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MAY 2017


Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

23 May 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it? Then this webinar is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

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ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


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SBA Procurement Resources
Orientation

24 May 2017
12:00-2:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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What is the 8(a) Business Development Program?

The SBA administers this business assistance program for socially and economically disadvantaged businesses who want to access the federal procurement market.

The 8(a) Business Development Program helps small businesses gain a foothold in government contracting. Upon enrollment in this program, firms receive help with finding contracts, proposal preparation and contract administration.

What are the basic requirements for this program?

The applicant must be a small business, unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are U.S. citizens, been in business for at least two years and demonstrates a potential for success.

What is the HUBZone Program?

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting assistance to small businesses. Requirements: Firm must be located in designated HUBZone to qualify and at least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone.

What is the WOSB Federal Contract Program?

The SBA administers federal contracting opportunities for women-owned small business (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB). The Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract program authorizes contracting officers to set aside certain federal contracts.

INSTRUCTIONS:

From your computer: connectmeeting.att.com
Meeting number: 888 858 2144
Access code: 7722202
Log in as a “participant”
From your phone: 888.858.2144


Funding Options for Small Business
WEBINAR

24 May 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Starting a business? Expanding your business? Learn about SBA’s guaranty loan programs, expert help available and how to finance your business idea at this informative workshop! Topics include: how to finance your business; where microloans are available; what to take to your lender; and how the mentors and counselors can help.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

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CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


Bid Protests
From Soup to Nuts

30 May 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
Morrison & Foerster

Morrison & Foerster's Dan Chudd and Jim Tucker will guide participants through a bid protest from soup to nuts. They will discuss such critical topics as the timeliness traps awaiting the unwary, protective orders, and stays of award and contract performance. They will also walk participants through a typical bid protest from the debriefing and protest letter, through requests for dismissal, document production, comments and supplemental protests, to corrective action and GAO's written decision.

Participants will come away with a solid understanding of what bid protests are, concrete tips for litigating them, and suggestions for determining whether to file one in the first place. The intended audience for this presentation includes inside counsel and executives of government contractors, junior protest attorneys, agency counsel and acquisition personnel, and anyone interested in gaining a working knowledge of the Federal bid protest regime.

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Financing Basics
WEBINAR

31 May 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
SBDC Michigan

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.

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ACCESS CODE: 7790762
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144
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JUNE 2017

Small Business Threat
Cyber Security Awareness

06 June 2017
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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On-Line

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

Small businesses are most at risk for cyber attack because they are not aware of the unique cyber threats that target small businesses. Learn best practices for protect your small business during this one-hour webinar, hosted by The Small Business Administration District Offices of Michigan and Ohio.


Small Business Success Virtual Conference

08 June 2017
12:00-5:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Don’t miss the Small Business Success Virtual Conference on June 8th, powered by SCORE and Verisign! This half-day event offers educational webinars, one-on-one mentoring sessions, exhibitor booths and networking chat rooms to give you the information you need to succeed as a small business owner.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Digital Marketing Demystified (The Best Darn Digital Marketing Session Ever!)
How To Grow Your Startup Sales Funnel in 7 Steps
Build a Strong Credit Profile to Increase Your Options When Applying for a Business Loan
Harnessing the Power of the Internet to Make Your Small Business Shine
Understanding the Key Clauses in Your Commercial Lease: What You Need to Know Before You Sign
6 Ways SCORE Can Help You Succeed
Hire with Confidence: How to Comply with “Ban the Box” and Other Trending Hiring Laws
Location, Location, Location! 14 Little-Known Factors to Consider When Choosing the Right Location for Your Retail Business
Omnichannel Marketing for Small Businesses
Know Your Key Numbers
5 Online Marketing Tricks Sure To Get You More Customers

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Open the Door to Bonding!
WEBINAR

13 June 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business get bonded! Please join us if your small business has limited financial resources, no prior bonded work experience, been in business less than three years, been previously denied surety credit, or desire to increase its current bonding capacity. At this informational webinar learn about: Contract Bonds - what they are and why they are required; how to get pre-qualified; and working capital & bank support and SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program - program eligibility; required information; and the application process & fees.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 6250167#
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


Govcon Compliance Outlook
Regulatory Updates and Challenges

June 14 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

PRESENTED BY
JAMIS Software Corporation

With a new administration comes new opportunities as well as challenges. In the government contract regulatory compliance environment, transparency of the contracting process has gained considerable importance and visibility. Join industry expert, Craig Stetson from Capital Edge Consulting, Inc. as he reviews the compliance changes and obstacles that could directly affect government contractors' compliance programs which may impact multiple areas of the business, including:

Cost accounting and allocation practices
Determination of allowable costs
Estimating and pricing practices
Business systems documentation and internal controls
Purchasing and supply chain management practices
Contract administration and financial reporting practices

Upon completion of this Webinar, participants will be aware of recent legislative, regulatory and DCAA audit guidance actions affecting government contract compliance and be able to identify challenges for the future.

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Farmer Veteran Coalition

June 20 2017
1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral

SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Diane Vanderpot
Chief Operating Officer
Farmer Veteran Coalition

The Mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America. We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.

We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. We believe that agriculture offers purpose, opportunity, and physical and psychological benefits. Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America

REGISTER ON-LINE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

27 June 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it? Then this webinar is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


Funding Options for Small Business
WEBINAR

28 June 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Starting a business? Expanding your business? Learn about SBA’s guaranty loan programs, expert help available and how to finance your business idea at this informative workshop! Topics include: how to finance your business; where microloans are available; what to take to your lender; and how the mentors and counselors can help.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


JULY 2017

How Do I Do Business With Western Michigan University?

20 July 2017
1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Donald Penskar
Director
Logistical Services Western Michigan University

TOPICS INCLUDE

How to do business with WMU
How to bid on contracts at WMU
How to approach an education institution for contracts
How to seek University procurement card purchases
Regular WMU employees and departments are eligible to obtain an University proHow to seek University procurement card purchases
Keys to success in the procurement process
Common mistakes by the business owner
A few success stories in WMU procurement

Western Michigan University, in partnership with VetBizCentral a Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the Small Business Administration (SBA), will be hosting the webinar on How to Do Business with Western Michigan University (WMU).

They procure and provide supply chain management resources and services in an efficient and effective manner for the Western Michigan University community. Learn how individuals and/or departments may purchase through use of the University procurement card and how your business may compete to provide services and products.

Up to $50,000 Written bids will be obtained by filling out a purchase requisition. Verbal or telephone bids will be accepted in an emergency. Sole source situations must be verified by a buyer or a letter of justification must be submitted by the requester and approved. Verbal or telephone bids will be accepted in an emergency, provided approval from the associate vice president for business and finance is received.

$50,000 and over Sealed bids will be issued along with affirmative action compliance. Exceptions to this rule may be made only with the written approval of the vice president for business and finance, or designee.

SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE: Sole source purchases over $5,000 must be justified to the satisfaction of a purchasing buyer/director of logistical services. Sole source documentation and authorization form must be attached to purchase requisition.

Donald Penskar (Don) Director, Logistical Services Western Michigan University will be holding the webinar. The Logistical Services vision is to become a leader among Western Michigan University colleges and universities in innovative and effective logistics and customer service.

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NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


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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Farmer Veteran Coalition
June 20 2017
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How Do I Do Business With Western Michigan University?
20 July 2017
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