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November 2021

Building Wealth Through Franchise Ownership

November 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Having more freedom, more control, and more wealth are common goals of experienced entrepreneurs and newcomers interested in being their own boss. Business ownership through franchising uniquely offers the ability to accelerate wealth creation through reduced risk and competitive advantages. Join this Live Online Workshop and learn about: Thriving franchise categories (even during COVID-19) High growth industries for 2021 Due diligence opportunities Costs of franchise ownership & funding solutions Ways to reduce risk Competitive advantages of franchising Wealth acceleration factors…

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Internet Tools to Generate Business Opportunities

November 3, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Which agencies purchases your product or service How to Use FPDS to research past government procurement How to Find Current Contracting Opportunities How to Use Dynamic Small Business System (DSBS) How to Find Procurement Forecasting to learn what agencies plan to purchase in the coming months and years. More... REGISTER NOW

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Celebrating Veteran Business Strength and Resilience

November 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Please join the U. S. Small Business Administration Southeast Region District Offices, as we celebrate 2021 National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year’s virtual event will be packed with information which will take the guess work out of launching or growing a veteran-owned small business. SBA will share information on the latest programs and services, plus hear a message from each of SBA’s resource partners. The event will also include a panel of Vetrepreneurs, that will share details on…

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Government Contract Types

November 4, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

What are the Contract Types? Factors affecting the type of contract selected Types of Contracts The fixed-price contract family The cost reimbursement contract family Incentive-type contracts Additional contract types and agreements- IDIQ; GSA; Set Aside Flexibilities and innovations How to Find Contracts Final Thoughts REGISTER NOW

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2021 Sandhills Scoutreach Golf Classic

November 5, 2021 @ 9:00 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 values, 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…

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Strategic Planning for Small Business

November 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Purpose of strategic planning and where it fits in your business processes Steps in the strategic planning process Benefits associated with strategic planning Tips for better strategic planning Strategic planning pitfalls Strategic plan versus the business plan or long-term planning Setting and mapping goals REGISTER NOW

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OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate: Leveraging Outside Solutions to Meet the Mandate

November 8, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon issue an emergency temporary standard to require employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested for infection on least a weekly basis.  What are some of the basic requirements of this new mandate? How can your construction firm leverage commercially available solutions to comply as well as stay on budget and on time? How may AGC of America look to challenge…

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Fayetteville Power Breakfast Series – For Our Defense

November 9, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Rudolph Jones Student Center, Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311 United States
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Two days before Veteran’s Day, the Power Breakfast will feature a panel of large and small defense contractors to discuss landing contracts, advances in military technology and the Defense Department’s direction. Join us November 9 to celebrate our veterans and learn more about a growing sector of the Fayetteville region’s economy that plays a critical role in our nation’s defense. To learn about becoming a founding sponsor, contact the Greater Fayetteville Business Journal at 910.240.9697 or marketing@bizfayetteville.com. REGISTER HERE

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Federal Small Business Certification Programs

November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Webinar

Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling, your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join this webinar hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration's North Carolina District Office as we discuss small business certifications to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. The certification programs to be discussed include Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran, 8(a) Business Development, and the HUBZone program. This webinar will…

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SBA’s Small Business Certification Programs – Webinar

November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join this webinar hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office as we discuss small business certifications to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. The certification programs to be discussed include Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran, 8(a) Business Development, and the HUBZone program. This webinar will…

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INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA) VIRTUAL, NOVEMBER 9, 2021

November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

The North Carolina Military Business Center and General Services Administration (GSA) will host an “Introduction to GSA” webinar virtually on November 9, 2021 from 9:00-11:00 AM. About. GSA Schedule (also referred to as Multiple Award Schedule and Federal Supply Schedule) is a long-term government wide contract.  The program awards approximately $50 billion worth of goods and services.  For federal agencies and State and Local governments, the program is a fast, easy, and effective contracting vehicle that provides access to millions of commercial…

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SBA’s Small Business Certification Programs – Webinar

November 9, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual

Cost: $0.00 | Register ▸ Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join this webinar hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office as we discuss small business certifications to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. The certification programs to be discussed include Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran, 8(a) Business Development, and the…

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Launch & Learn: Tax and Accounting Considerations When Getting Started

November 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Cost: $Free | Register ▸ Our bi-monthly Launch & Learn series gives aspiring entrepreneurs across North Carolina the opportunity to obtain the final “idea vetting” information before launching their start-up. The 1-hour expert-led discussion sessions covers the most important challenges the entrepreneurs will face early on. In the final session of the series, you’ll learn about: Five starting steps for new business owners Introduction to the three key financial statements What to expect from your bookkeeper and/or CPA The event…

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Winning Federal Research Grants: SBIR/STTR Workshop

November 9, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual

An introductory look at how to win Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research grants. Learn how to find, apply, and create a strategies to gain funding for a growing technology business. The highly competitive SBIR program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in federal research and research development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. SBIR enables small businesses to explore technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. Kansas City area companies…

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Think Differently: Special Edition: Increasing the Urgency on Acquisition Speed and Security

November 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

Description: To shield against the threat of great power competition within the realm of national security and defense, the acquisition process plays a pivotal role. In particular, the speed and security of the acquisition process are paramount. To address this challenge, DAU is leading an effort to increase the sense of urgency across the national security ecosystem, industry, and academia by embracing a set of principles to change the way the acquisition workforce thinks, learns, and leads in terms of…

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Federal Contracting Basics

November 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Objectives: Define common terms used in government contracting Identify the steps in the Acquisition Process Identify the most commonly used contract types Explain how to identify federal business opportunities Recall the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) General Structure and Uniform Contract Format REGISTER NOW

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Jumpstart Your Startup (Session #4)

November 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Webex

Cost: $Free | Register ▸ Identify Your Market / Industry and Know your Customer. Starting a business without any guidance can be daunting. Come learn how to turn your precious idea into a successful business from experts! In this FREE six-week cohort, participants will learn about different aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running finances and marketing a business. If you need help coming up with an idea that works attend the first…

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Roundtable: Succession Planning for Small Business

November 10, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Craven Community College Student Center, Naumann Community Room, Room 115, 800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
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Wed 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM Craven Community College Student Center, Naumann Community Room, Room 115 Topic: Managing a Business How have you prepared your small business for the next generation? Succession planning should begin in the business planning stage and is integral to a successful transfer as you move toward retirement. Speaker(s): Clayton Cheek, The Law Offices of Oliver & Cheek, PLLC Fee: No Cost Register Online Already Registered? Sign in for more information. Phone: 252-638-1166 Email: sbc@cravencc.edu Location…

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Webinar: Employer Vaccine Mandates: What Your Business Needs to Know

November 10, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual

Don’t miss a critical conversation with N.C. Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson on employer vaccine mandates Since early September, when the White House directed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to develop a new Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) implementing new vaccine mandates on businesses with at least 100 employees, questions about the ETS have been myriad while answers have been hard to come by. With expectations of its forthcoming approval, America’s job creators will soon be sifting through the details…

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Introduction to Managing Construction Projects

November 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Objectives: Define the principals of Construction Project Management and Controls Describe documentation techniques including definition of the information to be monitored and reported Explain key accounting procedures and forms, the importance of job cost accounting and why bonding is controlled by net worth REGISTER NOW

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OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate: Practical Considerations for Construction Firms

November 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon issue an emergency temporary standard to require employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested for infection on least a weekly basis. How is your construction firm going to comply with this new mandate? How will you institute testing among your craft workers on projects versus office staff?  How will you track this information and handle recordkeeping? How do you determine…

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OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine/Testing Mandate: Contractual Considerations for Construction Firms

November 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon issue an emergency temporary standard to require employers to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested for infection on least a weekly basis for companies with 100 or more employees. The legal and contractually implications from this new legal requirement will be significant, swift, and complex. What should every construction company contemplate to comply with this new law as well as the practical and legal ramifications that…

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DEFTECH Coffee Call with Special Guest John Hardin, Ph.D.

November 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Microsoft Teams

Join us this Friday, November 12, 2021, @ 0900-1000 ET for another DEFTECH Coffee Call. Join us and our special guest: John Hardin, Ph.D. Executive Director for the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation. Show up early at 0800 for the DEFTECH Early Bird or at the 0830Opps Update to join the DEFTECH Team as we review current federal technology opportunities. *Note: The link is the same as the Coffee Call.* **Note: If you have a topic that…

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Side Hustle Saturday Session #3- How to Find Your Customers with Market Research

November 15, 2021 @ 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Skills 104 A/B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance Side Hustle Saturday Session Three: Come learn about methods to find all the information you will need to determine if people will buy what you are selling. Discover marketing research tools you can access. This session is a part of the Side Hustle Saturday Series. Participants who complete all sessions within the series will earn an Introduction to Entrepreneurship Certificate of…

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Understanding the Request for Proposal

November 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Key RFP Documentation The RFP Structure Interactive Exercise Management Considerations Best Practices Register Now

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OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing

November 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar

Up in the Air! That’s where we are with OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing. Join us for an opportunity to learn more about the standard, its current status and what it means for your business. Though its fate is unknown, the best game plan is to be familiar with the requirements and prepared to comply. In this webinar we will provide an update on the latest guidance from OSHA and do our best to answers your…

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DANC S&T Forum with Presentations from Vector Analytics and Fayetteville State University

November 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FSU, Rudolph Jones Student Center, 1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
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“A Proposed Metric for Assessing AI and Digital Operationalization within DOD Platforms and Systems”. Description: The markups to the FY22 NDAA contain language which recommend the establishment of performance objectives and metrics for the incorporation of AI and digital readiness into DOD platforms, processes, and operations. Vector Analytics has developed a proposed metric to address this recommendation by analyzing the DOD’s RDT&E budget justification books for incorporation of AI and digital initiatives within DOD platform and system development. During her…

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Developing the Technical & Past Performance Proposals

November 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

The Proposal Preparation Process Technical Volume Past Performance Volume Exercise on Past Performance Survey The Source Selection Process Management Considerations Register Now

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Human Resources and Accounting Tips for GovCon – When to hire…when to buy tools…

November 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)Training Topics: Government Contracting, Human Resources Description: Join our experts from Rocket City HR and Anglin Reichmann CPAs to learn about independent consultants, hiring the first employee, how to manage the accounting aspects...making those hard decisions hiring your first employees. Rocket City HR – Sheila Boyd Anglin Reichmann – Meg Hampton The Catalyst has obtained Subject Matter Experts (SME) to share their knowledge during two-hour classes as part of our Government Contracting Credentials (GCC) series which is a series…

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Jumpstart Your Startup (Session #5)

November 16, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Virtual

Cost: $Free | Register ▸ Finance, The 5 C’s of Credit and Cash Flowing Your Business. Starting a business without any guidance can be daunting. Come learn how to turn your precious idea into a successful business from experts! In this FREE six-week cohort, participants will learn about different aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running finances and marketing a business. If you need help coming up with an idea that works attend…

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SBA Resource Day

November 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Online

Free seminar covering the SBA’s resources and financing programs to assist small businesses to start, grow, expand, and recover! Hear from SBA resource partners that provide free counseling assistance and learn about SBA-backed loan programs and disaster resources. To register, email frank.anderson@sba.gov.

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How to Start a Small Business, (Formerly Held at MCB for Military Affiliated Individuals

November 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Room 104 A/B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance Are you thinking about starting your own business? Not sure what steps to take or which ones to take first? This seminar was designed to provide basic information to individuals who are thinking about starting a business. This information includes critical ingredients for start-up success such as: feasibility studies; market demographics; funding sources; and business owner support. Come prepared to engage…

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New Bern Lunch & Learn: How to Write a Business Plan for Small Businesses

November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, 316 S. Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
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New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce Topic: Business Basics Learn how to improve your business plan using Live Plan. Don't have a business plan learn how to write one. This course is for the novices to the experts and is designed to help anyone at any stage of their business plan writing. Speaker(s): Dr. Jeff Wilke Co-Sponsor(s): New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce Fee: No Cost Register Online Already Registered? Sign in for more information. Phone: 252-638-1166 Email: sbc@cravencc.edu Location…

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Developing the Cost Proposal

November 17, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Key Contract Types, Documentation and Pricing Considerations Elements of the Cost Proposal Cost Considerations, Issues and Principles Pricing Objectives and Pricing Strategies Pricing Exercise – Writing/Management Support Audits Proposal Review Considerations Managing the Process Register Now

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Construction Quality Management for Contractors

November 18, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Continuing Education Bldg., Room 103 + 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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Southeast North Carolina Military Business Outreach

November 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28540 United States
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EVENT WEBSITE The Southeastern North Carolina Military Business Outreach invites businesses (large and small) to attend and learn about federal procurements. When. November 18, 2021 Please note: This free event will have a morning session (9:00 AM-12:30 PM) and an afternoon session (1:30 PM-5:00 PM), with the same information being passed at both sessions.  We know some of you like mornings and some like afternoons so we are offering identical sessions to best meet your busy schedules.  There will also be a virtual component for this…

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How to Get Started with the NC Department of Transportation

November 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Online Facilitated by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Small Business Center Topic: Start-up Assistance Interested in working with NCDOT, but don’t know how to get started? The City of Asheville, NCDOT Office of Civil Rights and The Small Business Transportation Resource Center are collaborating to show small, diverse businesses how to navigate local projects and “think outside of the box” by broadening your job opportunities. Topics include certification, prequalification, supportive services and building capacity through local and state resources. *This program…

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Boots to Business- Seated

November 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Skills 104 B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance This two-day seminar will provide participants with an introduction to business ownership and guide them through the start-up process. Topics include: entrepreneurship assessment, business feasibility, the business plan, understanding your market, business legal structure, and sources of funding. Participants will be provided with a number of resources and tools to compliment the training topics. This is a special program offered by…

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How to Build an Eective Capability Statement: Federal Marketing During COVID-19

November 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online Webinar

Branding Your Small Business for Contract Opportunities Government contracting has always been a very profitable avenue for small businesses that know the strategies that set them apart. The competition to win government contracts has increased and standing out is critical during this global pandemic. Attend this webinar to learn the dos and don’ts, how to effectively market your company, and the essential items that federal agencies expect from small business owners. Training is FREE to 7(j) eligible small businesses. Who can participate? Small business owners who: are…

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Havelock Lunch & Learn: Starting a Small Business-From a Veteran Small Business Owners Perspective

November 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Craven Community College, STEM 126 Conference Room

Thu 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Craven Community College STEM 126 - Conference Room STEM 126 Topic: Business Basics Join us for this months Lunch & Learn where our speaker Dan Spangler will discuss his experience starting a business and some of the most important things he learned along the way. Speaker(s): Dan Spangler, A Dog's Dream Co-Sponsor(s): Havelock Chamber of Commerce Fee: No Cost Register Online Already Registered? Sign in for more information. Email: sbc@cravencc.edu Location Craven Community College…

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Tools for Construction Project Managers

November 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Fundamentals of Effective Supervision - Typical organizational charts. Discussion of keys to effective supervision, leadership and delegation Construction Safety - Introduction to OSHA CFR Part 1926. Discussion of project safety training Planning and Scheduling - Introduction to types of schedules, the Critical Path Method (CPM) of scheduling and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) Employee Recruitment and Retention - Keys to finding the right person and keeping them Discussion of upcoming shortages in construction professionals Laws and Regulations - International Building Codes…

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Southeast North Carolina Military Business Outreach

November 18, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Onslow County Government Center, 234 NW Corridor Blvd.
Jacksonville, NC 28540 United States
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EVENT WEBSITE The Southeastern North Carolina Military Business Outreach invites businesses (large and small) to attend and learn about federal procurements. When. November 18, 2021 Please note: This free event will have a morning session (9:00 AM-12:30 PM) and an afternoon session (1:30 PM-5:00 PM), with the same information being passed at both sessions.  We know some of you like mornings and some like afternoons so we are offering identical sessions to best meet your busy schedules.  There will also be a virtual component for this…

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Let’s Build Together Subcontractor Event (Session #4)

November 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elizabeth City State University KE White Graduate Center, Room 107A

Topic: Government Contracting Let's Build Together Subcontractor Event Whiting-Turner Team will provide specific information about the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center project, when bid documents will be available, and other ways to get involved. Since all new subs/vendors must be pre-qualified, we will be reviewing our pre-qualification procedure and providing insight into our Quality and Safety programs. Agenda 1. Safety & Quality Control 2. On-site safety requirements 3. On-site Quality Control 4. One-on-one counseling services with SBTDC for Capability Statements, NAICS…

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Let’s Build Together Subcontractor Event (Session #4)

November 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual

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 safety and quality control from Whiting-Turner. On-site safety requirements…

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DEFTECH Friday Coffee Call, November 19, 2021

November 19, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Microsoft Teams

Join us this Friday, November 19, 2021, @ 0900-1000 ET for another DEFTECH Coffee Call. Join us and several recent SBIR winners from the NC Innovation Ecosystem: Guy Nelson, the Business Development Director for Attollo, LLC | Sree Rajagopalan, the President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Murano Corporation | Hal Aldridge, the President of Secmation and Jamie Roseborough the Business Development and Marketing Manager for Secmation. Show up early at 0800 for the DEFTECH Early Bird or at…

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Jumpstart Your Startup (Session #6)

November 23, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual

Begin With the End in Mind. Manage Your Business Like it’s Time to Sell. Starting a business without any guidance can be daunting. Come learn how to turn your precious idea into a successful business from experts! In this FREE six-week cohort, participants will learn about different aspects of starting a business, including identifying potential markets, writing a business plan, running finances and marketing a business. If you need help coming up with an idea that works attend the first…

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Hope is not a Strategy: Developing Winning Proposals 101

November 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virtual

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING CREDENTIAL SERIES Program Format:Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Government Contracting, Marketing/Sales Description: Hope is not a strategy, especially when it comes to growing your organization and winning more business. Winning business is a complex process and takes more than subject matter expertise to beat out the ever-increasing competition. Through this fun and engaging presentation, learn tactics to help you get ahead of the RFP, understand your clients and their needs, beat your competition, and develop winning proposals the…

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Demystifying Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) 2.0

November 30, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host a “Demystifying Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0” webinar on November 30th at 1000. About.  On November 4th the DoD announced they had concluded their review of the CMMC model. The review resulted in CMMC 2.0, which is very different from the previous version of CMMC. Why did the DoD make changes in the CMMC model? How do the changes affect the CMMC rollout timeline? How do the changes affect the cost of implementing…

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Negotiating Government Contracts

November 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Learn the rules applicable to government contract negotiations, learn how to develop a loaded rate and participate in case studies to reinforce your understanding. Negotiations Defined Negotiation Toolbox Government Contract negotiations Exercise 1 – INE Incorporated “Skills To Win” – Self Assessment Tool Developing and Negotiating Your Objective Price Examples of Fully Loaded Rates, Developing Overhead and Applying Profit Interactive Exercise 2 – Negotiation Principles and Techniques REGISTER NOW

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Small Business Event – Virtual Small Business Roundtable

November 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is hosting a Virtual Small Business Roundtable on 11/30/2021 from 2:00pm-4:00pm EST.  Government participants will be the USSOCOM Acquisition Executive, Director of Procurement, and Director of the Office of Small Business Programs.  This session will be hosted virtually.  Connection details will be provided upon selection to attend. Intent of these meetings:  SB Roundtables are intended to for USSOCOM to assess the state of its SB program and to allow small businesses to discuss…

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December 2021

What Federal Contractors Should Know About the Vaccine Mandate SPECIAL Workshop

December 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING CREDENTIAL SERIES Program Format: Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Government Contracting, Legal Issues Description: A large number of federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to certify whether most of their employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The contractor vaccine mandate is a recent requirement and is still evolving, but the mandate has been causing confusion for many contractors. Government contracts experts Steven Koprince and Shane McCall will provide the key aspects of the vaccine mandate in plain…

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ASK ME ANYTHING: Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) of Army Futures Command

December 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Microsoft Teams

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) will host Army Applications Laboratory (AAL) of the Army Futures Command who will present an “Ask Me Anything” webinar on December 2, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:30 Eastern. About. Brance Hudzietz and Art Trevethan will provide an AAL overview, with information on how they operate, what topics they work on, and how companies can engage. They will also talk about the current environment of venture…

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Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics

December 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Wake Technical Community College Small Business Center Topic: Marketing and Sales Note: Registration Link at the bottom of the page. Don’t Miss This Official Grow With Google Marketing Webinar Designed to Grow Your Business in 2021! Now more than ever, businesses and nonprofits need to know how to reach and engage with customers online - to continue to generate leads, make sales, and grow revenue. Led by Grow With Google Speaker and Trainer Demming Bass, this is…

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How to Find Customers For Your Business

December 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Stanly Community College Small Business Center Topic: Customer Relations Discover how to analyze your market potential and identify potential customers by using free and reliable information resources, including demographic information, marketing forecasts, and social media. How to Find Your Customers shows you ways to find vital information about your 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):…

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How to Engage & Market to Different Ages & Generations (for Funeral Directors)

December 2, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C Age groups and generations often have similar characteristics, preferences and values based on their life experiences and the time they grew up. Learning about their history and preferred means of communicating helps funeral directors market their services to the public more effectively. It also enables them to strengthen relationships, build trust with and improve the morale of their staff members. In…

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NCDOR: Business Tax Essentials

December 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Small Business Center Topic: Tax Planning This seminar will cover the basic requirements to help NC businesses understand the laws and obligations necessary to be a tax compliant business. Participants will learn about filing and administrative requirements, the basics of NC sales & use tax law, and the basics of NC withholding tax law in addition to receiving directions for completing sales tax and withholding returns and for filing and paying online. Agencies…

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Small Business Roundtable – How to Series: Small Business Development Credential

December 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Forsyth Tech Small Business Center Join our conversation about best practices to develop and maintain successful businesses. During this monthly series, past discussions include Customer Loyalty, LinkedIn, Marketing Collateral, Business Pitches, Ways to Grow Our Businesses, Networking, Customer Engagement, and Business Research. In addition to finding customers, we must know what is involved in enhancing our relationships. Discussion topics will be based largely upon experiences and interests of the roundtable participants. The purpose of the Small Business…

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Black Business Momentum: YouTube Advertising to Double Your Sales in 2022

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Learn everything you need to know to get started with advertising on YouTube. We will cover video creation and targeting the right audience to how to legally take traffic from your competition. In addition, we'll show you step-by-step how to set up your Google ads account and create a YouTube ad campaign from scratch. Speaker(s): Toya Wilson-Smith Co-Sponsor(s): The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Wake County Economic Development, Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce REGISTER HERE

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How to Start and Operate a Successful Small Business!

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Rockingham Community College Small Business Center Topic: Start-up Assistance 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 own business. You will also have a chance to ask questions and next steps information on where to get…

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Checks & Balances: The Basics of Small Business Bookkeeping

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Central Piedmont Community College Small Business Center Topic: Business Accounting and Budget Need a crash course on bookkeeping for your small business? This webinar will teach you how to properly record & report financial transactions and equip you with the terminology to articulate the numbers. Fee: No Cost Register Online Already Registered? Sign in for more information.

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Record Keeping and Taxes

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Cleveland Community College Small Business Center Topic: Tax Planning 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 new and experienced business owners. Speaker(s): Bob Watson Fee: No Cost Register Online…

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Financing Your Small Business Webinar

December 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) Small Business Center Topic: Financing The small business owner will learn 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 Speaker(s): Mike Collins, The Perfect Workday A Zoom link will be sent prior to your registration. Fee: No Cost Register…

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SAVE THE DATE: Strategic Industry Conversation December 2021

December 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Virtual

The purpose of this Special Notice is to announce that The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer will host its annual Strategic Industry Conversation on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and Wednesday, December 8, 2021. This notice serves as an official Save-the-Date for the event. Registration and further details will be provided in an updated notice.

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SMALL BUSINESS EVENT 2021 ARKANSAS REGIONAL INDUSTRY DAY FORUM

December 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown, 322 Rock St
Little Rock, AR 72202
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The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Little Rock District proudly presents the 2021 Arkansas Regional Industry Day on December 7-8, 2021 at the Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown, 322 Rock St, Little Rock, AR 72202. This event will provide industry the opportunity to network with Government personnel as well as other large and small business contractors. Industry Day will also provide an invaluable forum to discuss upcoming business opportunities. Businesses will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with…

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How to Start a Small Business (Formerly Held at MCAS for Military Affiliated Individuals)

December 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center 104 A/B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance Are you thinking about starting your own business? Not sure what steps to take or which ones to take first? This seminar was designed to provide basic information to individuals who are thinking about starting a business. This information includes critical ingredients for start-up success such as: feasibility studies; market demographics; funding sources; and business owner support. Come prepared to engage in…

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2021 Southeastern Opportunities in Aerospace Regional Summit (SOARS) Virtual

December 7, 2021 @ 9:30 am - December 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Virtual

ABOUT The Offices of United States Senator Richard Burr and United States Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Military Business Center and the North Carolina Department of Transportation are pleased to announce the Southeastern Opportunities in Aerospace Regional Summit (SOARS) on December 7-9, 2021 virtually. Due to the COVID pandemic and to increase accessibility to businesses across the state, the 2021 SOARS will be held in a virtual platform. SUMMIT PARTNERS. Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina When. December 7-9,…

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Marketing 101

December 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual

Online Facilitated by Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Small Business Center Topic: Marketing and Sales Strong marketing is critical to make your business thrive. Take your business to the next level in this seminar. Attendees will learn how to understand the market for your business—from your customer, to your competition, to your own unique value proposition. We will also guide you through creating a promotion and advertising plan to reach your target market including common approaches and tactics, tips for brand…

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Roundtable: Jingle & Mingle

December 8, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Craven Community College Student Center, Naumann Community Room, Room 115, 800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
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Craven Community College Student Center, Naumann Community Room, Room 115 Topic: Start-up Assistance 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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Have a great business idea? You should write it down! Don’t know how? Let SBA and SCORE show you how!

December 8, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Online

Description The reality is no matter how great your business idea, lenders and supporters are less likely to take a chance on you if you can't produce a business plan. In this free workshop, experts from SBA, SCORE and the WWBC will teach you the basic parts of a good business plan and why they're necessary: · Executive Summary · Market Analysis · Company Description · Management and Organization · Marketing and Sales · Services and/or products · Financial Projections…

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You’re invited to the DEFTECH Coffee Call (December 10, 2021)

December 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Microsoft Teams

Join us this Friday, December 10, 2021, @ 0900-1000 ET for another DEFTECH Coffee Call. Join us and Dr. Gregory Bernard, Acting Director, National Security Innovation Network, U.S. Department of Defense. Show up early at 0800 for the DEFTECH Early Bird or at the 0830 Opps Update to join the DEFTECH Team as we review current federal technology opportunities. *Note: The link is the same as the Coffee Call.* **Note: If you have a topic that you would like to…

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A Federal Contractor’s Guide to COVID-19 Protocol Compliance

December 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

A Federal Contractor’s Guide to COVID-19 Protocol Compliance Under the new COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, covered contractors will need to comply with a number of new safety protocols - including sweeping employee vaccination mandates (and monitoring/documenting employee vaccination status), masking/physical distancing requirements (and related weekly monitoring and signage-creation) and the designation of a COVID Coordinator.  They will also need to flow down COVID protocol clauses to their subs. If you do business with the Federal government, it is…

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The First Steps to Starting a Business

December 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Are you ready to learn the basics of starting a new business? This three-hour class provides an overview of the critical first steps needed to start a business. Participants learn to assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, and the importance of planning, meeting legal and regulatory requirements and identifying sources of financing. Cost: $49 Pay Here Some scholarships can be used for this class, if you are also taking a multi-session course. Read more about that…

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Government Contracting 101

December 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Ticket is for 7(j) Eligible firms which are Firms located in HUBZone, an 8a Firm, Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business, a firm located in an area of high unemployment, or owned by a Low-income Individual. Point of Contact: Leigh Christian (256) 428-8190 Program Format: Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Business Start-up/Preplanning, Government Contracting Description: Government Contracting 101 is a workshop for those individuals that are thinking about going into government contracting, or small businesses that are just starting out in Government Contracting and…

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SAVE THE DATE: DANC Defense Industry Celebration

December 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Carolina Executive Mansion, 200 N. Blount St.
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Join DANC on Tuesday, December 14th for the Defense Industry Celebration at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in Raleigh. Invitees include Defense Businesses, Industry Resources, Chambers, Elected Officials, Military Leaders, Economic Developers, Legislative Leaders, and more. This evening of networking will also include a silent auction with over 20 donated items up for bid. Don't miss this special event to celebrate the defense industry in North Carolina and all who contribute to its success! Registration closes Friday, December 10th at…

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Virtual HQ ACC ACTS Industry Day Announcement

December 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Virtual

The United States Air Force (USAF), Air Combat Command Acquisition Management Integration Center (ACC AMIC) intends to hold a virtual Industry Day to provide Government information and solicit industry feedback on the Air Combat Training Systems (ACTS) operation, maintenance, & engineering support at the following locations:  Eglin AFB FL; Langley AFB VA; Seymour Johnson AFB NC; Mountain Home AFB ID; Barksdale AFB LA and Ft Polk LA (for RRU maintenance); Shaw AFB SC; Spangdahlem AB GE; RAF Lakenheath UK; Aviano…

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How to Start a Small Business (Formerly Held at MCB for Military Affiliated Individuals)

December 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center 104 A/B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance Are you thinking about starting your own business? Not sure what steps to take or which ones to take first? This seminar was designed to provide basic information to individuals who are thinking about starting a business. This information includes critical ingredients for start-up success such as: feasibility studies; market demographics; funding sources; and business owner support. Come prepared to engage in…

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Boots to Business- Seated

December 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center SKills 104 B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance This two-day seminar will provide participants with an introduction to business ownership and guide them through the start-up process. Topics include: entrepreneurship assessment, business feasibility, the business plan, understanding your market, business legal structure, and sources of funding. Participants will be provided with a number of resources and tools to compliment the training topics. This is a special program offered by…

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Let’s Build Together Subcontractor Event (Session #5)

December 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elizabeth City State University KE White Graduate Center, Room 107A

Topic: Government Contracting Let's Build Together Subcontractor Event Whiting-Turner Team will provide specific information about the Sentara Albemarle Medical Center project, when bid documents will be available, and other ways to get involved. Since all new subs/vendors must be pre-qualified, we will be reviewing our pre-qualification procedure and providing insight into our Quality and Safety programs. Agenda 1. Invoicing & Change Orders 2. Invoice requirements 3. Quality Control site requirements 4. One-on-one counseling services with SBTDC for Capability Statements, NAICS…

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Let’s Build Together Subcontractor Event (Session #5)

December 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual

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 invoicing from Whiting-Turner. Invoice requirements Change orders In addition,…

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Capabilities Statement Bootcamp

December 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Ticket is for 7(j) Eligible firms which are Firms located in HUBZone, an 8a Firm, Economically-Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business, a firm located in an area of high unemployment, or a Low-income Individual. Eligibility will be reviewed. Point of Contact: Leigh Christian (256) 428-8190 Program Format: Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Government Contracting, Marketing/Sales Description: This Bootcamp is a working session focused on your company! Participants will need to have their Company's Capabilities Statement in-hand to review and get pointers from our…

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DEFTECH COFFEE CALL (DEC 17): THE INTERSECTION – MILITARY & INNOVATION ECONOMY

December 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Microsoft Teams

Description: The Topic: The Intersection of the Military and the State’s Innovation Economy and how this relationship is Evolving. Guest Speaker: Mr. Dan Barkin who writes for Business North Carolina magazine. Bio: Mr. Barkin has over 45 years as a reporter, journalist, and editor.  He retired as managing editor of The News & Observer in Raleigh in 2018. He joined the newspaper in 1996, as business editor. Before that, he worked for the Baltimore Sun and the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. He has a B.S. in business…

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Merry Mixer – A Holiday Networking Virtual Event

December 21, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual

Point of Contact: Leigh Christian Program Format: Online Meeting (Live) Training Topics: Customer Relations, Government Contracting Description: HO HO HO!   It is off to fun we go.  Join the Catalyst staff for a fun afternoon of merriment and joy.  We will have a Murder Mystery to solve, games to play, trivia to answer and just old fashioned fun and connecting. This will be interactive and fun way to connect to our Catalyst Clients online!  You don't want to miss out!   The…

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January 2022

How to Start a Small Business (Formerly Held at MCB for Military Affiliated Individuals)

January 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Topic: Start-up Assistance Are you thinking about starting your own business? Not sure what steps to take or which ones to take first? This seminar was designed to provide basic information to individuals who are thinking about starting a business. This information includes critical ingredients for start-up success such as: feasibility studies; market demographics; funding sources; and business owner support. Come prepared to engage in a practical…

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How to Get a Small Business Loan- ONLINE

January 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

Craven SBC Online Webinars Topic: Start-up Assistance For aspiring and existing Small Businesses owners find out what information banks really need for a solid funding proposal and how it’s used. Discover what type of questions the lender will ask you and what questions to ask the lender. What are credit score and collateral expectations? Hear the “do’s and don’ts” that you can address now to improve your chances. Speaker(s): Ten Biz inc Fee: No Cost Register Online Already Registered? Sign…

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INTRODUCTION TO MULTIPLE AWARD CONTRACT VEHICLES (VIRTUAL)

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center will host “Introduction to Multiple Award Contract Vehicles” virtually on the following dates: January 11 from 0900-1030 June 28 from 0900-1030 About. This session provides information about and discussion of the government’s use of Multiple-Award, Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity contracts for supplies, services and construction. 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. Registration

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How to Start a Small Business

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Craven Community College Bosch AMC Building, Room 102, 800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562 United States
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Craven Community College Bosch AMC Building, Room 102 AMC 102 Topic: Start-up Assistance 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.…

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How to Start a Small Business

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online

Topic: Start-up Assistance 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): Wanda Bennett , Work on Wonderful Consulting LLC This…

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New Bern Roundtable: Put Yourself in your Marketing for Small Businesses

January 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Online

Topic: Marketing and Sales For aspiring and existing Small Businesses owners; Customers do business with people that they know, like, and trust. Learn how to put yourself and your personality out there to get known, be liked, and earn trust. Commercial photographer and marketing expert Bob Mackowski has built his business around this concept and he’ll teach about writing styles, vulnerability, photo usage, and more. Speaker(s): Bob Mackowski Fee: No Cost Register Online Already Registered? Sign in for more information.…

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DOJ CIVIL CYBER FRAUD INITIATIVE AND CYBER INCIDENT RESPONSE AND REPORTING

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Virtual

The North Carolina Military Business Center and Kaufman & Canoles, P.C, a full-service business and government contracts law firm, will host a “DOJ Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative and Cyber Incident Response and Reporting” webinar. When:  January 12th, 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 am This presentation will provide participants with general information about legal issues surrounding cyber incident response and reporting and the implications of the DOJ Civil Cyber Fraud Initiative. It will not provide legal advice. Each situation is different. …

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Withholding Basics for Small Businesses-ONLINE

January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

Topic: Tax Planning For aspiring and existing Small Businesses owners this seminar will help participants better understand their withholding tax obligations with NCDOR. Participants will receive instructions on how to file and when to file a withholding tax return in addition to learning about the basics of state withholding taxes, how to register for an account in order to remit withholding tax, and when State withholding is required for employees and other types of compensation. Speaker(s): NC Department of Revenue…

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Side Hustle Saturday Session #1: Goal Setting for Entrepreneurial Success

January 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Skills Bldg. Room 104 A/B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance Side Hustle Saturday Session One: Having a well-planned mission & vision, business plan, and goals can be some of the most important tools that entrepreneurs can have. Come to this session where you will learn about creating a mission and vision for your company and setting SMART/FAST goals. Discover tips and tricks to stay focused on achieving the goals…

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Side Hustle Saturday Session #2: Steps to Establishing Your Business

January 15 @ 9:10 am - 10:10 am
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Skills Bldg. Room 104 A/B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance Side Hustle Saturday Session Two: This session will provide you with a step-by-step guide for establishing a new business in Onslow County icluding what to file with the NCSOC, where to register your business name, obtaining a business license, applying for an EIN, as well as applying for a state sales tax and withholding tax numbers with the NCDOR…

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Side Hustle Saturday Session #4: Marketing Your Business

January 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Skills 104 A/B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance Side Hustle Saturday Session 4: There are many ways to advertise and market your products and services, but as a new venture, your funds are probably limited. Come learn methods to use which are relatively inexpensive to get your business jump started in the right way! This session is a part of the Side Hustle Saturday Series. Participants who complete all…

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Side Hustle Saturday Session #5: Developing Your Value Proposition

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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Coastal Carolina Community College Small Business Center James S. Melton Vocational Skills Center Skills Bldg Room 104 A/B/C Topic: Start-up Assistance Side Hustle Saturday Session 5: Come to this session where we will walk through an exercise designed to develop your unique value proposition. From there you can use your value proposition to develop your elevator pitch. Be prepared to talk to anyone, anywhere, about why your business is special and why people should choose to do business with you.…

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

January 18 @ 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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STATE OF THE ECONOMY

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
SAMPSON COUNTY EXPOSITION CENTER, 414 WARSAW RD
CLINTON, NC 28328
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Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce and Sampson County Economic Development Commission will be hosting a State of the Economy event on January 19, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM over breakfast.  Dr. Michael Walden, an Economist at NC State University, will be our presenter. We hope that you consider attending and bringing team members with you.  Please RSVP on the event web page.  Should you have questions, please contact Brandie Grubb at (910) 592-8921 or bgrubb@sampsonedc.com. BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED…

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2022 N.C. TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT

January 19 @ 8:00 am - January 20 @ 5:00 pm
Raleigh Convention Center, 500 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
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EXPLORE THE FUTURE. BUILD CONNECTIONS. BRIDGE THE GAP. Due to a fast-growing economy and shifting demographics, North Carolina – and states like ours – are at a crossroads in how we approach transportation to ensure people and goods get where they need to go. The time to collaboratively consider these issues is now. The 2022 North Carolina Transportation Summit, hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, is taking place January 19-20, 2022 at the Raleigh Convention Center, and you…

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UNDERSTANDING AND UTILIZING MATCHFORCE.ORG

January 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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New Bern Lunch & Learn: Legal Forms for Small Businesses

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, 316 S. Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
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New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce Topic: Start-up Assistance For aspiring and existing Small Businesses owners; One of the first decisions that you’ll have to make as a business owners is how your business should be structured. You need to know the advantages and disadvantages of each of the different legal forms of business to make sure you’re making the right decision for your new business. Join us and learn about what type of business entity you want to establish.…

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Construction Quality Management for Contractors

January 20 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Coastal Carolina Community College, Vocational Skills Building Room 104 B/C, 444 Western Blvd
Jacksonville, NC 28546 United States
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This course is required by both the Army Corps 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 government’s QA plan, the preconstruction meeting, the coordination and mutual understanding meeting, submittals, and the three phases of control, testing, documentation, and certification by the QC manager that all procedures were done…

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