7 Tips for Winning Government Contracts

7 Tips for Winning Government Contracts Businesses that become an approved government contractor can create financial sustainability and potentially recoup losses from COVID-19. We’ve taken inventory of simple mistakes made by many government contractors – and compiled a few solutions. If you are currently contracting or looking to become a government contractor, follow these tips for a successful start! 1. Have a lean and tight corporate structure. Check our “New Business Start-up Guide” before taking the plunge to become a contractor. 2. Don’t put all of your eggs (opportunities) in one basket! Instead, diversify your government contracting portfolio by obtaining contracting opportunities with federal, state, county, and city governments. 3. Leverage your business’ past performance. In order to do this, you need at least 2-3 years of experience that align with the government opportunities you are seeking.  4. Think critically. Know what government agencies purchase; not what you think they…

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How to Start and Grow a Childcare Business in Montgomery County

Establishing Your Childcare Business in Montgomery County You’re no novice to caring for kids. Healthy snacks, educational games and nap time routines — you’ve got them all down. But now you’re ready to take the next step. You want to open a childcare business and the timing finally feels right. Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) supports childcare businesses in the Capital Region (Montgomery County, Frederick County and Prince George’s County) by providing tools, information and business-related classes. In addition, MWBC provides direct support to programs through the Montgomery County Child Care Resources & Referral Center. To help you get started, we sat down with Martha Jimenez, a Business Counselor at Maryland Women’s Business Center, to answer questions on how to open a childcare business in Montgomery County.  What steps should I take to start a childcare business in Montgomery County? You’ll need to connect with Montgomery County Childcare Resource Center…

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ABCs of Starting a Business – Prince George’s County (evening workshop)

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. This workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you Conducting market research Calculating startup costs Build Your Business Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels Choosing a business name Marketing your business Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for classes cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only accepts credit card payments for training sessions. Attendees will not be permitted to enter the classroom until payment is received. Walks-in registrations are accepted only at the Montgomery County location. Register early…

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ABCs of Starting a Business – Montgomery County

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an Insurance Agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: ADVANCE PLANNING • Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you • Conducting market research • Calculating startup costs BUILD YOUR BUSINESS • Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels • Choosing a business name • Marketing your business • Building a support team CORPORATE FORMALITIES & LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS • Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for classes cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only accepts credit card payments for training sessions. Attendees…

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ABCs of Starting a Business – Frederick County

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. This workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include:  Advance Planning  Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you  Conducting market research  Calculating startup costs  Build Your Business  Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels   Choosing a business name  Marketing your business  Building a support team  Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations  Insurance considerations when starting a business  Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications  *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for workshops cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only accepts credit card payments for training sessions. Attendees will not be permitted to enter the classroom until payment is received. Walks-in registrations are accepted only at the Montgomery County location. Register early to guarantee…

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ABCs of Starting a Business – Prince George’s County

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. This workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you Conducting market research Calculating startup costs Build Your Business Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels Choosing a business name Marketing your business Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for classes cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only accepts credit card payments for training sessions. Attendees will not be permitted to enter the classroom until payment is received. Walks-in registrations are accepted only at the Montgomery County location. Register early…

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ABCs of Starting a Business – Montgomery County

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an Insurance Agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: ADVANCE PLANNING • Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you • Conducting market research • Calculating startup costs BUILD YOUR BUSINESS • Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels • Choosing a business name • Marketing your business • Building a support team CORPORATE FORMALITIES & LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS • Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for classes cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only accepts credit card payments for training sessions. Attendees…

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ABCs of Starting a Business – Frederick County

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an Insurance Agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include:  Advance Planning  Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you  Conducting market research  Calculating startup costs  Build Your Business  Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels   Choosing a business name  Marketing your business  Building a support team  Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations  Insurance considerations when starting a business  Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications  *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for workshops cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only accepts credit card payments for training sessions. Attendees will not be permitted to enter the classroom until payment is…

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ABCs of Starting a Business – Prince George’s County

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. This workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you Conducting market research Calculating startup costs Build Your Business Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels Choosing a business name Marketing your business Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for classes cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only accepts credit card payments for training sessions. Attendees will not be permitted to enter the classroom until payment is received. Walks-in registrations are accepted only at the Montgomery County location. Register early…

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ABCs of Staring a New Business – Frederick County

  Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an Insurance Agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include: Advance Planning Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you Conducting market research Calculating startup costs Build Your Business Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels Choosing a business name Marketing your business Building a support team Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations Insurance considerations when starting a business Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Startup    Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not permitted in our Frederick county office. You must register to reserve your seat.

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