Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Small Business Development Center at the Anacostia Economic Development Corporation and Capital One Bank want to lead you on the path to becoming bankable – Come to this event to hear what lenders (business bankers or micro-lenders) look for in a loan application, including correct presentation of business information and required documentation. Bankers will help you to examine the strengths and weakness of your business and avoid common business mistakes in applying for a loan/line of credit.
Speaker: Capital One Bank and the ECDC Enterprise Development Group (EDG)

Government Contracting

Thursday, June 25, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
For many business owners the decision to pursue public sector or government opportunities can be daunting for a variety of reasons including choices of certifications or whether to certify, required changes in internal procedures and systems, the business capture process, and, the expected time to close a deal. This workshop will provide the key considerations for whether your business is ready to pursue opportunities with the government, systems and processes that need to be in place and other considers for what it takes to successfully be ready for government opportunities.
Speaker: Charles Motte, Director Government Procurement, DC Small Business Development Center

Legal Issues

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
on-one with attorneys at this brief advice clinic. You can get information on business formation, contracts, leases, taxes or any other questions you may have related to small business legal issues. Or, if you do not have specific questions, come and tell the attorneys about your business—they can help you spot legal issues or give you general advice. Date:
Speaker: Various Attorneys'

Managing Business

Thursday, June 18, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
From January 1, 2014 – January 1, 2016 there is an Education and Training Period for laboratories to learn about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) Interpretive Guidelines, identify resources available and begin the implementation process. Lab Directors across the country should be creating an Action Item Timeline for implementing IQCP if they are transitioning away from Equivalent Quality Control (EQC). The process for creating an IQCP should include time for learning about the requirements of IQCP prior to implementation. The goal of this seminar is to demonstrate an actionable timeline that is based on three month intervals so that laboratories can plan accordingly and set tangible deadlines for internal compliance. Learning Objectives: • Define the three components of IQCP (Risk Assessment, Quality Control Plan and Quality Assessment) • Identify key tasks that are crucial to the creation and implementation of the IQCP • Create an action based timeline for IQCP Implementation by the January 1, 2016 deadline
Speaker: Professor Maria Hardy - President and CEO, Medical, Laboratory, and Technology Consultants LLC
Saturday, June 20, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This two (2) hour workshop training events assist the participant in understanding the processes involved in the development of a viable and comprehensive business plan, as well as, helping to establish a framework for undertaking the necessary steps to test a business concept and determine feasibility. The workshop facilitates discussion on the important elements of the business plan, and assist the participant in understanding their relative importance. During the workshop, considerable resource and reference materials are made available to participant.