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August 2022

UNCW Center for Cyber Defense Education CMMC 2.0 Workshop

August 15 @ 8:30 am - August 16 @ 4:00 pm
UNC Wilmington

Please Note: In-person workshop is limited to 25 attendees Register now for a free, two-day CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) 2.0 workshop! In person attendance spaces are limited. UNCW CCDE is offering a free workshop that will cover the CMMC 2.0 and the new Department of Defense (DoD) requirements which include: moving from a five-level compliance model to a three-level model, shifting some auditing requirements to the DoD, and revising the program to mirror NIST 800-171 more closely. Who should…

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INTRODUCTION TO DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA) INTERNET BID BOARD SYSTEM (DIBBS)

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Introduction to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)” virtually on the following dates: February 8, 2022 from 0900-1030 May 13, 2022 from 0900-1030 August 16, 2022 from 0900-1030 November 15, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is a web-based application that enables the vendor community to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Requests for Quotations (RFQs). Through DIBBS, users…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 611XXX – Education & Training

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: NAICS 611XXX – Education & Training The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will brief ALL the recently released opportunities for NAICS 611XXX – Education & Training. Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent Federal NAICS 611XXX – Education & Training. - How…

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SBA7j Federal Proposal Training: Writing a Technical Response

August 16 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: Writing a Technical Response BIDSPEED is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training that will assist companies with doing more business with the Federal Government. This webinar will focus on Writing a Technical Response to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should plan to attend. YOU WILL LEARN: - How to Develop your Technical…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 62XXXX – Health Care and Social Assistance

August 16 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: NAICS 62XXXX – Health Care and Social Assistance BIDSPEED is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training that will assist companies with doing more business with the Federal Government. This webinar will brief ALL the recently released NAICS 62XXXX – Health Care and Social Assistance opportunities to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should…

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How to Start a Business – Online

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Understand the basics of starting a business in this seminar that takes you from idea to opportunity. Learn key strategies for start-up, financing and marketing as well as important information about legal issues, licensing, zoning, operations and more. Realize the importance of a self-assessment and how to evaluate the feasibility of your business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your business. Speaker(s): Alicia Herrin of Sarah Anything, L.L.C. This will be a live webinar…

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FCL-GSA-0023 Basic Contracting for GSA Schedule

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Sign up for our Basic Contracting for GSA Schedule class! FCL-GSA-0023 Basic Contracting for GSA Schedule | August 17, 2022  Target Audience: Federal Government Part 1: 10:30 AM - Noon Break: Noon - 1:00 PM Part 2: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (All times Eastern) This comprehensive training course covers Federal Supply Schedules contracting and ordering procedures. It addresses placing orders against Multiple Award Schedules, as outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 8.4. In this course you will learn…

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Military Medical Funding Opportunities: Learn How to Navigate the Largest Annual Military Medical Conference

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online Webinar

The Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) is a large, annual military medical conference. This year's conference is being held September 12-15, 2022, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. It is an excellent opportunity to meet with leadership from the Defense Health Agency, the Army Futures Command, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, and the U.S. Department of Veterans…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 71-72XXX – Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: NAICS 71-72XXX – Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will brief ALL the recently released opportunities for NAICS 71-72XXX – Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services. Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent Federal…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 71-72XXX – Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: NAICS 71-72XXX – Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will brief ALL the recently released opportunities for NAICS 71-72XXX – Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services. Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent Federal…

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Construction Quality Management for Contractors Class

August 18 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
James Melton Vocational Skills Bldg., Room 104 B/C, Coastal Carolina Community College + Google Map

Construction Quality Management for Contractors This course is required by both the Army Corp of Engineers (COE) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for contractors doing business aboard military installations. The CQM program covers the following topics: what is CQM, Contractor and Government Responsibilities, Quality Management Planning, the Contractor's QC Plan, the Governments QA Plan, the Pre-Construction Meeting, the Coordination and Mutual Understanding Meeting, Submittals, the Three Phases of Control, Testing, Documentation, and Certification by the QC Manager that all…

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EFFECTIVELY PRESENTING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE GOVERNMENT, MILITARY & PRIME CONTRACTORS (VIRTUAL, SEVERAL DATES)

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Effectively Presenting Your Business to the Government, Military & Prime Contractors” virtually on the following dates: February 16, 2022 from 0900-1030 May 24, 2022 from 0900-1030 August 18, 2022 from 0900-1030 November 9, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. This training focuses on real world tips, tricks, tools and lessons learned on how to effectively market a business to federal customers. It also focuses on techniques to market a business to federal prime contractors,…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 81XXX – Other Services

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will brief ALL the recently released opportunities for NAICS 81XXX – Other Services. Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent Federal NAICS 81XXX – Other Services. - How to set-up daily Automatic Search Queries and email notifications. - How to ask questions directly to the Contracting Officers. - How to…

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SBA7j Federal Agency Business Training: Doing Business with AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Online Webinar

The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will focus on "Doing Business with AGRICULTURE, DEPARTMENT OF". Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. SBA Cooperative Agreement contract #SBAGC7J200001-02-00 - Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All…

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UNDERSTANDING AND UTILIZING MATCHFORCE.ORG

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Understanding and Utilizing MatchForce.org” virtually on the following dates: January 19, 2022 from 0900-1030 April 13, 2022 from 0900-1030 August 19, 2022 from 0900-1030 November 30, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. This training is a comprehensive guide to using MatchForce as a tool for finding federal contracting opportunities and doing market research. In this training you will learn how Matchforce can be utilized to: match your business to contract opportunities automatically; effectively search…

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SBA7j Federal Contractor Training: GSA Schedule – How to Build Your Product Price List

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online Webinar

The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will focus on "GSA Schedule - How to Build Your Product Price List". Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: - Pricing Products - Past Rates - Capabilities Verification - Letters of Supply - Past Performance - Business Attributes SBA Cooperative Agreement contract #SBAGC7J200001-02-00 - Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S.…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 9XXXX– Public Administration

August 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will brief ALL the recently released opportunities for NAICS 9XXXX– Public Administration Opportunities Live Briefing. Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent NAICS 9XXXX– Public Administration Opportunities. - How to set-up daily Automatic Search Queries and email notifications. - How to ask questions directly to the Contracting Officers. - How…

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SBA7j Federal Proposal Training: Building a Past Performance Library

August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online Webinar

BIDSPEED is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training that will assist companies with doing more business with the Federal Government. This webinar will focus on Building a Past Performance Library to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should plan to attend. YOU WILL LEARN: - How to Develop your Past Performance Volume using a basic RFP Template - Where to Store Past Performance for Quick Access SBA…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 11XXX – Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting

August 23 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Online Webinar

BIDSPEED is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training that will assist companies with doing more business with the Federal Government. This webinar will brief ALL the recently released NAICS 11XXX – Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting opportunities to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should plan to attend. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent Federal NAICS 11XXX – Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting. - How to set-up…

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Financing Your Small Business – Online

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Financing continues to be a challenge for many small business owners. Questions range from, Who will give me money for my business idea and what do they need from me? to, How will this business make money and will it be enough to pay back a loan or attract an investor? Get to the heart of business financing in this seminar that answers your questions. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of funding sources and how to…

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DARPA SMALL BUSINESS OFFICE OUTREACH

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center and North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office are pleased to host the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) for an informational webinar on August 24, 2022 from 1000 to 1100. Jennifer Thabet from DARPA’S SBPO office will provide an overview of DARPA and the agency’s Small Business Programs; including the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs; and discuss what makes DARPA unique and…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 21XXX – Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

BIDSPEED is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training that will assist companies with doing more business with the Federal Government. This webinar will brief ALL the recently released NAICS 21XXX – Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction and Food Services opportunities to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should plan to attend. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent Federal NAICS 21XXX – Mining, Quarrying,…

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SBA7j-Bidspeed Portal User Training: Building a Past Performance Library

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online Webinar

The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will focus on "using the SBA7J-Bidspeed Training Portal". Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: Building a Past Performance Library SBA Cooperative Agreement contract #SBAGC7J200001-02-00 - Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 22XXX – Utilities

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Online Webinar

BIDSPEED is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training that will assist companies with doing more business with the Federal Government. This webinar will brief ALL the recently released NAICS 22XXX – Utilities opportunities to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should plan to attend. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent NAICS 22XXX – Utilities. - How to set-up daily Automatic Search Queries and email notifications.…

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BUILDING A MORE COLLABORATIVE ADVANCED TEXTILES ECOSYSTEM IN SUPPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gaston College Kimbrell Campus, 7220 Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont, NC 28012
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Join the Defense Alliance of North Carolina (DANC) Science & Technology Committee and the NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) on Thursday, August 25 at Gaston College Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, NC. (7220 Wilkinson Blvd., Belmont, NC 28012) This will be the first of a series of events in support of the NC Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (NC DMCSP). Learn how North Carolina will become the best in class innovation ecosystem for "dual use" smart textiles research, development, and…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 23XXX – Construction

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

BIDSPEED is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training that will assist companies with doing more business with the Federal Government. This webinar will brief ALL the recently released NAICS 23XXX – Construction opportunities to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should plan to attend. YOU WILL LEARN: - Brief on ALL recent Federal NAICS 23XXX – Construction. - How to set-up daily Automatic Search Queries and email…

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SBA7j Federal Contractor Training: Strategic Planning for FY23

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online Webinar

BIDSPEED is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training that will assist companies with doing more business with the Federal Government. This webinar will focus on Strategic Planning for FY23 to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should plan to attend. YOU WILL LEARN: - How to Prepare for New Fiscal Year 2023 - Where to find Agency Forecast - How to Begin Marketing Efforts SBA Cooperative Agreement…

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SBA7j Federal Agency Business Training: Doing Business with TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF

August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Online Webinar

The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, is providing a short, hands-on, interactive, virtual training webinar that will focus on "Doing Business with TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF". Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. SBA Cooperative Agreement contract #SBAGC7J200001-02-00 - Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All…

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SBA7J Market Update: Weekly Government Opportunity Market Review

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Online Webinar

The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, presents: “The Weekly Government Opportunity Report” This webinar will provide up-to-date information on the release of this week’s Federal contracting opportunities to include: - Request for Information (RFI) - Request for Proposal (RFPs) - Pre-solicitations - Sources Sought In just a few short minutes, you will be updated on all the important business that you have an opportunity to participate in with the Federal Government. BIDSPEED will guide you…

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SBA7J Market Update: Weekly Government Opportunity Market Review

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Online Webinar

The SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program, powered by BIDSPEED, presents: “The Weekly Government Opportunity Report” This webinar will provide up-to-date information on the release of this week’s Federal contracting opportunities to include: - Request for Information (RFI) - Request for Proposal (RFPs) - Pre-solicitations - Sources Sought In just a few short minutes, you will be updated on all the important business that you have an opportunity to participate in with the Federal Government. BIDSPEED will guide you…

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How to Write a Business Plan – Online

August 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A business plan can be the most important tool a small business owner has. Learn how to turn your ideas into a solid plan for financing and long-term success. This seminar teaches you the important components of a business plan and helps you lay the foundation for a winning plan. Find out how marketing, operations, and finance are interrelated. Discover how a business plan is used by potential lenders, the dos and don’ts of writing a plan and steps for…

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September 2022

Havelock Lunch and Learn: Networking for Net Profit for Your Small Business

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Craven Community College, STEM 126 Conference Room

Want to improve your bottom line? We are living in a relationship economy that measures" Return on Relationship" (ROR)- the value that is accrued by a person or brand due to nurturing a relationship. ROR is the value that will accrue over time through loyalty, recommendations and sharing. Discover five easy steps to turn business networking and relationship building into profits. Speaker(s): Wanda Bennett, Work on Wonderful Consulting LLC Fee: No Cost REGISTER

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How to Find Your Customers – Online

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Market research isn’t just for startups; it’s an important ongoing process for every small business. Developing a focused and effective marketing plan requires up-to-date market analysis. Discover the variety of market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers. Get the data you need to test the feasibility of a new business, find the competition and potential customers interested in your proposed product or service. Speaker(s): Alicia Herrin of Sarah Anything, L.L.C. This will be…

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SELLING TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SERIES: Part 1

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Online

The North Carolina Community College System Small Business Center Network and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host a two-part Selling to the Government for Your Small Business webinar. Part 1: September 12, 2022 from 0900-1430. Businesses that are interested in pursuing the federal government marketplace or would like a refresher should attend this two-part series. Part 1 will provide an introduction to doing business with the federal government and will cover the following topics (and more):…

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SELLING TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SERIES: Part 2

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:45 pm
Online

Part 2: September 13, 2022 from 0900-1245. Businesses that are interested in pursuing the federal government marketplace or would like a refresher should attend this two-part series. Part 2 will focus on real-world tips, tricks, tools, and lessons learned on how to effectively market a business to federal customers. Techniques to market a business to federal prime contractors, in anticipation of teaming on current and future opportunities, will also be covered. Additionally, Part 2 will discuss the steps to take…

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Marketing Your Business – Online

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Marketing for the 21st Century small business is more dynamic and challenging than ever. Discover how to most effectively and efficiently use the many marketing tools available. Gain insights to understand and reach your customer, analyze your industry and business environment and differentiate between branding, advertising, and grassroots marketing techniques. We will also explore the components of an effective marketing plan in this comprehensive seminar. Speaker(s): Alicia Herrin of Sarah Anything, L.L.C. This will be a live webinar presented through…

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MEAP Local Employment Expo September 20th Marston Pavilion

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Marston Pavilion, 730 Seth Williams Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542 United States
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Local Military Spouse Employment Expo About this event The MCCS Lejeune - New River Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) is looking for military friendly employers who are interested in employing military spouses or family members. We are seeking companies with current openings. Military spouses have some vast knowledge and experience that is proven in their flexibility, dedication, and ability to work well under stress. Employers may have some Veterans and Retirees applying  for some positions. Base access will be…

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LOCAL EMPLOYMENT EXPO

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Marston Pavilion, 730 Seth Williams Blvd
Camp Lejeune, NC 28542 United States
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Explore local and remote career opportunities.  Are you looking for a career locally or a career that you can take with you? Military spouses, transitioning service members, veterans, and retirees will be able to network and interact with local military friendly employers who are looking to hire you. Positions available will include onsite employment opportunities and remote opportunities to work from home. We recommend professional dress attire as making that first impression is important. Bring extra resume copies and prepare…

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Basics of Bookkeeping – Online

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Gain a workable knowledge of how to properly record financial transactions for your business. Discover the three most important financial reports and how to use them to make the best-informed business decisions. If you’re a new business owner or need a refresher on the basics of accounting, this seminar is designed for you. Speaker(s): Alicia Herrin of Sarah Anything, L.L.C. This will be a live webinar presented through Zoom. Meeting and access information for this webinar will be available to…

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Construction Quality Management for Contractors Class

September 22 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
James Melton Vocational Skills Bldg., Room 104 B/C, Coastal Carolina Community College + Google Map

This course is required by both the Army Corp of Engineers (COE) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for contractors doing business aboard military installations. The CQM program covers the following topics: what is CQM, Contractor and Government Responsibilities, Quality Management Planning, the Contractor's QC Plan, the Governments QA Plan, the Pre-Construction Meeting, the Coordination and Mutual Understanding Meeting, Submittals, the Three Phases of Control, Testing, Documentation, and Certification by the QC Manager that all procedures were done in accordance…

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Your Small Business Taxes – Online

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Webinar

Gain a solid understanding of taxes required for small business owners and develop the best tax strategy for your business. Become familiar with the latest tax forms and procedures for both state and federal taxes. Discover how everyday business decisions can have tax implications that can affect your bottom line. This seminar is important for both new and experienced business owners. Speaker(s): Alicia Herrin of Sarah Anything, L.L.C. This will be a live webinar presented through Zoom. Meeting and access…

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DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY – FOR SMALL BUSINESSES ENGAGED IN CONTRACTING (SEPT 28-30)

September 28 @ 9:00 am - September 29 @ 4:45 pm
Online

The North Carolina Community College System Small Business Center Network and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host a three-part Defense Contractor Academy – For Small Businesses Engaged in Contracting from September 28-30, 2022. The Defense Contractor Academy (DCA) offers intermediate-level instruction to existing small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. Part 1: September 28, 0900-1645. Part 1, constructed as a business development focused day, will…

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DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY – FOR SMALL BUSINESSES ENGAGED IN CONTRACTING (SEPT 28-30)

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online

Part 2: September 29, 0900-1700. Part 2 is constructed as a cybersecurity and financial focused day. We will start the morning with an overview on the importance of cybersecurity requirements for federal contractors to help defend our nation’s security. Next, presenters will focus on financial-related topics including cost estimating, developing pricing proposals, financing government contracts, cost accounting standards, and contract audits. Agenda: 9:00 AM-10:30 AM – Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and Defense Contractor Requirements (CMMC 2.0) 10:30 AM-12:30 PM –…

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DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY – FOR SMALL BUSINESSES ENGAGED IN CONTRACTING (SEPT 28-30)

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Online

Part 3: September 30, 0900-1530. Part 3, constructed as a legal focused day, will cover several topics ranging from teaming; joint ventures; mentor-protégé programs and limitations on subcontracting; human resource considerations and labor laws related to federal contracts; debriefings; protests; and contract administration issues. Agenda: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM – Teaming Arrangements, Joint Ventures, Mentor-Protégé Programs, and Limitations on Subcontracting 11:00 AM-11:10 AM – Break 11:10 AM-1:10 PM – HR Considerations and Labor Laws Related to Executing Contracts 1:10 PM-1:30 PM…

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October 2022

WIDE AREA WORK FLOW: GETTING PAID AS A FEDERAL CONTRACTOR (VIRTUAL)

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Wide Area Work Flow: Getting Paid as a Federal Contractor” virtually on the following dates: January 18, 2022 from 0900-1030 April 5, 2022 from 0900-1030 July 19, 2022 from 0900-1030 October 4, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. Upon completion of this training, attendees will be able to describe and utilize the federal government’s Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) system. Topics will include: accessing the WAWF, developing an invoice on WAWF, submitting the invoice,…

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IFAI 2022 Expo

October 12 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Charlotte, NC

The Leading Show in the Textiles Industry For a century, IFAI Expo has been the industrial fabrics industry’s flagship show. As the premier textiles event, Expo is the place where industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn, and make purchases in order to grow their businesses. Connect with industry experts and peers. Discover new products and applications. Advance your business with insights on market trends. VISIT OUR WEBSITE WHY ATTEND? Solutions With over 200 exhibitors organized by market on the Expo…

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Construction Quality Management for Contractors Class

October 20 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
James Melton Vocational Skills Bldg., Room 104 B/C, Coastal Carolina Community College + Google Map

This course is required by both the Army Corp of Engineers (COE) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for contractors doing business aboard military installations. The CQM program covers the following topics: what is CQM, Contractor and Government Responsibilities, Quality Management Planning, the Contractor's QC Plan, the Governments QA Plan, the Pre-Construction Meeting, the Coordination and Mutual Understanding Meeting, Submittals, the Three Phases of Control, Testing, Documentation, and Certification by the QC Manager that all procedures were done in accordance…

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2022 Coast Guard Education & Career Fairs for Sector North Carolina

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Armed Forces Reserve Center. 3623 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412

The events will be held from 1000 to 1300 each day and while we try very hard to accommodate all interested institutions be advised that attendance may be limited to approximately 25 college representatives because of limited space – this number will be determined by each the designated POC.  Each Education Services Officer will be advertising this event to local commands/units as well as reserve forces and other DOD units. Wilmington, NC event: Tuesday October 26th, 2022 POC: CWO Dave…

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2022 Coast Guard Education & Career Fairs for Sector North Carolina

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
2301 E. Fort Macon Road Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

The events will be held from 1000 to 1300 each day and while we try very hard to accommodate all interested institutions be advised that attendance may be limited to approximately 25 college representatives because of limited space – this number will be determined by each the designated POC.  Each Education Services Officer will be advertising this event to local commands/units as well as reserve forces and other DOD units. Wilmington, NC event: Tuesday October 26th, 2022 POC: CWO Dave…

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2022 Sandhills ScoutReach Golf Classic

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anderson Creek Golf Club Spring Lake, NC + Google Map

TOGETHER WE CAN Grow Leaders in the Sandhills’ Most Underserved Neighborhoods Enjoy a round of golf with the Sandhills’ top business leaders on one of North Carolina's finest courses and help us provide life-changing experiences to some very special young people through ScoutReach. ScoutReach supports at-risk youth through a well-defined program based on callus, learning by doing, fun and positive role models.  These programs are focused on helping young people in our hardest to serve markets develop strong character and the necessary…

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November 2022

INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL CONTRACTING (SEVERAL DATES)

November 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Introduction to Federal Contracting” virtually on the following dates: May 6, 2022 from 0900-1030 August 11, 2022 from 0900-1030 November 1, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. This training is an introduction to doing business with the federal government. Topics trained include: levels of federal purchasing; how the federal government buys products, construction and engineering and non-personal services; marketing a business to the federal government; socio-economic small business programs; registering as a federal contractor; locating,…

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EFFECTIVELY PRESENTING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE GOVERNMENT, MILITARY & PRIME CONTRACTORS (VIRTUAL, SEVERAL DATES)

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Effectively Presenting Your Business to the Government, Military & Prime Contractors” virtually on the following dates: February 16, 2022 from 0900-1030 May 24, 2022 from 0900-1030 August 18, 2022 from 0900-1030 November 9, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. This training focuses on real world tips, tricks, tools and lessons learned on how to effectively market a business to federal customers. It also focuses on techniques to market a business to federal prime contractors,…

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INTRODUCTION TO DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY (DLA) INTERNET BID BOARD SYSTEM (DIBBS)

November 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Introduction to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)” virtually on the following dates: February 8, 2022 from 0900-1030 (Closed) May 13, 2022 from 0900-1030 August 16, 2022 from 0900-1030 November 15, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) is a web-based application that enables the vendor community to search for, view, and submit secure quotes on Requests for Quotations (RFQs). Through DIBBS,…

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Construction Quality Management for Contractors Class

November 17 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
James Melton Vocational Skills Bldg., Room 104 B/C, Coastal Carolina Community College + Google Map

This course is required by both the Army Corp of Engineers (COE) and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for contractors doing business aboard military installations. The CQM program covers the following topics: what is CQM, Contractor and Government Responsibilities, Quality Management Planning, the Contractor's QC Plan, the Governments QA Plan, the Pre-Construction Meeting, the Coordination and Mutual Understanding Meeting, Submittals, the Three Phases of Control, Testing, Documentation, and Certification by the QC Manager that all procedures were done in accordance…

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UNDERSTANDING AND UTILIZING MATCHFORCE.ORG

November 30 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Understanding and Utilizing MatchForce.org” virtually on the following dates: January 19, 2022 from 0900-1030 April 13, 2022 from 0900-1030 August 19, 2022 from 0900-1030 November 30, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. This training is a comprehensive guide to using MatchForce as a tool for finding federal contracting opportunities and doing market research. In this training you will learn how Matchforce can be utilized to: match your business to contract opportunities automatically; effectively search…

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December 2022

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION: IS IT RIGHT FOR YOR BUSINESS?

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “General Services Administration: Is It Right For Your Business?” virtually on the following dates: June 21, 2022 from 0900-1030 December 13, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. Working through and getting on GSA can be very beneficial for the business community but if you don’t set yourself up for success you may not have a long history with GSA. This webinar is going to provide the attendees “The rest of the Story”. Steps to…

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