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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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Small Business Development Training Program hosted by
Baltimore City Department of Public Works
Tuesday, October 17 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Montebello Pumping Maintenance Building
3501 Hillen Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

The Small Business Development Training Program is a 10-week construction management training program was created to make local M/W/DBEs contract-ready for more than $3 billion in utility construction work, including Consent Decree sewer rehabilitation and replacement, and capital improvements under drinking water, storm water and wastewater programs. This training program is available primarily for M/W/DBEs specializing in: concrete construction, construction program/project management, excavating, landscaping, pipeline installation, post-construction clean-up, scheduling, sediment and erosion control, sewer construction, site work, traffic control and underground utilities.

To view flier, click here

To view schedule, click here

For more information, call 410-433-2400 or email info@pyattgroup.com.

Meet the Primes hosted by 
Baltimore County and Baltimore Metro Council

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Maryland State Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall
2200 York Road, Timonium, MD  21093

Over 100 prime contractors/bidders and government buyers will be exhibitors.

Be prepared to present your capability statement to exhibiting business representatives looking to meet MBE/SBE sub-contractors in the areas of professional services, construction trades, architecture, engineering and other business services.

To view flier, click here

To view exhibitors list and table assignment, click here

To view exhibit hall floor layout, click here

To register, click here

For more information, contact Bob Ball at 443-809-4334 or rball@bcps.org and Carla Tucker at 410-887-3119 or ctucker@baltimorecountymd.gov

2017 CEO Summit 
Cybersecurity: Preparing Today, To Protect Tomorrow hosted by 
The Presidents’ RoundTable, Inc. (PRT) and PRT Reach Foundation

Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:15 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
AT&T Forum, 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
5th Floor, Washington, DC 20001

Join Robert L. Wallace, Chairman of the Presidents' RoundTable and the other CEOs from the region, as he moderates a panel of the nation’s greatest thought leaders on this important and exploding business opportunity.  Come see how you can be protected from these attacks as well as profit from this exploding industry.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

Ready, Set, GROW! Celebrating National Women's Small Business Month
hosted by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
 Tuesday, October 24, 2017
 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Prince George's County Office of Central Services
 1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20774

Join the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs for an overview of how the State’s small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. You will hear what buyers are looking for right now, and what is in their pipelines. Connect with state procurement officers as well as resource partners and organizations that can help your small business thrive. Several women-owned businesses for their significant contributions to Maryland as we celebrate National Women's Small Business Month.

To register and view participants list, click here

Small Business Expo hosted by Morgan State University’s Entrepreneurship Alumni Chapter
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Morgan State University
Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management
 4100 Hillen Road, Baltimore, MD 21218

The purpose of this expo is to educate and empower local small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs. There will be 7 power-packed workshops led by experts covering a variety of topics specifically tailored for business owners. The workshops will be divided into two tracks; one for early-stage entrepreneurs and the other for more seasoned entrepreneurs.

To register, view workshop topics and speakers, click here

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

Small Business Resource Center Workshops 
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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


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


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 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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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.

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