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MICHIGAN EVENTS

October | November | December

OCTOBER 2017

National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange

22-25 October 2017

Detroit, MI

PRESENTED BY
NMSDC

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Writing Proposals Based on the Customer Instead of Yourself

25 & 26 October 2017
9:00 AM-4:30 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Room 138

7900 Tank Avenue
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC
CapturePlanning
PropLIBRARY

This live stream webinar is 2 full-days of training is presented by CapturePlanning.com and PropLIBRARY, and hosted by the Lansing PTAC office.

You will have the ability to ask questions to the presenters. CapturePlanning.com was founded by Carl Dickson over 15 years ago and since then it has provided inspiration and guidance to millions of professionals.

TOPICS COVERED

Writing Proposals Based on the Customer Instead of Yourself (full day). This course would cover building proposal based on an RFP compliance matrix and proposal writing from the customer's perspective
Proposal Writing Skills Improvement Session (half day). This course will consist of 3-4 exercises that participants will complete in class. These will be displayed for comparison and contrast so that students can learn different approaches to solving the same problems
Maximizing Return on Investment, from Lead Pursuit to Proposal Submission (half-day).

This course will cover understanding how to allocate resources against your lead pipeline in a deliberate, mathematical way. It will enable participants to make evidence based decisions regarding resource allocation. It will also show participants the critical importance of win rate to a company's finances. For example, at a 25% win rate, a 10% increase in win rate can be the mathematical equivalent of a 40% increase in leads. Investing in increasing a company's win rate can be even more important than investing in sales

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Government Contracting 401
How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government

26 October 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Conference Room

7900 Tank Avenue
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 government agencies can be a rewarding experience. But how do you market your goods and services to the Government?

Learn how to market your business to government agencies.

TOPICS COVERED

Situation Analysis
Developing effective marketing
Networking and people to know

MARKETING STRATEGIES DISCUSSED

Capabilities statement
Flyer content
Additional value add
Graphics
A better business card
Company website/social media platforms
The elevator speech

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NOVEMBER 2017

Boots to Business
REBOOT

1 Novemberr 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

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American Legion
Post 298
228 N 20th St.
Springfield, MI 49037

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

OWNING A VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

ABOUT BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

Step two is the follow-on Foundations of Entrepreneurship course instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA Network. Please email if you’ve already attended Boots to Business and wish to sign-up.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


FAR Essentials

2 November 2017
7:30 AM-4:30 PM EDT

$125 – $175

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Macomb Community College
South Campus
K Building
Room 301

14500 E. Twelve Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC
NCMA Great Lakes Chapter

Join Macomb Regional PTAC and NCMA Great Lakes Chapter for NCMA's newest National Education Seminar. FAR Essentials is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that presents the essential topics from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-the source of the uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all U.S. federal government agencies. This seminar will explore in-depth the 28 essential topics of the FAR to be mastered by government and industry contract management professionals.

ESSENTIAL TOPICS

General
Acquisition Planning
Contracting Methods and Types
Socio-Economic Programs
General Contracting Requirements
Contract Management

The event will start with sign-in, networking and breakfast (provided) at 730AM. The training will start promptly at 830AM and run until 430PM with a lunch break in between.

* Every attendee will receive a copy of the Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials. Earn 7 hours of Continuing Professional Eduction (CPE) credits. *

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Search Engine Optimization
WEBINAR

2 November 2017
11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral

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SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Michael Golwitzer
Assistant Director
VetBizCentral

Getting Found Online Workshop, Website and SEO Strategies for Your Small Veteran Owned Business Presenter is Michael A. Golwitzer, He is a webpage developer and was owner of his own webpages company, called Living Webpages, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Mike, a disabled American Veteran, retired from the US Army after 21 years. He works with VetBizCentral a Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) to help veterans with their business goals.

Michael Golwitzer holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Computer Languages Certificate from the University of Michigan, he is experienced as a Computer Application Instructor. Mike also has been a Supervisor and Personnel Manager and is a member of Professional Education Services Group and life member of Disabled American Veterans.

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NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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


Export Controls
ITAR & EAR Training

9 November 2017
8:30 AM-3:30 PM EST

$225-$350

The Bicycle Factory
201 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Womens Chamber of Commerce

Gain knowledge, or increase your expertise, in the areas of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Are you interested in learning about the numerous changes that have taken place with export controls and regulations? If you are engaging in or considering entering defense contracting and service support this program is for you.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

ITAR’s Regulatory Framework
ITAR Registration Process
U.S. Munitions List (USML)
Licenses & Agreements
Exemptions
Establishing Compliance Programs and Best Practices
Technology Control Plans

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

EAR’s Regulatory Framework
Commerce Control List (CCL)
Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)
Export Control Reform Initiative
Reform Initiative Update
Transfers from the USML to the CCL

ITAR & EAR Regulatory Changes

ITAR & EAR Exemptions

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange

9 November 2017

Detroit, MI

PRESENTED BY
Toyota

Toyota will be hosting the 28th Toyota Opportunity Exchange in Detroit, MI. This event will provide attendees the opportunity to learn about how Toyota ensures a diverse supplier base and the opportunities available to Tier I and Tier II suppliers.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Small Business Lending
SBA Roundtable

16 November 2017
9:30 AM-12:30 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Michigan SBDC

Delta College
1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Small Business Development Center

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Small Business Development Center are pleased to offer a free TEAM SBA Roundtable on Small Business Lending.

The roundtable gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. A team of experts will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. The roundtable is taught by experienced lenders with expertise in small business and SBA financing. Thousands of clients have attended the roundtables since 1998. The roundtable is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.

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PLEASE NOTE: SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment companies and this topic will not be part of the discussion.


DECEMBER 2017

National Veterans
Small Business Engagement

5-7 December 2017

America's Center Convention Complex
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

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PRESENTED BY
Veterans Administration

The 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) is scheduled for December 5–7, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri at the America’s Center. By providing an unprecedented level of access, NVSBE continues to be the most effective way to build relationships with key program and acquisition managers, Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs), and contracting specialists. Connections made during the Engagement allow Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to connect with the right people to capitalize on opportunities for contract awards and subcontracting.

NVSBE directly connects VOSBs with PDMs from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other federal agencies, state government, as well as Commercial Firms with procurement needs—and provides learning sessions to improve the capabilities of small businesses to successfully compete for procurement opportunities.

NVSBE also enables VA PDMs to engage with a large number of VOSBs in a short period of time, facilitating market research in support of meeting VA socioeconomic goals.

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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Helping Entrepreneurs Find The Best Franchise Opportunities
5 September 2017
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The US Small Business Administration Program Services
26 October 2017
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Search Engine Optimization
2 November 2017
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