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.