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January 2018

Business Start-Up 101
Webinar

10 January 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

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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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Meeting Number (888) 858-2144
Access Code 8495863


Marketing to the Federal Government
Webinar

16 January 2018
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

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U.S. Small Business Administration

Looking for new markets for your small business’ products or services? Need help but not sure where to start? Then this informative seminar is for you! Learn where to find contracting opportunities; how to register your business to sell to the government; how to market your products and services; why you may need a surety bond; and how to obtain a bond.

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Market Research with IBISWorld
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18 January 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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IBISWorld

IBISWorld provides fully researched, dependable and up-to-date industry and procurement intelligence that we consider invaluable. IBISWorld employs a team of dedicated expert analysts who research economic, demographic and company data. It can provide your business with beneficial insights on industries and markets so you can make better business decisions, faster.

We will look at Industry Research Reports that provide strategic insights and analysis on 1,300 US industries.

We will look at IBISWorld’s most complete selection of reports, covering 97% of the US economy.

We will look at the Procurement Research Reports that helps the business owner to gain the knowledge and expertise they need to make informed purchasing into almost any market, product or service and uncover trends and competitive data, helping us minimize risk and reduce costs.

We will look at how to get the most out of the IBISWorld program.

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How To Use Change Management In A Small Business
Webinar

23 January 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral
SLA Business Solutions

Improve Small Business productivity & reduce costs with Change Management Principles

This webinar, hosted by Salahuddin Ali, a client of VetBizCentral and the CEO of SLA Business Solutions, LLC., established in 2016 to help governments, non-profits and business partners implement:

Information technology
Process improvement
Enterprise resource planning
Project management
Change management solutions

Learn to easily implement industry leading Change Management Models in your business today in order to keep up with the changing business world.

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How To Use Change Management In A Small Business
Webinar

23 January 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral
SLA Business Solutions

Improve Small Business productivity & reduce costs with Change Management Principles

This webinar, hosted by Salahuddin Ali, a client of VetBizCentral and the CEO of SLA Business Solutions, LLC., established in 2016 to help governments, non-profits and business partners implement:

Information technology
Process improvement
Enterprise resource planning
Project management
Change management solutions

Learn to easily implement industry leading Change Management Models in your business today in order to keep up with the changing business world.

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Financing Basics
Lunch and Learn Webinar

30 January 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

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ON-LINE

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

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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GOVCON Compliance Outlook
Regulatory Updates and Challenges
Webinar

31 January 2018
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

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Federal Publications Seminars

Thousands of contractors are subject to routine audits by DCAA every year. Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be aware of recent legislative, regulatory and DCAA audit guidance actions affecting government contract compliance and identify challenges that may be in store for 2018. This webinar will provide some insight to 2018 and highlight changes in the past year.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Accounting or Finance
Compliance or Internal Audit
Program or Contract Management
In-house Counsel

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February 2018

Doing Business With the Veterans Health Administration
Webinar

06 February 2018
10:00 AM EST

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PRESENTED BY
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Veterans Health Administration

Improve Small Business productivity & reduce costs with Change Management Principles

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.

They 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 of professional experience including his last nine years in federal contracting as a warranted contracting officer and contracts manager procuring commodities, services, information technology, construction, weapon systems, research and development and with numerous contingency contracting deployments abroad.

He successfully identified, developed and instituted numerous business programs for local vendors and customer education initiatives for requiring agencies throughout the U.S., Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa.

Pak has a 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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How to Get More Out of
Your 8(a) Designation

06 February 2018
12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
OST Global Solutions, Inc.
Fedmine

This is the first webinar from a three-part free webinar series for small government contractor growth strategies presented by OST Global Solutions, Inc. and Fedmine.

Webinar 1: How to get more out of your 8(a) designation
Webinar 2: How to use competitive analysis for your growth strategy.
Webinar 3: Strategies for entering a new agency and building a footprint.

Many companies fill out piles of paperwork to apply for the 8(a) program, but a few years into the program feel that they are not getting quite the payoff they had expected.

The program has many benefits, but targeting sole source contracts may seem like searching for a needle in a haystack. Additionally, preparing for an 8(a) set aside competition requires a deliberate strategy that may involve enticing the incumbent to join your team.

Opportunities rarely leave the 8(a) program once entered. The answer is not only how to identify the 8(a) opportunities in advance, but how to navigate the challenges of knowing which opportunity is real, what graduating companies may be looking for a successor to take over the role of the prime contractor, and how to get in front of the right decision makers in the government and industry. This session will focus on developing a cohesive strategy to get the most from your 8(a) designation and develop an opportunities pipeline in the 8(a) program.

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How to Use Competitive Analysis for Your Growth Strategy

13 February 2018
12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
OST Global Solutions, Inc.
Fedmine

This is the second webinar from a three-part free webinar series for small government contractor growth strategies presented by OST Global Solutions, Inc. and Fedmine.

Webinar 1: How to get more out of your 8(a) designation
Webinar 2: How to use competitive analysis for your growth strategy.
Webinar 3: Strategies for entering a new agency and building a footprint.

Many companies fill out piles of paperwork to apply for the 8(a) program, but a few years into the program feel that they are not getting quite the payoff they had expected.

The program has many benefits, but targeting sole source contracts may seem like searching for a needle in a haystack. Additionally, preparing for an 8(a) set aside competition requires a deliberate strategy that may involve enticing the incumbent to join your team.

Opportunities rarely leave the 8(a) program once entered. The answer is not only how to identify the 8(a) opportunities in advance, but how to navigate the challenges of knowing which opportunity is real, what graduating companies may be looking for a successor to take over the role of the prime contractor, and how to get in front of the right decision makers in the government and industry. This session will focus on developing a cohesive strategy to get the most from your 8(a) designation and develop an opportunities pipeline in the 8(a) program.

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Strategies for Entering a New Agency and Building a Footprint

20 February 2018
12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
OST Global Solutions, Inc.
Fedmine

This is the THIRD webinar from a three-part free webinar series for small government contractor growth strategies presented by OST Global Solutions, Inc. and Fedmine.

Webinar 1: How to get more out of your 8(a) designation
Webinar 2: How to use competitive analysis for your growth strategy.
Webinar 3: Strategies for entering a new agency and building a footprint.

Breaking into a new government agency can be tricky – it is like entering a new market for a commercial company. Each agency has its own set of procurement rules and the way they are implemented, its own culture, its own set of contacts, and a brand new competitive landscape. Companies often face challenges as the primes at the agency already have established subcontracting relationships with others, and have restrictive clauses in teaming agreements that aim to prevent subcontractors from expanding their agency footprint. In this webinar, OST and Fedmine will focus on a targeted strategy for penetrating an agency, and developing a plan for entering and growing inside the new market. We will use concrete example of a company seeking to enter a market, and show the thought process and specific techniques for a plan.

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The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law
Webinar

22 February 2018
11:00 AM EST

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral
Brinks Gilson and Lione

PRESENTER:

John A. Ling
Attorney
Brinks Gilson and Lione

Celebrating its centennial year in 2017, Brinks Gilson & Lione is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the US, helping clients around the world to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights.

They assist clients in all aspects of patent, trademark, unfair competition, trade secret, and copyright law.

Brinks attorneys provide informed counsel with respect to innovations in a range of complex and valuable technologies, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, bioengineering, industrial manufacturing, electronics and software and medical devices.

What your business needs to know about Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, Trade Secrets and Contracts

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March 2018

What If Your Next Presentation Closed That Big Deal?
Webinar

06 March 2018
11:00 AM EST

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral
The Chief Storyteller®

PRESENTER:

Ira Koretsky
President
The Chief Storyteller®

Ira Koretsky is the president of The Chief Storyteller®, a boutique marketing and sales consulting firm. He has delighted audiences around the world helping them achieve better business outcomes and accelerate their revenue with highly effective written, spoken, and social media communications. With over 25 years of experience, he is a sought-after global speaker, columnist, consultant, and executive coach.

Ira Koretsky is the president of The Chief Storyteller®, will improve your individual and organizational performance.

What if?

What if your next presentation closed that big deal, secured agency funding, inspired your organization to new heights, engaged conference audiences, and so forth? What difference could that “right presentation” mean to you?

For the past 25 years your public speaking “personal trainer,” Ira Koretsky, has trained and coached thousands of professionals around the world.

He has worked with large and small organizations such as Department of Energy, IBM, Lockheed Martin, and Warner Bros.

Audience sizes range from intimate groups of less than 10 to keynotes above 1,200 attendees. Currently, he also teaches public speaking at the University of Maryland.

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Feasibility
Webinar

20 March 2018
11:00 AM EDT

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral

PRESENTER:

Michael Golwitzer
Assistant Director
Veteran Business Outreach Center

Uncover the strengths and weaknesses of an existing business or proposed venture.

A feasibility study is only one step in the business idea assessment and business development process to answer the essential question of “should we proceed with the proposed project.?” by Don Hofstrand.

Michael Golwitzer holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Computer Languages Certificate from the University of Michigan, he is experienced as a Computer Application Instructor. Mike also has been a Supervisor and Personnel Manager and is a member of Professional Education Services Group and life member of Disabled American Veterans.

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

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April 2018

Services of Bunker Labs
Webinar

10 April 2018
1:00 PM EDT

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PRESENTED BY
VetBizCentral
Bunker Labs

PRESENTER(S):

Michael McNett
Executive Director
Bunker Labs Columbus

Stephen Potter
Executive Director
Bunker Labs Detroit

Bunker Labs supports military veterans throughout the journey of starting a business from the idea stage to the growth stage of a successful business. Join Bunker Labs Columbus or Bunker Labs Detroit whom promote inspiration, education and connections!

They hold meetings where the military community—transitioning active duty, military spouses and veterans alike—can network with hiring managers, mentors, subject matter experts, innovators, investors and thought leaders, creating a robust community environment for growth and development to empower veterans as leaders in innovation and entrepreneurship.

They offer a program of participants, partners & innovation leaders, mentors, and advisors, community leaders, experienced entrepreneurs for service members, veterans and spouses .

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The National Center for American Indian Economic Development
Webinar

17 April 2018
1:00 PM EDT

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National Center for American Indian Economic Development

PRESENTER(S):

Chris James
President and CEO
National Center for American Indian Economic Development

What is the mission of NCAIED?

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. With over 40 years of assisting American Indian Tribes and their enterprises with business and economic development – we have evolved into the largest national Indian specific business organization in the nation. Our motto is: “We Mean Business For Indian Country” as we are actively engaged in helping Tribal Nations and Native business people realize their business goals and are dedicated to putting the whole of Indian Country to work to better the lives of American Indian people- both now… and for generations to come.

Created by American Indians in 1969 and led by American Indians throughout its history, we were then – as we are now, the first national organization solely dedicated to developing American Indian economic self-sufficiency through business ownership. The National Center produces the Reservation Economic Summit (RES). RES is the largest and longest running American Indian business event in the nation.

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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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Market Research with IBISWorld

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19 January 2018
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Change Management In A Small Business

23 January 2018
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Doing Business With the Veterans Health Administration

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06 February 2018
10:00 AM EST

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The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law

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22 February 2018
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The Basic Principles of Intellectual Property Law

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06 March 2018
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Feasibility

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20 March 2018
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Services of Bunker Labs

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10 April 2018
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17 April 2018
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