Statewide Business Events

  
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6/18/2019

Unmanned Aviation Industry Day
by Program Executive Office / Unmanned Aviation & Strike Weapons (PEO(U&W)​

7:00 amCalifornia MD (Southern MD)

This is a 3 day event, June 18-20, 2019. Last day to register and submit a JPAS is close of business June 7, 2019. There are both a Classified and Unclassified session. For more event details and registration information please click here.​​

Free
6/19/2019

Cyber 2019 Conference: Cyber SenseMaking
by Howard County Chamber of Commerce

7:30 amColumbia MD

Cyber Sensemaking is a fluid and continuous approach for establishing better defenses and best practices as a community.​ For more event details, exhibitor opportunities, and registration information please click here.​

$50-$150 see registration
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

WBENC Women Business Enterprise (WBE) & Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Supplier Diversity Certifications
by Maryland Women's Business Center (MWBC)​

9:00 amRockville MD

​Your private sector certification as a woman-owned or minority-owned diverse supplier can open up opportunities previously inaccessible to your business.​ For more event details and registration information please click here.​

$25
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. For more event details and registration information please click here.

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
6/25/2019

Women's Entrepreneur Conference
by Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

9:00 am Baltimore MD

This conference is a must if you want to lean how to tackle the challenges and stresses of your business, Home, workplace and everyday life! For more event details and registration information please click here.​

Free
7/2/2019

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

10:00 amHanover MDFree
7/10/2019

Inbound and Social Media
by Maryland Capital Enterprises (MCE)

12:00 pmWebinar

​The use of Inbound Marketing and Social Media will help you replace cold-calling with ways to draw the customer to you instead. For more event details and registration information please click here.​

Free
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
7/25/2019

Maryland Outreach-Small Business Match Maker
by GovConectx

9:00 amHanover MD

​To find out more about this event please contact Vaune Marino, (410) 535-3861, govconectx@hughes.net​

See contact information
8/6/2019
MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop

by MDOT Office of Small and Minority Business Policy

10:00 amHanover MDFree
8/19/2019

The Power Conference: Women Doing Business
by Women Business Owners of Montgomery County (WBO-MC)

8:00 amRockville MD

The conference is designed to showcase women-owned businesses and businesswomen, and highlight resources for women.​ For more event details and registration information please click here.​

See Registration for details
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
9/20/2019

​SBIR Road Tour: Seeding Americas Future Innovations
by Maryland Small Business Development Center

9:00 amCollege Park MD

College Park, will serve as a SBIR Road Tour stop for the state of Maryland, and will provide 300 attendees with an opportunity to hear from the participating federal agency program managers that administer over 5,000 new awards annually and to meet one-on-one with program decision makers.​ For more event details and registration information please click one of the following: Early Bird or University Affiliate.​

Early Bird $50 / Univ. Affiliates $25
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
10/29/2019

TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo 2019
by TEDCO

8:00 amCollege Park MD

Pitch.Network.Learn.Be Inspired. if you are interested in becoming an exhibitor please click here. For more event details and registration information please click here.​

$99
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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