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January 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Build Capacity to Accelerate from Sub to Prime; Learn to build profitability and sustainability to win more State of Maryland contracts in Small Business Reserve Program (SBR), Small Business Preference Program, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program, and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Program; Accelerate the conversion of State opportunities;Increase profits by obtaining profitable contracts; Identify specific targets for the next 12 months; Understand what the State of Maryland buys, what the State of Maryland is not buying, and how does the State of Maryland buy; Obtain resources on new State of Maryland contract law, State of Maryland acquisition process, writing proposals, etc; Secure the necessary financing and bonding to grow
January 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ College of Southern Maryland LaPlata Campus
Examine the legal challenges each business faces and develop the basis for making informed business decisions to ensure compliance. Consider the various forms of business organization and determine which one is best for your business. Know your rights and liabilities under the law and how to limit risk. Make sure business records meet IRS, state, and other requirements. Understand basic financial statements, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and other accounting documents and terminology. Develop a tax reduction strategy to support profit development. Know the payment schedules for payroll and sales tax and other applicable business taxes. An attorney will cover the legal issues and answer specific questions. An Accountant will present the tax and accounting information and answer specific questions.
January 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Champagne Taste Bridal
January 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Governor's Coordinating Offices
Prime Contracting in the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program
Ready to become a Prime Contractor with the state of Maryland? Every small business owner should consider participation in the SBR Program, a race and gender-neutral procurement program that offers prime contracting opportunities on state-funded contracts. This session provides an in-depth review of the statutes governing the SBR Program, the online certification process, and the pipeline for identifying SBR opportunities.
Your instructor is Lisa Mitchell Sennaar, SBR Compliance Manager, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.
Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners interested in becoming a prime contractor with the state of Maryland.
January 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ TEDCO Offices
Attend the Open Forum to learn more about TEDCO Seed and let TEDCO Seed learn about your company.
January 28, 2020, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Governor's Coordinating Offices
Do you want a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? Competition is tough in the public sector, and a critical key to success lies within understanding these rules. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.
Who should attend? Small businesses and certified MBEs who are ready and able to perform as a prime contractor or a subcontractor on state-funded procurements.
Your instructor is Chantal Kai-Lewis, Legal & Policy Advisor, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.
January 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Prince Frederick Volunteer Rescue Squad
The Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning is coordinating the update to the Prince Frederick Town Center Master Plan and zoning regulations. The master plan was originally adopted in 1989. The Town Center Master Plan sets policies and actions that guide the physical development within the town center, including private and public development. This meeting will be one of many opportunities for the public to provide input for the Prince Frederick Master Plan update.