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AUGUST 2017

2nd Annual
Macomb Meet the Buyer

24 August 2017
9:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Macomb Community College
(South Campus)
John Lewis Center
Building K
Room 301

14500 E. 12 Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC
Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development
Small Business Development Center
U.S. Small Business Administration
St. Clair County EDA

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This event provides a venue for businesses in the Macomb County region and across the State to connect with procurement professionals from across Michigan.

This event is at no cost to the buyers or sellers.

CONFIRMED BUYERS

Bishop Airport
City of Detroit
City of Sterling Heights
DLA Land - Warren
DTE
Federal Aviation Administration
General Dynamics Land Systems
Macomb Community College
Macomb County Purchasing Department
Macomb County Roads
McLaren Health Care
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Michigan State University
National Park Service
Navistar
Oakland University
Selfridge Air National Guard
Space and Naval Welfare Systems Command
St. Clair County
State of Michigan - Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB)
State of Michigan DTMC - Design and Construction
Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transport (SMART)
TACOM
The Defense Commissary Agency
U.S. Coast Guard
University of Michigan
Utica Community Schools
Veterans Administration
Wayne County Airport Authority
Wayne State University

This event provides a venue for businesses in the Macomb County region and across the state to connect with procurement professionals from across Michigan. This event is at no cost to the buyers or sellers.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Small Business Lending
SBA Roundtable

29 August 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Michigan SBDC

Oakland County Business Center
Bldg. 41
2100 Pontiac Lake Rd.
Waterford, MI 48328

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

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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment companies and this topic will not be part of the discussion.


SBA Financing Basics
Webinar

30 August 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SBDC Indiana Logo

ON-LINE

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

The webinar 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. We will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. The webinar 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.

INSTRUCTIONS

FROM YOUR COMPUTER: connectmeeting.att.com
MEETING NUMBER: 888-858-2144
ACCESS CODE: 7790762
LOG IN AS: “participant”


FROM YOUR PHONE: 888-858-2144


SEPTEMBER 2017

Starting A Business

6 September 2017
8:30 - 11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

Michigan SBDC

North Central Michigan College
Room 536 SCRC
1515 Howard St.
Petoskey, MI 49770

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan SBDC
Baker College of Cadillac
North Central Michigan College
Venture North
Networks Northwest

The Starting a Business workshop is intended for individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. This comprehensive 2.5 hour workshop also incorporates the SBDC’s fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by a SBDC Small Business Consultant, held in partnership with North Central Michigan College, and is a pre-requisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one.

SPEAKER(S)

Tom Erhart Certified SBDC Small Business Consultant

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:


Small Business Lending
SBA Roundtable

7 September 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Michigan SBDC

Clinton-Macomb Public Library
40900 Romeo Plank Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

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

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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment companies and this topic will not be part of the discussion.


Marketing Mondays:
Blogging-Why Every Business Needs to Start Now!

11 September 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Michigan SBDC

Washington Court Place
Suite 115
309 N Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan SBDC
Horizon Bank

Blogging has become an integral part of business marketing, offering a low-cost approach for small businesses to build their brands and online presence. In this session, social media expert Amy Zander shares her insights on blogging. You’ll learn why every business website needs a blog, how to find the time to write it, and what every good blog post should include. You will discover how blogging increases SEO (search engine optimization), builds social media engagement and positions your business as a thought leader in your industry.

Free pizza & pop generously provided by Horizon Bank!

SPEAKER(S)

Amy Zander Zander Management

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Starting A Business

12 September 2017
1:00 - 3:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Michigan SBDC

Oak Business Center
Room 536 SCRC
2712 N Saginaw Street
Flint, MI 48505

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan SBDC
Baker College of Cadillac
North Central Michigan College
Venture North
Networks Northwest

“Venture Start” is a series of workshops that provide introductory overviews of topics that are key to starting a business.

“Starting a Business” is the first course in the series, designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.

SPEAKER(S)

MI-SBDC Staff

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Digital Summit

12-13 September 2017

$295-$995

Cobo Center
Grand Ballroom
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

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PRESENTED BY

AT A GLANCE

Digital marketing strategies & best practices
Speakers
Deep Content Strategies
Targeting & Conversion Optimization
Social Amplification
Millennial Marketing
Hard & Soft Metrics
Agile SEO
Emerging Technologies
Much, much more

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Small Business Lending
SBA Roundtable

13 September 2017
12:00-2:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Michigan SBDC

Bamboo Detroit
1420 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

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

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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment companies and this topic will not be part of the discussion.


Starting a Business &
Writing a Business Plan

13 September 2017
1:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

$10

Michigan SBDC

Western Michigan University
4717 Campus Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI. 49008

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan SBDC
Baker College of Cadillac
North Central Michigan College
Venture North
Networks Northwest

“Starting a Business and Writing a Business Plan” is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started. The workshop will discuss each section of the business plan and how to start developing a start up cash flow.

SPEAKER(S)

John Schmitt

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Life Cycle Industry Days

13-15 September 2017

$325

University of Dayton
Dayton, OH

PRESENTED BY
Life Cycle Industry Days

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Google Analytics
for Beginners

14 September 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Michigan SBDC

Washington Court Place
Suite 115
309 N Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan SBDC
Horizon Bank

Who visits your website?

Are visitors on their phones or their computers?

Where are they located?

Google Analytics enables you to measure your website traffic to understand your customers and improve your online business. This course will teach you the basics of Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools.

You will learn how to set measurement goals that are right for your business and learn how to use data to make better business decisions. Laptops will be available or you can bring your own to get direct help in enabling Google Analytics on your website. Be sure to have your login information to edit your site and your Google login and password.

SPEAKER(S)

Jessica Goodrich CADL, Business Outreach Librarian

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Government Contracting 101

14 September 2017
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 Regional PTAC

Did you know the federal government purchases more than $450 billion of goods and services a year? Find out what it takes to successfully sell your goods and services to the federal government. 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 to be covered: Classifying your Product or Service, Getting Registered on SAM, Small Business Initiatives, Marketing Strategies, Finding opportunities, Laws and Regulations and PTAC Services.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

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

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

PLEASE NOTE: To register for this training your company must be located in Macomb County.


Forming Your LLC or DBA
Do It Now

14 September 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Michigan SBDC

Washtenaw Community College
Gunder Myran Building
Room 118

4800 E Huron River Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan SBDC
Entrepreneurship Center

Ready to launch your business as a sole proprietor or LLC? Been putting off the paperwork? Then you need this hands-on walk through. A Business Attorney will be present to assist with the necessary documents needed to form and register a business including; Articles of Incorporation and Employer Identification Number (EIN). An IRS Enrolled Agent will discuss the tax implications of your new business, options, and good business practices.

Please come prepared with one or more names for your business. Please click here, or visit http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/bcs_corp/sr_corp.asp to search for existing business names, registered with the State of Michigan.

Wireless internet access will be available.

SPEAKER(S)

Business Attorney
IRS Enrolled Agent

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Small Business Lending
SBA Roundtable

15 September 2017
9:30 AM-12:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Michigan SBDC

SBDC Great Lakes Bay Regional Office
Delta College
H Wing

1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710

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

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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment companies and this topic will not be part of the discussion.


How To Buy or Sell A Business

20 September 2017
8:00 AM-1:00 PM EDT

$25
Veterans: NO CHARGE

Michigan SBDC

MI-SBDC Capitol Region Office
309 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

This half-day event offers a “Buyer’s Track” and a “Seller’s Track” and concludes with a Panel Discussion and Q&A with our expert speakers who include a CPA, attorney, business valuation specialist, business broker and a commercial lender.

Who should attend? Business owners, accountants, attorneys, business brokers, financial planners, CEOs and CFOs.

BUYERS TRACK: How do I find a business to purchase? How do I determine the purchase price to be paid? How do I finance the purchase? How do I investigate the business once I find a target?

SELLERS TRACK: How much is my business worth? How do I find a buyer for my business? Should I offer to seller-finance a portion of the purchase price? What do I need to do to get my business in shape to sell?

A continental breakfast will be provided.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Cyber Security Summit

21 September 2017
8:30 AM-12:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Michigan SBDC

University Center
2200 Dendrinos Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan SBDC
Baker College of Cadillac
North Central Michigan College
Venture North

Small businesses are not immune to cyber and Malware attacks. In fact, they are just as much at risk as large corporations and government organizations, if not more so. Certain types of cyber-attacks are evolving at a pace that outstrips the development of many defensive measures, and small business owners need to be aware of how to protect their business and employees from becoming easy cyber targets.

Networks Northwest’s Cyber Security Summit will address the following areas of concern and action for small business owners:

Cyber Security Best Practices
Protecting your company information
What to do if your company has been breached
Password best practices
Physical security
Buying and selling online
Mobile security
NIST 800-171 compliance for defense contractors

The summit will feature panel discussions and individual presentations by Cyber Security experts from around the state who are at the forefront of working to protect small business owners or investigate and prosecute the attackers.

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:


Small Business Lending
SBA Roundtable

28 September 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Michigan SBDC

Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
Room 150

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

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

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.

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.

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:

PLEASE NOTE: SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment companies and this topic will not be part of the discussion.


Government Contracting 201
Federal Market Research

28 September 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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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

If you're interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government, the first thing you should do is research the federal government marketplace to learn more about it. Market research is the continuous process of collecting the data, and analyzing the information so you have a better understanding of the marketplace. This training will help you identify who your customer and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry.

This training will be conducted in a computer lab, and 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.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


All You Need to Know
About Proposal Writing

Part 2 of 3

3 August 2017
28 September 2017
19 October 2017
2:00-5:00 PM EDT

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PTAC of South Central Michigan
The Enterprise Group of Jackson

Ste. 1100
100 E. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

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PRESENTED BY
PTAC of South Central Michigan

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This is a pre-recorded, three part series for writing proposals. We will meet once a month for 3 months to view a recorded webinar and take time to discuss questions, and more. You will be receiving hard copies of the presentation, a strategic win plan, compliance checklist, example of detailed proposal outline, and more.

This proposal writing series was developed for:.

PROPOSAL SERIES DEVELOPED FOR

Managers newly assigned business development responsibilities
Small or mid-sized business owners without a full-time proposal manager
Proposal managers who want to increase their marketable skills
Marketing or sales professionals seeking to increase contract win rates


Class #1 (3 August 2017)
Government Proposal Preparation 101 AND Developing a Strategic Win Plan

You will have an introduction to proposal writing in response to solicitations from government agencies. Topics include key terminology, differences between bids and proposals, proposal preparation tips, the bid/no bid decision, as well as important post submission actions every small business should know about. Then Lorraine D’Ignazio provides a detailed guide to preparing a Strategic Win Plan, including a “living” structure for research, competitive analysis, teaming strategies, identifying discriminators and preparing proposal themes.

CLASS 1 REGISTRATION


Class #2 (28 September 2017)
Writing Proposals That Win

Lorraine D’Ignazio shares her unique approach to outlining a Request for Proposal and tools to help you review and score your proposal with or without a team. You will receive a hard copy of presentation and all handouts.

CLASS 2 REGISTRATION


Class #3 (19 October 2017)
Step by Step Proposal Walkthrough

Lorraine D’Ignazio offers tips for writing the critical parts of winnable proposals. You will receive a hard copy of presentation and all handouts.

CLASS 3 REGISTRATION


OCTOBER 2017

WMPPA Meet the Buyers
2017

11 October 2017
12:30 to 3:30 PM EDT

$25

DeVos Place Convention Center
309 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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PRESENTED BY
West Michigan Public Purchasing Alliance

Enjoy an educational presentation from Michelle Richards, founding board member and Executive Director of the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


All You Need to Know
About Proposal Writing

Part 3 of 3

3 August 2017
28 September 2017

19 October 2017
2:00-5:00 PM EDT

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PTAC of South Central Michigan
The Enterprise Group of Jackson

Ste. 1100
100 E. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

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PRESENTED BY
PTAC of South Central Michigan

MORE INFO

This is a pre-recorded, three part series for writing proposals. We will meet once a month for 3 months to view a recorded webinar and take time to discuss questions, and more. You will be receiving hard copies of the presentation, a strategic win plan, compliance checklist, example of detailed proposal outline, and more.

This proposal writing series was developed for:.

PROPOSAL SERIES DEVELOPED FOR

Managers newly assigned business development responsibilities
Small or mid-sized business owners without a full-time proposal manager
Proposal managers who want to increase their marketable skills
Marketing or sales professionals seeking to increase contract win rates


Class #1 (3 August 2017)
Government Proposal Preparation 101 AND Developing a Strategic Win Plan

You will have an introduction to proposal writing in response to solicitations from government agencies. Topics include key terminology, differences between bids and proposals, proposal preparation tips, the bid/no bid decision, as well as important post submission actions every small business should know about. Then Lorraine D’Ignazio provides a detailed guide to preparing a Strategic Win Plan, including a “living” structure for research, competitive analysis, teaming strategies, identifying discriminators and preparing proposal themes.

CLASS 1 REGISTRATION


Class #2 (28 September 2017)
Writing Proposals That Win

Lorraine D’Ignazio shares her unique approach to outlining a Request for Proposal and tools to help you review and score your proposal with or without a team. You will receive a hard copy of presentation and all handouts.

CLASS 2 REGISTRATION


Class #3 (19 October 2017)
Step by Step Proposal Walkthrough

Lorraine D’Ignazio offers tips for writing the critical parts of winnable proposals. You will receive a hard copy of presentation and all handouts.

CLASS 3 REGISTRATION


National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange

22-25 October 2017

Detroit, MI

PRESENTED BY
NMSDC

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NOVEMBER 2017

FAR Essentials

2 November 2017
7:30 AM-4:30 PM EDT

$125 – $175

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Macomb Community College
South Campus
K Building
Room 301

14500 E. Twelve Mile Road
Warren, MI 48088

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC
NCMA Great Lakes Chapter

Join Macomb Regional PTAC and NCMA Great Lakes Chapter for NCMA's newest National Education Seminar. FAR Essentials is a one-day National Education Seminar (NES) that presents the essential topics from the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-the source of the uniform policies and procedures for acquisition by all U.S. federal government agencies. This seminar will explore in-depth the 28 essential topics of the FAR to be mastered by government and industry contract management professionals.

ESSENTIAL TOPICS

General
Acquisition Planning
Contracting Methods and Types
Socio-Economic Programs
General Contracting Requirements
Contract Management

The event will start with sign-in, networking and breakfast (provided) at 730AM. The training will start promptly at 830AM and run until 430PM with a lunch break in between.

* Every attendee will receive a copy of the Desktop Guide to FAR Essentials. Earn 7 hours of Continuing Professional Eduction (CPE) credits. *

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


12th ANNUAL
Veteran Business Matchmaker

& Vets Night Out

7-8 November 2017

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Pure Michigan Business Connect Logo

Detroit Marriott
(Renaissance Center)
400 Renaissance Dr.
Detroit, MI 48243

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PRESENTED BY
NVBDC
Pure Michigan Business Connect

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NVBDC, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, invites you for 2 days of matchmaking at Corporate America’s Premier Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Entrepreneurial Event

DAY 1: November 7

Network
Meet with corporate and government buyers
Participate in our break-out learning sessions
Vets Night Out

DAY 2: November 8

One-on-one meetings with buyers
Lunch both days and hors d’ouvres at the complimentary Vets Night Out

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Export Controls
ITAR & EAR Training

9 November 2017
8:30 AM-3:30 PM EST

$225-$350

The Bicycle Factory
201 Front Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Womens Chamber of Commerce

Gain knowledge, or increase your expertise, in the areas of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Are you interested in learning about the numerous changes that have taken place with export controls and regulations? If you are engaging in or considering entering defense contracting and service support this program is for you.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

ITAR’s Regulatory Framework
ITAR Registration Process
U.S. Munitions List (USML)
Licenses & Agreements
Exemptions
Establishing Compliance Programs and Best Practices
Technology Control Plans

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

EAR’s Regulatory Framework
Commerce Control List (CCL)
Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)
Export Control Reform Initiative
Reform Initiative Update
Transfers from the USML to the CCL

ITAR & EAR Regulatory Changes

ITAR & EAR Exemptions

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Small Business Lending
SBA Roundtable

16 November 2017
9:30 AM-12:30 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Michigan SBDC

Delta College
1961 Delta Road
University Center, MI 48710

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

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.

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.

E-MAIL REGISTRATION:

PLEASE NOTE: SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment companies and this topic will not be part of the discussion.


DECEMBER 2017

National Veterans
Small Business Engagement

5-7 December 2017

America's Center Convention Complex
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

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PRESENTED BY
Veterans Administration

The 2017 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) is scheduled for December 5–7, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri at the America’s Center. By providing an unprecedented level of access, NVSBE continues to be the most effective way to build relationships with key program and acquisition managers, Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs), and contracting specialists. Connections made during the Engagement allow Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to connect with the right people to capitalize on opportunities for contract awards and subcontracting.

NVSBE directly connects VOSBs with PDMs from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), other federal agencies, state government, as well as Commercial Firms with procurement needs—and provides learning sessions to improve the capabilities of small businesses to successfully compete for procurement opportunities.

NVSBE also enables VA PDMs to engage with a large number of VOSBs in a short period of time, facilitating market research in support of meeting VA socioeconomic goals.

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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