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The Office of Purchasing has published solicitation no. IFB-2018-20 for Underground Water Storage Tanks for Fire Suppression Capital Project No. F-5972 to the Howard County website and EMaryland Marketplace.


Interested suppliers, please see the County’s website;



 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

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Ready, Set, GROW! Access to Capital Forum hosted by 
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Governor's Coordinating Offices, 100 Community Place 
1st Floor Conference Room, Crownsville, MD 21032

This unique workshop features state and federal experts to discuss various funding streams available to the small business community. You will learn the required qualifications of lenders when providing funding for start-up, emerging, and growing businesses

To view participants/panelists list and register, click here

Dollars & Sense – Financing to Maximize Business Profits & Personal Wealth Workshop sponsored by BB&T, Operation Win In Life CDC and Meridian Management Group, Inc. (MMG)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

This workshop will feature two 2 hour sessions, one focusing on The Cost of Alternative Lenders to the Small Business Community and the other focusing on BB&T’s Where Personal Finances Meet Business Finances curriculum.  Both sessions will be designed to increase small and minority entrepreneurs’ knowledge of existing financial planning and financing resources available through BB&T and MMG to enhance their capacity to grow their businesses.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here http://www.mmgdollarsandsense.com/  or call 410-333-4270.

Entrepreneur Development Day hosted by 
The Presidents’ RoundTable, Inc. (PRT) in conjunction with PRT Reach Foundation
Monday, December 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
University of Maryland Baltimore County, The University Center (Building 34) Ballroom, Top Floor, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

Join the Presidents’ RoundTable and PRT Foundation for a one-day Supplier Diversity Development Business Education Program for minority business owners, to help them grow and sustain their businesses. The program would provide business education and technical coaching from experts in marketing, finance, business planning, and more.

To view flier, click here

To purchase tickets, click here: https://prt.ticketleap.com/prt-entrepreneurial-development-day/

For more information, contact Mollie Jackson at 410-480-730 or email: mjackson@presidentsroundtable.net

Breakfast Briefing: A Business Response to the Opioid Epidemic hosted by 
Greater Baltimore Committee
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 S. Calvert Street, Suite 1700
Baltimore, MD 21202

Join Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and her Special Advisor for Opioid Policy, Evan Behrle, for a conversation about how businesses and the business community can help fight the opioid epidemic, while supporting affected employees.

To register, click here

For event information, contact Sophia Silbergeld at 410-727-2820.

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

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Womens Small Business Month

The SBA is celebrating women entrepreneurs everywhere during Women's Small Business Month. There are opportunities to find counseling, training and other resources for small business success through the SBA.


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10 tips for cybersecurity

If you choose to take your business to the digital world, as most businesses these days do, you don't want to miss these critical ways to protect what you have. Check out 10 cybersecurity tips for small businesses to safeguard your business in the digital age.


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Nominate a small business for SBA's National Small Business Week Awards

2018 Maryland Small Business Week Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office is accepting nominations for the successful small business person who might become Maryland’s 2018 “Small Business Person of the Year” and compete for the national title during National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, 2018. Nominees are also sought for Small Business Exporter of the Year and a variety of local award categories. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Small Business Person of the Year nominees are judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation of product or service and evidence of contributions to the community.

Local award categories include: Financial Services Champion, Home-Based Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, Young Entrepreneur, Rising Star Student Entrepreneur and three industry awards, the Accountant Champion, Insurance Advocate and Attorney Advocate.

Nominations can be made by an individual or an organization. The Maryland program accepts nominations for individuals or businesses operating within the City of Baltimore and all Maryland counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, which are accepted through SBA’s Washington Metro Area District Office. 

Winners will be announced in late March 2018 and will be honored at the 34th Annual MD Small Business Week Awards Luncheon in Woodlawn, Md. on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Click here for nomination criteria and submission guidelines or contact Rachel Howard at (410) 244-3337 or by email at rachel.howard@sba.gov.

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Welcome to eMaryland Marketplace

eMaryland Marketplace, Maryland's internet-based procurement system, is a business tool that provides vendors with easy access to State procurement information. Potential bidders can find solicitations on eMaryland Marketplace and submit bids electronically. The system also allows vendors to obtain bid results online once the due date and time for bid submission have passed.

To login to the eMaryland Marketplace,  please click the Register link below


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