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Women's Organizations
Featured Resource
Featured Entrepreneur
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Community Events
WBC Workshops and Events
Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses
Thursday October 13, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Rockville Summit
Tuesday October 18, 8:30 am to 11:45 am

Thursday, October 20, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 

 

WBO October Networking Lunch 

Thursday, October 20, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm    

 

GSA Schedules  

Thursday, October 25, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Funding Options for Small Businesses 

Thursday, November 3, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm 

 

Developing Your Marketing Plan 

Wednesday, November 9, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

 

Maryland Ambassadors for Business Luncheon 

Thursday, November 17, 11 am to 1:30 pm  

 

The ABC's of Starting a Business 

Wednesday, November 30,  10:00 am to 1:00 pm 

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Another sold out WBC workshop on Certifications.

Marketing strategies to help you increase sales!  How can you get clients to know you, like you, and trust you so that their decision to buy from you is almost done?  Learn strategies that you can implement in your business to simplify the buying process for your prospects and increase sales for your business. Thursday, October 13, from 9:30 am-12:30 pm.  Location: Rockville Women's Business Center, 95 Monroe St, Rockville. Register here.
 
 
Rockville Summmit.  Help shape the future of Rockville's economy and have your business voice heard!  Attend The Rockville Summit and hear renowned economist Stephen Fuller present his findings on Rockville's economic competitiveness. The Washington Post's Robert McCartney will moderate a panel of Rockville representatives, including business owners, residents and educators. Tuesday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St.  Free.  Register here
 
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Did You Know?
Women business owners in the U.S. are more likely than male entrepreneurs to participate in volunteer activities and to encourage their employees to volunteer!
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Check out these five great Women's Organizations in our area who are here to help you grow!
 

Develop new partnerships at WBO-MC, Women's Business Owners of Montgomery County. "We're an active group of professionals, entrepreneurs, and women business owners who regularly come together to build our businesses, develop partnerships, mentor one another, and generally have a great time with like-minded women."

 

Expand your customer base through networking events at

E-women Network"The primary focus of eWomenNetwork is connecting you to new customers and marketing and promoting your business so you land more customers, uncover unique opportunities, and gain access to needed resources."

 

Get inspired by successful women speakers at lunches organized by Maryland Women Ambassadors for Business. "Our luncheons cultivate a unique opportunity for successful women ambassadors in business to maximize their potential by networking with other female executives and entrepreneurs while we invite a successful business woman located in the greater Montgomery County/Washington DC area to speak to our audience about her accomplishments"

 

Gain focused training for immigrants and women with artistic businesses at Empowered Women International"E.W.I. is an organization that channels the entrepreneurial spirit, the arts and creative talents of immigrant, refugee and low-income women into small businesses to create jobs, opportunity for women, multicultural understanding and a new generation of American leaders and entrepreneurs."   

 

Strengthen your leadership skills through networking events at The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. "Our goal is to effectively represent the full diversity of the women business owner community and to expand access to leadership opportunities across the full spectrum of our membership."    


Featured Resource

LEDC   

LEDC equips Latinos and other D.C.-area residents with the skills and financial tools to create a better future for their families and communities. Participants in their programs learn how to buy and stay in their homes, take control of decisions affecting their apartment buildings, and start or expand small businesses. The entire D.C. area is stronger when all families have the power to achieve financial independence and join with their neighbors to improve their quality of life. LEDC provides services in three fields: small business development and lending, home-ownership and foreclosure counseling, and affordable housing preservation.

Featured Entrepreneur
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Meet our first prize StartRight! competition winner: 
Aliyah Hardy - founder

Aliyah Hardy, founder of the Pilates Center of Rockville.

Pilates Center of Rockville is an inviting environment with an inspired team of teachers whose passion is to help clients transform their health and well-being through the classical Pilates Method. Regardless of age, level of fitness, and individual goals, we teach people to reshape, re-educate, rehabilitate, and rediscover the strength, freedom and joy inside every body.
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Workshops and Events from Our Partners

SBDC Selling Your Business With Confidence!

Tuesday October 18, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 

 

SBDC How & Where to Get Financing

Wednesday October 19, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM

 

LEDC Credit Building 101 Workshops 

Tuesday October 18, 2011 from 6:20 PM to 8:30 PM

 

SCORE Recruit to Win! Workshop

Wednesday October 19, 2011 from 9 AM to 12 PM EDT

 

SCORE How to Start a Business Workshop

Thursday October 20, 2011 from 9 AM to 4 PM EDT

 

SBDC Developing a Strategic Marketing & Sales Plan 

Thursday October 20, 2011 from 1:30 PM to 4 PM

 

MCBPW Dinner Meeting

Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

 

Women Business Owners of Montgomery County: Networking Lunch

Thursday October 20, 2011 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM 

   

PTAP How to Harness the Power of Post-Award Debriefings
Friday, October 21, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

  

Saturday, October 22, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

SBDCovernment Certification: 8 (a) & MBE 

Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 2 PM to 5 PM

 

 PTAP GSA Schedule Post-Award 

Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM  

 

 eWomenNetwork "Accelerated Networking" Workshop  

Tuesday October 25, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM 

 

SCORE How to Become an 8(a) Company Workshop 

Wednesday October 26, 2011 from 9 AM to 12 PM EDT

 

SBDC 7 Ways to Turn a Lead into a Customer! 

Wednesday October 26, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

 

SCORE Writing a Winning Business Plan Workshop 

Thursday October 27, 2011 from 9 AM to 4 PM EDT

 

DCWBC Do What Scares You  

Thursday October 27, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM


PTAP Pricing 102: Federal Contracting Price and Cost (Level 2)
Thursday October 27, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

PTAP C102: Proposal Writing 
Friday October 28, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

 

SBDC Smart Start - Entrepreneur 101 

Tuesday November 1, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

 

SCORE Smart Marketing Workshop 

Tuesday November 1, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

 

DCWBCinancial Fitness Series

Tuesday November 1, 2011 - Tuesday November 15, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM  

 

PTAP Teaming Agreements  

Tuesday November 1, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

    

SBDC How to make your website work for you 

Wednesday November 2, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

 

SBDC Optimizing Social Media to Expand Your Small Business 

Thursday November 3, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM

 

BPW/MD Fall Conference
November 4 & 5, 2011  

 

SBDC Writing a Winning Business Plan 

Tuesday November 8, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

 

SCORE Recordkeeping and Accounting Workshop

Tuesday November 8, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

SBDC How and where to get financing 

Wednesday November 9, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM

 

SCORE How to Start a Business Workshop 

Thursday November 10, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

 

 eWomenNetwork "Accelerated Networking" Luncheon  

Thursday November 10, 2011 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM 

 

SBDC Developing a Strategic Marketing and Sales Plan 

Tuesday November 15, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 8 PM

 

PTAP C201: Federal Government Contracting for IT Companies 

Tuesday November 15, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Stay in touch!

 

Sincerely,

 

Lori Gillen

Managing Director