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NOVEMBER 2018

NVBDC Northeast Veteran Business Development Conference

07 November 2018

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Finance Options To Launch Your Business

7 November 2018
1:00 - 3:00 PM EST

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VetBizCentral Headquarters
Mott Community College
Regional Technology Center
1401 E. Court St.
RTC 3113
Flint, MI 48503

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PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral

YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:

SBA Loan Products

Micro Loans

Becoming Lender Ready

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Any veterans or their spouses planning on starting a business.

PRESENTER

Abron Andrews
Small Business Counselor
Veterans Business Outreach Center

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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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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.

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Starting a Business

14 November 2018
1:00 - 3:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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Southwest Solutions
Piquette Square for Veterans
Masco Room

6221 Brush Street
Detroit Michigan, 48202

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PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Southwest Solutions

PRESENTER

TBD
Counselor
Southwest Solutions

YOU WILL LEARN...

Business Plans
Essential Tips
Ideas
Execution
Loans
Market Research
Timelines

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CALL ABRON:: 810-767-8387


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

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Veterans Health Administration
Network Contracting Office
VetBizCentral

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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CALL MIKE:: 810-767-8387


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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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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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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CALL MIKE:: 810-767-8387


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

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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

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

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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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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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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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Fedmine for Federal Contracting Opportunities

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5 December 2018
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Should You Start Up or Buy Your New Business?
(12 Pros and Cons)

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

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