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By recognizing the need to take time out to develop the business with a consultant, BEKÔZ now has a strong business plan, goals and processes. BEKÔZ was created to bring change in the world of marketing by a rather simple but powerful message that speaks to community improvement and social enhancement. This all women team is dedicated to the community they live in, enriching lives around them and supporting the causes that inspire them. read this success story . . . connect
Is Your Business Growing? Expanding? Improving?
Why startups need a sales strategy
1. A sales strategy allows you to address the needs of customers at every stage. 2. You can maximize your results by focusing on the areas/ techniques that lead to closing more business

Learn how to locate and qualify your clients/ customers . Develop an effective sales strategy that responds to your customers' needs more efficiently. Learn to communicate more effectively with potential customers. Find out when to stop and move on to the next prospect. The 5 hour course includes practical application of learned principles through role playing exercises.

Kiyaa Hider, Founder & Chief Strategist KLH Consulting, LLC brings over 21 years of industry experience in business development, marketing, and finance to aid small businesses.

SBC-6040- 150292 : $83 Wed Apr 25 9:00AM-2:00PM Prince Frederick
Financing Your Small Biz April 24, La Plata
Building a Successful Business Plan May 8
Legal & Records Management May 15
Promotion  is one of the key elements of the  marketing  mix, and deals with any one or two-way communication that takes place with the consumer. This class is a high level introduction to developing a  promotional strategy  for your business focusing on  advertising  and other 'pull' tactics.

All businesses are faced with a multitude of choices when it comes to advertising, but which is right for you? This 5 hour class covers an analysis of media, developing an advertising plan, planning an advertising budget, controlling production costs, and developing methods to measure the effectiveness of your advertising. Participants will be able to effectively design, place and evaluate advertising. It is sure to save you money! More about Chris Ripley , Owner and CEO of Strategic Marketing Group, LLC .

SBC-5470-150329 : $83  Wed May 2 9:00AM-2:00PM Prince Frederick
Events Throughout So. MD

2018 Quarterly Business Roundtables are scheduled for January 31, April 25, and July 19 at the Waldorf West Library. Our annual Fall Meeting will be held on October 30, 2018. 8:00  -  8:30 am   Networking and Breakfast 8:30 -  9:30 am Quarterly Update with Q&A
April 25, 2018 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us for refreshments, 50/50 raffle, and door prizes. Parking for the event is directly across the street at the St. Alyosius Church parking lot (22850 Washington St.)
National Small Business Week
April 29 - May 5, 2018
May 2018 Mixer - REGISTER
May 3, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

2018 Annual Chamber Golf Tournament 
May 9, 2018 REGISTER

May 2018 Morning Perk - REGISTER
May 17, 2018 @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
This informative session will showcase business resource partners that can help with the development and growth of your small business, including start-ups. This is an open forum with opportunities for Q & A.

Mon May 7, 2018, 9:30AM to 12:00PM Prince Frederick

Women’s Business Roundtable and W2W Networking Luncheon: Be Emboldened Not Beholden

Gwen Schiada, Psy.D., president and co-founder of Career Puppy, Inc. , presents this session on creating a business and life on your own terms by clarifying personal values and vision, and unleashing your inner compass. Gwen will share anecdotes from individuals who have done it and what works.

Wed May 9, 2018, 12:00PM to 2:00PM Prince Frederick

Seating is limited. So Please Register

May 9, 2018 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center  44219 Airport Rd., California, MD

A limited number of exhibit spaces are still available–contact the Chamber office, 301-737-3001, for more information.

The Showcase is free and open to the public!
Many More Great Workshops, Classes and Events
No-Cost & Low-Cost Training

The SBDC offers a comprehensive range of training courses and programs. Our face-to-face sessions will provide you with valuable knowledge as well as opportunities to meet and share ideas and issues with business owners and entrepreneurs of similar experiences forging new alliances.
Our online "Virtual Classroom" offers an excellent way to work training into your busy schedule when it's most convenient for you.
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