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May 2017

Methods and Online Tools to Find Your Target Market – Community Business Partnership

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you want to develop an effective brand, which attracts loyal customers, success starts with finding the right target audience. Whether you're a new entrepreneur looking to learn more about your target market or an established small business ready to find ways to grow and connect with your audience, this session covers traditional methods and online tools to successfully find your target audience. Please arrive on time for CBP classes and events. Arriving late may jeopardize your space. Please call…

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June 2017

DC Small Business Boot Camp

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you a DC resident? Are you a member of the military community (active duty, Veteran, National Guard or Reserves) or a military spouse? And are you thinking about starting, or have you recently started, a small business? If you answered "yes" to all three questions - then the DC Small Business Boot Camp is for you! Friday, June 2nd from 9am-5pm - Free to the DC military community. Before you register your business, create a website, go after funding,…

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Growth Financing & Managing Cash Flow in a Growing Company

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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As an entrepreneur guiding your company to the next level, you need an engine that will best enable the business to achieve its primary business goals. Frequently, that engine is financial.  Do you really need the money? If the answer is yes, you need to figure out: What type of financing, and from what type of provider? How much? And why? And whatdoes going one route rather than another mean for your business?  Can you bootstrap your growth without requiring outside financing? Cash is king…

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15th Annual Small Business & Procurement EXPO – LaGuardia Business Services

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please join LaGuardia Community College Business Services for the 15th Annual Small Business and Procurement Expo!   Join over 60 exhibitors and 500 attendees for the most anticipated networking and learning event of the year! Network with government agencies, prime contractors, and small businesses Meet with government procurement representatives Meet MWBEs, 8(a)s, Hub Zone, WOSBs, EDWOSBs, and DBEs Meet Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Locate potential subcontracting opportunities Learn about selling to the government and private…

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Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS)

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 15 @ 5:00 pm
Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
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The Goal: Provide the knowledge and relationships needed for Veterans to transition into Business Owners to service the Federal Government. The Difference: The VETS agenda is crafted by Veterans already doing business with the Federal government—Veteran Entrepreneurs who have walked in your shoes. VETS2017 will bring together Federal agencies, Prime contractors, and Veterans to discuss how to take full advantage of the Federally mandated contracting opportunities set aside specifically for Veteran-owned small businesses. Do you run a Veteran-owned or service-disabled…

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1 Million Cups – El Paso

June 14 @ 9:00 am
The Hub of Human Innovation, 500 West Overland Street Suite 230
El Paso, TX 79901 United States
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1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. On Wednesday mornings, one or two early-stage businesses present their companies to their communities. Every event is free and everyone is welcome and invited to attend!

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Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

June 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Community Business Partnership, 6564 Loisdale Ct., Ste. 600
Springfield, VA 22150 United States
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Understanding the difference between patents, trademarks and trade secrets: Do you have a product that you need to protect and safeguard as yours? How about a company name or logo that forms the basis of your branding? Do you have a website, a blog, or do you create presentations and workbooks for yourself or clients?  A very informative Business and Intellectual Property Attorney will help you understand the difference between patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  Learn how to use…

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SunTrust’s 3rd Annual Supplier Diversity Tier 2 Conference

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Startup Now – The Hub of Human Innovation

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ready to launch a business? Have a great idea? Want to better understand your customer? If you answered yes to any of these questions then this is the course for you. Startup Now! Most startups fail because they focus more on how to deliver a product than on the needs of people buying it. This course provides a concentrated overview of the Customer Development Process, Business Model Canvas and Minimal Viable Product. By understanding customers, startups reduce the risk of failure. The Hub’s Shift – Startup Now program…

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Veterans Institute for Procurement – VIP GROW

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm
The Bolger Hotel and Conference Center, 9600 Newbridge Drive
Potomac, MD 20854-4436 United States
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VIP GROW is a 3-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program designed for veteran owned small businesses to increase their ability to win government contracts. Facilitated by subject matter experts, participants receive hands-on market-based instruction that helps establish best business practices for Federal government contracting. VIP is offered at no cost to participants. There are over 20 topics taught by highly experiences industry and government professionals with a focus on accelerating your growth through best business practices. Examples include: Focus is on…

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