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DED eBiz Update
March 26, 2014
IN THIS ISSUE
- Up to $50K for local green technology investments
- 2014 Small Business Awards
- CyberMontgomery is THIS Thursday!
- 2014 Small Business Mentorship Program Needs You!
- Poolesville grain farmer wins prestigious Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer Award
- Featured Events
Up to $50K for local green technology investments
Montgomery County's Green Investor Incentive Program wants YOU! An entity or individual that invests at least $25K in a qualified, local green technology or service business can qualify for an incentive payment of up to $50,000! 

The Green Investor Incentive Program was launched last year to encourage investments in local green companies by reimbursing qualified investors with payments of up to $50,000. To qualify as a green business, a company must provide a green product or technology, be headquartered in…
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2014 Small Business Awards
Join the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development on May 9 in honoring local businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area’s economy. Businesses in 11 award categories will be celebrated at the 2nd annual event--including a new category, "Nonprofit of the Year."


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CyberMontgomery is THIS Thursday!
Cybersecurity is a major growth engine in the region. Get on board by joining over 200 cyber leaders from the private, government and academic sectors at the 2014 CyberMontgomery Forum. Plus, hear a keynote address by The Honorable Thomas J. Ridge, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former two-term Governor of Pennsylvania.

Attendees will also get an update on the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and hear from other industry experts and guest speakers including Congressmen Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and representatives from Lockheed Martin, Discovery Communications, DMI, Triumfant, Koolspan,…
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2014 Small Business Mentorship Program Needs You!
If you are a successful local business owner or executive and would like to give back, then sign up today to be a mentor with our Small Business Mentorship Program!

If you are a successful busines owner or executive and would like to give back to help a new or aspiring entreprenuer succeed, then sign up today to be a mentor with our Small Business Mentorship Program! Some past participants who have gone on…
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Poolesville grain farmer wins prestigious Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer Award
Charles "Jamie" Jamison's 5,000 acre family farm spans Montgomery and Frederick counties; together with his wife and three sons, they plant corn, soybeans and wheat. 

Jamison began farming 45 years ago and credits just "wanting to be successful" and his wife of 38 years - along with their three sons - for his longevity and success as a farmer. The prestigious Master Farmer award dates back to 1927.  Jamison's…
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FEATURED EVENTS
Jan. 6
BNBN: Launch Workplaces
First Event of the New Year! Kick off the New Year with a bang at Launch Workplaces. Enjoy breakfast bites and coffee while networking with local business professionals and entrepreneurs from a range of industries at the GGCC Business Networking Before Nine. Don’t miss …more
Jan. 6 - 6
Writing a Successful Business Plan
Understand why you need a strong business plan. Learn how to develop each critical piece of your plan. Workshop includes a comprehensive plan outline as well as additional resources.
Jan. 6
Orientation to Small Business Resources
Learn about the MWBC and other resources in the community to help you start and grow your business.
Jan. 7
NoVA TechBreakfast: QuotePie, LLC, NotifiUs LLC, Rennzer, SnkTrd
Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast, techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs learn from their peers through show and tell showcase style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them. This edition …more
Jan. 7
SBA’s 8a Workshop, Baltimore City
Do you want to do business with the federal government? Did you know obtaining a federal certification can increase your chances of being awarded a federal government contract? Do you wonder whether your company would be eligible, and if so what the process is …more
Jan. 7
WEBINAR - Business Opportunities in Guatemala
With a population of around 14 million, Guatemala is the largest country in Central America and accounts for more than one third of the region’s GDP.  The United States is Guatemala’s main trading partner. Under CAFTA-DR, about 89 percent of U.S. agricultural exports now …more
Jan. 8
GSA Schedule Hands-On Workshop
Please join George Mason University, PTAP - Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Jennifer Schaus, a government contracts consultant, for a GSA Schedule hands-on workshop. This intense workshop will review the administrative, technical and pricing sections of the GSA schedule.
Jan. 9
B-CC Chamber of Commerce Annual Legislative Outlook Breakfast
Join us for our Annual Legislative Outlook Breakfast. Speakers: -Mat Palmer, VP Government Affairs, Maryland Chamber – Discussing expectations from the 2015 Session of the Maryland General Assembly and reviewing legislation that will affect the business community ** Blair Lee, Member of the Hogan …more
Jan. 9
Maryland SBIR Conference 2015
Join keynote speaker Sen. Ben Cardin and learn how to get seed funding investment for your business from the government!  Improve your federal contractor procurement postion from the same program—Small Business Innovation Research Funds (SBIR). Featuring SBIR program managers from leading Federal agencies including …more
Jan. 13 - 14
Product Management Boot Camp
Like all entrepreneurs you’re full of new ideas, but how do you know which are worth working on? Product Management is a holistic process. It is your road map, your guide and compass towards a product that resonates with the market.  During this boot …more
Jan. 13
The Pros and Cons of Building Your Own Website
Learn everything you wanted to know about a do-it-yourself website vs a professionally built site. Learn about types of websites, design, SEO, what you should ask and why a website helps your business.
Jan. 13
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Curves
You’re invited to the Grand Opening / Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Curves. Curves is a fitness facility especially designed for women featuring a total body workout in 30 minutes that is fun, fast and safe. Cutting will occur at 11:15 am. We hope to …more
Jan. 13
Entrenamiento en Redes Sociales
¿Usted ha estado pensando en la comercialización de su negocio con los medios de comunicación social, pero se siente abrumado y no está seguro de cómo empezar? O tal vez usted no está convencido de que funciona? Este seminario le mostrará el valor de …more
Jan. 13
Writing a Successful Business Plan
Understand why you need a strong business Plan. Learn how to develop each critical piece of your plan.
Jan. 13
Smart Start Your Business-Anne Arundel County
In partnership with Anne Arundel Community College, SBDC-Central Region presents its Smart Start Your Business training session as one in a series of three workshops highly recommended for new start-up businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, explore the feasibility of …more
Jan. 13
Smart Start Your Business - Baltimore City
The Smart Start Your Business workshop is one in a series of three workshops highly recommended for new start-up businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls, explore the feasibility of your idea and increase chances for success! Professional presentations will be …more
Jan. 14
Columbia TechBreakfast featuring Visme, Athena’s Workshop, Inc., Emadri, SnkTrd
Interact with your peers in a monthly morning breakfast meetup. At this monthly breakfast get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs share learn from their peers through show and tell show-case style presentations. And yes, this is free! Thank our sponsors when you see them. …more
Jan. 14
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Speaker Series: Security in a Cyber World
The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Speaker Series showcases global thought-leaders to highlight critical cybersecurity issues of national importance. The talks take place in Maryland in an informal and interactive environment and address cybersecurity in various industry sectors. The speaker series is hosted by …more
Jan. 14
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Speakers Series
The NCCoE Speakers Series showcases global thought leaders to highlight critical cybersecurity issues of national importance. In the inaugural event, Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency, will be the speaker.
Jan. 14
Abriendo un Negocios Exitoso
El Centro Hispano de Negocios presenta Abriendo un Negocios Exitoso un taller en una serie de 3 talleres muy recomendable para las nuevas empresas. Este curso es impartido por un abogado, un Contador Público Certificado (CPA), y un profesional de seguros comerciales. Usted aprenderá …more