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SEPTEMBER 2019

Hiring Your First Employees
WEBINAR

18 September 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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ON-LINE

FACILITATED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Center

TOPIC: Social Media

Do you need help planning to hire your first employees?

This webinar will cover areas such as: defining employees and independent contractors, financial planning and projections for hiring, interview strategies, and employee reporting requirements. If you are new to the hiring process and interested in learning some best practices, please join us for this fast-paced 60-minute introduction to hiring your first employees. We will finish up the webinar with time for Q&A with an SBDC small business consultant.

SPEAKERS: Michigan SBDC Staff

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Top Tips for Finding and Winning Government Contracts
WEBINAR

17 September 2019
2:00 PM ET

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ON-LINE

FACILITATED BY
Michigan PTAC

TOPIC: Government Contracting

This special PTAC Day webinar will share their top tips for:

Getting Ready to Enter the Government Marketplace
Finding Government Contracts
Bidding on Government Contracts

SPEAKER: T.B.A.

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Get Your Business Online
WEBINAR

24 September 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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ON-LINE

FACILITATED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Center

TOPIC: Google Workshop

Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO...

Create or claim your Business Profile on Google
Manage your business info across Google Search and Maps
Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
Create a free website using the info from your Business Profile

SPEAKER:

Erin Bemis, IOM
Google-supported trainer

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Continuity for Business Operations
Preparedness Month Webinar

25 September 2019
2:00 ‒ 2:30 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

DESCRIPTION

Creating a business continuity plan is essential to keep your business running before, during, and after a disaster. Learn how to protect your business from natural & man-made disasters. This free webinar includes topics on preparation beforehand, preventing disasters, protecting important assets; mitigation techniques, responses to disasters and recovery methods and best practices.

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SBBT – An Introduction to Cybersecurity
WEBINAR

26 September 2019
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

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

TOPIC: Cybersecurity

What is cybersecurity? Why does it matter to you and your small business? What can you do to be more cyber secure? Join us as we discuss what is cybersecurity and its importance to your small business. This webinar is designed for those who are looking to learn more about the general concepts of cybersecurity and for those looking to refresh what they already know.

We’ll walk you through a quick-paced webinar, ask a few poll questions of the audience, and give you time for question and answer with the Michigan SBDC’s Cyber Security Awareness Program Specialist, Scott Taber. You'll leave the webinar with:

YOU WILL LEAVE THE WEBINAR WITH...

General understanding of cybersecurity concepts
Explanations of why these topics matter for your small business
Key steps you can easily implement in your small business

SPEAKERS: Michigan SBDC Staff

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OCTOBER 2019

Creating Your Most Profitable Marketing Strategy
WEBINAR

1 October 2019
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

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ON-LINE

FACILITATED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Center

TOPIC: Marketing Strategy

How to build a marketing funnel for your business to grow each member of your audience to their maximum potential of revenue, referrals, or loyalty. Having a lead retention strategy is critical to a profitable business! We will examine how to drive every conversation forward with the right calls to action to make your marketing efforts more efficient and effective.

SPEAKER

Melissa Forziat
Principal of Melissa Forziat Events and Marketing

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Starting A Business
WEBINAR

2 October 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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FACILITATED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Center

TOPIC: Business Start-Up

Are you considering self-employment, or at the beginning stages of starting a business?

Join us for a one-hour long accelerated walkthrough of our “Starting A Business” course.

This introductory webinar covers the process of evaluating market potential for your products or services, startup costs and financing options, plus initial steps for writing a business plan.

Note: This webinar does not cover in-depth information on forming a legal entity or taxes. If you would like more education on these topics, please visit https://sbdcmichigan.org/training and also register for a webinar or workshop on Business Legal Issues or Forming your DBA or LLC.

We’ll guide you through about 40 minutes of the most important questions to ask yourself when starting a business, pausing for audience questions and feedback along the way.

We have reserved 20 minutes for a live question and answer session, in which one of our certified small business consultants will answer questions from the audience on a first come, first served basis.

SPEAKERS: Michigan SBDC Staff

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Writing A Business Plan
WEBINAR

9 October 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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FACILITATED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Center

TOPIC: Business Plan

Do you want to launch or grow your business in 2019?

Join us as we guide you through researching and writing each piece of a successful business plan. This webinar is designed for entrepreneurs who are looking to write a business plan for the first time, or already have a plan they would like to improve.

We’ll walk you through about 40 minutes of the most important tools and information to use when writing a successful business plan, pausing for audience questions and feedback along the way.

We have reserved 20 minutes for a live question and answer session, in which one of our certified small business consultants will answer questions from the audience on a first come, first served basis.

After the webinar, you will receive a copy of the webinar recording, as well as sample business plan templates, and other resources.

SPEAKERS: Michigan SBDC Staff

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Doing Business with the VA
WEBINAR

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

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FACILITATED BY
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran Business Outreach Center

Mr. Pak Sa Dewhurst will educate small businesses how the VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Network Contracting Office (NCO) does business which comes from a philosophy “...in order for you to do business with us, you must know how WE do business first!”

He’ll discuss the VA’s day-to-day activities supporting the Ameri-can veteran, locations; defining various acquisition roles.

PROCUREMENT METHODS INCLUDE

Set-asides
‘Rule of 2’
Vendor readiness
Outreach
Socio-economic performance
Q & A session
and much more

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Grow with Google – Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan
WEBINAR

16 October 2019
12:00 – 1:15 PM ET

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ON-LINE

FACILITATED BY
MI-SBDC Greater Washtenaw Region Office
Entrepreneurship Center at WCC

TOPIC: Marketing

Spruce Up Your Holiday Marketing Plan

Join Google and Constant Contact for our annual holiday livestream. Prior to this workshop, small businesses should visit Google.com/smallbusiness to create an action plan for themselves.

Gather your community together for this livestream as we dive into three ways to reach customers, just in time for the holiday shopping rush.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Google My Business listings
Online advertising
Email marketing

SPEAKERS: Google and Constant Contact

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DLA Packaging Requirements &
First Destination Transportation

WEBINAR – LIVE

22 October 2019
1:00 – 4:00 PM ET

NO CHARGE

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

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FACILITATED BY
Macomb Regional PTAC
Defense Logistics Agency

PACKAGING REQUIREMENTS

Packaging Requirements (MIL-STD-2073)
Military Marking (MIL-STD-129)
RFID Tags
Wood Packaging Material (WPM)
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
Lead Free Requirements (E-code)
Commercial Packaging (ASTM D3951)
Reports of Discrepancies

FIRST DESTINATION TRANSPORTATION

FDT NIIN Profile
FDT Overview
Benefits of FDT
Vendor Shipping Module
Recognizing FDT in Award Text
Key Information/Vendor Success

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No fee to attend but registration is required!


SBBT – The Facts about Cyber Buzzwords
WEBINAR

23 October 2019
1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

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

TOPIC: Cybersecurity

You've read about them on the news, you've heard about them in meetings, and maybe you've even used some of them yourself. But do you really know what some of the top ten technology buzzwords mean for your small business?

Join us for a walkthrough of ten commonly discussed, yet frequently misunderstood concepts in cyber security.

We’ll cover ten hot topics in technology, ask a few poll questions of the audience, and give you time for question and answer with the Michigan SBDC’s Cyber Security Awareness Program Specialist, Scott Taber

YOU WILL LEAVE THE WEBINAR WITH...

Easy to understand definitions of cyber buzzwords for non-technological entrepreneurs
Explanations of why these topics matter for your small business
Key steps you can easily implement in your small business

SPEAKERS: Michigan SBDC Staff

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Small Business, Big Threat – Mobile Device Safety and Security
WEBINAR

29 October 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

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ON-LINE

FACILITATED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Center

TOPIC: Mobile Security

Do you know the risks associated using mobile devices for business? Join us as we discuss the importance of mobile device security and how it can protect your business.

We’ll walk you through a quick-paced webinar, ask a few poll questions of the audience, and give you time for question and answer with the Michigan SBDC’s Cyber Security Awareness Program Specialist, Scott Taber.

YOU WILL LEAVE WITH...

Easy to understand examples of these tips and tricks
Explanations of why these topics matter for your small business
Key steps you can easily implement in your small business

SPEAKERS: Michigan SBDC Staff

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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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AUGUST 2019

BOOTS TO BUSINESS | REBOOT

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29 August 2019
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SEPTEMBER 2019

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Ann Arbor, MI

23 September 2019
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OCTOBER 2019

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Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

17-18 October 2019
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Doing Business with the VA

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16 October 2019
10:00 AM ET

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