Statewide Business Events

  
Event/Sponsor
  
  
Registration Info
  
1/22/2019

Navigating eMarylandMarketplace
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs​

10 amCrownsville

​Take an in-depth look at Maryland's public bid board system - eMarylandMarketplace. Seating is limited. Advanced registration preferred. Click here for complete details and online registration information. 

Free
1/22/2019

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

2 pmCrownsville

​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
1/23/2019

Initial Group Training for Government Contracting Workshop
by Marylandl PTAC​

10:00 amBaltimore MDFree
1/23/2019

Contract Administration for Government Contracts
by Maryland PTAC

11:00 amColumbia MD$125
1/24/2019

ABC's of Starting a Business (1st session) & Don't Quit Your Day Job-Yet! (2nd session)
by Maryland Women's Business Center (MWBC)

2:30 pmRockville MD

​This is a 2-for-1 discounted price for two sessions. 1st session is 2:30 - 5:30 pm & 2nd session is 6:00 - 7:30 pm. For more event details and registration information please click here.​

$40 - discounted price
1/24/2019

2019 Annual Business Excellence Awards Holiday Gala
by Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MDHCC)​

7:00 pmBaltimore MD$130 - see registration for more information.
1/24/2019

2019 Annual MBE Input Committee Breakfast featuring Inaugural PitchMania​
by Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)

8:00 amWashington DCFree-members / $25 Non-members
1/28/2019

Financial Management Workshop
by Robert Core & Frank McNeil of PNC Bank​

11:00 amSalisbury MDFree
1/30/2019

17th MEGA Networking Event - Winter 2019
by Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce​

5:30 pmTowson MD

​At the door Members $40 / Non-members $50. Network with businesses from around Baltimore County. For more event details, exhibitor information, and how to register please click here.​

Pre-Registered $35 members/$45 non-members
1/30/2019

Start Right for Success
Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center​

6 pmLa Plata

​Thinking about starting a business? This course covers everything you need to know. Click here for complete details.​ 

$55
2/4/2019

Writing a Successful Business Plan -  Frederick County
by Maryland Women's Business Center (MWBC)

1:00 pmFrederick MD$35
2/5/2019

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

10:00 amHanover MDFree
2/5/2019

Building Your Brand
Southern Maryland Small Business Development ​Center

6 pmLeonardtown

Explore your company's brand personality and key messages, and identify your target market. Click here for details.

$75
2/6/2019

Building a Successful Business Plan
Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center

6 pmLa Plata

​This session covers it all:  strategic planning, marketing, administration, personnel, finance, and accounting. Click here for complete details. 

$83
2/8/2019

QuickBooks Advanced & Practical Applications
Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center

9 amLa Plata

​Designed to enhance and enrich the knowledge of current QuickBooks users. Click here for details.

$125
2/12/2019

Effective Sales Strategies
Souther Maryland Small Business Development Center​

6 pmLeonardtown

This ​2-part session will cover how to qualify a prospect, sales strategy development, effective communication, and knowing when to stop and move on to the next prospect. Click here for details.

$83
2/20/2019

​Legal and Records Management Issues
Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center

6 pmHughesville

​Developm the basis for making informed business decisions to ensure compliance. Click here for complete details. ​

$80
2/26/2019

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

10:00 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
2/26/2019

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
2/26/2019

Advertising & Promotion​
Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center

6 pmLeonardtown

​What is right for you? Analyze media, create a plan and budget, control productions costs, and develop methods to measure effectiveness. Click here for details.

$83
3/5/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy

10:00 amHanover MDFree
3/5/2019

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

5:30 pmHanover MDFree
3/6/2019

​Buying an Existing Business
Sounthern Maryland Small Business Development Center

6 pmPrince Frederick

​How to research, determine the value, and transfer ownership of an existing business. Click here for details.

$85
3/8/2019

​QuickBooks
Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center

9 amLeonardtown

​Make business recordkeeping fast and easy with this user-friendly software. Click here for details.

$125
3/13/2019

Financing Your Small Business
Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center​

6 pmLa Plata

​Know and evaluate the financial resources available to you. Click here for complete details. ​

$55
3/26/2019

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

10:00 amCrownsville 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
3/26/2019

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

2:00 pmCrownsville 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
4/2/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy

10:00 amHanover MDFree
4/23/2019

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

10:00 amCrownsville 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
4/23/2019

Cash Flow Management
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

2:00 pmCrownsville MD

​Our special guest, Paul Licary from Woodforest National Bank will discuss the importance of cash flow and strategies to assist you in managing such an important element of your business. Click here for complete details and online registration information.​

Free
5/7/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy​

10:00 amHanover MDFree
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
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
6/25/2019

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
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

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

2:00 pmCrownsville 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
8/6/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy

10:00 amHanover MDFree
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
10/22/2019

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

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

10:00 amCrownsville 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
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

 

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.

Unless otherwise indicated, the information and external links listed are for informational purposes only and not a guarantee of the validity or accuracy of the information contained therein, nor constitutes an endorsement of any products or services that may be offered.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​