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January 2, 2014

January 2014 Events


Orientation to MWBC and Small Business Resources – January 10, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Meet the staff of the MWBC to learn about the resources in the community to help you start and grow your business. Free!

ABC’s of Starting a Business – January 10, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Join us to find out what it really takes to start your own business. Learn more about the steps involved and discover the many resources that are available to support you.  Questions about legal structures are answered by an attorney from McMillan Metro. Fee: $10 

Writing a Successful Business Plan – Thursday, January 16, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Join consultant Linda Dunphy in helping you to understand why you need a strong business plan and how to develop a good one, the right way. This workshop includes a comprehensive business plan outline, financial templates and additional resources. Fee: $25

Using Social Media and Email to Grow Your Business – Thursday, January 23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

With only so many hours in a day, learn how your small business can maximize and manage multiple social media networks. Join consultant Debbie DeChambeau to gain a greater understanding of effective campaigns and tips for getting your messages opened, read, and shared.  Fee: $15

Business Basics for Childcare Providers – Saturday, January 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us to find out what it really takes to start your own childcare business. Learn more about the steps involved beyond licensing and discover the many resources that are available to support you. Explore essential elements of a childcare business plan. Free!

Funding Your Business – Wednesday, January 29, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Meet our panel of lenders to learn more about how micro-loans, bank loans, crowd funding, and government programs can help you grow your business. Fee: $15

Partner Events (For a complete listing of all partner events, visit our Events page)

January 8,  7:30 AM – 9:45 AM  Tech Council of Maryland Workforce Roundtable

The Workforce Development Roundtable is dedicated to ensuring member companies are able to recruit, educate, and maintain a competitive, technical workforce in Maryland. Free for Members, $25 for Non-Members.

January 8, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM   Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce – After Hours

Professional Casual Networking at it’s best!  Register by January 6 for this event (free for members and $40 for non-members) at Clyde’s in Rockville.  Free for Members, $40 for Non-Members.

January 9, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM   MEDA 2014 Winter Conference

Come hear the 2014 legislative outlook for economic development featuring a keynote from Governor O’Malley and panels including House Speaker Michael E. Busch, Senate President Thomas V. (Mike) Miller, and DBED Secretary Dominick Murray. Fee: $85 for Members, $100 for Non-Members.

January 14, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM   Maryland Casino Investment – MONEY TOUR

This half day event is perfect for business owners looking to start or grow a business.  The Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development is hosting an information and resources event on  January 14, 2014 in Silver Spring at the Silver Spring Civic Center Building. Fee: Free! 

January 21, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM    Rockville Chamber of Commerce Mix & Mingle Event

Join the Rockville Chamber of Commerce for some January networking at Trapezaria at 11 North Washington Street in Rockville.  This event is free for members and $20 for non-members. Fee: Free for Members, $20 for Non-Members.

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