Statewide Business Events

  
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5/21/2019

​SLBE Technical Assistance Workshop
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

10 amLaurel

​This technical asistance workshop is for small, local businesses interested in doing business with WSSC. Click here for more information and to register online. ​

Free
5/21/2019

Doing Business with Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel
by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

10:00 amHanover MD

Learn how to do business with Maryland Live! Casino & Hotel and meet their buyers one-on-one. Find out what they are buying right now, and what they plan to buy in the futur​e. For more event details and registration information please click here.​

Free
5/21/2019

MBE/Business Opportunity Fair
by Gilbane Building Company​

11:00 amPrincess Anne MD

This is a new facility for the School of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. For more event details and registration information please click here.​​

Free
5/21/2019

MWBC Procurement Series #3: Scale Up Financially & Protect Your Business Once You Win Contract
by Maryland Women's Business Center (MWBC)​

9:30 amRockville MD

Government contract financing is an efficient way for small businesses to fund costs associated with the contract award. ​For more details about each class in this 5-part series and registration information please click here.​

$199-Series / $50 Individual Session
5/22/2019

Govconnects Bizbreakfast - Defense Intelligence Agency's Small Business Outreach
by Howard County Chamber

8:00 amColumbia MD

Learn about how the Defense Intelligence Agency does business and what contract opportunities they have.​ For more event details and registration information please click here.​

$25-$50
5/22/2019

Breakfast Networking & Resources
by Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce​

9:00 amBaltimore MD

​Admission is Free, but there is an additional cost for breakfast. Join us to learn more about the Chamber, membership, and local resources. For more event details and registration information please click here.​

Free
5/23/2019

2019 Construction Career Event - Washington Metro
by Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

10:00 amAlexandria VA
We are featuring over 20 construction organizations offering a variety of positions. Hablamos Español. For more event details and registration information please click here.
$0 Job Seekers / See Registration for vendors
5/23/2019

SBR/MBE Vendor Outreach
by Maryland Department of Health​

9:00 amBaltimore MD

This meet-and-greet will allow small and minority-owned businesses to learn about the types of services & products that MDH procures. For more event details and registration information please click here.​

Free
5/24/2019

Maryland 8th Annual Economic Development & Transportation Leadership Luncheon
by Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) - Maryland Chapter​

11:30 amEllicot City MD

​$50 Students, $70 Members, $100 Non-members. All other prices for sponsorship opportunities. Join us and Keynote Speaker Congressman Elijah Cummings. For more event details and registration information please click here.​

$50-$2000
5/28/2019

Federal Contracting 101
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

10:00 amCrownsville MD

​Join us and our special guest Helga Weschke, Director of Federal Business Relations in the Office of Military & Federal Affairs at the Maryland Department of Commerce.  This is a basic overview of the federal procurement (aquisition) process. Hear about the resources to guide and support your efforts so you can compete with greater confidence in the federal contracting arena.​ Click here for complete details and online registration information.​​

Free
5/28/2019

Negotiation Strategies & Closing Techniques
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

2:00 pmCrownsville MD

Join us and our special guest, Angie Duncanson with the Maryland Women's Business Center as she discusses the basics of negotiating techniques, strategies, and how to effective close a sale. Click here for complete event details and online registration information.​​​

Free
5/28/2019

​Doing Business with MGM National Harbor
by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

9:30 amOxon Hill MD

Learn how to do business with MGM National Harbor and meet their buyers one-on-one.​​ Find out what they are buying right now, and what they plan to buy in the futur​e.For more event details and registration information please click here.​

Free
6/4/2019

MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​

10:00 amHanover MDFree
6/4/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​

5:30 pmHanover MDFree
6/4/2019

​Procurement Teach & Talk
Maryland Department of General Services

9 amAnne Arundel County

Learn tips for contracting success from experience procurement professionals, and share your experiences with the State's contracting process. Advance registration preferred. Click here.​

Free
6/4/2019

MWBC Procurement Series #4: To Partner or Not To Partner? Benefits & Risks of Collaboration
by Maryland Women's Business Center (MWBC)​

9:30 amRockville MD

Discover how partnering with another company through joint ventures, teaming agreements, or contractor teaming arrangements can increase your chance of winning a contract.​ For more details on each class in this 5-part series and registration information please click here.​

$199-Series / $50 Individual Sessions
6/6/2019

35th Annual Maryland Small Business Week Awards Luncheon
by U.S. Small Business Administration - Baltimore District Office​

10:00 amBaltimore MD

Acknowledging the achievements of small businesses and advocates from one person, home-based businesses to those operating worldwide.​ For more event details and registration information please click here.​

$65 individual / $650 per table of 10
6/19/2019

MWBC Procurement Series#5: Meet Your Match-Explore Contract Opportunities For Your Business
by Maryland Women's Business Center (MWBC)​

9:30 amRockville MD

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with the companies and agencies who can share upcoming contracts for you to bid on. ​​For more details on each class in this 5-part series and registration information please click here.​

$199-Series / $50 Individual Sessions
6/20/2019

​Ready, Set, GROW! Access to Capital
by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

9:30 amCrownsville MD

Join us and our special guest Michael H. Shuman, an economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, and a leading visionary on community economics, as well as various local lending partners to learn more about how to access capital for your business. Registration will open 3-4 weeks in advance. Click on the following link to STAY CONNECTTED.​
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Free
6/25/2019

Building Financial Capacity
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

10:00 amCrownsville MD

Our special guest, Russ Teter from the Small Business Development Center will go over the factors the both banking and bonding underwriters consider most when determining to lend money to a business. Click here for complete event details and online registration information.​​

Free
6/25/2019

Write Emails that Get Read & Get Results
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

2:00 pmCrownsville MD

Communication is key when it comes to your business, so join us and our guests Keith and Rebecca Scott of TALLsmall Productions as they teach you how to write effective emails that lead to real results. Click here for complete event details and online registration information.​

Free
6/25/2019

​2019 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

9 amBaltimoreVaries
7/2/2019

MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​

10:00 amHanover MDFree
7/23/2019

Contract Cost & Price Analysis
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

10:00 amCrownsville MD

Our guest, Arthenia LeFlore from the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will provide a basic overview related to cost and price analysis in government contracting. ​Click here for complete details and online registration information.​​

Free
7/23/2019

State Procurement 101
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

2:00 pmCrownsville MD

Join us for an overview of the state contracting arena and insightful tips for navigating the procurement process. Seating is limited. Advance registration preferred. Click here for complete details and online registration information.​​​

Free
8/6/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy

10:00 amHanover MDFree
8/20/2019

Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop
by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

9:30 amWestminster MD

Join us for tips on navigating state procurement, connect with buyers from various state agencies, and meet with small business resource ogranizations. Registration will open 3-4 weeks in advance. Click on the following link to STAY CONNECTED.​

Free
8/27/2019

Conducting Free Marketing Research with Census Business Builder
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

10:00 amCrownsville MD

Join our special guest from the Census Bureau for a brief, high-level overview of the Census Bureau, various demographic and business programs, and an interactive, live demo of a few of the tools to access all this great data.​  Click here for complete details and online registration information.

Free
8/27/2019

​MBE Rights and Responsibilities
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

2:00 pmCrownsville MD

Do you want a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.​ Click here for complete details and online registration information.​​

Free
9/3/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​​
10:00 amHanover MDFree
9/3/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​​

5:30 pmHanover MDFree
9/24/2019

Small Business Emergency Preparedness
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

10:00 amCrownsville MD

The Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation will discuss how business owners can prepare themselves to respond to any hazards by creating an emergency preparedness plan.  Click here for complete details and online registration information.​

Free
9/24/2019

Negotiation Strategies & Closing Techniques
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

2:00 pmCrownsville MD

Join us and our special guest, Angie Duncanson with the Maryland Women's Business Center as she discusses the basics of negotiating techniques, strategies, and how to effective close a sale. Click here for complete event details and online registration information.​​​

Free
10/1/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​​​​
10:00 amHanover MDFree
10/18/2019

Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop
by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

9:30 amCumberland MD

Join us for tips on navigating state procurement, connect with buyers from various state agencies, and meet with small business resource ogranizations. Registration will open 3-4 weeks in advance​. Click on this link to STAY CONNECTED.​​

Free
10/22/2019

Small Business Marketing Techniques
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

10:00 amCrownsville MD

Join us and our special guest Dr. Lisa Amans, owner of BlackSheep Consulting, LLC who will share valuable insights on branding, communication strategies, and measurement tools that can have a positive impact on your business.​  Click here for complete event details and online registration information.​​​

Free
10/22/2019

Understanding Prevailing & Living Wage Laws
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

2:00 pmCrownsville MD

Join our special guests from the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation to learn more about wage standards. Click here for complete details and registration information.​​

Free
11/5/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​​​​

10:00 amHanover MDFree
11/26/2019

Proposal Writing Basics
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

10 amCrownsville MD

Our special guest, Tina Patterson of Jade Solutions will share the 7 C's of proposal writing and provide expert insights that you'll be able to use in your next proposal.  Click here for complete details and online registration information.​

Free
11/26/2019

Federal Contracting 101
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

2:00 pmCrownsville MD

Join us and our special guest Helga Weschke, Director of Federal Business Relations in the Office of Military & Federal Affairs at the Maryland Department of Commerce.  ​This is a basic overview of the federal procurement (aquisition) process. Hear about the resources to guide and support your efforts so you can compete with greater confidence in the federal contracting arena.​ Click here for complete details and online registration information.​​

Free
12/3/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​​​​​​
10:00 amHanover MDFree
12/3/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​​​​​​

5:30 pmHanover MDFree
12/10/2019

Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop
by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

9:30 amBaltimore MD

Join us for tips on navigating state procurement, connect with buyers from various state agencies, and meet with small business resource ogranizations.​​ Registration will open 3-4 weeks in advance. Click on the following link to STAY CONNECTED.​

Free

 

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) hosts numerous events and provides great
resources to small business owners.

Click here to see events hosted by the SBA.

Click here to connect to the SBA's online learning center.

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