Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs Announces Mid-Year Technical Training Classroom Schedule

Free Program Helps Small, Minority, Women, and Veteran-owned
Businesses Compete with Confidence

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs today announced the mid-year schedule for its 2022 Technical Training Classroom webinar series. The free program offers two sessions each month to small, minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses to help them compete for state-funded contracts.

“We want to see Maryland's small business community compete with confidence in the state contracting arena," said Jimmy Rhee, special secretary of the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs. “The curriculum of this webinar series is carefully curated to achieve that goal."

Staff from the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs will teach classes focused on navigating the state procurement process while small business owners and representatives from small business resource organizations will lend their expertise to cover topics focused on improving overall operational efficiencies. Participants are given access to the instructor's slide deck and the video recording post-session to use as resource materials.

“Since moving this series to a virtual platform in 2020, we have seen increased engagement," Rhee said. “Geography is no longer a barrier and small businesses from across the state have easy access to this robust curriculum."

There is no cost to attend any of the Technical Training Classroom webinars. All sessions begin at 10 a.m. Advance registration is required and opens three weeks in advance.

06/28/2022 - Writing A Proposal 1: Reading A Solicitation (registration is open)

06/30/2022 - Writing A Proposal 2: Developing An Outline (registration is open)

07/26/2022 - The Art & Science of Price, Costing, and Negotiations

07/28/2022 - Maryland's Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) Program

08/23/2022 - Writing a Business Plan to Access Capital & Maximize Growth

08/25/2022 - Subcontracting in Maryland's Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program

09/27/2022 - Strategies for Business Networking

09/29/2022 - State Procurement 101

10/25/2022 - Navigating eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

10/27/2022 - Maryland's Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Contractors' and Subcontractors' Rights &   Responsibilities

11/15/2022 - Crafting a Compelling Capability Statement

11/17/2022 - Maryland's Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) Program

12/13/2022 - Prime Contracting in Maryland's Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program

12/15/2022 - The Secret Sauce for Doing Business with the State of Maryland

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