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Mar 29 2016
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Starting a Business Workshops Oakland County: Southfield, Troy and Waterford April


Presented by: Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This workshop is designed for individuals who are at the beginning stages of
starting a business. It will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead
and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their
products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are
introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.


Mar 29 2016
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"Know Your Numbers" Workshop April 7, 2016 - Hosted by the SBDC - Troy


Learn how to use your financial statements to better manage your business.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Experienced business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements in business decisions.
TOPICS INCLUDE:
-- Identify opportunities and challenges with your balance sheet and income statement
-- Discuss the proven ways to increase your company’s cash flow


Mar 28 2016
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The Art & Science of Creating a Successful Business Plan


It’s your journey...Shouldn’t you create the map? Successful business planning leads to successful business results. Take the most important step and build your business solidly from the very beginning or use this tool to grow an existing enterprise. In this interactive workshop you will learn how to break apart the components of the business plan into manageable steps, define your business succinctly, research your competition and target market, develop your operating and marketing plans, and start understanding your financial statements.


Jul 30 2015
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Upcoming Small Business & Entrepreneurship Events | August 4-7


AUGUST 4> Entrepreneurial Readiness (Columbia, SC) ... Learn how to build a strong foundation for your business. We'll help you evaluate your entrepreneurial skills and also teach you what lenders look for. Afterward, you can set up an appointment with our business counselor for complimentary counseling on your business plan of action.• Who: Presented by the SC Women's Business Center--Columbia• When: 9:00AM - 11:00AM on Tuesday, August 4• Where: Columbia College Breed Leadership Center @ 1301 Columbia College Drive, Columbia, SC• Registration: $25. Click here to register.AUGUST 5> SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Seminar (Columbia, SC) ... Need bonding but have limited financial resources, no prior bonded work experience or under three years in business? Come learn about contract bonds and about SBA's Surety Bond Guarantee Program, which can help you secure the bonding you need for business.• Who: Presented by the SBA Office of Surety Guarantees• When: 9:00AM - 12:00AM on Wednesday, August 5 ...


Jul 28 2015
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Do You Know the Difference Between Your Company's Disaster Risk and Its Preparedness Level?


WASHINGTON – Human nature—the tendency to believe that a natural or man-made disaster will never occur—often undermines the clear-headed work needed to create a business continuity plan. In a recent study done by Staples, less than half of small businesses said they were prepared for severe emergencies. Each year, lack of disaster preparedness takes a severe financial toll on small businesses. Meanwhile, with solid planning, a business owner can protect both financial and human capital, developing an organization resilient enough to withstand any kind of threat. Learn how preparedness affects your company’s bottom line at a free webinar on Wednesday, August 5, hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips. The SBA provides disaster recovery assistanc ...


Jul 07 2015
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Tips to land government set aside contracts for your small business


Description: A lot of people have heard about government set aside contracts but don’t know how to acquire one. We have some advice to help nail down a few set aside contracts. The easiest way a small business can grow is to have the government as your customer. The United States Government is the largest buyer of all goods and services in the world. The government procured goods and services worth approximately $235 billion in 2002 alone. With each year the expenditure increases, leading to more opportunities for small businesses. It is very hard for small businesses to gain a foothold in the government sector, but there are various schemes that allow a small business to have an even footing with large scale companies. Tips to acquire government contracts easily:- Find a product to sell: The first thing you want to do is figure out which set aside contracts have the best procurement potential. The last thing you want to do is manufacture products the government d ...


Jun 30 2015
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All you need to know about the SBA certified small business program


Being able to acquire government contracts despite being a small business is quite an achievement in itself and it can boost the image of any small business.


Jun 29 2015
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Is your business ready for government set aside contracts?


Description: There are various ways to prepare a small business for undertaking government contracts. The government offers assistance in various ways through contracts that are set aside for small companies and other business development programs. There are times when we question the capabilities of our businesses when we try to get a foothold in government contracting. Being qualified for a small business certification enables us to open various benefits exclusively from the government. You will also gain access to various contracts that will be set aside for small businesses to help them compete with large scale companies. As long as you are eligible, have a good character and the potential to succeed you will have no problems in becoming a part of the various programs under the SBA. These are a few questions you need to answer if you want to gain a shot at government contracting. Do you own an established business? The government is always happy to help out small business ...


Jun 18 2015
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How to become an SBA certified small business


Eligibility Criteria: To become a part of the SBA Certified small business program at least 51% of the owners must be from the socially and economically disadvantaged citizens of America. You also need to demonstrate the potential to succeed and a good character to land set aside contracts from the government. 


Mar 17 2015
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Analysis and needs assessment of the digital learning platforms of the Colombian National Police


This is a sources sought notice for information only. This is not a request for proposal or quotation or an announcement of a solicitation. This sources sought request for information is for the purpose of conducting market research to provide data for planning purposes. This sources sought synopsis announcement does not constitute a formal solicitation, and is not a request for proposal, request for quote, invitation for bid, does not obligate the government to award a contract, issue a solicitation, reimburse respondents for any proposal preparation and/or submittal costs, nor does its issuance in any way restrict the Government as to its ultimate acquisition approach. The Government will not pay for any materials provided in response to this notice and submittals will not be returned to the sender.