Capital Regional Minority Supplier Development Council
 2020 Annual Business Meeting: A Year in Review

Thursday, December 3, 2020 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Join CRMSDC as they host their Annual Business Meeting this year virtually.

To register, click here

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Grow With Google 
Webinar

Title: Get Your Local Business on Google Search and Maps

Date/Time: December 8,  2:30pm - 3:30pm

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3116473760685168144

Description: Explore Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. 

  • Learn how to create and/or update your profile on Google

  • Hide your address

  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers

  • What's new, tips and tricks to updating your profile

Urgent* Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding: The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) through the Neighborhood Business Works (NBW) program is offering Opportunity Zone Microgrant ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to early stage businesses and/or businesses that are expanding within an opportunity zone in Maryland. APPLY HERE 

- Funds are first come, first served.

The Governor's Office of
Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

invites you to reserve a space for our upcoming 
Technical Training Classroom webinar:

MBE Rights and Responsibilities

Resized Rights and Responsibilities

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Do you want a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? Competition is tough in the public sector, and a critical key to success lies within understanding these rules. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.

Who should attend? Small businesses and certified MBEs who are ready and able to perform as a prime contractor or a subcontractor on state-funded procurements.

Your instructor is Chantal Kai-Lewis, Legal & Policy Advisor, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.

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What you need to know:

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Advance registration is required.
  • This session will be recorded; by registering, you are consenting to be recorded. 
  • Upon receiving a registration confirmation, you will be given a unique link to join the event.
  • All attendees will be in listen mode only (your camera will be off and your mic is muted).
  • A Q&A session will be conducted following the presentation.

ZOOM SECURITY NOTICE 

Attendees of this meeting should be aware that there are known and potential privacy and confidentiality issues with the Zoom System (Cloud Service, Web application, and/or Application). While every effort has been made to ensure the security of this meeting, factors out of the State’s control introduce risk. Participants should evaluate the risk associated with the application and platform and determine if the risks preclude the use of the service. The State provides no warranty regarding the security of the application, confidentiality of the information discussed, or the privacy of information collected by the application and/or service. Security events impacting the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a meeting (e.g., ZoomBombing) must be reported to the State Security Operations Center (soc.info@maryland.gov).

Governor's Office of
Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

in collaboration with

the Department of Housing and Community Development

invites you to reserve a space for our upcoming webinar:

Alternative Financing 2021:

A New Look at Access to Capital

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Are you looking for capital to grow or start a business?  Access to capital is the life blood of every small business, and we all know that connecting to reliable funding sources isn't easy, particularly during a pandemic. With a new year just around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking outside of the traditional box.

What can you expect? This webinar will cover the business lending programs offered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. You'll also hear from three microenterprise lenders with low interest loans available from $500 to $250,0000 and available coaching, training, and support to help you qualify. 

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners and startups. 

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What you need to know:

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Advance registration is required.
  • Upon receiving a registration confirmation, you will be given a unique link to join the event.
  • All attendees will be in listen mode only (your camera will be off and your mic is muted).
  • A moderated Q&A session will be conducted following the presentation.

ZOOM SECURITY NOTICE 

Attendees of this meeting should be aware that there are known and potential privacy and confidentiality issues with the Zoom System (Cloud Service, Web application, and/or Application). While every effort has been made to ensure the security of this meeting, factors out of the State’s control introduce risk. Participants should evaluate the risk associated with the application and platform and determine if the risks preclude the use of the service. The State provides no warranty regarding the security of the application, confidentiality of the information discussed, or the privacy of information collected by the application and/or service. Security events impacting the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a meeting (e.g., ZoomBombing) must be reported to the State Security Operations Center (soc.info@maryland.gov).

NOVEMBER & ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

Starting an Online Business for Next to No Money

Recorded Webinar | Free


Steve Strauss, USA TODAY columnist and bestselling startup author, will show you the steps needed to start an e-business, even without a big budget.

WATCH NOW

Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority, & Women’s Business and Catholic University, is bringing the Inner City Capital Connections back to both Baltimore and DC this year. This tuition-free executive leadership training program is designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to help business owners in under-resourced communities build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment. APPLY HERE









Dear Baltimore County business professional,
 
Are you missing out on potential COVID-19 financial assistance opportunities for your business?
Could you use some help navigating the alphabet soup of resources, regulations and programs?
PPP, FMLA, SBA, EIDL, CARES, PPE, FMCA – it’s a lot to decipher, especially while fighting to keep your business afloat!
 
On Tuesday, April 21 at 1pm, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski invites you to take advantage of free expert advice in a series of targeted webinars hosted by the County’s economic and workforce development professionals.
 
Baltimore County Business Forum - COVID and Beyond
Series kicks off Tuesday, April 21, 1pm via Cisco WebEx
 
These free webinars offer participants live and direct access to panels of local subject matter experts designed to help small businesses and affected workers navigate available federal/state/local assistance resources and plan for eventual economic recovery.  
 
Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development, Will Anderson, will moderate the 60-minute session, “Navigating Small Business Resources.” This session offers expertise from local legal and financial professionals who advise clients every day on small business-related COVID-19 issues:
 

  • John Fiedler, CPA , Wolfe & Fiedler, PA
  • Charles R. Kassouf, Attorney, Managing Member of the Law Office of Charles R. Kassouf, LLC
  • David Miller, CPA, Partner at Kenneally & Company
  • Carla Nelson Chambers, Managing Principal of The Nelson Ideation Group, LLC

We look forward to have you join and participate.  You may submit questions during the webinar, or in advance by sending an email to businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov
 
More webinars are being planned and we’ll keep you posted as additional ones are scheduled. 
 
Online Resources Available
The Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) has complied an overview of resources and assistance available for affected employers and employees. This information is available on the department’s website and updates are posted on Facebook@BaltCoDEWD.

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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