Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

Building a More Inclusive Business

The DC Office of Human Rights will share critical information about how local civil rights protections may impact your business practices. The comprehensive presentation will include legal requirements in public accommodations, as well as best practices to prevent employment discrimination and create a workplace or business that is welcoming to all. The presentation will cover the DC Human Rights Act, the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the Fair Criminal Record Screening for Housing Act, the Fair Credit Act, the Street Harassment Prevention Act and many others.

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Navigating Government Contracting with DCPTAC

  • DCRA Small Business Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The District of Columbia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DC PTAC) is a program within the Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). DC PTAC offers confidential, personalized, one on one business counseling and competitive insights for navigating the government contracting process successfully. Whether you already have experience working on government contracts, or are looking for help to win your first one, we are available to help. At the DC PTAC, businesses can get assistance with developing strategies to pursue state, local and federal government contracts. We help you navigate the procurement process more confidently and efficiently. Our assistance is tailored to meet your specific goals in areas such as:

• Contract research

• Bid matching

• Marketing plans

• Subcontracting and Teaming

• Proposal preparation

• GSA schedules

• Certifications (HubZone, 8(a), VA CVE, WOSB)

• Post contract award counseling

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Jun
12
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Government Contracting

  • DCRA Small Business Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


This interactive workshop will focus on several areas that new and existing small businesses should utilize in developing their marketing plans for local, state and federal governments for FY2019 potential contracting opportunities.   The presenters will discuss marketing strategies to include the development of capability statements, types of contracts, strategic partnerships, mentor-protege programs and other key elements.

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Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

DISB Coffee & Capital at DCRA

  • 1100 4th Street, SW Room E-200 Washington DC 20024-4451 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Make plans to join DISB to hear about innovative alternatives to financing for District startups, emerging entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Organizations in the following areas should consider attending:

  • Small businesses

  • General contractors

  • Subcontractors

  • Equity providers

  • Lenders

  • Capital sources

Access to capital options to be discussed at the event include programs administered by DISB: the District of Columbia Business Capital Program and an investment crowdfunding option, the DC-Only Securities Offering Exemption. DISB will also discuss DC BizCAP requirements and how small business owners and entrepreneurs can utilize the program." with "Access to capital options to be discussed at the event include DISB's District of Columbia Business Capital Program (DC BizCAP). DISB will also discuss DC BizCAP requirements and how small business owners, emerging entrepreneurs and startups can utilize the program."

 

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Jun
6
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Entrepreneurship Program

The Department of Consumer and Regulatory (DCRA) Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) is collaborating with the D C Office of Aging (DCOA) to host its Senior Day Program for residents 60 years of age and older. If you are interested in starting a new business or need information on sustaining an existing business, this program is for you? The program is designed to provide information on starting new and existing businesses.

During this these sessions DCRA’s staff will be on hand to provide the regulatory process of the following:

Corporate Registration

Business Licensing

Vending & Events

Farmer Markets

Q&A

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Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Learn the Process of Starting a Business at the DC Public Library

During these FREE monthly sessions, the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) will partner with District government agencies to educate customers on how to start a new business in the District of Columbia. The following topics will be discussed: - Business Licensing - Corporate registration - Certificates of Occupancy (C of O) - Home Occupancy Permits (HOP) - Grant Opportunities - Vending - Farmer markets - Certified Business Enterprises (CBE)

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May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Women Owned Small Business Working Group

This is a two-day, 10 hour training course. Participants will gain insight into how federal government and corporate contracting works, get certified as a WOSB, learn about the types of solicitations and highlight the differences and discuss effective contract capture management strategies and business development. This workshop will prepare women business owners to pursue corporate and federal government contracting as a certified Woman Owned Small Business. Register Here.

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May
23
6:30 PM18:30

DC Small Business Week: Let’s Plan for Entrepreneurs

Disclaimer: Kimberly Shin Law Firm is not affiliated with any of the organizations mentioned in this post and does not endorse them. All information provided through her Startup Resource Guides are for informational purposes only and are not comprehensive resource guides. They may contain mistakes, omissions, and other errors. Nothing is intended to provide the reader with business, legal, or financial advice specific to their situation. This post may be considered attorney advertising in some states. An attorney-client relationship is not formed by attending any of the listed events, contacting the event organizers, completing the Contact Us form, or submitting information through a direct message. Kimberly Shin Law Firm disclaims all liability with regard to any and all actions taken or not taken as a result of information contained here. All formatting is her own. All content is the content of the event organizers.

A two to three hour workshop if you are starting a business or want to go back to the drawing board to complete a roadmap for operating a business. Participants will learn how to brainstorm a feasible business concept and a working business plan. Gain a comprehensive business plan outline and knowledge of what goes in a viable business plan. Register Here.

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May
21
10:00 AM10:00

Building a More Inclusive Business

  • DCRA Small Business Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The DC Office of Human Rights will share critical information about how local civil rights protections may impact your business practices. The comprehensive presentation will include legal requirements in public accommodations, as well as best practices to prevent employment discrimination and create a workplace or business that is welcoming to all. The presentation will cover the DC Human Rights Act, the Protecting Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the Fair Criminal Record Screening for Housing Act, the Fair Credit Act, the Street Harassment Prevention Act and many others.

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May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Understanding the Licensing Basics for Industrial Trades

  • DCRA Small Business Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Training Topics: Building Permits, Business Licensing, Business Start-up/Preplanning, Corporate Registration
Description:

The DCRA Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) is partnerning with the Office of Professional Licensing (OPLA) to host a workshop to present on the following topics: 

Board of Industrial Trades – Protects the public, health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the District of Columbia. Learn about licensing requirements for all trades, such as Electricians, Elevator Trades, Plumbers, and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics.

Investigations Unit – Explores validity of complaints against businesses and professional licensees providing services in and/or to the District of Columbia.

Corporations – Registers all entities–domestic (DC) or foreign (non-District)–that conduct business in the District of Columbia.

Business Licensing – Regulates business activity in the District of Columbia by licensing business owners and operators according to the business activity conducted (i.e., convenience stores, home improvement, residential rentals, restaurants, etc.) and location.

Permits – Issues permits to build according to a specific scope of work, including approved plans. Permits are required for construction in the District of Columbia and any modification of permit scope or approved plans must be specifically approved.

 

  

Subject matter experts will be available to answer questions.

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May
14
8:00 AM08:00

Build it in DC

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

BUILD IT IN DC returns on Tuesday, May 14th with expanded programming and content spanning multiple industries including real estate, restaurants, retail and more. This year's event will allow attendees to take advantage of an exclusive, first-time, opportunity to hear from public sector decision-makers about measures the city is taking to deliver services better and faster.

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May
13
10:00 AM10:00

Franchising 101

Training Topics: Business Financing, Business Licensing, Corporate Registration, Franchising
Description:

Are you interested in learning the nuts and bolts of franchising? Have you ever thought about buying a franchise? 

Or....

Are you an entrepreneur and have run your business for at least three years? Have you ever thought about franchising your business in the future?

 

If you are interested in learning if franchising is for you, join us for this informative workshop to learn the following:

 

  • What is franchising? 

  • Advantages & disadvantages of franchising

  • Is your business franchiseable?

  • Is franchising right for you?

  • The franchise development process

  • Next steps

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May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Let’s Plan for Entrepreneurs

A two to three hour workshop if you are starting a business or want to go back to the drawing board to complete a roadmap for operating a business. Participants will learn how to brainstorm a feasible business concept and a working business plan. Gain a comprehensive business plan outline and knowledge of what goes in a viable business plan. Register here.

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May
9
4:30 PM16:30

Business Speed Coaching

  • Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Business Speed Coaching is an exciting event with many opportunities to network and discuss your business aspirations. Each attendee will have a 15-minute timeslots to meet face-to-face with District government agencies and non-profits that provide technical assistance throughout the District.

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May
9
12:00 PM12:00

Inaugural DC Caterers’ Challenge

How the Challenge Works

The four caterers selected by the DC Small Business Week Committee will prepare two (2) sample dishes from an entree and dessert, plus a beverage. A small contribution to the participating caterers will be provided by The Whitlow Foundation to help defray their costs. A small panel judges, made up of industry practitioners, will provide feedback to the caterers based on three criteria — presentation, flavor, and creativity of presentation.

The caterer scoring the highest points will receive the “Golden Apron“. Prior to the judging phase of the event, the panelists will dispense industry best practices and guidance to the attendees and the caterers. Invited organizations and other stakeholders attending this event will have an opportunity to sample each caterer’s presentations, and provide feedback by completing a brief comment card.

Helping DC Caterers

This event is an opportunity to showcase four (4) local, small-scale caterers interested in growing their businesses.

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May
9
10:00 AM10:00

Coffee and Co-Working Day (part of Market Week 2019)

COFFEE AND COWORKING

Join us for coworking under the Eastern Market Farmer's Line! We'll have an outdoor workspace with power and wifi, plus coffee demos and tastings with local roasters, desk reset yoga, a self-guided Corridor Cafe Crawl, and more!

10am-12pm | Coffee Tasting + Decoding Coffee Descriptors Class | Small Planes Coffee

1:30pm | Desk Reset Yoga | Realignment Studio

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May
8
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Advocacy Day

Disclaimer: Kimberly Shin Law Firm is not affiliated with any of the organizations mentioned in this post and does not endorse them. All information provided through her Startup Resource Guides are for informational purposes only and are not comprehensive resource guides. They may contain mistakes, omissions, and other errors. Nothing is intended to provide the reader with business, legal, or financial advice specific to their situation. This post may be considered attorney advertising in some states. An attorney-client relationship is not formed by attending any of the listed events, contacting the event organizers, completing the Contact Us form, or submitting information through a direct message. Kimberly Shin Law Firm disclaims all liability with regard to any and all actions taken or not taken as a result of information contained here. All formatting is her own. All content is the content of the event organizers.

Join us to help advocate for the local small business community. We value our small businesses because they contribute to DC’s economy, commercial corridors, workforce, and culture of the District. It’s an opportunity for ALL of us to gather to discuss our small business budget priorities, then attend one-on-one meetings with DC Councilmembers and/or their staff on Wednesday, May 8th from 10 AM to Noon at the John A. Wilson Building. Click here to RSVP.

What is advocacy day?

It’s an opportunity for ALL of US, especially businesses and organizations that work with them, to gather to discuss our small business budget priorities, then attend one-on-one meetings with DC Councilmembers and/or their staff to influence their decisions on our FY20 budget priorities.

Want to learn more about these key programs ? Check out the economic development programs we advocate on and why they’re so important!

Why attend:

You’ll have an opportunity to share your story and tell Councilmembers and their staff you care about funding for small business programs!

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May
7
11:00 AM11:00

2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week (DAY 1)

The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association will host a free, 2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference will take place Tuesday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 8. Registration is free to the public. Participate in all the webinars or pick and choose the topics you like.  You will also have the opportunity to meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling.

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May
6
6:00 PM18:00

DC Small Business Week: How to start a Home Baking Business in DC

  • Capitol View Neighborhood Library, Meeting Room 1 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Would you like to make extra income selling homemade baked goods? Selling homemade foods that do not require refrigeration-like cookies, cakes, and jam- is a great way for entrepreneurs to get started small in their own homes without having to spend thousands of dollars on a commercial kitchen space. In this workshop we’ll learn how to start a cottage food business, and the efforts to expand DC’s cottage food law to make it easier to run a cottage food business. Register Here!

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May
6
6:00 PM18:00

DC Small Business Week: Business Succession Planning and Employee Ownership

  • THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a small business owner considering retirement? This free workshop will focus on business succession planning and explore the possibility of selling your business to your employees. You’ll also learn about the two most common forms of broad-based employee ownership: worker cooperatives and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). The session will include a discussion of the process by which a sale to employees commonly occurs. Register Here: https://bit.ly/2XKl2Vs

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May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Week Kickoff Event

CNHED and our host committee for Small Business Week are excited to announce Andy Shallal, local business owner and leader, as the DC Small Business Week Champion. Shallal will host the kickoff of DC Small Business Week to recognize and celebrate DC’s small businesses and their impact on our economy and community at his newly opened Busboys and Poets in Anacostia on Monday, May 6th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM. Click here to register. And be sure to stick around after the event to help us canvass corridors!
*Sponsored in part by HSBC Bank, N.A.

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