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MAY 2019

Writing a Business Plan
Workshop

28 May 2019
1:30 – 3:30 PM ET

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Mott Community College
Regional Technology Center

Conference Room 1301
1401 E. Court Street
Flint, MI 48506

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A well written business plan is a critically important tool in the business owner toolkit. A plan can be used for many purposes but most important to business success is the plan that serves as an accountability tool and a road map to business growth.

A sample tool will be used to detail content of a plan that can serve as a solid foundation for the business owner. If you are not yet in business or in the very early stages of starting, we highly recommend you take “Starting a Business” prior to “Writing a Business Plan.”

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MI-SBDC Staff

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Research and Marketing to the Government

29 May 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

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One Jackson Square
100 East Michigan Ave.
South Conference Room
Jackson, MI 49201

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PTAC of South Central Michigan

The 4th Quarter for Fiscal Year 2019 is around the corner. September is the last month of the quarter and Contracting Specialists will be busy spending down their budgeted money. How can you market to them NOW, so that you can get part of the money they need to spend?

This training gives you tools in which you can research to know who to market to, their spending habits, how much they've spent in the last year, what they buy, and more. We will also give you tips on what to send to them to get your company notice as well.

These are suggested solutions that came from problems that Contracting Specialists mention that happen to them daily when talking with industry. If you want to know what the large Prime contractors know, then come to this training.

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Please bring your companies primary NAICS code so we can help you learn how to do market research for your company


Entrepreneur Training Symposium
VETS

29 — 31 May 2019

$399 — $725
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San Antonio, TX

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The Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium 2019 (VETS19) is moving to The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, May 29 – 31, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. Hear from industry experts on what the federal contractor landscape looks like; learn what growth strategies will most impact your business; learn about being audit ready; learn how to do business overseas; and take in many more topics that are unique to small business federal contractors.

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JUNE 2019

Federal Market Research
201

6 June 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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Macomb Regional PTAC

This training will help you identify who your customers and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry.

You will learn how to research the consumer by identifying federal agencies who are buying what you’re selling. You will also learn how to research the competition by identifying who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. And finally, you will learn how to research your industry by identifying what are the federal government’s past, present and future procurement and industry trends.

This training will be conducted in a computer lab.

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PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101


Detroit Tech Summit 2019
Key IT Trends and Best Pratices

21 June 2019
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

Atheneum Suite Hotel
1000 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226

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Kellogg Supplier Diversity

Join your peers by registering now. Gather the key IT knowledge needed to be indispensible. This year's Tech Summit agenda is carefully designed to provide you with the latest IT trends and knowledge needed to make the best possible decisions on behalf of your organization. It will allow you to see the best practices other leading companies have adopted, key IT challenges they are facing, and new solutions that are solving these challenges. The available seating is limited so be sure to sign up as soon as possible to ensure you will have a seat. You are welcome to invite other key people on your team.

9:00 AM Registration, Signature Refreshments, Peer Networking
9:40 AM New Network and Wireless Technologies
10:05 AM What's New in Backup and Disaster Recovery
10:30 AM Trends in Application and Mobile App Development
10:55 AM Brunch Served, Presentation and Peer Networking
11:55 PM BYOD Implementation and Management Strategies
12:20 PM Best Pract<br/>ices in Cloud Utilization & Security
12:45 PM Network Security Present and Future
1:10 PM End of the Main Event, Raffle Drawings, Vendor Networking and Finale

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Research and Marketing to the Government

27 June2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

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Lansing Regional Chamber
500 East Michigan Avenue
Ste. 200
Lansing, MI 48912

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PTAC of South Central Michigan

The 4th Quarter for Fiscal Year 2019 is around the corner. September is the last month of the quarter and Contracting Specialists will be busy spending down their budgeted money. How can you market to them NOW, so that you can get part of the money they need to spend?

This training gives you tools in which you can research to know who to market to, their spending habits, how much they've spent in the last year, what they buy, and more. We will also give you tips on what to send to them to get your company notice as well.

These are suggested solutions that came from problems that Contracting Specialists mention that happen to them daily when talking with industry. If you want to know what the large Prime contractors know, then come to this training.

REGISTER ON-LINE

Please bring your companies primary NAICS code so we can help you learn how to do market research for your company


How to do Business
With the City of Kalamazoo

Matchmaker

27 June 2019
1:00 - 4:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

PTAC Macomb County

Western Michigan University
Fetzer Center
2251 Business Ct.
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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PRESENTED / CO-SPONSORED BY
Southwest Michigan PTAC

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JULY 2019

INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
101

11 July 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

In fiscal year 2017, the federal governmen purchased approximately $501 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.

You will 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

Initial Considerations
Getting Registered
Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Programs Certifications
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Finding Opportunities
Contract Regulations & Administration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

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PREREQUISITE: To register for this training, your company must be located in Macomb County.


Cybersecurity

16 July 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

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State of Michigan Historical Library
702 W Kalamazoo St.
Lansing, MI 48915

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PTAC of South Central Michigan
Northrop Grumman
USC Center for Economic Development

Northrop Grumman, in collaboration with the USC Center for Economic Development, is offering free cybersecurity training to small businesses through an Air Force Small Business Office Mentor Protégé Program.

This workshop is open to all small businesses. Advance registration is required

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Advance registration is required


4th ANNUAL
Doing Business With the Federal Reserve and Private Industry

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18 July 2019

$49

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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Detroit Branch

1600 East Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207

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NVBDC
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

For the 4th year, NVBDC is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to offer an exciting day of educational sessions and matchmaking with some of the country's largest corporations.

This year we are back in Detroit, where the event will be hosted in the Federal Reserve Building a few minutes from downtown Detroit and the historic Eastern Market. Once again, we are offering 3 education session to make the most of your time and maximize your certification no matter if you have been certified for years, are newly certified or just learning about the benefits of certification.

Always the highlight of this event is One-on-One Matchmaking with corporate buyers. This is an opportunity to meet privately with corporations a

Thanks to our corporate members, this event is offered for a $49 administration fee for veteran owned businesses.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES

Breakfast
Lunch
Education Sessions
1:1 Matchmaking

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ADVANCED REGISTRATION REAUIRED!
For security reasons, no walk-in attendees will be permitted.


Prospecting for Federal Opportunities
301

18 July 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
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.

In this training lab you will access various federal government e-procurement websites, such as Fed Biz Ops (FBO) and experience searching for opportunities by learning how to utilize FBO’s advanced features to your benefit.

You will also learn about other federal agencies e-procurement websites, PTACS BidMatch Services and various contracts, methods and competition types. This training session will review a solicitation and instruct you on how to make that bid, no-bid decision. Also, you will learn about vendor performance evaluations (CPARS and SPRS).

This training will be conducted in a computer lab.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201


INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
101

24 – 25 July 2019

$320 – $370

PTAC Macomb County

The Renaissance Center
100 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243-1312

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PRESENTED / CO-SPONSORED BY
MSDC
The Preston Group

1502 A to Z
1502 Reporting and Dashboard Portal
504 Lending
7(a) Basics - Eligibility
7(a) Basics - Servicing the SBA Loan, Part 1
7(a) Basics - Servicing the SBA Loan, Part 2
A Lender's Guide to the SBA 504 Program
Advanced 7(a) Lending
Advanced Business Valuation and Acquisitions
Best Practices for Your SBA Lending Department (or Person)
Business Acquisition
Cap Line Program
Construction Lending 1 & 2
Franchise Approval Process
Franchise Lending
Great Lakes Economic Forecast Update
Identify, Avoid & Conquer SBA 7(a) Loan Details
Lender Services Provider (LSP) Best Practices
Liquidation 1 & 2
Loan Fraud
Loan Origination Using E-Tran System
Navigating the Environmental SOP
OCRM Lender Oversight
SBA Debt Refinancing Rules
SBA Loan Closing Best Practices
SBA One
SBA Policy Update
SBA Surety Bond
Servicing Loans Sold in the SBA 7(a) Secondary Market
Small Business Client Customer Service
Small Business Marketing for the Lender
Trade, Tariffs, and Export Loan Programs
Underwriting
USDA: Top 10 Reasons to Use RD Guaranteed Loan

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4th Annual Federal Reserve Matchmaker

July 29-30 2019

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Columbus, OH

PRESENTED BY
National Veteran Business Development Council

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AUGUST 2019

How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government
401

8 August 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
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

Developing Effective Marketing Materials
Resources
Networking and People to Know

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201
Prospecting for Federal Opportunities — 301


SEPTEMBER 2019

INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
101

12 September 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

In fiscal year 2017, the federal governmen purchased approximately $501 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.

You will 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

Initial Considerations
Getting Registered
Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Programs Certifications
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Finding Opportunities
Contract Regulations & Administration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE: To register for this training, your company must be located in Macomb County.


OCTOBER 2019

Federal Market Research
201

10 October 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

This training will help you identify who your customers and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry.

You will learn how to research the consumer by identifying federal agencies who are buying what you’re selling. You will also learn how to research the competition by identifying who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. And finally, you will learn how to research your industry by identifying what are the federal government’s past, present and future procurement and industry trends.

This training will be conducted in a computer lab.

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101


State Contracting
101

17 October 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092
Room 138

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state's Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 850 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. Learn how to do business with the State of Michigan.

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NOVEMBER 2019

INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
101

7 November 2019
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC

In fiscal year 2017, the federal governmen purchased approximately $501 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.

You will 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

Initial Considerations
Getting Registered
Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Programs Certifications
Doing Business with the Federal Government
Finding Opportunities
Contract Regulations & Administration

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE: To register for this training, your company must be located in Macomb County.


Prospecting for Federal Opportunities
301

21 November 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
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.

In this training lab you will access various federal government e-procurement websites, such as Fed Biz Ops (FBO) and experience searching for opportunities by learning how to utilize FBO’s advanced features to your benefit.

You will also learn about other federal agencies e-procurement websites, PTACS BidMatch Services and various contracts, methods and competition types. This training session will review a solicitation and instruct you on how to make that bid, no-bid decision. Also, you will learn about vendor performance evaluations (CPARS and SPRS).

This training will be conducted in a computer lab.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201


DECEMBER 2019

How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government
401

12 December 2019
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

PTAC Macomb County

Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
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

Developing Effective Marketing Materials
Resources
Networking and People to Know

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

REGISTER ON-LINE

PREREQUISITE:
Introduction to Federal Government Contracting — 101
Federal Market Research — 201
Prospecting for Federal Opportunities — 301



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