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APRIL 2017

Nonprofits Start-up Series
Your First Fund Development Plan

20 April 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

NEW Center
1100 North Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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PRESENTED BY
New

MORE INFO: 734-998-0160


Small Business Threat
Cyber Security Awareness

20 April 2017
10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Microsoft Store Auditorium
Somerset Collection
Space U213

2800 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Centers

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Yes, even small businesses are at risk of cyber-attacks. In fact, small businesses are more vulnerable in many ways. This workshop and panel discussion is designed for small business owners (no technology background assumed) who want to understand more about their internet security risks and how they can protect their business from the major problems that will result from a cyber-attack.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Cyber Security Best Practices
Protecting Your Company Information
What to do if your company has been breached
Password Practices
Physical Security
Buying and Selling Online

The program will include a panel discussion with local experts on cyber security. Representatives from IT Services, Banking, Accounting, Insurance and the Michigan State Police will discuss these issues from their varying perspectives.

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Business Smart Workshop
Set & Go

24 April 2017
10:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Road
Detroit, MI 48235

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Opperation Hope

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Business Smart Workshop: SET

This is the second of three modules in the Business Smart workshop series presented by SBA and Operation Hope. This module will help you prepare to become credit ready.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Possible sources of business funding
What lenders look for in a loan applicant (the “Five C’s of Credit”)
What a credit score is and why it matters
What’s included in a loan application, including the importance of a Business Plan and cash flow projections and assumptions
Avoiding predatory lending practices


Business Smart Workshop: GO

This is the last of three modules in the Business Smart workshop series presented by SBA and Operation Hope. The GO module is a resource guide and directs you to local resources available to assist you in starting or growing your small business.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Determine your offering and market demand
Understand your competition
Determine your marketing strategy
Determine your startup costs
Meet your legal requirements
Prepare yourself financially
Develop your business plan
Get help

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Explore
Cyber Security Compliance

25 April 2017
8:30 AM-4:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI 48374

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Hosted by the Michigan Manufacturers Association, this full-day program focuses on emerging issues impacting Michigan's manufacturing sector by providing real-world best practices presented by leading manufacturers and issue experts.

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Starting Up
An Introduction to Michigan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

25 April 2017
9:30-11:00 AM

NO CHARGE

Oakland University
Macomb-OU Incubator
Velocity Center

6633 18 Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

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PRESENTED BY
Oakland University

Do you have a high-tech startup?

How about an early-stage, growth-based business?

Are you looking to bring your innovative idea to market?

If so, the Macomb-OU Incubator invites you to attend Starting Up, a workshop exploring Michigan's “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,” designed to help you start and/or grow your tech-based business.

John Eaton, Mac-OU Inc's client strategist, will help you navigate the wide range of resources the State of Michigan offers - including business incubators, SmartZones, various support services, university technology acceleration and commercialization, and funding programs - to identify what's right for you and your business.

A brief Q&A session will follow.

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Starting a Business
Workshop

25 April 2017
10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Wayne County Michigan Works
35731 W Michigan Ave.
Wayne, MI 48184

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PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral
Michigan Works

If you are a veteran considering starting a business then this workshop is for you!

HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT BY ATTENDING?

Ideas
Business Plans
Timelines
Market Research
Essential Tips
Loans

PRESENTER

Abron Andrews Jr.- Abron,a VBC Business Counselor and Disabled Veteran, has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Ashford University.

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“Know Your Numbers”

26 April 2017
9:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT

$25
Includes Workbook

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Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers Rd
Detroit, MI 48235

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Centers
Fifth Third Bank

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Experienced business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements in business decisions.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Identify opportunities and challenges with your balance sheet and income statement
Discuss the proven ways to increase your company’s cash flow
Apply breakeven analysis to improve decision making
Understand and plan working capital to support your growth
Strengthen the partnership with your lender

The program will include a panel discussion with local experts on cyber security. Representatives from IT Services, Banking, Accounting, Insurance and the Michigan State Police will discuss these issues from their varying perspectives.

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Government Connect

26-27 April 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
17 March, 2017

NO CHARGE

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Macomb Community College
Expo Center
14500 E Twelve Mile Rd.
Warren, MI

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb PTAC

The Macomb Regional PTAC, in collaboration with the NDIA Michigan Chapter, will work with Government Small Business representatives to identify opportunities at the 8th Annual Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX).

The Macomb Regional PTAC will schedule meetings between qualified suppliers and the government, providing potential solutions to fill requirements, saving time and resources. The Macomb Regional PTAC will manage all MDEX Government Connect planning, including the online application process, communication with the applicants, and onsite logistics. To apply, click on the 2017 MDEX Government Connect Supplier Application below by March, 17, 2017 close of business.

CONFIRMED AGENCIES

DLA Land—Warren
Selfridge Air National Guard Base
TACOM SBO
PEO STRI

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2017 Reverse Trade Fair

27 April 2017
10:00 AM-3:00 PM

$150

Lansing Center
333 East Michigan Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48933

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association

A Reverse Trade Fair (RTF) is an event that allows suppliers, contractors, and consultants the opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from around the state at one time. MPPOA members, procurement professionals from publicly funded agencies, staff the tables and vendors roam the floor to meet with entities; it's a win-win event for everyone involved.

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MAY 2017

Grand Opening
Great Lakes Women's Business Center - Flint

02 May 2017
10:00 AM-3:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Oak Business Center
2712 Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48505

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PRESENTED BY
Great Lakes Women's Business Council
Metro Community Development

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GRAND OPENING ACTIVITIES

10:00 AM SBA Finance Roundtable
10:30 AM Social Media Best Practices and Email Marketing Quickstart
12:00 PM Lunch and ribbon cutting ceremony with dignitaries followed by networking and a raffle for valuable prizes
1:30 PM Resource Partners Roundtables
1:30 PM How Brands Win in Moments that Matter
2:30 PM Sell More, Sell More Easily

CEREMONY DIGNITARIES

Michelle Richards
Great Lakes Women’s Business Council

Constance Payne Logan
U.S. Small Business Administration

Ravi Yalamanchi
Metro Community Development

Karen Weaver
Mayor of Flint (Invited)

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National Small Business Week
Celebrating Your Business

02 May 2017
1:00-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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GROW Logo

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Grand Rapids Main Post Office
225 Michigan Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49501

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
VetBizCentral
Small Business Development Center
SCORE
U.S. Postal Service Customer Council
U.S. Postal Service

Join us in celebrating your small business, during National Small Business Week!

We want to ensure that you have all the tools to be successful. Join us to learn about resources that can help you start, grow, and continue the realization of your business goals!

The following organizations will be there to help your business grow!

GROW - Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
Small Business Administration
Small Business Development Center
SCORE
VetBizCentral
U.S. Postal Service Customer Council
U.S. Postal Service

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Financing Roundtable
TEAM SBA

03 May 2017
7:30-11:30 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Monroe Bank & Trust Headquarters
10 Washington St.
Monroe, MI 48161

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

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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.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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.

ABOUT

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. Ample time will be given for Q&A – so come prepared!

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Procurement Programs
SBA Orientation

04 May 2017
9:30-11:30 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 18 Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

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WHAT IS THE 8(a) DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM?

The SBA administers this business assistance program for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses who want to access the federal procurement market.

The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small businesses gain a foothold in government contracting. Upon enrollment in this program, firms receive help with finding contracts, proposal preparation and contract administration.

WHAT ARE THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAM?

The applicant must be a small business, unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are U.S. citizens, been in business for at least two years and demonstrates a potential for success.

WHAT IS THE HUBZone PROGRAM?

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting assistance to small businesses. Requirements: Firm must be located in designated HUBZone to qualify and at least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone.

WHAT IS THE WSOB FEDERAL CONTRACT PROGRAM?

The SBA administers federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small business (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB). The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts.

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13th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala
Michigan's Premier Small Business Celebration!

04 May 2017

$270-$1,200

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The Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

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

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Please join us as we acknowledge and celebrate Michigan's successful growth companies, small business advocates and champions. The Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, SBA Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year, Veteran-Owned Small Business and Women-Owned Small Business of the Year will be announced, along with multiple other awards.

Reserve your ticket to Michigan’s small business celebration! Tickets are available for the 13th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala! Join us for an elegant evening supporting Michigan’s successful growth companies that are driving impact and innovation in our state.

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Cyber Compliance and Risk Management
DoD Contractors

10 May 2017
8:00 AM-4:30 PM

NO CHARGE

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Mid Michigan Community College
2600 S Summerton Rd
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

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PRESENTED BY
PTAC of Michigan
Michigan Economic Development Center (MEDC)
SBDC of Michgan
Michigan Manaufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)

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Manufacturers with contracts with the Department of Defense, General Services Administration or NASA must be compliant with defined cybersecurity requirements no later than December 31, 2017. This event is sponsored by PTAC, MEDC, SBDC and The Center.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Financing Roundtable
Small Business Lending
Two Locations in One Day!

11 May 2017
9:30 AM-12:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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Delta College
Small Business Development Center
H-Wing

1961 Delta Rd.
Bay City, MI 48706

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

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.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Financing Roundtable
Small Business Lending
Two Locations in One Day!

11 May 2017
1:30-4:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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Mid Michigan Community College
Morey Technical Center Building
2600 S. Summerton Rd.
Pleasant, MI 48858

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

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.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Vets & Biz
Small Business and Entrepreneurial Resources & Connections

11 May 2017
4:00-7:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Washtenaw Community College
The Entrepreneurship Center
ROOM 120

4800 E Huron River Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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PRESENTED BY
The Entrepreneurship Center

Meet local veteran business owners and learn what to do and NOT to do when starting a business!

Connect with and ask questions about WCC’s Entrepreneurship Center resources, VA business support programs from Melissa Spaulding, SBDC information for small business owners, and Dr. Eric Fretz, LCDR(ret) of the University of Michigan on creativity and brainstorming your business idea.

Snacks and discussion time included!

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Forming Your LLC or DBA
Do It Now!

20 April 2017
2:00-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Washtenaw Community College
Gunder Myron Building
Room 118

4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Centers

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone needing assistance filing their LLC or DBA.

ABOUT

Ready to launch your business as a sole proprietor or LLC? Been putting off the paperwork? Then you need this hands-on walk through. Attorney Shonna Hawkins will be available to assist with the necessary documents needed to form and register a business, including Articles of Incorporation and Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Please come prepared with one or more names for your business. Please CLICK HERE to search for existing business names registered with the State of Michigan. The number of available computers will be limited. If you have a laptop, please bring it to the event. Wireless internet access will be available.

GUEST SPEAKER

Shonna Hawkins, Attorney

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National SBIR/STTR
Conference

15-17 May 2017

Gaylord National Resort &
Convention Center

201 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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PRESENTED BY
TechConnect

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NATIONAL SBIR/STTR CONFERENCE

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs are highly competitive, encouraging small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) work with potential for commercialization.

National SBIR/STTR conferences are typically the largest and most important conferences specializing in helping small businesses learn about participating in SBIR/STTR programs. At this Conference, representatives from all 11 federal agencies with SBIR/STTR programs will attend, in addition to other SBIR/STTR experts and trainers. Conference highlights include:

Presentations from all SBIR/STTR Agency Program Managers
Learn how to successfully submit competitive research proposals
Hear from government, industry and academic experts on successful commercialization strategies
Interact with SBIR/STTR Agency Program Managers, technology entrepreneurs, large company representatives, and researchers in Roundtable discussions, sessions and 1-on-1 meetings
Learn about cutting-edge opportunities in defense, agriculture, energy, and health/medicine
Optional pre conference workshops on SBIR/STTR Phase I, Phase II and licensing and commercialization

NATIONAL INNOVATION SUMMIT

In support of the White House and Congressional call for innovation commercialization initiatives, the National Innovation Summit and Showcase delivers the world's largest showcase of industry-vetted emerging-technologies ready for commercialization. Don't miss as TechConnect presents the Nation's top innovations emerging from our federal technology funding programs. All showcasing innovations are vetted by our industry and investment review committees, and all will participate the TechConnect Corporate Acceleration and Matchmaking Programs with our participating Corporate and Investment Partner.

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Audit Guidance for Small Business
~Part I~

A Two Part Series

17 May 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

NO CHARGE

PTAC Schoolcraft College

Schoolcraft College
VisTaTech Center
VT 425

18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia MI 48152

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PRESENTED BY
Schoolcraft College PTAC
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

Join The PTAC of Schoolcraft and The Macomb Regional PTAC in the first of a two part series featuring the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). In this first training, a DCAA representative will present an overview of DCAA, its mission, organizational structure and types of audits performed; an overview of regulatory criteria to establish an adequate accounting system and the importance of reading your contract to identify, understand and consolidate key contract provisions.

NOTE: Part II June 20, 2017

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2017 Lockheed Martin Supplier Matchmaker

17 May 2017

NO CHARGE

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Macomb University Center
44575 Garfield Rd
Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038

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PRESENTED BY
Pure Michigan Business Connect
Macomb County Partnership
Lockheed Martin

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The Macomb County Partnership, in coordination with PMBC, is hosting Lockheed Martin in a one-day matchmaking and networking event. The day will focus on fulfilling the procurement needs of Lockheed Martin.

Small businesses, diverse businesses and other Macomb County suppliers have the opportunity to meet with Lockheed Martin's purchasing divisions looking to procure items from four general categories.

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Financing Roundtable
Small Business Lending

18 May 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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DFCU Financial
400 Town Center Dr.
Dearborn, MI 48126

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

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.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Dual Use Technology Briefing

18 May 2017
9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Oshkosh Defense
27600 Donald Ct.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb PTAC
Oshkosh Defense

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The Military depends on commercial business to develop new goods and technologies for the protection of the War-fighter, and to advance Homeland Security. This half day event will deliver information on how companies developing innovative technology can do business with the United States Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC).

TARDEC's dual-use SBIR Program's goal is to tap into the small business community's innovativeness and creativity to help meet government R&D objectives. At the same time, these small companies develop technologies, products and services they can then commercialize through sales in the private sector or back to the government.

The event will provide an overview of the following:

The Cooperative Research & Development Agreements (CRADA) program
R & D Contracting with the U.S. Army
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.
Resource Panel
Industry Perspective

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Companies who are interested in or currently developing innovative technology that fit dual use needs of the military and private sector.

REGISTER ON-LINE

NOTE: Registrants must be a U. S. Citizen. And will be required to present a valid state driver's license with picture when they sign in.


Boots to Business

REBOOT
Business Program For Military Veterans, Service Members and Spouses

23 May 2017
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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Schoolcraft College
VisTaTech Center
RM VT-460

18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
VetBizCentral

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On May 23, 2017, Boots to Business Reboot is coming to the Metro Detroit area. Veterans, service members and spouses are urged to take advantage of this entrepreneurial training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Boots to Business Reboot gives you the tools to get started by offering participants valuable business skills and tips. The course is taught by industry experts, top professors and officials from the U.S. Small Business Administration .

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

MORE INFORMATION: 810-767-8387


DIBBS Training
DLA Internet Bid Board System

25 May2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Room 124

7900 Tank Avenue
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb PTAC
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

Doing business with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) can be a great way to grow your current business. DLA is the Department of Defense' largest combat support agency providing worldwide logistics support to America's Military Services, civilian agencies, and foreign countries in both peacetime and wartime. They are responsible for nearly every consumable item used by our military forces worldwide to include medical supplies, aviation requirements, land and maritime weapon systems spare parts, critical troop-support items involving food, clothing, and textiles, in addition to construction equipment and material, fuel, and depot level re-parables.

DLA has a web-based application called DIBBS that provides you with the capability to filter your search, view, and submit secure quotes for Request for Proposals (RFP's), Request for Quotes (RFQ's), and Invitations For Bid (IFBs), as well as search for and view Awards, and other procurement information related to DLA.

Our comprehensive training is broken out into the following 3 Parts:

OVERVIEW: Basic Prerequisites, Market Research, DLA, DIBBS
DIBBS TOOLS: How to search for opportunities, and submit a quote in DIBBS, C Folders, Unique Procurement Identifiers update, Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), and Frequently Asked Questions
PACKAGING AND SHIPPING INFORMATION: DLA Packaging and Vendor Shipment Module (VSM)

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JUNE 2017

Audit Guidance for Small Business
~Part II~

A Two Part Series

20 June 2017

NO CHARGE

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Macomb Community College
MTEC Bldg.
Room 138

7900 Tank Avenue
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb PTAC
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

Join The Macomb Regional PTAC and the PTAC of Schoolcraft in the second of a two part series featuring the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA). In the second training, a DCAA representative will present on real-time labor evaluations, what a real-time labor evaluation is, why it's performed, and what you will need to provide the auditor. And an overview of how to prepare adequate price proposals.

NOTE: Part I May 17, 2017

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JULY 2017

NVBDC Invites you to the 2nd Annual Federal Reserve Bank Matchmaking Event
Doing Business with the Federal Reserve Bank and Private Industry

20 July 2017
8:00 AM-3:30 PM EDT

$25
Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch

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Join NVBDC for an exciting networking opportunity for Veteran Owned Businesses to meet with supplier diversity professionals and buyers.

The setting is the historic Federal Reserve Building in downtown Detroit, and promises to be bigger and better than last year.

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2017 Great Lakes Lenders Conference

26-28 July 2017

$299
Early Bird Registration

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MotorCity Casino
2901 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48201

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

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WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?

Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

Hear from SBA Administrator Linda McMahon
Network with industry professionals from the Great Lakes Region
Hear the latest changes in SBA policies and procedures
Learn best practices from industry experts
Browse innovative products and services

2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM Arrival and Registration - Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM Exhibitor Setup - Exhibit Hallway

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:00 AM Exibitor Setup (Exhibit Hallway)
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Session
9:45 AM Breakout Session 1
10:45 AM Break avvnd Exhibits
11:15 AM Breakout Session 2
12:15 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout session 4
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

8:00 AM Full Breakfast
9:30 AM Breakout Session 1
10:30 AM Break and Exhibits
11:00 AM Breakout Session 2
12:00 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout Session 4
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception - Amnesia
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:45 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Session - TBD
10:15 AM General Session - TBD
11:20 AM General Session - TBD
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns

MORE INFO: 616-331-7483

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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A Nonprofit assisting veterans since 2005, serving Michigan, Ohio and Indiana