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OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER

AUGUST 2019

Meet the Buyers

22 August 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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Macomb Community College South Campus
Building K Room 301
14500 E Twelve Mile Rd
Warren, MI 48088

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PRESENTED BY
SBDC at Ohio University

DESCRIPTION

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 sector. These agencies will meet with the aspiring vendors. Major prime contractors will be in attendance seeking capable subcontractors to help them meet their requirements

CONFIRMED BUYERS

City of Detroit Water and Sewage
City of Sterling Heights
City of Warren
Consumers Power
Defense Logistics Agency Land - Warren
General Dynamics Land Systems
Great Lakes Water Authority
Macomb Community College
Macomb County
Macomb County Road Department
Oakland University
Selfridge Air National Guard Base
St. Clair County
State of Michigan
Suburban Mobility Authority
for Regional Transport
US Army TACOM SBO
Wayne State University

ALSO ATTENDING

Michigan Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Macomb County Planning and Economic Development Department
Small Business Administration (SBA)
VetBizCentral
USDA Rural Development

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How to Make the SBA’s
Mentor-Protégé Program Work for Your Small Business

Webinar

27 August 2019
1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

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Govology

How great would it be if you could eliminate many if not all of the weaknesses that are holding you back from reaching your real potential in the federal marketplace, and do this all within months rather than years?

Finding, attracting, and leveraging the knowledge, resources, and support of a Federal Market Mentor can be the game changer for your business this year, and when formalized through the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. This relationship can help your firm gain special contracting privileges not available to firms outside of the program.

Where to look for Great Mentors, Great mentors, and which are right for your business
How to pitch and sell yourself to poten-tial mentors and teaming partners
How to assess your needs and get what you want from your mentor
What you must do before you apply
Where to submit your application to the program
How to develop a long-range opportunity forecast and why this is a must for Joint Ventures
How to be strategic when using team-ing and JV structures within the MPP
Who is the target audience?

PRESENTER

Carroll Bernard
Certified Contract Manager
Co-founder Govology

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SEPTEMBER 2019

Meet The Lenders

5 September 2019
1:00 – 4:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Mott Community College
Regional Tech Center | Room 1301
1401 E. Court St.
Flint, MI. 48503

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PRESENTED BY
Veterans Business Outreach Center
VetBizCentral

AGENDA

1:00 – 1:30 PM: Networking and Refreshments
(Water, Coffee & Snacks provided)
1:30 – 2:00 PM: Panel Introduction
2:00 – 2:45 PM: Q & A
2:45 – 3:00 PM: Break
3:00 – 4:00 PM: Lender Breakout | One on One

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CONTACT ABRON: 810-767-8387 or

NOTE: All “Powered by SBA” programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: the VetBizCentral team at 810-767-8387 or email .


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.


BOOTS TO
BUSINESS | REBOOT

23 September 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

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Ann Arbor VA
Main Auditorium
2214 Fuller Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI. 48105
(Park in main visitor parking)

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PRESENTED BY
Veterans Business Outreach Center
VetBizCentral

OWNING A VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

ABOUT BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

Step two is one of the online follow-on courses instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA Network. If you’ve already attended an in-person Boots to Business or Reboot class, visit https://sbavets.force.com/ to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses.

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NOTE: All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: the Boots to Business team at 202-205-8381 or email .


Team SBA Financing Roundtable

26 September 2019
1:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

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Mid Michigan College
Morey Technical Education Building
2600 S. Summerton, Room 108
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Mid Michigan Community College
Central Michigan University Research Corporation

TOPIC: Financial and Accounting

If you are serious about seeking financing for your business, you owe it to yourself to attend a Financing Roundtable presented by TEAM SBA. TEAM SBA consists of a preferred SBA lender, a business consultant, SBA economic development staff, and business owners like you.

We'll debunk the myths and demystify the process of bank financing - in plain English. You will learn how your loan application will be analyzed, what underwriting criteria is used, and how banking regulations affect the decision. We will answer your questions based upon your business model. Over the last seven years, TEAM SBA has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs gain a better understanding of the financing process. In order to help you, we require you to have good credit, a solid business idea and some money to invest in your business. Please note: The SBA does not provide loan guarantees to real estate investment firms and this type of financing is not discussed at the roundtables.

SPEAKERS

Representatives from SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)
Local Lenders
Michigan SBDC Business Advisors

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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.

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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

National Veteran Business Matchmaker & Vets Night Out

Columbus, OH

November 5-6, 2019

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National Veteran Memorial & Museum
300 W Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215

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PRESENTED BY
National Veteran Business Development Council

Day 1

Training & Education Sessions
Vets Night Out Reception

Day 2

Meeting & Matchmaking


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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How to Make the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program Work

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