DC SBDC Lead Center at the Howard University School of Business
Washington, DC

Phone: (202) 806 1550
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Carl E. Brown, Jr. Executive Director

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Human Resources/Managing Employees

Wednesday, March 08, 2017 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Our professional development is highly focused on the training and orientation of new employees. We help your human resources team to implement a training program that gives new and current employees a new standard of acceptable performance. We can help you to develop a training program, and an orientation period that fosters growth and establishes core competencies in each employee that can be measured. This will enable our clients to make better hiring decisions.
Speaker: John Bell
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Social media has quickly become a critical business tool. LinkedIn can exponentially broaden your company’s visibility since it is the world's largest professional network.  This workshop will: help you and your business improve your online presence and message; show you how your potential client buying decisions can be influenced by your LinkedIn profile; use LinkedIn as a part of your company’s current business development strategy; and, use LinkedIn to generate leads and expand your existing professional network. To register please go to: www.dcchamber.org/event/
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Government contracting can be a great way for a business to expand its market and grow revenues.  Many firms don’t realize that government contracting requires a different approach and understanding and has its own nuances that differentiate it from the commercial and nonprofit client markets.  This workshop is for aspiring government contractors to provide them with an overview of best practices to be successful in the government contracting arena before they enter the market. To register for this event please go to: www.dcchamber.org/event/
Speaker: Charles Motte
Friday, April 21, 2017 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Want to break into the music industry? Then this Summit is for you! The DC Small Business Development Center will host its first Annual Music Summit at Howard University with Starlite Studios. The Music Summit will educate and inform young consumers on the ins and outs of the music industry in 2017. The Summit welcomes professionals from all fields of the music industry including producers, music executives, stylists, artists, and other players in the music industry.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
You will learn: how franchisors evaluate market opportunities (and why independent businesses should think this way too); how and why to systematize core processes and outsource non-core processes; 5 franchise industry trends EVERY prospective business owner should consider; when does business ownership through a franchise make sense, and when it is better to go independent? To register please go to: www.dcchamber.org/event/
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