/Events

May
1
Wed
Government Contracting 101 @ CPCC Central Campus Hall Bldg Room 215
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

The Government 101 course is designed to introduce small businesses to the government sales process. We will share the basics of how to prepare for local, state and federal government opportunities. This session will explore the dynamics of small business certifications and how they impact the procurement process. We will end the session with a demonstration on navigating the various electronic procurement platforms used to identify opportunities.

Seminar 1 of the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): Anita Staton

Pre-registration is required.

 

May
2
Thu
Mecklenburg County – Office of Economic Development Small Business Outreach @ Recreation Center
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development invites you to an informational and connection session with the Small Business Services Team

This session is for you, if you…

  • are interested in starting or growing your business and need assistance
  • would like to learn how to access capital
  • are interested in doing business with the government
  • would like to learn more about Minority, Women, and Small Business certifications

To register, visit:  https://www.mecknc.gov/edo/Pages/Outreach.aspx

May
8
Wed
Responding to RFPs, RFQs and ITBs @ CPCC Central Campus, Hall Bldg Room 215
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

Get an insider’s look at what it takes to win a significant contract. A City of Charlotte contracting officer will share insights on how to respond to Requests for Proposals and other potential opportunities. See samples of successful submissions. Learn the do’s and don’t’s in writing and submitting a proposal. Understand how decisions are made. Find out how to successfully compete in the proposal process.

Seminar 2 of the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): Johnella Walker

Pre-registration is required.

May
15
Wed
Developing a Capability Statement @ CPCC Central Campus, Hall Bldg Room 215
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Government Contracting

Many are interested in getting certified to do business with local, state and federal government as well as major corporations. Once certified, most small, minority and women-owned businesses do not have the tool (s) to effectively market to City, County, State and Federal representatives, Supplier Diversity Directors and prime contractors. The Capability Statement is a marketing tool that serves as a “door opener” in relationship building with decision makers and serves as the company’s “leave behind” at the conclusion of a meeting. Lain Consulting LLC, a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise and Industry Leader in government contracting, will share the 5 elements of an effective capability statement and review the do’s and don’t s when developing your capability statements. Find out what you need to know to position your company for more contracting opportunities.

Seminar 3 in the Government Contracting Series

Speaker(s): Lapronda Spann

Pre-registration is required

May
29
Wed
Business Certifications (Online) @ Online
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

SBE, MBE …. Certification confusion? Learn about the certification alphabet soup and how to use it to spell out success for your business. Learn how to get certified and why it matters.

Seminar 5 of the Government Contracting Series

Speaker -LaPronda Spann

Pre-registration is required

Jul
18
Thu
Mecklenburg County – Office of Economic Development Small Business Outreach @ Sportsplex
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development invites you to an informational and connection session with the Small Business Services Team

This session is for you, if you…

  • are interested in starting or growing your business and need assistance
  • would like to learn how to access capital
  • are interested in doing business with the government
  • would like to learn more about Minority, Women, and Small Business certifications

To register, visit:  https://www.mecknc.gov/edo/Pages/Outreach.aspx

Sep
11
Wed
Mecklenburg County – Office of Economic Development Small Business Outreach @ Mint Hill Town Hall
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development invites you to an informational and connection session with the Small Business Services Team

This session is for you, if you…

  • are interested in starting or growing your business and need assistance
  • would like to learn how to access capital
  • are interested in doing business with the government
  • would like to learn more about Minority, Women, and Small Business certifications

To register, visit:  https://www.mecknc.gov/edo/Pages/Outreach.aspx

Nov
13
Wed
Mecklenburg County – Office of Economic Development Small Business Outreach @ Belle Johnson Community Center
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development invites you to an informational and connection session with the Small Business Services Team

This session is for you, if you…

  • are interested in starting or growing your business and need assistance
  • would like to learn how to access capital
  • are interested in doing business with the government
  • would like to learn more about Minority, Women, and Small Business certifications

To register, visit:  https://www.mecknc.gov/edo/Pages/Outreach.aspx