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February 2022

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

February 16 @ 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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New Bern Lunch & Learn: Intro to Video Marketing for Small Businesses

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, 316 S. Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
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Topic: Business Basics 93% of consumers say that video is helpful when making a purchase. If you’re not using video to market your business, then you’re missing out. Learn the basics of why you should create videos and how to do it. Commercial photographer and videographer Bob Mackowski has been coaching small business owners on how to add this valuable practice to their marketing and he’ll cover the main concepts with you in this class. Speaker(s): Bob Mackowski Co-Sponsor(s): New…

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DEFENSE INNOVATION UNIT (DIU): 2022 REGIONAL ROADSHOW

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

The North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to announce and host the first Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) Regional Roadshow (virtual) on February 16, 2022 from 1300-1700 EST. PURPOSE.  The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) was started in 2015 to identify and attract the best of breed commercial technology to solve complex national defense problems.  In the past six years, DIU has awarded 279 prototype contracts and transitioned 41% of these to production. (Learn more about DIU’s efforts by reading their FY 2021 Annual Report.)  DIU was DoD’s…

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“Straight Talk!” on the 8(a) Business Development (8(a) BD) Program

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Microsoft Teams

The Office of Business Development is hosting its open hour “Straight Talk!” on the 8(a) Business Development (8(a) BD) Program.  Whether a firm is thinking about applying to the 8(a) BD Program or having been certified into the program or just have general questions about the 8(a) BD program, please notify them to join us. The Purpose: To provide small businesses with a direct line to SBA 8(a) BD employees who can answer questions and provide information relative to 8(a)…

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Special Notice for Virtual Construction Industry Day on March 8, 2022

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a SPECIAL NOTICE to announce a CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY DAY in support of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) located at Glynco, GA, Artesia, NM, Charleston, SC, and Cheltenham, MD. This event will be conducted as a Virtual Construction Industry Day. And, will be used as a MARKET RESEARCH tool by the Government to host a forum for any interested construction contractors to provide and obtain feedback regarding changes in construction pricing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Date: Tuesday, March 8,…

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How to Price your Product or Service for Small Businesses- ONLINE

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Craven SBC Online Webinars Topic: Start-up Assistance For aspiring and existing Small Businesses owners, Identify internal and external factors to consider in setting prices for products and services and learn to estimate potential market share. Business examples demonstrate how to evaluate pricing methods, develop sales, forecasts, and measure market potential. The seminar introduces breakeven analysis as a tool to assist the entrepreneur in measuring financial feasibility. Activities identify the kinds of data needed to project the revenue, start-up, and operating…

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Mastering Google Workplace as a Business Tool – Online Webinar

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online

On-Line Training Topic: Managing a Business Google Workplace, sometimes called Google Business, provides business professionals with a toolbox filled with great tools, for a very reasonable fee. In this session, we will explore Google Email, Drive, Documents, Contacts, Sheets, Forms, Slides, and much more. Speaker(s): Teddy Burriss, Burriss Consulting, Inc. If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the Small Business Center 72 hours prior to the event or contact Randy Williams, Director of the Learning Assistance…

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Business Organization & Recordkeeping with the IRS – Online Webinar

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Online

Topic: Tax Planning Businesses need to know their options when it comes to legally structuring their business and how it will impact their tax liability. This webinar reviews legal structure options, the role of an EIN, and outlines the primary types of business taxes that many entities are required to play. Plus the session reviews recordkeeping requirements for businesses, including the types of information which need to be retained and the length of time that records should be kept. Speaker(s):…

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Havelock Lunch & Learn: How Small Business’s Manage Employees to Solve Company Problems

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Craven Community College, STEM 126 Conference Room

For aspiring and existing small business owners, How often are you disappointed with the service you provide? Don’t let that be how your clients feel! Our team members are on the front lines dealing with all of our clients. One of the best things business owners can do is empower our staff with the knowledge, skills, and ability to take care of our clients. Join us for this session where we will explore techniques to manage your employees and allow…

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Let’s Build Together Subcontractor Event (Session #7)

February 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SBTDC at Elizabeth City State University K.E. White Graduate Center

Cost: $Free | Register ▸ The Sentara Albemarle Medical Campus will open on a 135-acre plot near Halstead Blvd Extended and Thunder Road in Elizabeth City in 2024. Small businesses will have an opportunity to get involved with the project as subcontractors. All new subcontractors and vendors for the project must be pre-qualified with the project’s contractor, Whiting-Turner. Attendees at this in-person event will hear about the following topics related to project closeout from Whiting-Turner. HUB Certification process Project closeout…

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Market Research: Finding your Customer for Small Businesses Online

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Topic: Marketing and Sales For aspiring and existing Small Business owners, Discover how to analyze your market potential and identify potential customers by using free and reliable information resources to conduct industry and market research. How to Find Your Customers shows you ways to find vital information about your industry and market without paying for high-priced market research. The information in this workshop is organized to help you fit it neatly into your overall business and marketing plan. Speaker(s): Dr.…

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March 2022

SAME Mid-Atlantic Small Business Outreach + Industry Day

March 1 @ 8:00 am - March 2 @ 12:00 pm
Virginina Beach Convention Center, 100 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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About this event AGENDA Monday, February 28, 2022 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Vendor setup Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration/Breakfast in Exhibit Hall 8:00 am - 8:15 am Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker: 8:15 am - 10:15 am General Session/Agency Industry Day: 10:15 am - 10:30 am Break in Exhibit Hall 10:30 am - 11:50 am Matchmaking/Networking in Exhibit Hall 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Matchmaking/Networking in Exhibit…

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WEBINAR: FINDING AND UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL OPPORTUNITIES (VIRTUAL, SEVERAL DATES)

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

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Finding and Understanding Federal Opportunities” virtually on the following dates: March 1, 2022 from 0900-1030 June 14, 2022 from 0900-1030 September 6, 2022 from 0900-1030 December 6, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. A follow on to “Introduction to Federal Contracting” this training focuses on identifying federal websites used by government agencies to advertise current opportunities for goods and services and long-range procurement forecasts. Examples include, but are not limited to SAM.gov, DIBBS, GSA,…

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THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY OF CURRENT AND FUTURE WARFARE

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Research Triangle Park, NC

“The Impact of Technology on Current and Future Warfare” LTG (Ret) Ben Hodges   Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies *In-Person Event* When. March 2, 2022   1000-1200 Where. First Flight Venture Center, 2 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC  27709 HOSTED BY: North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) First Flight Venture Center (FFVC) The N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation PURPOSE.  Given the situation in the Ukraine and throughout the world, hear first-hand about the impact of ever evolving technologies on warfighting and strategy…

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Introduction to Doing Business with the Federal Government – Online Webinar

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

Topic: Government Contracting This webinar is an introduction to doing business with the federal government. Topics 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, identifying and responding to federal business opportunities; and resources available to assist federal contractors in North Carolina. The federal government buys everything, so if you are just starting your business…

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FORT BRAGG AREA VETERANS JOB FAIR

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Crown Complex Arena

The search for premier talent has never been more challenging, and organizations like yours are looking for cost-effective and proven solutions to assist in their hiring initiatives. Meet face-to-face with job seekers from the military community and create the workforce that will strengthen your organization in 2022. Our events also provide: Contact-free check-in process Access to candidate information, post-event Job posting on the RecruitMilitary job board And much more. REGISTER HERE CONTACT: Christopher Bratton Sales Development Intern (757) 965-5765 christopher.bratton@recruitmilitary.com

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2022 MICC ADVANCE PLANNING BRIEFINGS FOR INDUSTRY

March 7 @ 8:30 am - March 10 @ 3:00 pm
Virtual

Registration open for 2022 national virtual industry outreach Officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are conducting the 2022 Advance Planning Briefings for Industry, or APBI, March 7-10, 2022. The command-wide, virtual briefing is the only small business outreach event for the year outlining acquisition needs across the Army being executed by the MICC. Additional information including a registration link can be found on SAM.gov. Registration runs through Feb. 25, 2022. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER,VISIT: http://go.pardot.com/e/934193/micc-org-small-business/2pmqk/37369502?h=7CJdOMvmfrQ_XROwCi3D3UzA_MR9w1AtGEnBKkZ1VmY For…

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Market Research – Who Buys What You Sell and How to Research Your Competition

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Market Research – Who Buys What You Sell and How to Research Your Competition” virtually on March 8, 2022 from 0900-1030. About. Learn how to use the Federal Procurement Data System and the System for Award Management to find the federal agencies that buy the products/services your company sells, and learn how to find and research your competition. Registration. This is a free webinar; however, pre-registration is required in order to receive…

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Increasing Revenues and Profits with Digital Marketing – Online Webinar

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Online

Topic: Technology If your business is B2B or B2C, and your goal is to increase revenues and profits, then you MUST invest in a digital marketing strategy and plan. Digital marketing encompasses all marketing efforts that use an electronic device or the internet. Businesses leverage digital channels such as search engines, social media, email, and their websites to connect with current and prospective customers. Marketing has always been about connecting with your audience in the right place and at the…

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Using Canva for Your Small Business – Online Webinar

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Online

Topic: Technology Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, and more which you can use for your small business. Whether you’re a digital marketing whiz that wants to create even more engaging content or you just want to jazz up a flyer for your next event - Canva can help professionalize your marketing. Join this webinar to get started with Canva. Speaker(s): Chanda Platania Co-Sponsor(s): Catawba County Library System If you have a disability…

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WEBINAR: HOW TO UNDERSTAND AN RFP (MAR 15, VIRTUAL)

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

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “How to Understand an RFP” virtually on the following date: March 15, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. Learn how to thoroughly understand an RFP, make go – no go decisions, and make sure you’re compliant with the RFP. Registration. This is a free webinar; however, pre-registration is required in order to receive the virtual platform credentials. Credentials will be emailed out a few days prior to the training. REGISTER HERE!

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APPRENTICESHIPNC ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022

March 15 @ 10:00 am - March 16 @ 11:30 am
Hotel Ballast, Wilmington, NC

ApprenticeshipNC's Annual Conference is a can't miss experience for every stakeholder involved with registered apprenticeship in North Carolina. This year's theme is Revive and Thrive: Creating an Inclusive Workforce Post Pandemic. Conference agenda and speakers will be announced soon. Don't miss out - register today! REGISTER HERE Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 25, 2022 The theme of the 2022 ApprenticeshipNC  Annual Conference is Revive and Thrive: Creating an Inclusive Workforce Post Pandemic. Speakers and workshops will be announced soon.

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Science & Technology forum hosted by the Defense Alliance of NC (DANC)

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
FSU, Rudolph Jones Student Center, Room #238, 1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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“Cybersecurity and Emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) Application in Cybersecurity" Dr. Rajeev Agrawal | Deputy Director, Cyber-AI (C5ISREW), DDR&E (Research & Technology), Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Research and Engineering  Topic:  DoD Perspective on National Cybersecurity Research Directions Dr. Rajeev Agrawal received his Ph.D. in Computer Science with minor in Engineering from Wayne State University in 2009. He is currently a Computer Scientist in Information Technology Laboratory at U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and…

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Celebrating Woman-Owned Small Businesses: The Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Certification

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

March is Women's History Month, and it is time to celebrate women's contributions to history, society, and culture! Join us for a virtual event on March 16, 2022, from 10:00 to noon to learn how the WOSB certification can benefit your firm in the federal contracting  arena and get a share of those contracting dollars! FACT: The federal government purchases $600 billion in goods and services annually. Of those purchases $30 billion are earmarked for woman-owned small businesses. FACTY: Of…

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April 2022

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

April 5 @ 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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SAME Cape Fear Post’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Beau Rivage Golf & Resort, 649 Rivage Promenade
Wilmington, NC 28412
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In Conjunction with the North Carolina Military Business Center’s 2022 Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure& Environmental Summit (2022 SUMMIT) Proudly Presents the: SAME Cape Fear Post’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament To be held on the challenging and beautiful 649 Rivage Promenade, Wilmington, NC 28412 April 6, 2022 Please Sign up ASAP, but NLT March 30 4 Person Scramble Event Includes, range balls, tournament participation, golf cart, lunch, goody bag & awards. Cheat packs available for purchase. For more information, visit…

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2022 Southeast Region Federal Construction Infrastructure & Environmental Summit

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - April 7 @ 5:00 pm
Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401 United States
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HOSTED BY: Office of United States Senator Richard Burr Office of United State Senator Thom Tillis North Carolina Military Business Center WHEN. April 6-7, 2022: In-Person at the Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 REGISTER HERE! PURPOSE.  “The Summit” brings together over 750 representatives of the Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Fort Bragg, Marine Corps Installations East, Seymour Johnson AFB, other Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps installations, US Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, General…

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Coffee Call: Adversarial Threats to Commercial and Military Networks

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Virtual

Join us this Friday, April 8, 2022, @ 0900-1000 ET for another virtual DEFTECH Coffee Call  (see TEAMS Link Below) Topic:  Cyber Security: Adversarial threats to commercial and military networks and potential impacts on Electronic Warfare. Guest Speakers: Col Jeff Worthington (USA, Ret)     Crowdstrike LTC Chris Wilkinson, USA Cyber, Army Cyber Institute Every Friday, 0900 Eastern, grab your coffee, bring your ideas, and join the NC Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Community for an open, informal, virtual “Coffee Call” to discuss various topics regarding Science,…

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UNDERSTANDING AND UTILIZING MATCHFORCE.ORG

April 13 @ 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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Defense Contract Audit Agency Government Contract Training

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Webinar

The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) will host an information session for small businesses on agency operations and discuss the contractor’s role in complying with the agency’s requirements. The training will cover the following: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm  • Introduction and DCAA Overview  • DCAA’s Audit Process  Thursday, April 14, 2022- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm  • Accounting System Requirements  The DCAA audits all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and provides advisory services…

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Defense Contract Audit Agency Government Contract Training

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Webinar

The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) will host an information session for small businesses on agency operations and discuss the contractor’s role in complying with the agency’s requirements. The training will cover the following: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm • Introduction and DCAA Overview • DCAA’s Audit Process Thursday, April 14, 2022- 10:00 am to 12:00 pm • Accounting System Requirements The DCAA audits all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracts and provides advisory services…

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15 April 2022, DEFTECH Coffee Call | Topic: Toward the Omniscient Soldier

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Microsoft Teams Virtual Event

Join us this Friday, April 15, 2022, @ 0900-1000 ET for another virtual DEFTECH Coffee Call (see TEAMS Link Below) Topic: Toward the Omniscient Soldier: How Innovative AI Paradigms Will Revolutionize C5ISR in Support of Close Combat Operations Agenda: AI…Beyond the Buzz · Current State of AI (what it can and cannot do · Level set: What is required to build an AI system? Data (lots), computational infrastructure (lots), talent (data scientists and ml engineers) Operationalizing AI (focus) · AI…

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Save the Date: NCBiotech’s Life Sciences Economic Development Summit – Apr. 19, 2022

April 19 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
21C Museum Hotel

NCBiotech will host its third statewide Life Sciences Economic Development Summit in Durham on April 19, 2022. Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn about North Carolina's thriving life sciences sector, and explore opportunities to grow this industry statewide in 2022 and beyond Topics on the Agenda Trends in the life sciences Expansion through small company growth Workforce development Diversity, equity, and inclusion in North Carolina's talent pipeline Gene- and cell-therapy in North Carolina Infrastructure Site selector panel discussion Details…

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How to Start a Small Business: ONLINE

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Craven SBC Online Webinars Topic: Start-up Assistance Understand the basics of starting a small business in this webinar 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 small business idea. Discover the resources available to help you start and successfully operate your small business. Speaker(s): TenBiz inc.…

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2022 State Energy Conference: Registration Is Open

April 26 @ 8:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
McKimmon Center, NC State University

SAVE THE DATE: April 26 – 27, 2022 McKimmon Center, NC State University NEW UPDATE: Choose between two attendance options when registering for the 2022 State Energy Conference! 1. Attend in-person only - You can attend all sessions and network events (evening reception included), and visit the exhibit hall in person. Breakfast and lunch are included. 2. Attend online only - You can view sessions live online (same as the 2021 virtual conference), and connect online with other attendees, exhibitors…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA: Session 1: Government Contract Opportunities & Contractor Responses

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual

The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the NCMBC.…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 2: Leveraging Non-Competitive and Limited Competition Acquisitions and Sources of Supply

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 3: Critical Data for Success as a Defense Contractor

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 4: Technology Research and Tools

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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May 2022

2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 5: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification and Defense Contractor Requirements

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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REGIONAL MILITARY SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH AND VENDOR EVENT (MAY 4)

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Maxwell Center, 3114 Wayne Memorial Dr.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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UPDATE: Considering the current COVID operational environment, anticipated government restrictions and the commitment of all co-hosts to provide a valuable, impactful and safe event, we are postponing this event until May 4, 2022.  We are as disappointed in this decision as everyone who will read this message, but ultimately, we feel it is the best decision given the current environment and trending figures. The North Carolina Military Business Center, Wayne Community College and Fayetteville Technical Community College are pleased to host the Regional…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 6: Effectively Presenting Your Business to the Government, Military & Prime Contractors

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL CONTRACTING (SEVERAL DATES)

May 6 @ 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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2022 VIRTUAL DCA: Session 7: Cost Estimating & Developing Pricing Proposals

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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SELLING YOUR GOODS AND SERVICES TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual via Zoom

This is a general training for business owners who are considering Federal contracting as a new market. This seminar will help business owners decide if they want to further explore federal contracting as part of their business strategy. What will be covered: • Business suitability for Federal contracting • Marketing your business to the Federal government  To Register, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-emUzdk2R268ikML54Jw7w  Brought to you by the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) with the U.S. Small Business Administration, North Carolina District…

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New Bern Roundtable: Sales Training Techniques for Your Small Business

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Craven Community College Student Center, Naumann Community Room, Room 115, 800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
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Topic: Marketing and Sales Mastering new skills in sales is challenging, even for experienced sellers. Learn core selling techniques you need to be successful, different approaches to sales, and how to improve your sales skills and techniques. Speaker(s): Wanda Bennett, Work on Wonderful LLC Fee: No Cost Register Online Already Registered? Sign in for more information. Phone: 252-638-1166 Email: sbc@cravencc.edu Location Craven Community College Student Center, Naumann Community Room, Room 115 800 College Court New Bern, NC 28562

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 8: Financing Government Contracts

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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1st Annual North Carolina Cybersecurity Symposium

May 12 @ 8:00 am - May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Talley Studen Union, 2610 Cates Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27606
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Overview Please save the date for the first-ever North Carolina Cybersecurity Symposium! The Symposium is an exciting new venue for deepening knowledge of critical cybersecurity issues and opportunities, featuring business and government professionals, academic leaders, researchers, and students. The event is hosted by the Partnership for Cybersecurity Excellence (NC-PaCE) and takes place on May 12 and 13, 2022, on the North Carolina State University (NCSU) campus in Raleigh, NC. The Symposium will feature keynotes from industry leaders, lectures and panels…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA -Session 9: Cost Accounting Standards & Contract Audits

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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

May 13 @ 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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DEFTECH Coffee Call: Uniforms, materials & human performance

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Microsoft Teams Virtual Event

Join us this Friday, May 13, 2022, @ 0900-1000 ET for another virtual DEFTECH Coffee Call  (see TEAMS Link Below) Topic: “ Why commercial off the shelf does not always meet DoD uniform and organizational clothing requirements. The impact of the uniform design and material impacts on “human performance, lethality, and resilience.” Guest Speaker:  Laurra Winters became the Director of the Navy Clothing & Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) on October 2018. In her role as Director, she has oversight of the NCTRF…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 10: Debriefings, Protests & Contract Administration Issues

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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NC STATEWIDE FREIGHT MULTIMODAL PLAN UPDATE FORUMS

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Connecting people and goods through freight movement is essential to keep the economy moving and provide a better quality of life for all. Because of this, the N.C. Department of Transportation is hosting two forums to gather input on freight needs and challenges in our state. Your participation will help inform the Multimodal Freight Plan Update and identify ways that NCDOT can support the movement of freight more efficiently and effectively. During this meeting, the department will present information on…

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Tips for Using Facebook to Build Your Business – Online Webinar

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

Topic: Marketing and Sales In this class, participants will learn the basics of setting up a Facebook business page as well as information about promotions, advertisements, and making a huge impact for your business online. Speaker(s): Matt Rudisill, The Leadership Academy If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the Small Business Center 72 hours prior to the event or contact Randy Williams, Director of the Learning Assistance Center, at 828-327-7000 ext. 4524 or rwilliams@cvcc.edu Fee: No…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 11: HR Considerations and Labor Laws Related to Executing Federal Contracts

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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2022 VIRTUAL DCA – Session 12 Teaming Arrangements, Joint Ventures, Mentor-Protégé Programs and Limitations on Subcontracting

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

2022 VIRTUAL DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center will offer an intermediate-level of instruction to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. “The Defense Contractor Academy provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney,…

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Hashtag Culture – Build a Following on Instagram – Online Webinar

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

On-Line Training Topic: Marketing and Sales Instagram is one of the fastest growing social media platforms where you paint a picture of your business with photos and videos. Learn how to use this platform in connection with Facebook to grow your business to great heights. Speaker(s): Matt Rudisill, The Leadership Academy If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the Small Business Center 72 hours prior to the event or contact Randy Williams, Director of the Learning…

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

May 24 @ 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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2022 SOUTHEAST REGION FEDERAL AND DEFENSE TEXTILE (FEDTEX) SUMMIT

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - May 25 @ 3:45 pm
Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Dr
Charlotte, NC 28208 United States
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The Office of Senator Richard Burr, the Office of Senator Thom Tillis, North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office are pleased to host the Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit. WHEN.  May 24-25, 2022 WHERE. Harris Conference Center (Harris II Building) 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive Charlotte, NC 28208 REGISTER HERE! SUMMIT PARTNERS. eTextileCommunications.com North Carolina Textile Technology Center at Gaston College Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College Manufacturing &…

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What Artificial Intelligence Means for State, Local & Tribal Gov’t.

May 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

GSA invests in innovative secure technology that impacts our everyday lives, including mapping technologies, voice-assisted smartphones, handwriting recognition for mail delivery, financial solutions, smart logistics, spam filtering, and more! Join us on May 24, 2022, for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation Services a panel discussion addressing how AI can save time and money for State, Local and Tribal governments, and how you can find these Best-in-Class solutions from GSA Industry Partners. GSA’s offerings focus on innovative secure technology that government…

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Finding Traffic for Your Business Online with Paid Ads – Online Webinar

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

On-Line Training Topic: Marketing and Sales In this webinar, participants will learn about different options to advertise your business using online resources. These options are often easier and much less expensive than traditional advertising. We will discuss social media advertising through major platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, as well as Google Ads and other options. Speaker(s): Matt Rudisill, The Leadership Academy If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact the Small Business Center 72 hours prior…

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Building Your Business with YouTube – Online Webinar

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Online

On-Line Training Topic: Marketing and Sales Are you interested in spreading the message of your business with a platform that your customers are already using? More and more people are turning to YouTube for all their information, news, and entertainment. Your business should have a presence there, as well. In this webinar, you will learn how to get started with video marketing, how to make good quality videos with the tools you already have, setting up and promoting your YouTube…

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June 2022

OPPORTUNITIES 2022 CONFERENCE: Making Dollars and Sense Selling to the Government

June 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Asheville, NC

The US Government alone spends more than $500 billion annually for various products and services, yet each year, thousands of contracts bypass small businesses that do not know about or understand how the government buys. Opportunities 2022 is your chance to learn how you can tap into this lucrative market. It is a regional biennial "reverse" trade show and conference. Register Today 8:00 a.m. Registration & Networking 8:45 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks 9:15 a.m. Opportunities Trade Show Opens 10:00…

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2022 MEDICAL, BIOMEDICAL & BIODEFENSE: SUPPORT TO THE WARFIGHTER SYMPOSIUM

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - June 9 @ 4:15 pm
The Friday Conference Center, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
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The Offices of Senator Richard Burr, Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center will host the Medical, Biomedical & Biodefense: Support to the Warfighter Symposium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on June 8-9, 2022. HOSTED BY: Office of United States Senator Richard Burr Office of United States Senator Thom Tillis North Carolina Military Business Center North Carolina Biotechnology Center SYMPOSIUM PARTNERS. UNC System North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) North Carolina…

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WEBINAR: FINDING AND UNDERSTANDING FEDERAL OPPORTUNITIES (VIRTUAL, SEVERAL DATES)

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Finding and Understanding Federal Opportunities” virtually on the following dates: March 1, 2022 from 0900-1030 June 14, 2022 from 0900-1030 September 6, 2022 from 0900-1030 December 6, 2022 from 0900-1030 About. A follow on to “Introduction to Federal Contracting” this training focuses on identifying federal websites used by government agencies to advertise current opportunities for goods and services and long-range procurement forecasts. Examples include, but are not limited to SAM.gov, DIBBS, GSA,…

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BUSINESS TUESDAY-EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR SMALL/MID-SIZE BUSINESSESS

June 21 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
McDowell Technical Community College, 634 College Drive
MARION, NC 28752
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BUSINESS TUESDAY - BASIC EMPLOYMENT LAW FOR SMALL/MID-SIZE BUSINESSES FROM JONATHAN YARBROUGH. Jon’s practice provides advice and counsel to employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and wage and hour laws. He also assists federal contractors with affirmative action planning and compliance. Jon has successfully represented employers in a wide variety of employment related lawsuits and charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National…

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GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION: IS IT RIGHT FOR YOR BUSINESS?

June 21 @ 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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Webinar: Business Tax Essentials For the Small Business Owner

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online

Topic: Tax Planning In this seminar, we will cover basic requirements to help North Carolina businesses understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a tax compliant business. Participants learn about filing and administrative requirements, the basics of NC sales & use tax law, the basics of NC withholding tax law, step by step directions for completing sales tax and withholding returns, and directions for filing and paying online. Speaker(s): Kayla DeMaria, NCDOR A WebEx link will be sent to…

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Video Marketing for Business

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Topic: Marketing and Sales There are many ways in which business owners can share their business with potential clients. This webinar focuses on showing attendees how they can market their businesses using video. Come prepared to take away a large amount of information that can help you make your business successful. Speaker(s): Chisa Pennix-Brown, MBA is the CEO of Lady Bizness, NC's #1 Small Business Facilitator, and Author of the 90 Day Focus: Your Action Plan for Success. She is…

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Meta Business Suite (Desktop and App – how to run your business on Facebook)

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Topic: Marketing and Sales Explore the "NEW" Meta Business Suite on desktop and app to run your Facebook Business. Streamline your Facebook & Instagram into one easy to use dashboard. Check insights on your performance and audience. Create and schedule content using the Content Calendar. Communicate with customers through Facebook Inbox and Instagram's DMs Access Commerce Manager Create videos with Vimeo Templates A/B Testing - discover the best performing content for your audience by testing different versions of your post.…

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Leads at Lunch: Free & Low Cost Tech Tools to Run Your Business

June 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stanley Community College Small Business Center, 143 N. 2nd Street
Albemarle, NC 28001
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Topic: Technology All Stanly County Chamber Members are invited to attend. This new free event will feature a guest speaker, lunch and include opportunities for networking, brainstorming, idea sharing and gaining feedback from fellow business owners! Tuesday, June 14 at NOON 110 Mercantile 110 N Main Street Norwood, NC 28128 Speaker(s): Julie Long - The Biz Spa Co-Sponsor(s): UnionPower Cooperative Fee: No Cost Register Online Already Registered? Sign in for more information. Phone: 704.991.0355 Email: mmarbry6939@stanly.edu Location Stanly Community College…

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Financing Your Small Business-WEBINAR

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

ICC SBC Online - At Your Computer Financing Your Small Business…How to find the funds to create your business. If you have a great idea the money is out there somewhere. From coins-in-the-couch to loans, grants and Go Fund Me pages, Financing Your Small Business shows the rainbow of funding sources. NOTE: For this webinar, there is a two-step registration process. Once you complete your registration with the Small Business Center (SBC), you should receive a confirmation email from centeric@centeric.ncsbc.net…

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How to Register Your Business

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Online via Zoom Your business entity can be the most important decision you make. This decision will affect taxation, how you get paid, your liability, and more! It’s critical to wisely choose the entity that's best for your business and take advantage of the benefits of your business structure. From Sole Proprietorships to Corporations, we will explore resources and pros and cons of each, how to register your business, and where to register. Speaker(s): Wanda Bennett Fee: No Cost Register…

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EXPAND YOUR FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WITH GRANTS

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center, North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office and Grants Office LLC will host the “Expand Your Federal Funding Opportunities with Grants” webinar on June 29, 2022 from 1000-1100 EST. Description: Contracts are a great source of federal funding for small businesses. But grants can provide much needed monies to support innovation and expansion. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are the most popular opportunities to fund research and development…

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SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE STRATEGIES FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center and Premier Consulting, LLC will host the “Small Business Finance Strategies for Government Contractors” webinar on June 30, 2022 from 1100-1200 EST. WHEN. June 30, 2022 from 1100-1200 ABOUT. Staying profitable even when times are good can be a struggle for small government contractors. Understand how tighter cost controls, more effective project management, and necessary efforts to reinforce relationships with customers and government agencies can help calm the storms. Join us to: Learn important…

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July 2022

Industry Day: Contracted Air Services (CAS), Propeller Aircraft Airborne Threat Simulation

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
To be given upon registration

*INDUSTRY DAY NOTICE* This Special Notice update is for information planning purposes only and shall not be considered as an invitation for bid, request for quotation (RFQ), request for proposal (RFP), or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor participation in the Industry Day or contractor responses to this notice. Interested…

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

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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DON OSBP Deputy Director Ms. Arveice Washington to speak at the upcoming National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Virtual

Don't forget to register for the National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit (Hybrid) in the DC area. This event is jointly hosted by the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce. The agenda includes: Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities, and threats to small business contractors Technical Training Regulatory updates Access to federal agencies and prime contractors and the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Agency and Prime Acquisition Representatives (scroll to the bottom…

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DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE AUSA WARFIGHTER SYMPOSIUM & EXPOSITION

July 26 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fayetteville Technical Community College

The Defense Technology Symposium (DTS) is hosted by Senator Richard Burr, Senator Thom Tillis, Fayetteville Technical Community College, the North Carolina Military Business Center, the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office and the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation. This event is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and the Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College. The DTS is held in conjunction with the Association of the United States Army…

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Small Business Works 2022: Navigating Equity in Procurement

July 26 @ 10:30 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Live Virtual Event

Mark Your Calendar: GSA’s Small Business Works Virtual Event: Navigating Equity in Procurement is July 26-27, 2022 On July 26-27, the GSA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization will host a no-cost virtual training event. The two-day event will provide training for the small business community and federal acquisition workforce. This is your opportunity to engage with experts across government and industry. Tuesday, July 26, 2022: The event will provide valuable information to help small businesses navigate the federal…

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For Industry: Making Market Research Easy

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Target Audience: GSA Industry Partners Want to learn more about Requests for Information (RFIs) and how they can be a useful tool for your business? Join the Market Research as a Service (MRAS) team for “Making Market Research Easy - Enhancing Industry Partnerships”. This webinar will bring innovative insights on how to respond to GSA’s RFIs by providing tips and tricks from the experts on how to fill out these important surveys. Participants in this session will walk away with…

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CAREER CONNECTIONS WITH NC4ME

July 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM NETWORKING SOCIAL

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Segra Stadium Fayetteville, NC + Google Map

PURCHASE TICKETS A networking social for the Defense Technology Symposium and AUSA Warfighter Summit & Exposition attendees on July 26th at the Segra Stadium in Fayetteville, North Carolina. When. July 26, first pitch at 7:05 PM Where. 460 Hay Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina Parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the stadium. Getting to the ballpark.  Tickets. Tickets must be purchased in advance, on the event management system, by July 15, 2022 Tickets are $50/pp which includes admission to…

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AUSA WARFIGHTER SUMMIT AND EXPOSITION (JULY 27-28)

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Crown Complex Arena

The inaugural 2022 AUSA Warfighter Summit & Exposition is a two-day leader and professional development event themed "America's Response Force: Ready Today, Ready Tomorrow." The primary focus of this event is the Soldier, Families and defense industry professionals that support all aspects of the Warfighter in order to: Advance "Warfighting" best practices to sustain foundational readiness and modernization. Facilitate current doctrine and technology lash-up that enable the Warfighter. Promote "installation and community resilience" to provide world-class support at home station…

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DON OSBP NEXT SESSION – “Office Hours” Series

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Webinar

The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is excited to announce the next virtual "Office Hours" session on July 28 at 1 pm (EDT). Each office hour will feature a Ask Me Anything (AMA) type of environment with access to different agencies "Opening" their doors for any and all questions regarding small business-related topics. NEXT UP – DON OSBP Mentor Protégé Program Manager Ms. Mercedes Thurston will be manning the office! REGISTER HERE

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DEFTECH Friday Coffee Call

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Microsoft Teams

Description: DEFTECH Coffee Calls -- July’s Focus is the July 26, 2022, Defense Technology Symposium (DTS) and our NC Innovation Ecosystem Every Friday, 0900 Eastern, Grab your Coffee, bring your ideas, and join the NC Defense Technology Transition (DEFTECH) Community for an open, informal, virtual “Coffee Call” to address your concerns and ideas regarding Innovation, Technology, and commensurate Leadership challenges. Learn about Federal technology requirements and business opportunities. Network virtually over a cup of coffee and connect with like-minded people.…

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August 2022

Special Event: Cloud and IT Security Solutions for State/Local/Tribal & Territorial (SLTT) Government Partners

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Webinar

Webinar Description:  Join us for this informative panel discussion webinar on Cloud and IT Security Solutions. Our moderator and subject matter expert panelists will address how Cloud services can save time and money for State, Local, Tribal & Territorial governments, and how you can find these Best-in-Class solutions from GSA Industry Partners. This Panel Discussion is designed to educate State/Local/Tribal & Territorial (SLTT) Government Partners on Cloud and IT Security Solutions. The panel will discuss how SLTT entities can work…

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Small Business Size Standards: Adoption of 2022 North American Industry Classification System for Size Standards

August 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online

SUMMARY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA” or “Agency”) proposes to amend its small business size regulations to incorporate the U.S. Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) revision for 2022, identified as NAICS 2022, into its table of small business size standards. The NAICS 2022 revision created 111 new industries by reclassifying, combining, or splitting 156 NAICS 2017 industries or their parts. SBA's proposed size standards for these 111 new industries under NAICS 2022…

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SBA7j Federal Contractor Training: Finding Late FY22Q4 Opportunities to Bid

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: Finding Late FY22Q4 Opportunities to Bid 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 "Finding Late FY22Q4 Opportunities to Bid". Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: - How to Locate FY Year-End Requirements - How to Respond Quick - Who to Contact and How to…

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SBA7J Market Update: Weekly Government Opportunity Market Review

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: Weekly Government Opportunity Market Review 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…

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SBA7J Market Update: Weekly Government Opportunity Market Review

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: Weekly Government Opportunity Market Review 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…

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SBA7J Market Update: Weekly Government Opportunity Market Review

August 5 @ 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 Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 541XXX – Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: NAICS 541XXX – Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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 541XXX – Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 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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SBA7j Federal Proposal Training: What to Do After You Submit an RFP

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: What to Do After You Submit an RFP 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 What to Do After You Submit an RFP to assist with effectively and efficiently providing a response. If your company wants to win a Government contract you should plan to attend. YOU…

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SBA7j Virtual Industry Day: NAICS 56XXX – Administrative/Support/Waste Management/Remediation Services

August 9 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: NAICS 56XXX – Administrative/Support/Waste Management/Remediation Services 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 56XXX – Administrative/Support/Waste Management/Remediation 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…

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SBA7j-Bidspeed Portal User Training: Creating Teaming/Partnering Request

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Online Webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration - 7(j) Management & Technical Assistance Training Name of course: SBA7j-Bidspeed Portal User 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 focus on "using the SBA7J-Bidspeed Training Portal". Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: Creating Teaming/Partnering Request SBA Cooperative Agreement contract #SBAGC7J200001-02-00 - Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.…

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SBA7j-Bidspeed Portal User Training: Creating Teaming/Partnering Request

August 10 @ 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: Creating Teaming/Partnering Request 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…

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INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL CONTRACTING (SEVERAL DATES)

August 11 @ 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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INDUSTRY DAY NETWORKING EVENT

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Main Meeting Room, 955 Old Wilmington Road
Fayetteville, NC 28302
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Join Fayetteville Public Works Commission and the NC SBTDC for an industry networking event! About this event A NETWORKING EVENT FOR ALL INDUSTRIES Join us in the Main Meeting Room to: Learn more about the Fayetteville Public Work Commission and City of Fayetteville’s FY23 procurement needs. Become a supplier of PWC and/or the City of Fayetteville Certify as a Small Local Supplier REGISTER HERE

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SBA7j Federal Contractor Training: Marketing to Agencies with Expiring Contracts

August 12 @ 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 "Marketing to Agencies with Expiring Contracts". Attend this webinar to win more Federal contracts. YOU WILL LEARN: - How to Identify Expiring Contracts - How to Locate the Agency's office and Contracting Officials - Who to Contact and What to Say SBA Cooperative Agreement contract #SBAGC7J200001-02-00 - Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the…

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