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September Women-Owned Small Business Events in Maryland

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, September 02, 2015

If you too are local to Maryland, you might find these Women-Owned Small Business Events hosted by the Maryland Women's Small Business Center to be helpful:

Upcoming Events
ABCs of Starting a Business - Prince George's County
Tuesday September 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Join our staff to learn more about what it really takes to start your own business and discover the steps involved and the many small business resources available in the community to help you. Please Pre-register. No Cash Walk-ins. Fee: $35.

Orientation to MWBC and Small Business Resources - Montgomery County
Tuesday September 8, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Meet the staff of the MWBC to learn about the resources from MWBC and in the community to help you start and grow your business. Free!

ABCs of Starting a Business - Montgomery County
Tuesday September 8, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Learn more about the steps involved and discover the many resources that are available to support you as you start or grow your business. Hear from an attorney and successful entrepreneur. Must Pre-Register- No Cash Walk-ins. Fee: $35.00

Partnership for Profit Procurement Series - Montgomery County
Thursday September 10, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
This five-week series will introduce entrepreneurs to the world of procurement and strategic partnerships so that you can increase exposure and revenue. We will cover the certification process, elements of an RFP, how to respond to RFPs or Tenders, budget, pricing, the bidding process and how to identify strategic partners. Fee: $175

Writing a Successful Business Plan - Prince George's County
Thursday September 10, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
Understand why you need a strong business plan. Learn how to develop each critical piece of your plan. Workshop includes a comprehensive plan outline as well as additional resources. Please pre-register. No Cash Walk-ins. Fee: $35

Group Business Counseling - Frederick
Monday September 14, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
Explore topics such as starting a business, developing key marketing strategies and efficiently managing your financials. Limited to five per session. No walk-ins. Please Pre-register. Fee: FREE!

Stop Losing Prospects- Frederick
Thursday September 17, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
How are you engaging with your prospects from the first contact through the sales cycle? To succeed in today’s business, having a powerful customer experience is essential. Come learn about a formula to help you WOW your prospects, convert and retain them as customers so they become your raving fans! Please Pre-register. No Cash Walk-ins. Fee: $20

ABCs of Starting a Business - Frederick
Tuesday September 22, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
Join us to find out what it really takes to start your own business. Learn more about the steps involved and discover the many resources available to support you. Please Pre-register. No Cash Walk-ins. Fee: $35

Funding and Franchise Opportunities - Montgomery County
Wednesday September 23, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Have you ever thought about owning a franchise? We will compare and contrast franchising vs independent business ownership. Learn the different types of franchises and uncover the best fit for you. We will also discuss funding options and the characteristics needed to be a successful franchisee. Must Pre-Register- No Cash Walk-ins. Fee: $25.00

Writing a Successful Business Plan - Montgomery County
Wednesday September 23, 2015 from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Understand why you need a strong business plan. Learn how to develop each critical piece of your plan. Workshop includes comprehensive outline and additional resources. Class duration is two hours for training followed by one hour of Questions and Answers to help you understand the content clearly. Fee: $35

What You Need to Know About Government Contracting- Prince George's County
Tuesday September 29, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Learn what it takes to qualify for government contracting and transform your business. Discover whether you are a good match for government business. Identify which agencies to target in order to grow. Pre-register. No Cash Walk-ins. Fee: $20

Benefits Corp: Beyond Profit Mindset - Montgomery County
Wednesday September 30, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Learn how your business can become a certified Benefits Corporation. Understand the advantages and legal steps required to join more than 1,000 certified B-Corps from over 60 industries, representing a diverse multi-billion dollar marketplace Must Pre-Register- No Cash Walk-ins. Fee: $20.

Quoted on Business: Tomi Bannister

ARMA Inc. - Friday, August 28, 2015

Tomi Bannister, quoted on business:

Richest Women in Tech

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The numbers on the three richest women in tech have been released.

 


Most Helpful Link on LinkedIn

ARMA Inc. - Friday, August 21, 2015

While Linkedin has a number of helpful features, arguably it's best features arise from connecting colleagues and creating networking opportunities.   Buzzfeed points us towards a great feature that lets you download the contact details for all of your contacts.


Quoted on Business: Tomi Bannister

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Small Business Collaboration

ARMA Inc. - Friday, August 14, 2015

Boards With Three or More Women Have Greater Sustainability

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Research shows that company boards with three or more women have greater sustainability.

How many women are on your organization's board?  Something to think about.



Baby Boomers and Business

ARMA Inc. - Friday, August 07, 2015

Interesting post at Spokesman about increasing number of baby boomer entrepreneurs

As retiring baby boomers look to sell the small businesses they have run for years, top employees are often becoming the boss.

The new owners are likely to be general managers, chief operating officers or foremen who have worked for the company for many years and have the savvy to run the business well.

 



Quoted on Business: Tomi Bannister

ARMA Inc. - Wednesday, August 05, 2015


August Maryland Minority Business Events

ARMA Inc. - Friday, July 31, 2015

If you are a minority-owned small business in Maryland, you may be interested in these upcoming events from the Maryland Office of Minority Business Enterprise:




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