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JULY 2017

Business Start-Up 101

25 July 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.

QUESTIONS

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


SBA Financing Basics

25 July 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


Funding Options for Small Business

26 July 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.

QUESTIONS

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


SBA Procurement Programs Orientation

26 July 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

What is the 8(a) Business Development Program? What are the basic requirements for this program? What is the HUBZone Program? What is the WOSB Federal Contract Program? All these questions are answered at this SBA event.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 7722202
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


Trends in Suspensions and Debarments
What Contractors Need to Know

27 July 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
Federal Publications Seminars

Suspension and debarment are words that can terrify even the most hardened government contractor. This webinar will cover the latest suspension and debarment trends. Attendees will learn the agencies that are the most active, what situations are leading to suspensions and debarments, and the hidden dangers in GSA Schedule contracts that have been landing contractors in hot water. You'll learn best practices for avoiding suspension and debarment in this harsh environment as well as best practices for responding.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


AUGUST 2017

Michigan eLibrary Resources
Business Decision

8 August 2017
10:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Julie Peterson
Business Decision

Business Decision is a resource to help you find customers, target advertising, reach audiences, research and calculate market size. Learn to research comprehensive business-to-consumer market and spending data, Company profiles, rankings and market share data and product/brand information.

MeL Business provides support and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses as they contribute to the Michigan and global economies. Explore core eResources, identify key partners, conduct research, and connect with your local library to succeed in running your business. MeL Business is here for you and has the tools and connections you need.

Professional individuals planning on starting a small business in Michigan should take advantage of the market research and census data made available through the MeL Database. This allows business owners to understand current and potential markets and trends, such as consumer spending trends or industry conditions. Upon identifying goals, entrepreneurs can formulate a business plan with a strategy to grow their services with potential sales leads and mailing lists.

Under Legal Forms Library, individuals will find copies of essential legal forms to assist them in their goal to register a business in Michigan, research current laws, and an attorney directory. The focus of MeL Business eResources is to provide visitors the necessary tools and support for success. The information at your fingertips is geared toward helping you launch and grow your business. Our services provide core resources that are always free to Michigan residents. MeL Business is here to assist you with all of your business needs to help you get started on the path of success the correct way.

Coordinated effort between VetBizCentrral and D. R. Biggs, MA AMLS. Library Consultant & Michigan eLibrary Coordinator Library of Michigan/Michigan Department of Education.

REGISTER ON-LINE

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


Foreign Military Financing
Changes to DCC Guidelines

8 August 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
Federal Publications Seminars

As of March 1st, 2017, the Director Commercial Contractor's (DCC) guidelines changed. This also includes revisions to the Contractor's Certification.

TOPICS DISCUSSED

Inapplicability of the Buy American Act and Trade Agreement Act
Hypothetical examples
Revised DCC methodology for determining U.S. and non-U.S. content
Use of first tier subcontractor certification
Reasonable travel expenses
Uses of FMF for non-U.S. spare parts
Waiver requests of guidelines requirements
Clarification of the term “Commercial Market” for DCCs
Purchasing company’s consideration of non-U.S. content in price competition
Higher threshold for DCC Compliance Audits
Pricing review threshold for sole source contracts
Cost audit threshold for sole course contracts
Consequences of non-compliance with DCC guidelines requirements

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


SBA Financing Basics

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

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

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


Funding Options for Small Business

23 August 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


Michigan eLibrary Resources
Business Resources

24 August 2017
10:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Michigan eLibrary Logo

MORE INFO

SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Andrea Devlin
Gale Business Resources

Gale Business Resources contain actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. It provides entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Entrepreneurs can turn to a variety of sources to finance their startups or expansion of their businesses. Learn about Business Structures / Legal Entities and keeping track of your finances, people management, marketing, sales efforts and much more.

MeL Business provides support and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses as they contribute to the Michigan and global economies. Explore core eResources, identify key partners, conduct research, and connect with your local library to succeed in running your business. MeL Business is here for you and has the tools and connections you need.

Professional individuals planning on starting a small business in Michigan should take advantage of the market research and census data made available through the MeL Database. This allows business owners to understand current and potential markets and trends, such as consumer spending trends or industry conditions. Upon identifying goals, entrepreneurs can formulate a business plan with a strategy to grow their services with potential sales leads and mailing lists.

Under Legal Forms Library, individuals will find copies of essential legal forms to assist them in their goal to register a business in Michigan, research current laws, and an attorney directory. The focus of MeL Business eResources is to provide visitors the necessary tools and support for success. The information at your fingertips is geared toward helping you launch and grow your business. Our services provide core resources that are always free to Michigan residents. MeL Business is here to assist you with all of your business needs to help you get started on the path of success the correct way.

REGISTER ON-LINE

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


SBA Financing Basics

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

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

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


OCTOBER 2017

Doing Business with the Veterans Health Administration

12 October 2017
10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Dept. of Veteran Affairs Logo

MORE INFO

SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Pak Sa Dewhurst
Small Business Liaison
Veterans Health Administration

Mr. Pak Sa Dewhurst will educate prospective small business vendors on how the VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Network Contracting Office (NCO) does business that stems from a philosophy that “In order for the Government to do business with prospective businesses, they must know how WE do business first.” The briefing covers various topics concerning day-to-day operations to include, but not limited to, agency's mission and operating locations; defining contracting's and other roles.

Pak Sa Dewhurst is a Small Business Liaison located in Kettering, Ohio. He represents the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) 23,000 employees throughout the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) 10 who operate and support 12 VHA medical centers and 61 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio on small business concerns.

Pak is assigned to the Network Contracting Office (NCO) 10 who directly supports 170 government contract professionals at 12 locations acquiring supplies, services, construction, medical sharing, prosthetics and leasing efforts.

Pak retired from active-duty as a commissioned officer from the United States Air Force with over 23 years service. Pak earned his Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science, Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Administration from Tiffin University and has a FAC level 3 certification in Contracting and DAWIA level 1 certification in Program Management.

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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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Doing Business with the Veterans Health Administration
12 October 2017
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