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OCTOBER | NOVEMBER | DECEMBER

OCTOBER 2019

Business Orientation

15 October 2019

NO CHARGE

MBAC

PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center

This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.

CALL: 937-333-1030


BASE Workshop

16 – 17 October 2019
5:30 – 8:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Columbus State Community College
Workforce Center
315 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
at Columbus State

TOPIC Business Start-Up

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

B.A.S.E. is a two day workshop that will be held on October 16 and October 17.

TOPICS COVERED

How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
Legal Business Structures
Tax Requirements
How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
How to Write a Business Plan
Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

So are you ready to make your dreams a reality?

SPEAKER: Mike Bowers

REGISTER ON-LINE


Write Bids that Win Contracts!

15 October 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

$25

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SBDC
Columbus State Community College
320 N Grant Ave., Suite 1062
Columbus, OH 43215

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
at Columbus State

TOPIC Government Contracting

Winning contract bids can lead to long-term work and profit for your business! Attend to learn how to write bids that lead to contracts!.

YOU WILL LEARN...

...the bidding process
...how to prepare your proposal
...how to submit a proposal successfully
...how to leverage your business certification status

SPEAKER: Thalia Amador

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BOOTS TO
BUSINESS | REBOOT

17-18 October 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Airman & Family Readiness Center
Faculty Annex Building
2000 Albrook Dr. Bldg. 2
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

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PRESENTED BY
Veterans Business Outreach Center

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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.

REGISTER ON-LINE

CONTACT ABRON:: 810-767-8387 or

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 .


Certification and Business Resources
Workshop

17 October 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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South Point Chamber of Commerce
216 Collins Ave.
South Point, OH. 45680

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

TOPIC Access to Capital

Learn about Disadvantaged Business Enterprise(DBE) , Encouraging Diversity, Growth& Equity(EDGE), Minority Business Enterprise(MBE), Veteran's Business Enterprise(VBE), Small Business Enterprise(SBE), Federal Certifications, How to do business with the Government, Loan Assistance, Marketing, Business Plan, and Farm to Table.

SPEAKER

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Small Business Dream to Reality
What It Takes

19 October 2019
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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CMC Office Suites
10945 Reed Hartman Hwy. Room 105
Blue Ash, OH 45242

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Cincinnati

New entrepreneurs will gain valuable insights into Small Business Fundamentals! From validating your concept to planning your next steps, this course will take you through the myths, the realities and the adventure of becoming a successful business owner.

OUTLINE

Myths & Realities of Small Business ownership
Critical Success Factors
Options (Startup, Buy, Franchise, etc)
Owner Characteristics & Duties
Structure (Legal & Other Issues)
Capital, Funding & Cash Management
Self Assessment
Business Plan Why & How
Practical, Helpful Handouts
Next Steps

REGISTER ON-LINE


New Business Information Session

19 October 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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The Entrepreneurs Center
714 E. Monument
Dayton, OH

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PRESENTED BY
Miami Valley Small Business Development Center

TOPIC Business Start-Up

The New Business Information Session is a three hour, free seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business. Presentation will consist of an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing.

SPEAKER: Certified Business Adviser

REGISTER ON-LINE


Business Orientation

22 October 2019

NO CHARGE

MBAC

PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center

This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.

CALL: 937-333-1030


Certification and Business Resources
Workshop

17 October 2019
9:00 – 11:00 AM ET

NO CHARGE

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Chillicothe Ross
Chamber of Commerce

45 E Main St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

TOPIC Access to Capital

Learn about Disadvantaged Business Enterprise(DBE) , Encouraging Diversity, Growth& Equity(EDGE), Minority Business Enterprise(MBE), Veteran's Business Enterprise(VBE), Small Business Enterprise(SBE), Federal Certifications, How to do business with the Government, Loan Assistance, Marketing, Business Plan, and Farm to Table.

TO REGISTER CALL: 800-297-2072


Social Media Marketing

18 October 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Hocking Hills Chamber of Commerce
96 West Hunter St.
Logan, OH 43138

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
Ohio University

This event is free, but you must register.

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Small Social Media Management
Boot Camp

22 October 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

$249

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Interact For Health in the Rookwood Tower
3805 Edwards Rd. – Suite 500, Hoffman Room
Norwood, OH 45208

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Cincinnati

Do you want to know exactly how to reach your target audience with social media? Would you like an employee to acquire the skills needed to handle social media marketing for your company? Then this training session is for you! Learn EVERYTHING you need to know to be a Social Media Manager for your company! Includes lunch and useful handouts.

This full day intensive program will certify you as a Social Media Manager. Divided into 3 parts inclucding valuable handouts, lunch and networking.

PART 1 Target Market Strategies – Find-Engage-In Depth Analysis
PART 2 Content Marketing Strategy – Gain followers with compelling content, tailored to your target
PART 3 Execute Marketing Strategies – Social Media Mangement Dashboard

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Basis of a Successful Start
(BOSS)

22 October 2019
2:00 – 4:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Lancaster Fairfield County
Chamber of Commerce

109 North Broad Street, #100
Lancaster, OH 43130

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
Ohio University

This event is free, but you must register.

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Basis of a Successful Start
(BOSS)

23 October 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Zane State College
Cambridge Campus

9900 Brick Church Rd.
Cambridge, OH 43725

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
Ohio University

This event is free, but you must register.

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Certification and Business Resources
Workshop

24 October 2019
9:00 – 11:30 AM ET

NO CHARGE

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OSU South Centers, Endeavor Center
1862 Shyville Rd, Room 160
Piketon, OH 45661

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

DETAILS

To inform businesses of state &federal certifications, business loans, business marketing, planning, and funding resources available.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Small Business Tax
Workshop

24 October 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

$25

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SBDC
Columbus State Community College
Workforce Center

315 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
at Columbus State

TOPIC Business Start-Up

Existing or prospective small business owners or the self-employed person can learn about their federal and state tax rights, requirements and responsibilities by attending the Ohio SBDC Small Business Tax Workshop. The workshop is designed to provide a general overview of business taxes. Participants receive the instruction necessary for compliance to and with federal and state business tax requirements.

SPEAKER

Thalia Amador

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Women’s Summit

25 October 2019
8:30 AM ‒ 3:30 PM ET

$75

Stuart’s Opera House
52 Public Square
Nelsonville, OH 45764

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PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Athens Area Chamber of Commerce

The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Women’s Summit in Nelsonville. This all-day event has been designed to inspire and empower attendees from all career fields and levels.

REGISTER ON-LINE


Vinton County Small Business Certifications and Business Resources Workshop

28 October 2019
9:30 AM ‒ 12:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

Herbert Wescoat Memorial Library
120 North Market St.
McArthur, OH 45651

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PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Ohio MEP

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

Minority Business Assistance Centers
Ohio Department of Transportation
Business and Workforce Development
Small Business Development Centers
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

REGISTER ON-LINE


Business Orientation

29 October 2019

NO CHARGE

MBAC

PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center

This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.

CALL: 937-333-1030


Certification and Business Resources
Workshop

29 October 2019
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

Meigs County District Public Library
216 West Main St.
Pomeroy, OH 45769

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PRESENTED BY
Minority Business Assistance Centers
Ohio Department of Transportation
Business and Workforce Development
Small Business Development Centers
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

DETAILS

To inform businesses of state &federal certifications, business loans, business marketing, planning, and funding resources available.

REGISTER ON-LINE


HR Management & Insurance Review for Your Business

30 October 2019
2:00 – 4:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Hamilton Township Administration Building
7780 South State Route 48
Maineville, OH 45039

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PRESENTED BY
Springfield Small Business Development Center

DETAILS

The Warren County SBDC presents a FREE Seminar on Human Resources and Insurance overview for your small business. Understand the current resources and techniques to attract, develop and retain your staff; hear from insurance subject matter experts on the different types of coverage that are required by lenders or suggested by the SBA.

REGISTER ON-LINE


The Aspiring Entrepreneur's Guide to Building Your Credit Score Quickly

30 October 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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SBDC
Brinkman Educational Center
4th Floor Seminar Room

100 S. Limestone St., Suite 411
Springfield, OH 45502

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
at Springfield

TOPIC Access to Capital

One of the most common reasons why people cannot access the capital they need to start or grow their business is a poor credit score. In this seminar, we'll teach you several ways to boost your credit score quickly so that you can put yourself in a position to ask for a commercial loan as soon as possible.

SPEAKER

Rob Alexander
SBDC Center Director

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NOVEMBER 2019

New Business Information Session

4 November 2019
6:30 – 8:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
Miami Valley
Small Business Development Center

TOPIC Business Start-Up

The On line New Business Information Session is a 2 hour, free seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business. Presentation will consist of an overview of issues related to starting and operating a business such as business and financial planning, market demand and financing.

Log on codes will be sent via email to registered participants in the days prior to the event.

SPEAKER

LeKeisha Grant
Certified Business Advisor

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Business Orientation

2 November 2019

NO CHARGE

MBAC

PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center

This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.

CALL: 937-333-1030


How to Run a Profitable Farmer's Market Booth

5 November 2019
6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Ohio SBDC
Columbus State Community College
320 N Grant Ave., Suite 1062
Columbus, OH 43215

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center at Columbus State
City of Columbus

TOPIC: Business Start-Up

Do you have a product you'd like to sell at local farmer's markets?

Farmer's markets are a great place to introduce your product to customers, validate demand, gain feedback on your product directly from users and learn about and create relationships with your cusomers.

Attend this seminar and discover how to get started with Farmer's Markets and how to run a profitable booth.

TOPICS COVERED

Licenses and permits required
What products can be sold at farmer's markets
How to create an attractive booth that draws customers to you

SPEAKER

Thalia Amador

REGISTER ON-LINE


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
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Delta

NETWORKING

Networking between Veteran - Owned and Service Disabled Veteran - Owned Businesses that you have selected to meet with based on your needs.

EDUCATION

Break - Out Corporate Supplier Diversity Panel, a“fireside” chat, and the NVBDC “What is a Veteran” Presentation developed with Microsoft for supplier diversity professionals.

MATCHMAKING

A full day of 1:1 Veteran Business Matchmaking between Veteran - Owned and Service Disabled Veteran - Owned Businesses and your corporation.

Day 1

Training & Education Sessions
Vets Night Out Reception

Day 2

Meeting & Matchmaking

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


BASE Workshop

5 – 6 November 2019
5:30 – 8:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Columbus State Community College
Workforce Center
315 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
at Columbus State

TOPIC Business Start-Up

B.A.S.E. is the Basis of a Successful Enterprise. B.A.S.E. will help you discover what it will take for you to build a business around your dreams and passion. Not just any business but a business that will allow you to live, thrive and become a successful entrepreneur.

B.A.S.E. is a two day workshop that will be held on October 16 and October 17.

TOPICS COVERED

How to Find, Reach and Connect with your customers
Legal Business Structures
Tax Requirements
How to Market and Sell your Product or Service
How to Write a Business Plan
Access to Sources of Financing

B.A.S.E. is led by experienced Certified Business Advisors from the award winning Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers and other experts uniquely qualified and dedicated to helping you understand how to create the business of your dreams.

So are you ready to make your dreams a reality?

SPEAKER: Mike Bowers

REGISTER ON-LINE


Market Research That Won’t Break the Bank

6 November 2019
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

NO CHARGE

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Ohio SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center
714 E. Monument Ave.
Dayton, OH 45402-1382

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
The Entrepreneurs Center
Dayton Metro Library

TOPIC Marketing Planning

Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! You need to know what type of customers to target, where to find them, the size of the market for your product or service, and to identify your competition.

The Dayton Metro Library provides several resources that can help you answer these questions. Come join the Library’s Business Specialist who will demonstrate how you can use these resources to:

Identify potential customers in the B2B and B2C arena
Find information on consumer demographics
Access reliable information on market size and critical trends
Identify and research your competition
Mine business publications for valuable information
Analyze potential business locations

You will take away tips to help formulate a clear description of the opportunity for your business. . Free resources will be emphasized, but we will also touch on some fee based services that may be helpful for those with the budget.

SPEAKER

Ann Riegle-Crichton
Business Specialist
Dayton Metro Library

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Building Influence & Trust on LinkedIn

7 November 2019
8:00 – 10:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Ohio SBDC
Brinkman Educational Center – 4th Floor Seminar Room
100 S. Limestone St. Suite 411
Springfield, OH 45502

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PRESENTED BY
Springfield Small Business Development Center

TOPIC Marketing Planning

A lot of business owners have a LinkedIn profile but aren't doing anything to leverage the platform to help their business succeed. In this shortcourse, we'll teach you how to do just that.

SPEAKER

Rob Alexander
SBDC Center Director

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Business Orientation

12 November 2019

NO CHARGE

MBAC

PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center

This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.

CALL: 937-333-1030


So You Want to Open a Restaurant?
Restaurants 101

12 November 2019
5:30 – 8:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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Ohio SBDC
Columbus State Community College
320 N Grant Ave., Suite 1062
Columbus, OH 43215

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center
at Columbus State
City of Columbus

TOPIC Business Start-Up

If you want to own and run a Restaurant, planning is key. Unfortunately statistics show that 90% of independent restaurants close within a year of opening (azcentral., Apr 2018). Planning and preparation are imperative to ensure you are among the 10% that survive.

This session will cover the process of starting a restaurant, how to fund your restaurant, and the employee hiring process. Successful restaurant industry best practices will also be covered.

TOPICS COVERED

Licenses and Permits by City of Columbus Department of Health
Creating your Business Plan to Run a Successful Restaurant
Restaurant Owner Experience (TBA)

SPEAKER: Thalia Amador

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2019 Federal Small Business
CONFERENCE

20-22 November 2019

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Dallas, TX

PRESENTED BY
Society of American Engineers

ABOUT

The Small Business Conference for the Federal Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facility Maintenance/Management Industry (SBC) brings together federal agencies and businesses operating in the federal marketplace to:

Deliver the most comprehensive and useful market research experience possible for all attendees
Learn of and/or share upcoming contracting opportunities for small businesses
Connect with teaming partners
Support the nation's contracting goals
Engage in above-board networking between private companies and federal program managers and procurement/contracting officers

SPEAKER:

Robb Wong
Associate Administrator
Office of Contracting & Business Development
U.S. Small Business Administration

REGISTER AT S.A.M.E.


Business Orientation

22 November 2019

NO CHARGE

MBAC

PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center

This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.

CALL: 937-333-1030


Business Orientation

29 October 2019

NO CHARGE

MBAC

PRESENTED/SPONSORED BY
Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center

This FREE workshop will provide an overview of business management and assistance services, financial and bonding resources, and regional contracting opportunities.

CALL: 937-333-1030



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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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17-18 October 2019
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