Maryland SBDC Hosting Free Business Webinars in September

Last Updated on Sep 9, 2020 at 9:58am | Business Resources

PPP and EIDL Loanstaking

The PPP and EIDL Loan Programs, as well as other SBA services, will be reviewed. Tune in to hear updates on existing programs and information to consider as options for your business.
 
Presenters:  Michael P. Collins, SBA Lender Relations Specialist & District International Trade Officer
                     Nick Rudolph, Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.
When:  September 2, 2020; 10:00-11:00 a.m.
 
 

Baby Boomer Startup Program - 6-Day Session Course

A growing number of individuals in the later stages of their lives are turning interests, hobbies, and skills into a small business: one in four individuals between the ages of 44 to 70 are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. This program is designed for adults who are ready to try their hand at business ownership. Attendees will be given comprehensive guidance by experts in all stages of successfully starting and managing a new business venture. Topics including financing, marketing, business planning and networking, and how to transfer a lifetime of skills into a successful business.
 
When: September 14-21, 2020; 3:00-5:00 p.m.
 

Profit First:  How to Make Any Business Highly Profitable, By the Very Next Deposit

The profit formula is simple:  Sales – Expenses = Profit.  The only problem is that the equation is flawed.  In this wildly popular presentation, learn why the formula entrepreneurs use to calculate profit actually inhibits it.  Bev will share a new approach to profit – taking it first- that instantly changes everything.  With this simple yet profound change any business will become instantly and permanently profitable. 
 
Presenter:  Bev Stitely, Saunders Tax and Accounting 
When:  September 9, 2020; 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 
Register here: https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16300

 

Developing A Marketing Plan


Learn the steps to creating an essential marketing plan that will build your business success. Not only will you leave this seminar inspired by new marketing strategies to create your Marketing Plan, you’ll leave with the confidence to build your brand for your business in 2016 and beyond!
 
This session will include: 
  • The benefits of a marketing plan
  • What makes a marketing plan successful
  • How to structure a marketing plan
  • Tools and resources
 
Presenter:  Robert Bower, Washington County SBDC Consultant and Marketing Expert
When:  September 10, 2020; 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Register here:  https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16305

 

Operating On A Shoestring Budget In These Challenging Times

Join this seminar to learn how to develop and launch a business with a small monetary investment.
 
Presenter:  Ali Paskun, ABIL Solutions LLC
When:  September 15, 2020; 1:00.-2:30 p.m.
Register here:  https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16307  


 

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

If You Want To Bid on Future Projects, This Certification Is A Must! The federal government has been requiring NIST 800-171 CUI Compliance for several years now and this past January 2020, they have moved to an improved set of requirements called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) which now also requires a verification component. CMMC will be required for any contractor to bid on future projects. Join this webinar to learn some useful information on the CMMC framework as well as useful items to help with the process no matter how you decide to get there.

Presenter: Shawn Duffy, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, President, Duffy Compliance Services
When:  September 16, 2020; 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Register here:  https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16315   
 
 

Trademark Basics: What Every Small Business Owner Should Know Now-Not Later

Join this seminar to determine the what, how, and why of trademark basics.
 
Presenter:  Craig Morris, Office of the Commissioner for Trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, Craig is the Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach.
When:  September 17, 2020; 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Register here:  https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16327  
 
 

Winning The Local SEO Search Game

Join this seminar to learn what must be done to get top ranked in Google. If you want your business to be found online, don’t miss this seminar.
 
Presenter:  Dennis Ottey, Dott Digital Marketing
When:  September 17, 2020; 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Register here:  https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16328  
 

Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

If You Want To Bid on Future Projects, This Certification Is A Must! The federal government has been requiring NIST 800-171 CUI Compliance for several years now and this past January 2020, they have moved to an improved set of requirements called the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) which now also requires a verification component. CMMC will be required for any contractor to bid on future projects. Join this webinar to learn some useful information on the CMMC framework as well as useful items to help with the process no matter how you decide to get there.
 
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When:  September 16, 2020; 10:00-11:30 a.m.
 

Small Business Financing and Speed Lending

Program overviews (SBA, USDA, SBDC, SCORE, MCE) and how the speed lending process works. Speed Lending (Businesses have a few minutes with lenders in a speed dating format to discuss their funding needs for start up/growth).
 
Presenter: Various
When:  September 22, 2020; 10:00-11:30 a.m.


Smart Start Your Business

This seminar will give the participant the understanding for one’s business from the eyes of an attorney, a business banker, an insurance broker, and an accountant in discovering and learning how to:
 
  • Legally define your business and register a business name
  • Keep proper financial records and report taxes
  • Assess the insurance requirements needed to safeguard your business and personal assets
  • Evaluate options for accessing working capital & the steps in applying for a loan
  • Judge the impact of tax implications associated with legal entities
  • Build the basics of a marketing and business plan
  • Understand Insurance Basics
 
When:  September 23, 2020; 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Register here:  https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16319  
 
 

Developing A Business Plan

No matter what kind or size of business you are starting, it is very important to create a business plan. It will be your road map to success--your GPS! It communicates your understanding of the business and it makes reasonable assumptions and forecasts of sales, expenses, and cash flow.
Join this seminar to learn what components you need to include in your business plan and the specifics that are really required and necessary.
  
When:  September 23, 2020; 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Register here:  https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16312  


 

Your Small Business Management Team-How To Best Use Them Effectively

A Small Business Management Team and How to Best Use Them is an extension of our popular Legal Risk Management Webinar for small business owners. Once you have a Management team together, how do you get the best out of your group of advisors, even if it is not always about their area of expertise?  Join this webinar to get the answers.

Presenter:  Matt Johnston, Esquire
When:  September 24, 2020; 10:00-11:30 a.m.
 


Time-Saving Strategies For The Busy Entrepreneur

As a busy entrepreneur, you’re an expert in your particular craft, but managing the day-to-day marketing of the business can leave you exhausted and unmotivated.  Lean simple, practical and sanity-saving strategies to spend less time on marketing and more time on what matters.
 
Presenter:  Melody Belotte
When:  September 30, 2020; 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Register here:  https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16321