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Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 10:30am
Where
6260 Central Ave
*Guidance for starting a business including the basics of a Business Plan *Government Contracting opportunities for business expansion *Loans for starting or growing a business *Meet with business experts:business counselors, lenders and contracting experts Register by March 18th as seating is limited
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 10:30am
Where
25 James Street
"Behind every successful woman there is an empowering story!" This is so true. The Women Entrepreneurs' Network (WEN) business breakfast series is a NJSBDC at Rutgers-Newark program started in 2005 and designed for women entrepreneurs to give them a sacred place and space to hear empowering stories of how other women have succeeded in business and career. Attending these intimate business breakfast meetings, gives women entrepreneurs an opportunity to meet role models in business and make contact with professional career women who are power brokers in their professional sectors, as well as network with other women of like minds with the same aspirations for success through entrepreneurship while making contacts that matter.
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 04:30pm
Where
12601 Ridgedale Drive
The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership will be holding free seminars in Wyoming and St. Paul for employers and their representatives interested in information on state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities. The seminars will be presented by experts from the IRS, Minnesota Department of Revenue, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association, and the United States Department of Labor. Seminar content will include information on: • Worker status (independent contractor v. employee) • Tax withholding • Depositing and reporting • Labor standards • Unemployment Insurance • Workers’ Compensation Insurance • New hire reporting rules • Department of Homeland Security (USCIS) employee verification requirements Seminar Dates and Locations: Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Minnetonka-Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305-1909
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 10:30am
Where
10675 Bedford Avenue, Suite 100
Speakers include representatives from: SBA Office of Government Contracting SBA Office of Business Opportunity and the NBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Get a beginner's overview of selling to local, state and federal government, including where to find bids on the Internet; Federal Business Opportunities; and SBA certifications, such as HUBZone and 8(a) Business Development.
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 10:30am
Where
131 Copeland Drive
Google+ is one of the newest social media networks introduced by Google in July 2011. It has been steadily growing and becoming a major player in the social media market space. In May 2013, Google moved their Google Local pages to the Google+ network. With all the bells and whistles Google+ offers –Circles, Hangouts, Events, Photos and Business Pages – you may want to learn more about this network. We will discuss: ■Overview of the network ■Completing a profile page ■Creating circles ■Using hangouts ■Completing a Business Page and claiming your Google Local Places ■Google +1 Button Join us for this FREE forum that will include networking as well as the sharing of best practices. Presented by Tricia White, Senior Advisor, MSBDC
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 11:30am
Where
200 W. Santa Ana Blvd
<p class="gd_p" jquery1384286112057="561" style="padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; font: 14px/18px 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 1em; color: #0a1a1f; padding-top: 5px">Small business certifications are like professional certifications: they document a special capability or status that help you compete in the marketplace. These certifications can help you pursue business opportunities with the federal government and prime contractors who often have goals to ensure small businesses are integrated into their purchasing and procurement efforts. At our Federal Contracting Certifications workshop, we'll give an overview and demonstrate how to apply for the following certifications:</p> <p jquery1384286112057="562">8(a) Business Development Program</p> <p jquery1384286112057="563">The SBA's <a href="http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/contracting/contracting-support-small-businesses/8a-business-developme" jquery1384286112057="140" style="line-height: 18px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight: normal">8(a) business development program</a>, named for a section of the Small Business Act, is a business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal procurement market.</p> <p class="gd_p" jquery1384286112057="564" style="padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; font: 14px/18px 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 1em; color: #0a1a1f; padding-top: 5px">Applicant firms must be:</p> <ul jquery1384286112057="565"> <li jquery1384286112057="566"> a small business in operation for at least two years</li> <li jquery1384286112057="567"> unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; and</li> <li jquery1384286112057="568"> demonstrate a potential for success</li> </ul> <p class="gd_p" jquery1384286112057="569" style="padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; font: 14px/18px 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 1em; color: #0a1a1f; padding-top: 5px">Participants in the 8(a) business development program can receive sole source contracts up to $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing. 8(a) firms are also able to form joint ventures and teams to bid on larger prime contracts.</p> <p jquery1384286112057="570">HUBZone & WOSB Procurement Programs</p> <p jquery1384286112057="571">The <a href="http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/contracting/working-with-government/small-business-certifications-audiences/hubzone-certification" jquery1384286112057="141">Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program</a> helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal contracting opportunities. The benefits for certified companies include competitive and sole source contracting and a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open competitions and subcontracting opportunities.</p> <p class="gd_p" jquery1384286112057="572" style="padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; font: 14px/18px 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 1em; color: #0a1a1f; padding-top: 5px">The <a href="http://www.sba.gov/content/women-owned-small-business-federal-contract-program" jquery1384286112057="142">Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) programs</a> allow federal contracting officials to set aside certain contracts for eligible woman-owned and economically disadvantaged woman-owned businesses.</p> <p jquery1384286112057="573"><b jquery1384286112057="574">Agenda</b></p> <p class="gd_p" jquery1384286112057="575" style="padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; font: 14px/18px 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 1em; color: #0a1a1f; padding-top: 5px"><b jquery1384286112057="576">Registration</b>: 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.</p> <p class="gd_p" jquery1384286112057="577" style="padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; font: 14px/18px 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 1em; color: #0a1a1f; padding-top: 5px"><b jquery1384286112057="578">8(a) Business Development Program Certification Workshop</b>: 8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.</p> <p class="gd_p" jquery1384286112057="579" style="padding-bottom: 5px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; font: 14px/18px 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; margin-bottom: 1em; color: #0a1a1f; padding-top: 5px"><b jquery1384286112057="580">HUBZone & WOSB Certifications Workshop</b>: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.</p>
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 01:00pm
Where
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
The 7th Annual Operation: Start Up & Grow is the premier Veterans business conference in Upstate New York for Veterans and members of the military community who want to start or expand their own small business. Don't miss it! The event will highlight Key Note Speakers, interview with current Veteran business owners, and workshops. Visit http://www.sba.gov/operationstartup or call Jonathan Kilcourse @ 315-471-9393 ext 226
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 01:00pm
Where
Route 175. Onondaga Community College
The premier veteran business conference in Upstate New York for veterans and memebers of the military community who want to start or expand a business
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 10:30am
Where
6260 Central Ave
*Guidance for starting a business including the basics of a Business Plan *Government Contracting opportunities for business expansion *Loans for starting or growing a business *Meet with business experts:business counselors, lenders and contracting experts Register by March 18th as seating is limited
Mar 20th, 2014 to Mar 20th, 2014 | 08:30am - 04:30pm
Where
12601 Ridgedale Drive
The Minnesota Business Tax Education Partnership will be holding free seminars in Wyoming and St. Paul for employers and their representatives interested in information on state and federal employment taxes and other employer responsibilities. The seminars will be presented by experts from the IRS, Minnesota Department of Revenue, Minnesota Unemployment Insurance Program, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association, and the United States Department of Labor. Seminar content will include information on: • Worker status (independent contractor v. employee) • Tax withholding • Depositing and reporting • Labor standards • Unemployment Insurance • Workers’ Compensation Insurance • New hire reporting rules • Department of Homeland Security (USCIS) employee verification requirements Seminar Dates and Locations: Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Location: Minnetonka-Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305-1909

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