BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Maryland Women Business Center - ECPv5.16.4//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Maryland Women Business Center X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://marylandwbc.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Maryland Women Business Center REFRESH-INTERVAL;VALUE=DURATION:PT1H X-Robots-Tag:noindex X-PUBLISHED-TTL:PT1H BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT DTSTART:20220313T070000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST DTSTART:20221106T060000 END:STANDARD TZID:UTC BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:+0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0000 TZNAME:UTC DTSTART:20220101T000000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220826T130000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220826T160000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220808T184910Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T143656Z UID:9699-1661518800-1661529600@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Lulac Training Program (Spanish) Series: Evaluación de Negocios DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nCapacitación gratuita en planes de negocios para empresarios con discapacidades \nInformación y asistencia para ayudarlo a crear un plan de negocios efectivo \nProporcionaremos a los estudiantes información\, orientación y asistencia para escribir un plan de negocios completo para su negocio. \nPara terminar el plan de negocios en las siete semanas (sesiones) asignadas\, se espera que los estudiantes completen las tareas asignadas en el aula virtual\, completen las tareas escolares\, vengan a clase preparados y pidan ayuda cuando sea necesario. \n  \nUna computadora portátil o tableta será útil para esta clase. \nViernes\, 26 de Agosto Primera Sesión – Evaluación de Negocios \nViernes\, 2 de septiembre Segunda Sesión – Fundación Empresarial \nViernes 9 de septiembre Tercera Sesión – Análisis de Mercado – Plan de Marketing \nViernes\, 16 de septiembre Cuarta Sesión – Plan de Operación y Gestión de Riesgos \nViernes\, 23 de septiembre Quinta Sesión – Plan Financiero \nViernes\, 30 de septiembre Sexto Período de Sesiones – Resumen Ejecutivo \nViernes\, 7 de octubre Graduación \n\n\n\nSesión Fecha / Hora (Session date/time)\nTema (Topic)\nDescripción (Description)\n\n\nSemana #1: \n26 de agosto \n(1PM – 4PM)\nEvaluación de un Negocio \n \nCaracterísticas del emprendedor\n\n\nSemana #2: \n2 de setiembre \n(1PM – 4PM)\nFundamentos de una Empresa\n– Resumen del curso \n– Evaluación de la estructura legal del Negocio \n– Descripción del producto o servicio \n– Definición de las metas de la empresa \n– Misión y visión \n– Valores corporativos \n– Contenido de la página web \n \n\n\nSemana #3: \n9 de setiembre \n(1PM – 4PM)\nAnálisis de Mercado – Plan de Marketing\n– La industria y sus tendencias \n– Mercado objetivo vs Publico objetivo \n– Análisis de los competidores \n– Desarrollo de un “USP” \n \n\n\nSemana #4: \n16 de setiembre \n(1PM – 4PM)\nResumen del Plan de Marketing\n– Análisis FODA \n– Como desarrollar un plan de mercado \n– Marketing Mix \n– Estrategias de Marketing \n \n\n\nSemana #5: \n23 de setiembre \n(1PM – 4PM)\nPlan de Operaciones de Gestión\n– Diseño del producto \n– Facturación y cobros \n– Mantenimiento de registros \n– Mapeo de un negocio \n– Administración de Recursos Humanos \n– Cobertura de seguro para la empresa \n– Gestión del tiempo \n \n\n\nSemana #6: \n30 de setiembre \n(1PM – 4PM)\nPlan Financiero\n– Análisis del Punto de Equilibrio \n– Costos iniciales (inversión) \n– Origen y uso de los fondos \n– Flujo del Efectivo \n– Estado de Resultados (Ganancias/Perdidas) \n– Hoja de Balance \n \n\n\nSemana #7: \n7 de octubre \n(1PM – 4PM)\nResumen Ejecutivo\n– Resumen ejecutivo del plan del negocio \n– Documentos adicionales\n\n\n\n  URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/lulac-training-program-spanish-series-evaluacion-de-negocios/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Business Finance,Customer Relationships,Managing a Business,Marketing,Risk Management,Starting a Business END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220826T093000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220826T123000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220808T180708Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220817T144447Z UID:9683-1661506200-1661517000@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Lulac Training Program (English) Series: Business Assessment DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nFree Business Plan Training for Entrepreneurs with Disabilities \nInformation & Assistance to Help You Create an Effective Business Plan \nWe’ll provide students with information\, guidance\, and assistance in writing a complete business plan for your business. \nTo finish the business plan in the seven weeks(sessions) allotted\, students are expected to complete assigned tasks in the virtual classroom\, complete homework assignments\, come to class prepared\, and ask for help when needed. \nA laptop or tablet computer will be useful for this class. \n  \nFriday\, August 26th   First Session – Business Assessment \nFriday\, September 2nd Second Session – Business Foundation \nFriday\, September 9th Third Session – Market Analysis – Marketing Plan \nFriday\, September 16th Fourth Session- Operation Plan and Risk Management \nFriday\, September 23rd Fifth Session – Financial Plan \nFriday\, September 30th Sixth Session- Executive Summary \nFriday\,  October 7th Graduation \n\n\n\nVirtual Training (Three hours session)\nTopic\n\n\nWeek 1\nIndividual Business Assessment\n\n\nWeek 2 \n  \n \nBusiness Foundation \n(Business introduction & Description) \n– Course Overview \n– Legal structure overview \n– Description of products/Service \n– Business Goals definition \n– Mission and Vision \n– Corporate Values \n– Website Content …\n\n\nWeek 3 \n \nMarket Analysis \n– Industry Name- Industry Trends \n– Target Market Vs Target Audience \n– Competitor analysis \n– Development of a USP \n \n\n\nWeek 4\nMarketing plan Overview \n  \n– SWOT analysis \n– How to develop a Marketing plan \n– Marketing Mix \n– Marketing Strategies\n\n\nWeek 5 \n \nManagement Operation Plan \n  \n– Design the product \n– Billing and collections \n-Bookkeeping and Accounting \n– Mapping a business \n– Human Resources management \n– Insurance coverages \n– Time Management … \n \n\n\nWeek 6 \n \nFinancial Statements \n  \n– Break-Even Analysis \n– Start-Up Expenses \n– Source and Use of funds \n– Cash Flow \n– Income Statement \n– Balance Sheet\n\n\nWeek 7 \n \nExecutive Summary \n  \n– Executive Summary \n– Supporting Documents URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/lulac-training-program-english-series-business-assessment/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Business Finance,Customer Relationships,Managing a Business,Marketing,Risk Management,Starting a Business END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220728T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220728T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220701T150608Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220707T132010Z UID:9590-1659002400-1659007800@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Coffee & Connections: Frederick County: Developing Strategic Partnerships to Grow Sales or Reduce Costs DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin Maryland Women’s Business Center for a monthly networking group created just for Frederick County entrepreneurs facilitated by your MWBC Business Consultant\, Karen Kalantzis! \nForming alliances and partnerships with other businesses can be beneficial to your business. During this session\, we’ll explore the types of partnerships that are typically created in the business. During a break-out session\, you’ll have an opportunity to think through which types would help your business and the next steps to take. \n  URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/coffee-connections-frederick-county-5/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Frederick,Managing a Business,Networking Skills END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220719T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220719T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220216T151911Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220216T151911Z UID:9186-1658224800-1658230200@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:MCPL: Introduction to Entrepreneurship to MWBC DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nIn partnership with Montgomery County Libraries (MCPL)\, MWBC presents Introduction to Entrepreneurship. \n\nBecoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. During this workshop we will:\n• Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.\n• Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership.\n• Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner.\n• Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessment by seeking feedback from stakeholders\, such as family\, friends\, and potential customers.\n• Describe the services provided by the Maryland Women’s Business Center that can aid you in starting and growing your business. \nIf you are just starting your entrepreneurial journey\, we recommended that you take this workshop first. \n  \nNote Our Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. The Zoom link is provided by MCPL\, please visit the link when it is time for the webinar to begin.  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. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/mcpl-introduction-to-entrepreneurship-to-mwbc-7/ CATEGORIES:Starting a Business,Webinar,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220623T150000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220623T163000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220610T135321Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220610T135321Z UID:9452-1655996400-1656001800@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Helping Small Businesses Thrive in Today’s Digital Economy (DC) DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin us for a special in-person event for small businesses located throughout metro Washington\, D.C. Network with local business leaders and meet Verizon representatives to learn more about Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready program—featuring FREE online training\, business tools\, and personalized coaching to enhance your success in a digital marketplace. Plus\, learn more about Verizon’s small business grant program. \nAddress: Verizon Technology and Policy Center 1300 I Street\, NW Suite 500 Washington\, D.C. 20005 URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/helping-small-businesses-thrive-in-todays-digital-economy-dc/ LOCATION:Verizon Technology and Policy Center\, 1300 I Street\, NW Suite 500\, Wahington\, DC\, 20005\, United States CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Developing a Business Plan,Managing a Business,Starting a Business,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220623T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220623T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220317T135422Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220317T135422Z UID:9322-1655978400-1655983800@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Coffee & Connections: Frederick County DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin Maryland Women’s Business Center for a monthly networking group created just for Frederick County entrepreneurs facilitated by your MWBC Business Consultant\, Karen Kalantzis! \nDuring the coming year\, we’ll:\n– Network with each other\n– Learn from one another and\,\n– Build a supportive community. \nThe virtual meeting will be on the last Thursday of every month through 2022. The more often you attend\, the more relationships you will build\, and the stronger your business will become! \nHere is the agenda for June 23 (note this is not the last Thursday of the month): \nNetworking in Person at Frederick Social. Coffee and Danish will be provided. \n50 Citizen’s Way \nFrederick\, MD \n  URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/coffee-connections-frederick-county-4/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Frederick,Managing a Business,Networking Skills END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220622T150000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220622T163000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220610T134657Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220610T134657Z UID:9448-1655910000-1655915400@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Helping Small Businesses Thrive in Today’s Digital Economy (VA) DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin us for a special in-person event for small businesses located throughout metro Washington\, D.C. Network with local business leaders and meet Verizon representatives to learn more about Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready program—featuring FREE online training\, business tools\, and personalized coaching to enhance your success in a digital marketplace. Plus\, learn more about Verizon’s small business grant program. \nAddress: WBC of Northern Virginia Community Business Partnership 6564 Loisdale Court\, Suite 600 Springfield\, VA 22150 URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/helping-small-businesses-thrive-in-todays-digital-economy-va/ LOCATION:WBC of Northern Virginia Community Business Partnership\, 6564 Loisdale Court\, Suite 600\, Springfield\, VA\, 22150 CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Developing a Business Plan,Managing a Business,Starting a Business,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220622T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220622T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220523T150334Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220523T150334Z UID:9414-1655892000-1655897400@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Introduction to Entrepreneurship Series DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nMWBC presents Introduction to Entrepreneurship. \nBecoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. During this workshop we will:\n• Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.\n• Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership.\n• Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner.\n• Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessment by seeking feedback from stakeholders\, such as family\, friends\, and potential customers.\n• Describe the services provided by the Maryland Women’s Business Center that can aid you in starting and growing your business. \nIf you are just starting your entrepreneurial journey\, we recommended that you take this workshop first. It is recommended that you take workshops in the following order:\n1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship and MWBC\n2. Steps to Start Your Business\n3. Develop Your Business Plan URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/introduction-to-entrepreneurship-series/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Developing a Business Plan,Starting a Business,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220621T150000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220621T163000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220610T133655Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220610T135413Z UID:9444-1655823600-1655829000@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Helping Small Businesses Thrive in Today’s Digital Economy (MD) DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin us for a special in-person event for small businesses located throughout metro Washington\, D.C. Network with local business leaders and meet Verizon representatives to learn more about Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready program—featuring FREE online training\, business tools\, and personalized coaching to enhance your success in a digital marketplace. Plus\, learn more about Verizon’s small business grant program. \nAddress: Bowie Business Innovation Center 14000 Jericho Park Road Suite A131 Bowie\, MD 20715 URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/helping-small-businesses-thrive-in-todays-digital-economy-md/ LOCATION:Bowie Business Innovation Center\, 14000 Jericho Park Road Suite A131\, Bowie\, MD\, 20715\, United States CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Developing a Business Plan,Managing a Business,Starting a Business,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220621T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220621T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220216T152853Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220216T152853Z UID:9191-1655805600-1655811000@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Introduction to Entrepreneurship Series (in Spanish) DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nIn partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries\, we present a FREE INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP \n  \nConvertirse en un emprendedor exitoso requiere un trabajo arduo y una planificación minuciosa. Durante este taller: \n• Examinar las características de los empresarios exitosos. \n• Aclare algunos de los mitos y realidades de la propiedad de pequeñas empresas. \n• Inicie una autoevaluación para determinar si está preparado para convertirse en propietario de una pequeña empresa. \n• Establezca un plan de acción para completar sus autoevaluaciones buscando comentarios de las partes interesadas\, como familiares\, amigos y clientes potenciales. \n• Describir los servicios proporcionados por Maryland Women’s Business Center que pueden ayudarla a iniciar y hacer crecer su negocio. \n  \nTenga en cuenta nuestras políticas: Se invita a hombres y mujeres a asistir a nuestros talleres de capacitación. Se requiere preinscripción. Recibirá un enlace a la reunión de Zoom al registrarse. Si es la primera vez que usa Zoom\, le recomendamos que inicie sesión unos minutos antes\, ya que es posible que deba instalar la aplicación Zoom. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/introduction-to-entrepreneurship-series-in-spanish-5/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Developing a Business Plan,Starting a Business,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220616T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220616T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220523T145637Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220523T145637Z UID:9412-1655373600-1655379000@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Coffee & Connections: Define and build up your company brand DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin Maryland Women’s Business Center for a monthly networking group created for entrepreneurs facilitated by your MWBC Business Consultant\, Angie Duncanson! \nDescription: \nThis webinar will discuss how to help improve customer loyalty by defining your brand and creating authenticity to it by identifying brand role models\, all the while protecting your trademark. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/coffee-connections-define-and-build-up-your-company-brand/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Managing a Business,Prince Georges County END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220614T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220614T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220523T144936Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220523T144936Z UID:9410-1655200800-1655206200@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Steps to Start Your Business DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nDiscover what it really takes to start your own business. This newly re-designed workshop walks you through the steps you need to take to get your startup up and running. Topics addressed include: \n\nWriting a business plan\nFunding your business\nLegal considerations\nRegistering your business in Maryland\nObtaining your federal tax ID\nForming a B.A.I.L. team\nManaging risk\nMarketing your business\n\n*Intended Audience: Pre-Venture \n  \nSteps to Start Your Business is the second workshop in our “Plan and Start Your Business” series. It is recommended that you take workshops in the following order: \n\nIntroduction to Entrepreneurship and MWBC\nSteps to Start Your Business\nDevelop Your Business Plan\n\n  URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/steps-to-start-your-business-4/ CATEGORIES:Core,Legal Issues,Marketing,Starting a Business,Webinar,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220524T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220524T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220426T144703Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220429T140016Z UID:9379-1653386400-1653391800@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:How to Become a Certified Women Owned Business DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nDescription: 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. \n  \nPolicies: 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. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/how-to-become-a-certified-women-owned-business/ CATEGORIES:Woman- Owned and Minority Certifications END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220523T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220523T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220426T151849Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220426T151849Z UID:9384-1653300000-1653305400@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Develop your Business Plan DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nDescription: A business plan is a road map to steer your business in the right direction and an essential component of success. It is also the key to securing funding from banks and investors. Writing your business plan requires a holistic analysis of your business\, which we will detail in this course. Topics include: \n• Business mission\, vision and values \n• Market/competitive analysis \n• Marketing goals \n• Business operations and organizational structure \n• Financial analysis and sales projections \n• Small business accounting and compliance \n  \n*Intended Audience: pre-venture\, start-up \n  \nDevelop Your Business Plan is the third workshop in our “Plan and Start Your Business” series. It is recommended that you take workshops in the following order: \n1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship and MWBC \n2. Steps to Start Your Business \n3. Develop Your Business Plan \n4. Market Your Business on a Budget \n  \nPre-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. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/develop-your-business-plan-4/ CATEGORIES:Developing a Business Plan,Starting a Business,Webinar,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220519T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220519T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220426T145706Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220426T152625Z UID:9381-1652954400-1652959800@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Coffee & Connections “Increase and Maintain Your Network. DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nDescription: \nThis webinar deals with knowing and expanding your network\, including planning networking activities\, mapping out your network\, getting network introductions\, and working on relationship maintenance. \n  \nPolicies: 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. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/coffee-connections-increase-and-maintain-your-network/ CATEGORIES:Managing a Business,Woman- Owned and Minority Certifications,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220517T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220517T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220216T151636Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220216T152108Z UID:9184-1652781600-1652787000@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:MCPL: Introduction to Entrepreneurship to MWBC DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nIn partnership with Montgomery County Libraries (MCPL)\, MWBC presents Introduction to Entrepreneurship. \n\nBecoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. During this workshop we will:\n• Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.\n• Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership.\n• Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner.\n• Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessment by seeking feedback from stakeholders\, such as family\, friends\, and potential customers.\n• Describe the services provided by the Maryland Women’s Business Center that can aid you in starting and growing your business. \nIf you are just starting your entrepreneurial journey\, we recommended that you take this workshop first. \n  \nNote Our Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. The Zoom link is provided by MCPL\, please visit the link when it is time for the webinar to begin.  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. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/mcpl-introduction-to-entrepreneurship-to-mwbc-6/ CATEGORIES:Starting a Business,Webinar,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220510T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220510T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220426T152513Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220429T140052Z UID:9387-1652176800-1652182200@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:How to Become a Certified Small Business Enterprise DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nDescription: 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 cover your how to questions regarding the application process\, how to complete an application\, answer questions about the application process. \n  \nBaltimore Native\, Vashti Elisabeth Pyatt is passionate about being the steppingstone with assisting small and minority businesses with becoming state certified and getting access to state and federal contracts. Ms. Pyatt averages about 100 or more events and workshops a year speaking about MBE/SBE/DBE/ACDBE Certification and encouraging small and minority businesses to get certified. As a graduate of THE Morgan State University\, majoring in Applied Liberal Studies Ms. Pyatt has about 5 years of experience with working with small businesses and working as the Community Engagement Coordinator. She joined the MDOT team in 2019 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Small and Minority Business Policy\, Maryland Department of Transportation\, The Secretary’s Office. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/how-to-become-a-certified-small-business-enterprise/ CATEGORIES:Woman- Owned and Minority Certifications END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220504T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220504T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220316T132918Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220316T132918Z UID:9312-1651658400-1651663800@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:How to Become a Certified Minority Business Enterprise DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nDescription: 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 cover your how to questions regarding the application process\, how to complete an application\, answer questions about the application process. \n  \nBaltimore Native\, Vashti Elisabeth Pyatt is passionate about being the steppingstone with assisting small and minority businesses with becoming state certified and getting access to state and federal contracts. Ms. Pyatt averages about 100 or more events and workshops a year speaking about MBE/SBE/DBE/ACDBE Certification and encouraging small and minority businesses to get certified. As a graduate of THE Morgan State University\, majoring in Applied Liberal Studies Ms. Pyatt has about 5 years of experience with working with small businesses and working as the Community Engagement Coordinator. She joined the MDOT team in 2019 as the Outreach Coordinator for the Office of Small and Minority Business Policy\, Maryland Department of Transportation\, The Secretary’s Office URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/how-to-become-a-certified-minority-business-enterprise/ CATEGORIES:Woman- Owned and Minority Certifications END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220503T183000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220503T193000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220429T152825Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220429T152825Z UID:9406-1651602600-1651606200@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Elaborando un Sólido Análisis de Mercado y Plan de Marketing para empresas de Child Care. DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nEl MWBC presenta su segunda capacitación para los participantes del programa Go FCC (Spring 2022). Este taller explora los pasos y la orientación sobre cómo realizar un análisis de mercado creativo y crear un plan de marketing sólido para un negocio de Child Care. Los participantes obtendrán comprensión y conocimientos sobre: \n\nNombre de la industria – Tendencias de la industria\nMercado objetivo vs Público objetivo\nAnálisis de la competencia\nDesarrollo de una propuesta única de venta\nPlan de marketing\nCómo desarrollar un plan de Marketing\nEl Mix de Marketing\nEstrategias de marketing URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/elaborando-un-solido-analisis-de-mercado-y-plan-de-marketing-para-empresas-de-child-care/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Managing a Business,Marketing END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220503T183000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220503T193000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220429T151912Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220429T151912Z UID:9404-1651602600-1651606200@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Building a Robust Market Analysis & Marketing Plan for Child Care DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nMWBC presents the second workshop for the Go FCC Program participants (Spring 2022). This workshop explores the steps and guidance on how to conduct a resourceful market analysis and build a robust marketing plan for a child care business. The participants will gain understanding and knowledge on: \n\nIndustry Name – Industry Trends\nTarget Market Vs Target Audience\nCompetitor analysis\nDevelopment of a USP\nMarketing plan\nHow to develop a Marketing plan\nMarketing Mix\nMarketing Strategies URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/building-a-robust-market-analysis-marketing-plan-for-child-care/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Managing a Business,Marketing END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220502T110000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220502T123000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220419T155325Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220419T155325Z UID:9375-1651489200-1651494600@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:El flujo del Dinero DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\n  \nQuerido empresario\, tienes derecho a ser rico. Entre más personas impactemos en nuestra vida tenemos más merecimiento a tener DINERO. \nEn esta conferencia aprenderás sobre las leyes fundamentales del dinero y entenderás las áreas débiles de tus finanzas\, pero además podrás entender por qué un problema de dinero no se puede resolver con más dinero. \n  \nTenemos el gusto y el honor de traer para ustedes a Jaiber Perez\, conferencista internacional y asesor financiero\, experto en inteligencia financiera\, inteligencia emocional\, redes neuronales\, patrones mentales\, arquetipos financieros\, riesgo cambiario y mercado de capital entre otros. \n  \nAquí trataremos estos aspectos entre otros. \n  \n– Hacia donde crecerá tu empresa y tu vida financiera \n– Diferencia entre riqueza y abundancia. \n– Los cuatro pilares fundamentales de la gestión del dinero \n– Las razones por las que hay personas con más dinero que otras \n– Ahorrar es una mala idea con dinero Flat \n– Energía del dinero URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/el-flujo-del-dinero/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Developing a Business Plan,Starting a Business,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220428T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220428T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220317T134913Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220317T134913Z UID:9320-1651140000-1651145400@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Coffee & Connections: Frederick County DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin Maryland Women’s Business Center for a monthly networking group created just for Frederick County entrepreneurs facilitated by your MWBC Business Consultant\, Karen Kalantzis! \nDuring the coming year\, we’ll:\n– Network with each other\n– Learn from one another and\,\n– Build a supportive community. \nThe virtual meeting will be on the last Thursday of every month through 2022. The more often you attend\, the more relationships you will build\, and the stronger your business will become! \nHere is the agenda for April 28: \nWriting Your Elevator Speech \nWe’ll utilize a worksheet to tease out the best few sentences that describe your business. Then\, plan to meet IRL in June to practice with other members of the group. \n· Speaker:  Karen Kalantzis\, Associate Business Consultant\, Maryland Women’s Business Center \n·Break out rooms with an exercise and discussion \n·Sharing time with the group \n·Announcements and wrap up URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/coffee-connections-frederick-county-3/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Frederick,Managing a Business,Networking Skills END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220425T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220425T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220322T182356Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220322T182356Z UID:9329-1650880800-1650886200@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Steps to Start Your Business DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nDiscover what it really takes to start your own business. This newly re-designed workshop walks you through the steps you need to take to get your startup up and running. Topics addressed include:\n• Writing a business plan\n• Funding your business\n• Legal considerations\n• Registering your business in Maryland\n• Obtaining your federal tax ID\n• Forming a B.A.I.L. team\n• Managing risk\n• Marketing your business\n*Intended Audience: Pre-Venture \nSteps to Start Your Business is the second workshop in our “Plan and Start Your Business” series. It is recommended that you take workshops in the following order:\n1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship and MWBC\n2. Steps to Start Your Business\n3. Develop Your Business Plan\n4. Market Your Business on a Budget \n  URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/steps-to-start-your-business-3/ CATEGORIES:Core,Legal Issues,Marketing,Starting a Business,Webinar,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220421T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220421T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220316T134408Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220316T134408Z UID:9314-1650535200-1650540600@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Coffee & Connections: Can We Talk? - About Your Numbers (Revenue) DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin Maryland Women’s Business Center for a monthly networking group created for entrepreneurs facilitated by your MWBC Business Consultant\, Angie Duncanson! \nDescription: \nThis presentation will discuss selecting the most fitting revenue sources\, as well as future price increases\, to include: \n\nRevenue Model Mix\nRevenue Model Fan\nPrice Point\nPrice Plan\nPrice Evaluation URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/coffee-connections-can-we-talk-about-your-numbers-revenue/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Managing a Business,Prince Georges County END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220419T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220419T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220216T152535Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220419T155706Z UID:9189-1650362400-1650367800@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Introduction to Entrepreneurship Series (in Spanish) DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nIn partnership with Montgomery County Public Libraries\, we present a FREE INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP \n  \nConvertirse en un emprendedor exitoso requiere un trabajo arduo y una planificación minuciosa. Durante este taller: \n• Examinar las características de los empresarios exitosos. \n• Aclare algunos de los mitos y realidades de la propiedad de pequeñas empresas. \n• Inicie una autoevaluación para determinar si está preparado para convertirse en propietario de una pequeña empresa. \n• Establezca un plan de acción para completar sus autoevaluaciones buscando comentarios de las partes interesadas\, como familiares\, amigos y clientes potenciales. \n• Describir los servicios proporcionados por Maryland Women’s Business Center que pueden ayudarla a iniciar y hacer crecer su negocio. \n  \nTenga en cuenta nuestras políticas: Se invita a hombres y mujeres a asistir a nuestros talleres de capacitación. Se requiere preinscripción. Recibirá un enlace a la reunión de Zoom al registrarse. Si es la primera vez que usa Zoom\, le recomendamos que inicie sesión unos minutos antes\, ya que es posible que deba instalar la aplicación Zoom. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/introduction-to-entrepreneurship-series-in-spanish-4/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Developing a Business Plan,Starting a Business,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220418T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220418T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220322T181616Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220322T181616Z UID:9326-1650276000-1650281400@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Introduction to Entrepreneurship to MWBC DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\n  \nMWBC presents Introduction to Entrepreneurship. \nBecoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. During this workshop we will:\n• Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.\n• Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership.\n• Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner.\n• Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessment by seeking feedback from stakeholders\, such as family\, friends\, and potential customers.\n• Describe the services provided by the Maryland Women’s Business Center that can aid you in starting and growing your business. \nIf you are just starting your entrepreneurial journey\, we recommended that you take this workshop first. It is recommended that you take workshops in the following order:\n1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship and MWBC\n2. Steps to Start Your Business\n3. Develop Your Business Plan\n4. Market Your Business on a Budget \n  \nNote Our Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. The Zoom link is provided by MCPL\, please visit the link when it is time for the webinar to begin.  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. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/introduction-to-entrepreneurship-to-mwbc-2/ CATEGORIES:Starting a Business,Webinar,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220412T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220412T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220317T134145Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220317T134201Z UID:9317-1649757600-1649763000@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Great Resignation: What’s Happening and What’s Next (The Impact and Implications for Your Business DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nYour organization\, like many small businesses\, has most likely been impacted by The Great Resignation.  Attend this workshop to learn what The Great Resignation really is; what are the pros and cons for you and your employees; what are the short-term and long-term implications of The Great Resignation on your business.  You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what is going on\, how to cope and not just survive The Great Resignation\, but thrive amid and beyond. \nVeronica L. Matthews is a certified Leadership Coach\, Human Resources Consultant\, Corporate Trainer\, Speaker\, and Author.  She is a native of Prince George’s County\, MD\, and a proud Bison of Howard University earning her Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors.  Veronica has extensive experience as a Human Resources Executive for several public and private entities throughout the Washington\, DC metropolitan area.  Her passion is leadership and professional development as she enjoys helping people identify\, achieve\, and live up to their fullest potential.  Veronica provides corporate essential skills training\, coaching\, and HR Consulting services to start-up and small businesses that want to grow and sustain their organizations through their most valuable resource\, their people. \nSocial media links and booking information: \nLinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/in/veronicamatthews \nFacebook:  @vlmcoaching \nInstagram:  @vlmcoaching \nTwitter:  @vlmcoaching \nWebsite:  www.vlmcoaching.com \nEmail:  veronica@vlmcoaching.com URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/great-resignation-whats-happening-and-whats-next-the-impact-and-implications-for-your-business/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Disaster Planning,Focus Area,Human Resource topics,Managing a Business END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=UTC:20220331T100000 DTEND;TZID=UTC:20220331T110000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220224T214804Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220224T214822Z UID:9306-1648720800-1648724400@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Coffee & Connections: Frederick County DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nJoin Maryland Women’s Business Center for a monthly networking group created just for Frederick County entrepreneurs facilitated by your MWBC Business Consultant\, Karen Kalantzis! \nDuring the coming year\, we’ll:\n– Network with each other\n– Learn from one another and\,\n– Build a supportive community. \nThe virtual meeting will be on the last Thursday of every month through 2022. The more often you attend\, the more relationships you will build\, and the stronger your business will become! Join us on Thursday\, March 31 at 10 AM over Zoom. \nHere is the agenda for March 31: \nDetermining Your Why— \nDid you know that people don’t buy what you do\, they buy why you do it? Why did you start your business? When you identify and call out your business purpose\, you will drive loyalty and engagement which will ultimately lead to sales. During this meeting\, we will complete an exercise to uncover your purpose and look at 9 types of whys. \n· Speaker:  Karen Kalantzis\, Associate Business Consultant\, Maryland Women’s Business Center \n·Break out rooms with an exercise and discussion \n·Sharing time with the group \n·Announcements and wrap up URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/coffee-connections-frederick-county-2/ CATEGORIES:Business Development Strategies,Frederick,Managing a Business END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220315T100000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220315T113000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220216T151300Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220216T151300Z UID:9182-1647338400-1647343800@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:MCPL: Introduction to Entrepreneurship to MWBC DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\nIn partnership with Montgomery County Libraries (MCPL)\, MWBC presents Introduction to Entrepreneurship. \n\nBecoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. During this workshop we will:\n• Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.\n• Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership.\n• Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner.\n• Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessment by seeking feedback from stakeholders\, such as family\, friends\, and potential customers.\n• Describe the services provided by the Maryland Women’s Business Center that can aid you in starting and growing your business. \nIf you are just starting your entrepreneurial journey\, we recommended that you take this workshop first. \n  \nNote Our Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. The Zoom link is provided by MCPL\, please visit the link when it is time for the webinar to begin.  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. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/mcpl-introduction-to-entrepreneurship-to-mwbc-5/ CATEGORIES:Starting a Business,Webinar,Workshop END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20220301T120000 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20220301T120000 DTSTAMP:20220830T111051 CREATED:20220216T155045Z LAST-MODIFIED:20220216T155045Z UID:9194-1646136000-1646136000@marylandwbc.org SUMMARY:Lo que debe hacer ahora para prepararse para la temporada de impuestos 2021 DESCRIPTION:CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!\n\n\nSi desea saber cómo prepararse para la temporada de impuestos\, no pierda la oportunidad de tomar esta clase gratuita en su idioma y   con vocabulario fácil de entender y de poner en práctica. Profesionales\, especialistas de DAPA-TORO TAXES resolverán sus dudas y preocupaciones. NO DUDE EN REGISTRARSE. URL:https://marylandwbc.org/workshops-and-seminars/lo-que-debe-hacer-ahora-para-prepararse-para-la-temporada-de-impuestos-2021/ CATEGORIES:Business Finance,Tax Planning,Webinar,Workshop END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR