Webinar: How to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business

MBE, WBE, DBE, SBA 8(a), WOSB – which one is the right certification for your woman-owned business? If your business is majority minority-owned (51% or greater) and you want to have more opportunities for government contracting, you need to take this webinar! We will describe the different types of minority and women-owned certifications accepted at the federal & state levels so that you can determine which is best for your business. Cost: $15   Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration. If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Note: MWBC recognizes that many individuals and businesses are experiencing financial hardships right now. If the cost of this workshop is a deterrent to your attendance, please contact…

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Webinar: How to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business

  MBE, WBE, DBE, SBA 8(a), WOSB – which one is the right certification for your woman-owned business? If your business is majority minority-owned (51% or greater) and you want to have more opportunities for government contracting, you need to take this webinar! We will describe the different types of minority and women-owned certifications accepted at the federal & state levels so that you can determine which is best for your business. Cost: $15   Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration. If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Note: MWBC recognizes that many individuals and businesses are experiencing financial hardships right now. If the cost of this workshop is a deterrent to your attendance, please…

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Women-Owned Business Certifications: Making Sense of the new WOSB/EDWOSB Requirements

Join the Maryland Women’s Business Center, Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership, and Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center for a colalborative webinar deciphering the new Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) certification requirements. Recently the SBA changed the process for qualifying for WOSB and EDWOSB.  There is a lot of misinformation and lack of clarity about these changes that may impact your status as a WOSB/EDWOSB.  This webinar will clear up some of the confusion and help guide you on how to become a certified WOSB/EDWOSB. Some topics covered will be: How do I use 3rd party certification? Where do I apply for certification? What are the important deadlines for certification? How long am I self certified? About our presenter: Ms. Lisa Wood holds a MBA from the University of New Haven and a BSBA through the Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh. Lisa is currently pursuing her PhD…

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Webinar: How to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business

  MBE, WBE, DBE, SBA 8(a), WOSB – which one is the right certification for your woman-owned business? If your business is majority minority-owned (51% or greater) and you want to have more opportunities for government contracting, you need to take this webinar! We will describe the different types of minority and women-owned certifications accepted at the federal & state levels so that you can determine which is best for your business. Cost: $15   Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration. If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Note: MWBC recognizes that many individuals and businesses are experiencing financial hardships right now. If the cost of this workshop is a deterrent to your attendance, please…

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Webinar: How to Become a Certified Woman-Owned Business

  MBE, WBE, DBE, SBA 8(a), WOSB – which one is the right certification for your woman-owned business? If your business is majority minority-owned (51% or greater) and you want to have more opportunities for government contracting, you need to take this webinar! We will describe the different types of minority and women-owned certifications accepted at the federal & state levels so that you can determine which is best for your business. Cost: $15   Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. Pre-registration is required. You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting upon registration. If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Note: MWBC recognizes that many individuals and businesses are experiencing financial hardships right now. If the cost of this workshop is a deterrent to your attendance, please…

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Certifications: WBENC Women Business Enterprise (WBE) & Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) – Prince George’s County

  Being certified as a woman-owned or minority-owned diverse supplier can open up opportunities previously inaccessible to your business. Discover why the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and/or the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certifications may be the right next step for your business. Our guest speakers will discuss the benefits of the WBENC and MBE certifications as well as qualification criteria and the certification process for DC area-based businesses. Guest speakers include: Sandra Eberhard, Executive Director, Women Presidents’ Education Organization (WPEO), DC discussing WBENC certification Patricia Ramos, Director, MBE Services, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council addressing MBE certification As a result of attending this workshop, you will walk away with a clear understanding of the application criteria and process. Target audience: Growth   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for classes cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only…

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Certifications: WBENC Women Business Enterprise (WBE) & Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) – Montgomery County

  Being certified as a woman-owned or minority-owned diverse supplier can open up opportunities previously inaccessible to your business. Discover why the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and/or the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certifications may be the right next step for your business. Our guest speakers will discuss the benefits of the WBENC and MBE certifications as well as qualification criteria and the certification process for DC area-based businesses. Guest speakers include: Sandra Eberhard, Executive Director, Women Presidents’ Education Organization (WPEO), DC discussing WBENC certification Patricia Ramos, Director, MBE Services, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council addressing MBE certification As a result of attending this workshop, you will walk away with a clear understanding of the application criteria and process. Target audience: Growth   Note Our Policies: Refunds or comps are available for classes cancelled by MWBC. All other refunds are not provided. MWBC only…

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Procurement Series #5: Meet Your Match – Explore Contract Opportunities for Your Business – Montgomery County

  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to connect with the companies and agencies who can share upcoming contracts for you to bid on. In this speed-dating, match-making style event, you will be given time to rotate among several tables and get information that will help you in deciding the best opportunity to bid on for your company. This is session #5 in our five-part procurement series but is open to anyone interested in attending. Space will fill up fast so don’t miss the chance to meet with key decision makers. Please remember that this event takes place at the Silver Spring Civic Center. Intended audience: Growth If you are not familiar with contracting basics, or your company currently lacks the infrastructure to support a government contract win, we recommend that you do not sign up for this event. Advance registration fee is $50. On site registration is $65.…

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Procurement Series #4: To Partner or Not to Partner? Benefits & Risks of Collaboration – Montgomery County

  Government contracting is trending toward larger requirements, which makes it challenging for small businesses to win. Discover how partnering with another company through joint ventures, teaming agreements, or contractor teaming arrangements can increase your chance of winning a contract. During this workshop we will address: Reasons to form a prime/subcontractor relationship Characteristics of a Teaming Agreement, Contractor Teaming Arrangement and Joint Venture Agreement Legal considerations when entering a partnership How the SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program can assist you Expert speakers include: Karen Long, owner of Streamline Government Contracts, a professional contract execution and management firm. Ed Friedman, owner of The Law Offices of Edward A. Friedman, a law firm specializing in entrepreneurs and other individuals, and various  types of business entities, create, grow and maintain their businesses and interest. Brittany Gable from the SBA All Small Mentor-Protege program.   This is session #4 in our five-part procurement…

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Procurement Series #3: How to Scale Up Financially & Protect Your Business Once You’ve Won a Contract – Montgomery County

  Your small business just won the government contract – now the questions begin: How will you manage the cash flow? How will you pay your personnel? Do you have adequate business commercial insurance? What kinds of bonds do you need, if any? Government contract financing is an efficient way for small businesses to fund costs associated with the contract award. During this session you will discover: General qualifications to obtain contract financing Types of financing, general uses of funds, and general parameters of loans Requirements for surety bond and state bonding programs Types of bonds, the process of obtaining a bond, and the costs associated with a bond Key components of business insurance Guest presenters include: Mark Harrison with the Meridian Management Group, Inc. Betty Seltzer, Farmers Insurance Agent This is session #3 in our five-part procurement series but can be taken as a stand-alone session.   Intended audience:…

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