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Jan 15th, 2014 to Jan 15th, 2014 | 02:00pm - 03:00pm
Join the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals (NALGEP), EPA's Mathy Stanislaus, and several local leaders for a webinar on the Administration's new "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" (IMCP). The IMCP encourages communities to devise comprehensive economic development strategies that strengthen their competitive edge in attracting global manufacturers and their supply chains. Phase 2 of the IMCP was recently announced. In this competition, up to 12 communities that come up with winning strategies will receive a designation of "Manufacturing Community" that gives them elevated consideration for $1.3 billion in federal dollars and assistance from 10 cabinet departments/agencies. These communities would also potentially receive additional catalytic federal investments to support their economic development strategies. EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response has worked closely with the White House in developing the IMCP. EPA Assistant Administrator, Mathy Stanislaus, and Charlie Bartsch will provide their perspectives on this partnership. Local government leaders will join them in discussing challenges and opportunities faced by communities striving to revive manufacturing and jobs. To see the Federal Register notice about the IMCP competition, visit
Jan 15th, 2014 to Jan 15th, 2014 | 03:00pm - 05:00pm
115 East Broadway

The Arkansas Tech Small Business and Technology Development Center will present a free business seminar, Informed Businesses: Navigating the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday, January 15thfrom 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce. Small businesses have new health insurance optionsandrequirements. Get an overview of key small business provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the new Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace. Learn about new tax, IRS reporting, and employee notification requirements for businesses; available tax credits, potential rebates, and premium reduction programs; and penalties for non-compliance. Small business owners cant afford not to know about this complex topic! Seating at this free event is limited and registration is required to attend at 479-356-2067 or

Jan 15th, 2014 to Feb 05th, 2014 | 05:00pm - 07:00pm
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

The four sessions will be held consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 7pm. beginning April 10, 2013. As part of the course, you will receive an overview of DC's employment laws as they apply to small businesses, including: Hiring, Firing, and Performance Management; Employee Compensation and Classification; Wage and Hour Laws; Distinction between Employees and Independent Contractors; and Employment Discrimination

The course will be taught by employment law experts with experience dealing with small businesses. It is designed for sole proprietors, members of business partnerships, general managers and owners of LLCs. The sessions will take place at the offices of Crowell & Moring, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (One block from Metro Center on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.) There is a $25 charge for the series to cover the cost of materials. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for from the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, DC SBDC and the DSLBD.

Jan 16th, 2014 to Jan 16th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
274 Old Corvallis Rd.

This is the 3rd Section of our Small Business Venture Training series and is intended to facilitate the writing of the finance section of a business plan and includes using income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements. Students will learn how to project and evaluate the financial performance of their small business. Also covered is a discussion of the resources available andsteps necessary to obtrain debt or equity financing for a business (taught by Julie Foster, RCEDA) It is recommended that students have moderate fluency in MS Excel. Prior to enrolling in this class, please contact John Schneeberger at RCEDA 406-375-9416.

Instructor: Lisa Glenn, CPA, Galusha, Higgins and Galusha

Instructor: Julie Foster, RCEDA

When: Thursdays, May 2 - May 10 (Five 3 hour classes) 9am - 12 Noon

Price: $150

$185 with 1.5 continuing education credits

Text: Entrepreneurial Small Business by Katz and Green, McGraw Hill. New text purchase price is $188, used copies cost $73 or rental is $36 (Amazon and other internet retailers). This text was also used for Section A and B and is an invaluable, up-to-date, resource.

Jan 16th, 2014 to Jan 16th, 2014 | 09:00am - 12:00pm
300 Fraser Purchase Road

A 5-Program Technology Boot Camp for Marketing Your Business

Technology Specialist Joe Polk will be presenting his five program technologyseries starting on March 28 and ending April 25. If you are looking toget started with online marketing or to improve the effectiveness of your current online marketing,this series willshow you how.

Joe's easy to follow presentations will teachyouhow to:

  • Puttogether anaesthetic and effectivewebsite.
  • Makethat websitemore visible.
  • Track yourvisitors (aka potential customers).
  • Get the word out about your business.
  • Keep your computer information secure.
Jan 16th, 2014 to Jan 16th, 2014 | 09:00am - 11:00am
330 N. Brand Blvd., Suite 1200

U.S. Small Business Administration will be conducting

FREE Preparation Workshops from 9:00 am 11:00 am

Pre-Registration is Required

For Registration contact Ms. Beatriz Devis at (818) 552-3223 or

email with the following information:

  • Name of Attendee
  • Company Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Number of Years in Business
  • Email Address

You will receive a confirmation for the attendance.

Picture identification is required of all attendees.

Please check-in with Security on the 1st floor.

No walk-ins. Class space is limited to 40.

Jan 16th, 2014 to Jan 16th, 2014 | 09:00am - 04:00pm
1410 Ethan Way

A solid business plan is essential for the success of your small business! A business plan is required by most lenders, and serves as a guide to help you reach your goals of success. This workshop covers the components and layout of a successful business plan including the financial statements, which are important to lenders. You'll leave this class with an outline and suggestions so you can get started. *Includes a flash drive loaded with business plan outline and financial worksheets.

Jan 16th, 2014 to Jan 16th, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
300 Madison Ave
Seminar for entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding their own small business. Participants will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with an SBA specialist. This event is free. Please call for a reservation.
Jan 16th, 2014 to Dec 18th, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
36 Cordage Park Circle, Ste 200

This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services that are available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses. General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

  • SCORE Counselors to Americas Small Business
  • MSBDC Mass Small Business Development Center
  • BICs - Business Resource Centers
  • SBA Guaranty Loan Programs: 7(a), Micro Loans, Patriot & SBA Express Loans & 504 Project Loan Development
  • Government Contracting Opportunities: 8(a) business Development, HUBZones (Historically Underutilized Business Zones), Small Disadvantaged Business, and Surety Bonding (when applicable 2 yrs. in-business experience required)
  • Disaster Assistance
Jan 16th, 2014 to Jan 16th, 2014 | 11:30am - 01:30pm
10437 Innovation Drive

The FAR states that an agency can obtain best value by using any one or a combination of source selection approaches. Under Lowest Price, Technically Acceptable (LPTA) (FAR 15.101-2), the relative importance of technical, past performance and cost or price elements of a proposal may vary and past performance need not even be a factor of consideration. The FAR states that LPTA is appropriate when best value is expected to result from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price.

Recently trends indicate the Federal Government relying more heavily on LPTA within the source selection process. What does this mean for government and industry? When is LPTA appropriate? What types of requirements does LPTA apply to when compared with Best Value? What should the government Contracting Officer and Program Manager consider when developing their source selection strategy? What should a prospective contractor look for when reviewing the RFP? What are the indicators for ensuring the Federal customer meets its needs under an LPTA source selection? What must you know under this scenario? In this webinar, three experts familiar with the Federal contracting source selection process will discuss this emerging trend from various perspectives.

The following educational units will be awarded for attending this event: - 1.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPEs) - 0.15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) - 1.5 Contunuing Learning Points (CLEs)