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SEPTEMBER 2018

OCTOBER 2018

Legal Advice Small Business Owners Needs To Know
Webinar

11 October 2018
11:00 AM EDT

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ON-LINE

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Christenson & Fiederlein, PC
VetBizCentral

TOPICS

1. What every business owner should know about the Law
2. What to expect from your Law Firm
3. Your Lawyer as a strategic partner to your business

PRESENTERS

Rick Hetherington graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in Criminal Justice. After graduating from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Rick was immediately hired by the law firm of Christenson & Fiederlein, PC.

Rachel Hawrylo practices Bankruptcy, Landlord/Tenant, Debt Collection, Business, and General Civil Litigation.

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

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Federal Market Research
201

11 October 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Room 123

7900 Tank Avenue
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

Market research is the continuous process of collecting data and analyzing the information so you have a better understanding of the marketplace. This training will help you identify who your customers and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry.

This training will be conducted in a computer lab and will provide you with useful market research tools for:

Researching the Consumer: Identify federal agencies who are buying what you’re selling.

Researching the Competition: Identify who wants to, or who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much.

Researching your Industry: Identify what the federal government has purchased in the past, plans on procuring in the future, and industry trends.

To run a successful business, you need to learn about your customers, competition and industry. Market research will provide you with valuable insight to spot current and upcoming problems in your industry, reduce your business risks and help you identify opportunities

PREREQUISITES

Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Company must be located in Macomb County

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

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Build Government Sales Into Your 2019 Strategic Plan
Webinar

24 October 2018
11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
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Jetco Solutions
VetBizCentral

PRESENTER

Sue Schweim Tellier
JetCo Solutions

Preparing for a GSA Contractor Assistance Visit (Audit) The GSA conducts contractor assistance visits (CAVs) to assess compliance with the multiple award schedule (MAS) terms and conditions. When handled well, your CAV will answer questions, identify problems, test your controls and resolve issues.

Preparing for these visits is important, as is having well-established procedures and training.

Every GSA Schedule holder needs a compliance program in place. Learn how to develop your customized task list with ownership and deadlines assigned by functional area. While each small business handles the various tasks differently, all organizations should have a designated point person for GSA compliance.

This training class has been customized to help small business leaders assign responsibilities and maintain sanity for their GSA operation. The ideal participant is a small business owner or leader with responsibility for contract compliance.

The class is broken into two segments:

SEGMENT 1

1) Building a Compliance-Based Infrastructure
2) Preparing for the CAV

SEGMENT 2

Proposal Management for Non-Proposal Managers In many small businesses, the person responsible for responding to government solicitations is not formally trained as a proposal manager. This class was developed for small business leaders, with customization to simplify the process and maximize existing functional roles. Topics covered will begin after the bid decision is made and include:

1) Proposal Plan / Outline Development
2) Conducting Effective Bid Kickoff Meetings
3) Content Development
4) Response Formatting
5) Price to Win Strategies
6) Color Reviews
7) Assembly and Submission
8) Post-Submission Follow Up
9) Tools and Resources to Support the Process

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

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NOVEMBER 2018

Why Do I Need A Website?
Webinar

6 November 2018
1:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

Sapper Coding

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Sapper Coding LLC

PRESENTER

Loy O’Kelley
CEO
Sapper Coding LLC

Loy O’Kelley is Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Sapper Coding LLC, a100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Sapper creates websites and mobile applications that help veterans. Your businesses will need a website that helps your company. Being veterans themselves, they consider other veterans family, and give them the tools to ensure they are successful in their business endeavors.

YOU WILL LEARN

The importance of a website.

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NVBDC Northeast Veteran Business Development Conference

07 November 2018

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MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY

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Introduction to Federal Government Contracting
101

08 November 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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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

Did you know the federal government purchased in FY 2017 approximately $446 billion 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.

In addition, 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

Overview of PTAC
Initial Considerations
Getting Registered - 4 Steps
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Small Business Programs Certifications
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Finding Opportunities
Contract Administration
Where do I go from here?

PREREQUISITES

Company must be located in Macomb County

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE


Doing Business With the Veterans Health Administration
Webinar

14 November 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
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Veterans Health Administration
Network Contracting Office
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PRESENTER

Pak Sa Dewhurst
Small Business Liaison
Veterans Health Administration

Mr. Pak Sa Dewhurst will educate prospective small business vendors on how the VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Network Contracting Office (NCO) does business that stems from a philosophy that “In order for the Government to do business with prospective businesses, they must know how WE do business first”.

YOU WILL LEARN

The briefing covers various topics concerning day-to-day operations to include, but not limited to, agency's mission and operating locations; defining contracting's and other roles.

Pak Sa Dewhurst is a Small Business Liaison in Kettering, Ohio. He represents the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) 24,000 employees throughout the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) 10 who operate and support 12 VHA medical centers and 61 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio on small business concerns

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

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Prospecting for Federal Opportunities
301

15 November 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Room 123

7900 Tank Avenue
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.

This training will be conducted in a computer lab where you will access various federal government e-procurement websites such as FBO, experience searching for opportunities and learn how to utilize FBO’s advanced features to your benefit. In this training, you will also learn about other federal agencies’ e-procurement websites, PTACS BidMatch Services and various contract methods and competition types. Finally, the training session will end with reviewing a solicitation and how to make that bid, no-bid decision.

TOPICS COVERED

Market Research Overview
Tools for Finding Opportunities
Tools for Reviewing Opportunities
Reviewing and Responding to Opportunities

PREREQUISITES

Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201
Company must be located in Macomb County

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE


2018 Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment Conference

17 November 2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

Southfield Parks & Recreation
26000 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076

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PRESENTED BY
MIWVE

This event is FREE to women veterans & women military service members, general public cost $15/online or $20/door.

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DECEMBER 2018

International Trade
Webinar

5 December 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
VetBizCentral

PRESENTER

Natalie Chmiko
International Trade Director
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

YOU WILL LEARN

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is a public-private partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.

Michigan is well-positioned to attract global customers and recognizes global trade as a key component of the state’s economy.

Natalie Chmiko offers business assistance in identifying and pursuing global market opportuni-ties that can help you compete globally and grow your business.

She is a regionally based international trade manager working with companies to identify their export development objectives and recommend appropriate export programs and resources

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How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government
401

06 December 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Room 138

7900 Tank Avenue
Warren, MI 48092

GOOGLE MAP

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

Basic Prerequisites
Developing Effective Marketing Materials
Resources
Networking & People to Know
Situation Analysis - SWO

ALSO DISCUSSED

Capabilities statement(s)
A better business card
Website and social media platforms
The elevator speech

PREREQUISITES

Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201
Prospecting for Federal Opportunities — 301
Company must be located in Macomb County

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE


Should You Start Up or Buy Your New Business?
(12 Pros and Cons)
Webinar

13 December2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Plachta, Murphy and Associates
VetBizCentral

PRESENTERS

Bryan D. Reeder
Attorney
Plachta, Murphy and Associates P.C.

Jeffrey M. Black
Attorney
Plachta, Murphy and Associates P.C.

Bert S. Irwin
Attorney
Plachta, Murphy and Associates P.C.

Plachta, Murphy and Associates P.C. represents individual and business clients throughout West Michigan. Our business and commercial litigation attor-neys handle a wide range of legal matters of importance to business owners and CEOs.

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Legal Advice Small Business Owners Needs To Know

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11 October 2018
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Build Government Sales Into Your 2019 Strategic Plan

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24 October 2018
11:00 AM EDT

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Doing Business With the Veterans Health Administration

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14 November 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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International Trade
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5 December 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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Should You Start Up or Buy Your New Business?
(12 Pros and Cons)

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13 December 2018
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