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JULY 2018

Plug and Play Detroit Summit
Matchmaker

11 July 2018

Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201

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PlanetM

PlanetM, in partnership with Plug and Play, will be hosting this matchmaking summit in Downtown Detroit at Little Caesars Arena. This event is structured to provide each participant a curated experience that focuses on making connections in the mobility space. Startups will have opportunities to exhibit, present and demo for attendees to explore and learn more about emerging technologies.

The highlight of this event will be the hundreds of pre-scheduled, qualified meetings held between these startups and corporations, investors, mobility stakeholders and universities. PlanetM will be coordinating logistics and outreach for this opportunity. For more information regarding this opportunity.

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Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101

12 July 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Room 124

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 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.

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?

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AUGUST 2018

Great Lakes Lenders Conference 2018

14, 15, 16 August 2018

$370

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Detroit Marriott
Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr.
Detroit, Michigan 48243

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

WHAT IS GLCC?

The Great Lakes Lenders Conference (GLLC) is the premier small business lending event in the Midwest, hosted by the Michigan SBDC and the SBA District offices of Cleveland, Columbus, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The conference provides training and workshops related to small business loan programs and how to be more effective at helping a small business access captial.

WHO ATTENDS THE GLCC?

The Conference is attended by individuals and organizations that would like to become more effective with delivering capital to small business, including through the use of SBA loan programs.

iNCLUDING...

Bank Executives
Loan Officers
Credit Analysts
Underwriters
Documentation Specialists
Loan Service Providers
Attorneys
Business Consultants
NAGGL Representatives
SBA Staff
Other individuals that support small business

TOPIC

Regulatory Compliance
Construction Safety Elements (OSHA 10)

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government
401

16 August 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Room 124

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


2018 MEET THE BUYERS

23 August 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

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Macomb Community College
South Campus
K Building
Room 30

14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 4808

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC
SBDC Michigan

Meet the Buyer is a program that connects businesses with government agencies and prime contractors. This event will give small businesses access to buyers from across the federal, state and local government sectors. These agencies will meet with the aspiring vendors. Major prime contractors will be in attendance as well, seeking capable subcontractors to help them meet their requirements.

Seller’s benefits include opportunity to diversify your sales, pitch your product and services to decision makers, network with other small or large businesses and help keep business local to the Michigan economy.

The benefits to buyers include an efficient and cost-effective way to meet and identify new suppliers, and keep business local to the Michigan economy.

CONFIRMED BUYERS

Consumers Energy
DLA
General Dynamics
Great Lakes Water Authority
Macomb Community College
Macomb County
Macomb County Roads
Navistar
Selfridge ANGB
St. Clair County
State of Michigan
SMART
TACOM
Wayne State

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Introduction to Federal Government Contracting
101

06 September 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

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


National Veteran Business Matchmaker & Vets Night Out

10-11 September 2018

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Motor City Casino
Detroit, MI

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OCTOBER 2018

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.

REGISTER ON-LINE


NOVEMBER 2018

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 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

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


Prospecting for Federal Opportunities
301

15 November 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

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


DECEMBER 2018

How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government
401

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

Macomb PTAC Logo

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



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