Accessing Capital and Growing your Business – Maryland Room
With the exception of the SBA, these lending institutions outlined below, provide a unique insight and history in funding small minority owned businesses in the Baltimore/Washington area. Some of the issues and ideas that could be discussed: What innovative steps are they taking to embrace technology and better service future clients, including what new banking trends are in the near future. Are their lending application processes becoming more streamlined favoring technology? Keeping in mind lenders are known to be conservative, will they consider providing/offering a smart lending app. Lastly, the SBA plays an important role in funding small & minority owned businesses, as it has funding programs guaranteeing through lending institution or banks, requested funds on their various programs.
Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification – Delaware Room
Find out if certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE) is right for your business. The Application Assistance Workshop demystifies the certification process and provides valuable information to firms considering certification as a strategy to grow their business. The workshop covers the benefits of certification, four steps to certification, the five certification eligibility standards, and other key certification information. This information session empowers participants to better position themselves to move through the certification process with confidence.
Innovative Marketing Strategies: Does your business have what it takes to win a contract? – Pennsylvania Room
Business growth is contingent upon innovative marketing strategies. Learn how to stand out in a crowd using innovative marketing strategies that take your business to the next level. What marketing is most effective for your company? How do you communicate to your target markets about your products and services? Are you seeing an ROI on your marketing efforts? What creative elements are worth your investment? Are you using all your resources and tools to market your business? Web site, social media, networking…