 – 25 July 2019

$320 – $370

The Renaissance Center
100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243-1312

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PRESENTED / CO-SPONSORED BY
PTAC
The Preston Group

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

John Miller
Deputy Associate Administrator
(Office of Capital Access)

Michael McWilliams
Michigan Forecasting Specialist
University of Michigan

David Glaccum
SBA Associate Administrator
(Office of International Trade

WORKSHOPS

1502 A to Z
1502 Reporting and Dashboard Portal
504 Lending
7(a) Basics - Eligibility
7(a) Basics - Servicing the SBA Loan, Part 1
7(a) Basics - Servicing the SBA Loan, Part 2
A Lender's Guide to the SBA 504 Program
Advanced 7(a) Lending
Advanced Business Valuation and Acquisitions
Best Practices for Your SBA Lending Department (or Person)
Business Acquisition
Cap Line Program
Construction Lending 1 & 2
Franchise Approval Process
Franchise Lending
Great Lakes Economic Forecast Update
Identify, Avoid & Conquer SBA 7(a) Loan Details
Lender Services Provider (LSP) Best Practices
Liquidation 1 & 2
Loan Fraud
Loan Origination Using E-Tran System
Navigating the Environmental SOP
OCRM Lender Oversight
SBA Debt Refinancing Rules
SBA Loan Closing Best Practices
SBA One
SBA Policy Update
SBA Surety Bond
Servicing Loans Sold in the SBA 7(a) Secondary Market
Small Business Client Customer Service
Small Business Marketing for the Lender
Trade, Tariffs, and Export Loan Programs
Underwriting
USDA: Top 10 Reasons to Use RD Guaranteed Loan

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4th Annual Federal Reserve Matchmaker

July 29-30 2019

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Columbus, OH

PRESENTED BY
National Veteran Business Development Council

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AUGUST 2019

How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government
401

8 August 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

The U.S. Government is the largest buyer of goods and services. Selling to the federal government can be a rewarding experience, but how do you market your goods and services to them? In this training, you will learn how to market your business to the federal government as well as prime contractors.

TOPICS COVERED

Developing Effective Marketing Materials
Resources
Networking and People to Know

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201
Prospecting for Federal Opportunities — 301


SEPTEMBER 2019

INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
101

12 September 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

In fiscal year 2017, the federal governmen purchased approximately $501 billion dollars of goods and services. If you’re interested in diversifying your business into the federal government marketplace, find out what you need to do to get started.

You will learn about the services and continuous support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to help your company with the contracting process.

TOPICS COVERED

Initial Considerations
Getting Registered
Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Programs Certifications
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Finding Opportunities
Contract Regulations & Administration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE: To register for this training, your company must be located in Macomb County.


Team SBA Financing Roundtable

26 September 2019
1:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

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Mid Michigan College
Morey Technical Education Building
2600 S. Summerton, Room 108
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Mid Michigan Community College
Central Michigan University Research Corporation

TOPIC: Financial and Accounting

If you are serious about seeking financing for your business, you owe it to yourself to attend a Financing Roundtable presented by TEAM SBA. TEAM SBA consists of a preferred SBA lender, a business consultant, SBA economic development staff, and business owners like you.

We'll debunk the myths and demystify the process of bank financing - in plain English. You will learn how your loan application will be analyzed, what underwriting criteria is used, and how banking regulations affect the decision. We will answer your questions based upon your business model. Over the last seven years, TEAM SBA has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs gain a better understanding of the financing process. In order to help you, we require you to have good credit, a solid business idea and some money to invest in your business. Please note: The SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment firms and this type of financing is not discussed at the roundtables.

SPEAKERS

Representatives from SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)
Local Lenders
Michigan SBDC Business Advisors

REGISTER ON-LINE


OCTOBER 2019

Federal Market Research
201

10 October 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

This training will help you identify who your customers and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry.

You will learn how to research the consumer by identifying federal agencies who are buying what you’re selling. You will also learn how to research the competition by identifying who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. And finally, you will learn how to research your industry by identifying what are the federal government’s past, present and future procurement and industry trends.

This training will be conducted in a computer lab.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101


State Contracting
101

17 October 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092
Room 138

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state's Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 850 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. Learn how to do business with the State of Michigan.

REGISTER ON-LINE


NOVEMBER 2019

INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
101

7 November 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

In fiscal year 2017, the federal governmen purchased approximately $501 billion dollars of goods and services. If you’re interested in diversifying your business into the federal government marketplace, find out what you need to do to get started.

You will learn about the services and continuous support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to help your company with the contracting process.

TOPICS COVERED

Initial Considerations
Getting Registered
Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Programs Certifications
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Finding Opportunities
Contract Regulations & Administration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE: To register for this training, your company must be located in Macomb County.


Prospecting for Federal Opportunities
301

21 November 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

Selling to the federal government can provide significant revenues for small businesses, but it can be very time consuming trying to figure out where to find opportunities that match your capabilities. This training will provide you with useful tools on how to search for and identify opportunities that match your capabilities in a more efficient manner.

In this training lab you will access various federal government e-procurement websites, such as Fed Biz Ops (FBO) and experience searching for opportunities by learning how to utilize FBO’s advanced features to your benefit.

You will also learn about other federal agencies e-procurement websites, PTACS BidMatch Services and various contracts, methods and competition types. This training session will review a solicitation and instruct you on how to make that bid, no-bid decision. Also, you will learn about vendor performance evaluations (CPARS and SPRS).

This training will be conducted in a computer lab.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201


DECEMBER 2019

How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government
401

12 December 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

The U.S. Government is the largest buyer of goods and services. Selling to the federal government can be a rewarding experience, but how do you market your goods and services to them? In this training, you will learn how to market your business to the federal government as well as prime contractors.

TOPICS COVERED

Developing Effective Marketing Materials
Resources
Networking and People to Know

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201
Prospecting for Federal Opportunities — 301



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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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