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The Office of Purchasing has published solicitation no. IFB-2018-20 for Underground Water Storage Tanks for Fire Suppression Capital Project No. F-5972 to the Howard County website and EMaryland Marketplace.


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 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Featured Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop – Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month hosted by Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
Thursday, September 21, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Meet Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, State agency buyers and small business resource providers and get an overview of how the State’s small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work.

To register and view list of participants, click here

U.S. Conference Mayors (USCM) and Partner America Program Award Presentation and 
City of Baltimore Small Business Procurement Fair hosted by 
USCM, Partner America Program, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and 
Mayor's Office of Small, Minority and Women Business
Thursday, September 28, 2017

  8:00 a.m. –10:00 a.m.

Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum

4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209

Hosted by U.S. Conference of Mayors, Partner America Program, Mayor Catherine E. Pugh, and Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business. Participants will find out about contracting opportunities with the City of Baltimore procuring agencies. 

City Agency exhibitors will be in attendance to share contracting opportunities. In addition, there will be a program with speakers and presentation of the 2017 Partner America Small Business Advocate Award to Mayor Catherine E. Pugh.

Keynote Speaker: Curtis Cello, Director of Field Service, American Management Services, Inc.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

For more information, call the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business at 410-396-3818.

Breakfast with Mayor Catherine E. Pugh hosted by
 Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, 1525 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh will be delivering the keynote address, where she will discuss the current business climate in the City of Baltimore.  She will address the new permitting and procurement processes the City is about release as part of her plan to provide more opportunities to the Baltimore business community.  In addition, Mayor Pugh will speak to job creation, workforce development and the successful Youth Works program.   

As part of the event, the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce will honor Chamber members for their dedication to the Baltimore business community through our Baltimore City Chamber Advocate Awards.  Nominations are being accepted for the following awards: 

  • Baltimore City Chamber Advocate Award
  • Baltimore City Chamber Business Development Advocate Award
  • Baltimore City Chamber Community Advocate Award
  • Baltimore City Chamber Education Advocate Award
  • Baltimore City Chamber Workforce Development Advocate Award 

To view flier, click here

To nominate, click here

To register, click here

For sponsorship opportunities, click here

 Women On the Move Empowerment and Networking Event hosted by

Associated Black Charities of Maryland
Thursday, October 5, 2017
6:00 p.m.
 Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, 1525 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Enjoy an exciting program with inspiring speakers, mentors, networking, award presentations and vendor displays.

Moderator: Patrice Sanders, Anchor, Fox45 Morning News

Mistress of Ceremonies: Marsha Jews, Host, WEAA’s Keep It Moving

To view flier, click here

To view panelist list, click here

To purchase tickets, click here

Sponsorship opportunities are available, contact Valencia King at 410-659-0000 or vking@abc-md.org

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

Small Business Resource Center Workshops 
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You must register in order to attend. 

NOTE: Photo identification is required to enter the building. Please bring your license plate number in order to validate parking.
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Workshop Location
 Small Business Resource Center
Suite C 307
Johns Hopkins @ Eastern Campus
Baltimore MD 21218

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  Govt Contracting Workshop 

This workshop will include information on Seeking Contracts, Core Basic Contract Standards, Documentation on Contract practices and Proposal Presentation tips. This workshop is provided by Shawnte Wright, Multi-Stream Consulting Contract Training. Free


                             OCTOBER  17

           10 AM - 12 PM
Psychology of Selling Workshop 

> Get Your Message Heard - Marketing that works to get in front of qualified prospects


> End Your Frustration (And Voice Mail Hell) - How to follow up and get/set appointments


> Making The Sale - A sales system that helps your prospects decide to buy from you


This seminar is provided by David S. Kelly, CEO, The Growth Coach of Greater Baltimore and will make a difference in your business life.  FREE


SEPT  7  or   NOV  2            10 AM - 12 PM



If your startup business is in need of legal advice you must register today to receive free information from experienced attorneys on most common business related legal issues. 


 -Entity Creation                - Partnership Agreement

 -Contracts                         -Operating Agreement

 -Intellectual Property        -Human Resources

 -Right of First Refusal        -Dispute Resolution

 -Court Action                    -Recognizing Legal Issues

                     -Insurance / Indemnification

Please call to reserve a place today!  You must schedule an appointment in advance.  These sessions are provided by Gilmore Khandhar, LLC       Free


SEPT  19  &  NOV  14


11:00 AM -2:15 PM



  Operating A Home Office   

This workshop will discuss the requirements of properly setting up a business office in a home in order to qualify for the business use of home tax deduction.This seminar is provided by CatherineWright of Wright Way Tax Solution.   Free


                              OCTOBER  27
                              6 PM - 8 PM  

-> Do you find yourself juggling too many things and feel like you are not making progress?


-> Do you feel like work is always on your mind even when you are with family and friends?


-> Would you like to spend more time working "on" rather than "in" your business?


If you answered yes to any or all of these questions then this workshop is for you.  During the workshop we will explore what's keeping you from taking your business to the next level and help you develop a simple action plan to begin making immediate progress.  


Topics will include:

Determine what's working well in your business & life

Pinpoint what needs improvement in your business & life

Identify & eliminate time wasters

Identify & focus on your "money making" talents

Develop a simple, achievable action plan


This Free workshop is provided by the MCE Women's Business Center.  


  OCTOBER  31             10 AM - 12 PM


Register online:  

EVENING MARKETING WORKSHOP - Orleans Street Branch Library
We often think that a great product or service will sell itself, but that is rarely the case. In this class you'll find out how to market your content and use different channels to maximize visibility.  Free
Please note that this class will be held at the
                                     Orleans Street Branch Library
                                     1301 Orleans Street
  SEPTEMBER  21              5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

 EVENING BUSINESS PLAN WRITING WORKSHOP - Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library
Business Plan Workshop Picture
Are you thinking of starting your own business? The Small Business Resource Centers' business plan writing workshop will help you gather your ideas and get them down on paper. Your completed plan will serve as a guide and give you direction on what steps you need to take to start your business and provide an invaluable tool in applying for additional funding. The instructor, Paul Taylor, Executive Director, Small Business Resource Center will also explain in detail how to arrive at solid meaningful figures for your Cash Flow Projection element of the plan. Each of the various components of a business plan will be covered.
Please note that this class will be held at the
                                     Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Library 
                                     1531 W. North Avenue 
  OCTOBER  18              5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

The cash flow statement is a critical component of a company's complete set of financial statements. It enables users to see a business' cash generated or used by a company in a given period. This workshop covers the proper preparation of the statement along with analysis techniques.
Please note that this class will be held at
                                     Reisterstown Branch Library
                                     6310 Reisterstown Road
  NOVEMBER  21              5:30 PM - 7:30 PM



 SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE volunteers offer free in person business management counseling.  Appointments mustbe made in advance by calling 443.451.7160.  To receive one-on-one business counseling register online @  http://www.score.org/mentors 




To view and register for all SBRC Workshops click on this link: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2092375817


Small Business Resource Center

1101 East 33rd Street

Suite C 307

Johns Hopkins @ Eastern Campus

Baltimore MD 21218

www. sbrcbaltimore.com

Small Business Resource Center, 1101 E. 33rd Street, Suite C307, Baltimore, MD 21218

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Welcome to eMaryland Marketplace

eMaryland Marketplace, Maryland's internet-based procurement system, is a business tool that provides vendors with easy access to State procurement information. Potential bidders can find solicitations on eMaryland Marketplace and submit bids electronically. The system also allows vendors to obtain bid results online once the due date and time for bid submission have passed.

To login to the eMaryland Marketplace,  please click the Register link below


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