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

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

Procurement 101 Class hosted by 
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Governor's Coordinating Offices, 100 Community Place
First Floor Training Room B, Crownsville, MD 21032

This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. The class will focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here


Outreach Workshop: Doing Business with BWI Marshall Airport hosted by 
Office of Fair Practices and Maryland
Department of Transportation Aviation Administration
Monday, January 29, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
991 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 130, Linthicum, Maryland 21090

This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. The class will focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company.

To view flier and more information, click here


Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) 
Annual Business Meeting
  Friday, February 2, 2018
 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
 AT&T Forum, 601 New Jersey Avenue, 5th Floor
NW Washington, DC 20001

Guest Speaker: Michael Steele, MSNBC Political Commentator, Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland, Former RNC Chairman and Author

Special Expert Panel Conversation: Impact of Trump Tax Reform

To view flier, click here

RSVP required.  To register, click here


Bizwomen Mentoring Monday hosted by Baltimore Business Journal
Monday, February 12, 2018
8:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204

The 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is radically changing manufacturing today as companies move from analog to digital worlds.  Join this community conversation with thought leaders to explore issues and opportunities for manufacturers and find out how, or if, Maryland is properly addressing this global transition.

To view agenda and mentor bios, click here

To register, click here


For a list of more upcoming events, click here



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Womens Small Business Month

The SBA is celebrating women entrepreneurs everywhere during Women's Small Business Month. There are opportunities to find counseling, training and other resources for small business success through the SBA.

 

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10 tips for cybersecurity

If you choose to take your business to the digital world, as most businesses these days do, you don't want to miss these critical ways to protect what you have. Check out 10 cybersecurity tips for small businesses to safeguard your business in the digital age.

 

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Nominate a small business for SBA's National Small Business Week Awards


2018 Maryland Small Business Week Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office is accepting nominations for the successful small business person who might become Maryland’s 2018 “Small Business Person of the Year” and compete for the national title during National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, 2018. Nominees are also sought for Small Business Exporter of the Year and a variety of local award categories. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Small Business Person of the Year nominees are judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation of product or service and evidence of contributions to the community.

Local award categories include: Financial Services Champion, Home-Based Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, Young Entrepreneur, Rising Star Student Entrepreneur and three industry awards, the Accountant Champion, Insurance Advocate and Attorney Advocate.

Nominations can be made by an individual or an organization. The Maryland program accepts nominations for individuals or businesses operating within the City of Baltimore and all Maryland counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, which are accepted through SBA’s Washington Metro Area District Office. 

Winners will be announced in late March 2018 and will be honored at the 34th Annual MD Small Business Week Awards Luncheon in Woodlawn, Md. on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Click here for nomination criteria and submission guidelines or contact Rachel Howard at (410) 244-3337 or by email at rachel.howard@sba.gov.

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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

                                                      https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/

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