Free Webinars from Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs - Help Small Businesses Compete with Confidence

​For immediate release: June 3, 2021
Contact: Alison Tavik​
​Offering Free Technical Training Classroom Sessions Over 7 Months

ANNAPOLIS, MD–The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs today announced the dates and topics of the Technical Training Classroom webinar series for the remainder of calendar year 2021.

"Like many small businesses, we had to make a pivot during the pandemic. We moved our in-person Technical Training Classroom program to a virtual platform," said Jimmy Rhee, special secretary of the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs. "The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we are now reaching two and three times the audience we could accommodate at live events."

The 14 upcoming sessions, offered at no cost to small business owners and entrepreneurs, cover a broad range of topics. Instructors are subject-matter-experts from state agencies and small business resource organizations, as well as small business owners. The 2-hour classes help entrepreneurs compete with confidence in both the public and private sectors.

June 22, 2021 (registration is now open)

July 27, 2021
10 am – Digital Marketing
2 pm – Prime Contracting in the Small Business Reserve Program

August 24, 2021
10 am – Writing a Proposal (Part 1)
2 pm – Writing a Proposal (Part 2)

September 28, 2021
10 am – Writing a Business Plan to Access Capital & Maximize Growth
2 pm – Subcontracting in the Minority Business Enterprise Program

October 26, 2021
10 am – Navigating eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)
2 pm – State Procurement 101

November 9, 2021
10 am – Rights & Responsibilities for MBE Prime and Subcontractors
2 pm – Maryland's Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise Program

December 7, 2021
10 am – Positioning for Success in the Near Year:
*Strategies for Business Development*2 pm – Know Your Customer

The webinar format can accommodate up to 500 participants. Advance registration is required for all sessions. Registration is currently open for June classes. To receive an email notice when registration opens for all remaining classes, visit​ and sign up using the "Stay Connected" box at the bottom of the home page.


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