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Jan 22nd, 2014 to Jan 22nd, 2014 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
7117 Florida Boulevard

Information will be presented on 8(a) eligibility criteria, GLS Login, the application process, and how the program works. We will also discuss System for Award Management (SAM) and Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) registration and provide general information on doing business with the federal government. Detailed information will be provided on:the primary purpose of the Section 8(a) Program (business development); eligibility criteria; length of time in business requirement; how the business development and contracting aspects of the program work; the firm's responsibility as an 8(a) Program participant; electronic application process; reporting requirements; the importance of updating your SAM registration; and the DSBS supplemental profile. For additional information, please call 504-589-6690 or email

Jan 22nd, 2014 to Feb 12th, 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 22nd, 2014 to Mar 19th, 2014 | 06:00pm - 08:00pm
2314 Washington Blvd

Small Business Essentials Session 1 - Clarifying the business idea, understanding the demands of business ownership, understanding the business structures and legalities.

Session 2 - Understanding market research and identifying marketing tactics, including website development and use of social media.

Session 3 - Developing a competitive niche, developing sales channels, establishing pricing and analyzing location.

Session 4 - Management responsibiliteis, managing employees and contractors, risk management, utilizing payroll services.

Session 5 - Keeping the books, understanding the financial statements and tax obligations, review of loan programs and crowd funding and building relationships.

Session 6 - Selection of miscellaneous topics including use of technology in the busienss, preparing bids and invoices, performing collections, understanding regulations and developing sustainability.

Jan 23rd, 2014 to Jan 23rd, 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 23rd, 2014 to Jan 23rd, 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 23rd, 2014 to Jan 23rd, 2014 | 12:00pm - 01:00pm
2401 4th Avenue, Suite 450

Attend a loan briefing to find out:

  • types of loans available, eligibility and credit requirements
  • things you need to prepare for a lender
  • lenders who are actively doing small business loans
  • SBA resources to help you get ready
Jan 23rd, 2014 to Jan 23rd, 2014 | 01:00pm - 02:00pm

The HUBZone office offers eligibility assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CENTRAL.

You are invited to call 1-888-858-2144 Access code 3061773#.

This is an interactive conference call where HUBZone staff will present a specific eligibility topic followed by a general question session.

Firms seeking specific status of its application or answers about the supporting documentation requested, need to E-mail the SBA HUBZone Business Opportunity Specialist working on the application because that person would be in the best position to provide individual assistance.

Jan 23rd, 2014 to Jan 23rd, 2014 | 02:30pm - 04:00pm
8500 Keystone Crossing
  • First steps necessary to becoming a federal contractor
  • Federal Certifications what they are, how they can benefit you and how you apply
  1. Women Owned Small Business Program
  2. HUBZone Program
  3. 8(a) Program
  • How to find opportunities and market your company to federal agencies

Jan 23rd, 2014 to Jan 23rd, 2014 | 04:30pm - 05:45pm
101 W. 10th Ave., Suite 304

Are you looking for financing to start or grow your small business? Attend a free SBA loan briefing presented by an SBA loan specialist and learn more about your financing options. This workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Lane SBDC.

Preregistration required three business days in advance.

Jan 23rd, 2014 to Jan 23rd, 2014 | 06:00pm - 07:00pm
Topic: Opportunities for U.S. Educational Institutions: Attracting Students from Taiwan and Establishing Institutional Linkages Host: American Institute in Taiwan Director Christopher J. Marut Date, time, time zone for call: Thursday, January 23, 2014; 6:00 p.m. EST (Friday, January 24, 2014; 7:00 a.m. local) Deadline for RSVPs: Thursday, January 23, 2014 Brief description of call: Join the “Opportunities for U.S. Educational Institutions: Attracting Students from Taiwan and Establishing Institutional Linkages” webinar providing an in-depth look at Taiwan’s higher education sector. Taiwan is one of the top sources of international students at American colleges and universities. Hosted by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), this Direct Line on-line webinar will focus on opportunities to deepen the existing ties between the U.S. and Taiwan in the higher education sector and on opportunities for U.S. schools to expand recruitment in Taiwan. AIT Director Christopher Marut and a panel of experts on Taiwan’s higher education sector will provide an overview of the significance of Taiwan as a source of overseas students for U.S. universities and colleges, answer questions about potential opportunities for further growth, and provide practical suggestions for reaching students and raising the profile of American colleges and universities in Taiwan. Participants include Christopher J. Marut, Director, American Institute in Taiwan; Dr. William Vocke, Executive Director, Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan); Benjamin Wang, President, Chun Shin Limited (ETS Taiwan); Professor Frank Ying, Dean, Office of International Affairs National Taiwan Normal University.