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January 23, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Chesapeake Church
Don't miss the first Mingle of 2018 for an opportunity to network with other Chamber members and to spotlight our newest members.
Make your reservation today!
January 23, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Chesapeake Market & Deli
Start the year off with a fun mixer between the 2 counties to expand your reach!
Heavy Appetizers will be served.
January 24, 2018, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ La Plata Campus College of Southern Maryland
Designed for the business owner that is ready to grow. With business expansion comes increased revenue, wider brand recognition, and increased relevance in the industry. Most businesses, however, start small and stay there. If that's not good enough for you—or if you recognize that staying small doesn't necessarily guarantee your business's survival the Franklin Entrepreneurial Series is for you.
Turning a small business into a big one is never easy. By documenting your growth strategy, you can minimize these risks. Some common growth strategies in business include market expansion, product expansion, diversification and talent acquisition. We will explore each of these with you and help you develop the skills and mindset needed to grow your company with a strategy that is constant at its core, and flexible in its adaptation to changing markets and competitive responses. Come GROW with us.
January 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Prince Frederick College of Southern Maryland Campus
If you are thinking about starting a business, attend this course for a summary of the business information you need right now. Evaluate your business concept and determine the market potential of your products/services. Gain an understanding of your potential customers. Identify the best type of business organization to fit your idea. Determine your record keeping needs and learn how to create a financial plan. Begin working on the concepts for a business plan. Prepare yourself to effectively use the SBDC's confidential one-on-one counseling to your best advantage.
January 25, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Bowie Business Innovation Center
Do you understand what entrepreneurship entails? Let senior business trainer and counselor, Angie Duncanson, help you understand the different paths and strategies to owning your own business.
January 26, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Maryland Women's Business Center
Creating a strategic marketing plan that identifies your ideal market, outlines actionable steps to reach that market and researches your competition requires a step-by-step plan. Learn how to identify and implement these critical steps with a plan that moves your business toward sustained success.
January 29, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Bowie Business Innovation Center
If you are an established business with a business plan, consider meeting with Counselor Angie Duncanson one-on-one to discuss your next steps and how MWBC can help you. Once you register, you will be contacted via email with your specific one-hour appointment time. Limited slots available.By confirmed appointment only!
January 31, 2018, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Bowie Business Innovation Center
Creating a budget can be a daunting task. Learn how to develop a comprehensive annual budget that will be useful and an accurate management tool. We will discuss how to understand the budget process, build the budget and create the budget from concept to implementation.
January 31, 2018, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Building B College of Southern Maryland
This event will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, farmers, watermen, environmentalists, industry, investors, agencies, and academics to advance awareness and open dialogue about agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental technologies. Our goal is to create a shared understanding of what the market and industry needs; and explore opportunities to create value and impact for innovations and new technologies.
January 31, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Maryland Women's Business Center
Excel is a great application for small business owners to use in tracking expenses, revenues, inventory, creating invoices and so much more. But there are tips and tricks that will make your use of excel more efficient, accurate and less complicated. Learn how to use pivot tables, set up worksheet tabs efficiently, summarize categories, and create invoices, separate sales tax and much more. Michael Sagan has over 1,000 hours of teaching excel and he is going to teach you his best tips.