Governor's Office of Small, Minority, & Women Business Affairs to Offer Trainings

Last Updated on Sep 29, 2017 at 9:25am | Business Resources

The Governor's Office Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs has announced two upcoming trainings. Both trainings will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, and are being offered free of charge.
Location:   Governor's Coordinating Offices
                  First Floor Training Room
                  100 Community Place
                  Crownsville, MD 21032
Things you need to know:
  --Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
  --Bring pen and paper to take notes.
  --Guest WiFi is available.
  --Ample free parking on-site.
  --Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
  --Nearest eating establishment (Subway) is one mile away.
Training #1:
MBE Rights and Responsibilities - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Do you want to a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? Government contracting can offer significant opportunities for growth and sustainability to small businesses. Competition is tough in the public sector and a critical key to success lies within understanding these rules. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). This training will provide an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.

Who should attend? Small business and certified MBEs who are ready and able to perform as a prime or a subcontractor on state-funded procurements.
Training #2:
Amp Up Your Small Business - 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Do you want to gain greater insight into doing business with the state of Maryland? Then, this interactive class is for you. We'll start with the most basic steps and advance into more complex topics, such as how to identify which agencies are buying what you sell, and how to search for targeted procurement opportunities. The state's small, minority, and veteran-owned business programs will also be covered.
Who should attend? Small business start-ups and any small business interested in exploring the state contracting arena.