Feb
20
2:00 PM14:00

Now What? What to Do After the 8(a) Conference

National 8(a) Association Webinar Series powered by TargetGov Presents:

Now What? What to Do After the 8(a) Conference 

With Gloria Larkin and Paula Arevalo

February 20, 2019, at 2:00 pm EST.

Attend this brief, information-packed webinar to help you plan exactly what to do after you attend the National 8(a) Association’s government procurement conferences. Join National 8(a)’s Paula Arevalo and Gloria Larkin, for insider tips, tricks, recommendations, and the mistakes to avoid.

 Topics covered for follow-up after the event include:

  • Tips and tools to make the most of your efforts after the event

  • Who do you want to reach out to and how do you find the decision-makers

  • Exactly how do you reach out, what works and what slams the door

  • When do you contact them

  • What is different for prime contractors vs. government personnel

  • Capability Statements

  • How to ask for decision-maker meetings

  • Mistakes to avoid

Key Takeaways:

  • Research: free and subscription tools, what is worth it for you

  • Capability statement guide

  • Capability briefing pitch format

  • The Targetgov Rule of Three™

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Feb
28
to Mar 3

Black Enterprise 2019 Women of Power Summit

Crowned by the annual Legacy Awards presentation and gala, celebrating the achievements of iconic black women, this is simply the world’s greatest executive leadership event for women business leaders of color. If you are determined to maximize your professional potential while achieving your quality-of-life goals, Women of Power was created to inspire and empower you.

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Feb
28
to Mar 1

CIAA Minority Business and Leadership Symposium (Charlotte, NC)

  • Charlotte Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and the nation’s oldest HBCU athletic conference established in 1912. The 2019 CIAA Minority Business & Leadership Symposium is a collaboration of business development enterprises and organizations equipped to provide comprehensive programming  designed to stimulate the economic and intellectual growth and development of MWBEs. This year's event will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2019 in the Charlotte Convention Center.

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Feb
28
to Mar 3

Veteran EDGE Conference

  • Hilton Anatole, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75207 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A conference dedicated solely to veteran and military spouse business owners and the ecosystem that supports them. During this event, stakeholders, IVMF program graduates, and veteran-owned businesses from around the country will gather to network, and learn about the latest opportunities, best practices, and resources available to their growing companies. The week will play host to a number of events, please read more about each below:

  • VetSource - February 28, 2019
    This one-day procurement event seeks to connect veteran and military spouse-owned businesses with Fortune500 companies and executives to help them gain valuable resources, information, and best practices related to procurement opportunities.

    This event will be taking place prior to the Veteran EDGE Conference, however, Veteran EDGE participants are welcome to register for and attend this event. Sign up for VetSource here.
     

  • Veteran EDGE Conference - March 1-3, 2019
    This three-day educational event will connect veteran and military spouse business owners with breakout sessions, business experts, and networking opportunities. They will learn how to grow their businesses by finding mentors, connecting to networks, and accessing capital. 


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Mar
5
to Mar 7

2019 Pubcon

  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A social media and optimization conference is supported by the industry’s leading businesses, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors involved in Internet marketing, search engines, and digital advertising. The conference offers an in-depth look at the future of technology presented by the world’s top speakers.

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Mar
8
to Mar 17

SXSW Conference 2019

The SXSW Conference provides an opportunity for global professionals and small business owners at every level to participate, learn, and network in the film, music, and art industry. SXSW is a great small business convention that you will never forget.

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Mar
11
to Mar 13

2019 WBENC Summit & Salute Liftoff

  • Marriott Marquis Houston (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fueling the success of women-owned businesses.


Summit & Summit is a signature event from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) dedicated to the development, growth, and success of women-owned businesses. From March 11 - 13, 2019, women entrepreneurs, corporate representatives, diversity and inclusion experts, and other supporters will gather in Houston, Texas for three days of networking and learning, all centered around finding and nurturing business opportunities for women-owned businesses.

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Mar
21
to Mar 22

Smart Workspace Design Summit – Spring Edition

An international summit designed to help small businesses and startups develop work space trends to boost productivity and creativity. The summit offers a workplace transformation in closing the gap between HR, IT, and real estate for your developing small business.

The Smart Workspace Design Summit is an experience-based event bringing together those who strive for better workspaces. This is where people, place and technology come together to start building the human-centric office of the future, today…

The Smart Workspace Design Summit is a two-day event consisting of an exhibition space, two conferences, workshops and many interactive sessions.

The event is designed for Workplace Strategists, HR Professionals, Facility Managers, Real Estate Professionals, Interior Architects, Designers and Business Leaders who want to reach higher levels of performance, flexibility, collaboration and retention by embracing the future of design and technology in their workplaces.

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Mar
25
to Mar 27

Next Generation Customer Experience- The Event for CX Innovators

  • Hyatt Regency Indian Wells (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Next Generation Customer Experience brings together senior level customer experience executives across all industries to discuss the latest customer experience strategies. This summit is for the small business that wants to develop a cutting-edge CX strategy or benefit from focused networking.

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Mar
28
8:00 AM08:00

14th Annual Veterans In Business Conference

  • Army Navy Country Club ARLINGTON CLUBHOUSE (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Veterans in Business (VIB) Conference returns for its 14th year of providing education, networking and business opportunities for the military community who continue to serve and strengthen our country with their small business endeavors and entrepreneurial spirit. All are welcome to attend: the VIB is open to all members of the military community (including all-era Veterans, active duty, Reservists and National Guard and military spouses) and those who wish to conduct business with them.

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Mar
28
8:00 AM08:00

AMERICAN EXPRESS® SUMMIT FOR SUCCESS: ATLANTA

The Summit for Success in Atlanta, Georgia is a free one-day event designed to help grow your business.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Learn how to grow your business through government contracts, corporate procurement and exporting. 

  • Attend interactive learning and development workshops for all experience levels.

  • Connect with fellow business owners, decision makers, large prime contractors and government resources.

  • Opt-in to matchmaking and mentoring opportunities with industry experts.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: March 28th, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET
Location: The Westin Peachtree Plaza - 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Business owners and leaders, professionals in finance, procurement and business development at companies looking to grow and expand.

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Apr
16
to Apr 18

U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo

  • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

 The DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization created the Annual DOE Small Business Forum & Expo to connect the agency’s offices, power administrations, laboratory and technology centers, and prime contractors with small business entrepreneurs to meet the mission needs of the Department of Energy.

DOE2019 is a great way for small businesses to network and discuss their services and solutions with agency procurement officials, small business program managers and prime contractor representatives already working within DOE. DOE2019 brought in over 800 attendees and over 100 exhibitors! Of those in attendance, 30% were representatives from government agencies, large businesses, and industry.

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Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

29th Annual Government Procurement Conference

  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Federal Government Procurement Conference (GPC) is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. 

The GPC is the largest and longest running conference for Small Businesses looking to do business with the Government and its Prime Contractors.  This unique one-day event attracts more than 3,000 people including:

  • Over 500 government attendees representing 50 Federal, State and local agencies

  • Over 2,500 participants from all over the United States including:  Government (Federal, State and Local), Industry (Prime Contractors and Small Businesses) and Academia 

  • Prime Contractors with teaming and mentor-protégé opportunities

  • Hundreds of small businesses, minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses, 8a businesses and HUB-Zone businesses participating firms will have the benefit of marketing their products and services to procurement representatives and small business specialists from federal agencies.

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Apr
18
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Government Procurement Conference

  • Walter E Washington Convetion Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Government Procurement Conference is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. Now in its 29th year, the Government Procurement Conference has become the premier event for small businesses throughout the United States.

Participating firms will have the benefit of marketing their products/services to procurement representatives and small business specialists from government agencies. Companies may choose to set up an exhibit table to showcase their capabilities or simply come as an attendee.

The conference also includes educational conference sessions, procurement matchmaking, and a dynamic exhibitor showcase.

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May
17
7:30 AM07:30

2019 Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference

  • The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD​ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) GovConNet Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference is a seamless intersection between networking, insightful knowledge, and opportunity.
 
The Procurement Conference provides over 800 attendees the unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and meet directly with key purchasing agents from a variety of prime contractors and federal, state, and local government agencies. 



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May
29
to May 31

9th Annual Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium

The Goal: Provide the knowledge and relationships needed for Veterans to transition into Business Owners to service the Federal Government.

The Difference: The VETS agenda is crafted by Veterans already doing business with the Federal government—Veteran Entrepreneurs who have walked in your shoes.

VETS 19 will bring together Federal agencies, Prime contractors, and Veterans to discuss how to take full advantage of the Federally mandated contracting opportunities set aside specifically for Veteran-owned small businesses.

Do you run a Veteran-owned or service-disabled Veteran-owned small business (VOSB/SDVOSB) and want to work with the government? Or do you want to team with a Veteran-owned company but aren’t sure how? Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

The National Veteran Small Business Coalitions has created VETS to help you accomplish your small business goals. The conference will provide you with the information you need to navigate the Federal acquisition process – from the government perspective as well as from successful veteran small business owners.

VETS connects thriving Veteran business owners with emerging Veteran entrepreneurs to expose the knowledge needed to acquire government contracts and teaming opportunities. While attending, also expect to network with government agencies, large companies, and potential clients and customers.

Veterans who have attained success are one of the best resources to help other Veterans follow suit. Register Now and see your small business succeed!

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Jun
25
to Jun 27

WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

  • Baltimore, Maryland United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.

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Jul
7
to Jul 14

Tech Cruise 2019

A great small business networking event — Tech Cruise is a seven night tech networking cruise onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Oasis of the Seas’ Cruise Ship. With small business owners able to networking a relaxed environment, it is the perfect place to build a professional network, find business partners, generate new ideas, and learn in the technical realm.

Tech Cruise 2019 is your chance to …

  • Hear from the most audacious and provocative speakers in the digital marketing industry.

  • Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices.

  • Network with thought leaders, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

Tech Cruise 2019 takes place June 7th to 14th, 2019 onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Harmony of the Seas’ Cruise Ship departing Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, sailing to CocoCay (Bahamas), Costa Maya (Mexico), Roatan (Honduras) and Cozumel (Mexico), then back.

It’s the one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, Tech Cruise 2019’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.

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Jul
24
to Jul 26

NDIA 31st Annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event.

  • San Diego Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is proud to present the NDIA 31st Annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event.

The NDIA Department of the Navy Gold Coast Event is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country. Gold Coast provides a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, large and small, in support of the warfighter mission within Department of the Navy and throughout the DOD.

The event provides exciting and relevant topics delivered by government and industry experts – and boasts insightful panels, workshops and networking events. Of course, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet key government and industry contracting personnel through our one-on-one matchmaking sessions – the hallmark of Gold Coast. On the exhibit floor, you will have an opportunity to visit over 200 government agencies and industry organizations, including the ten Navy Systems Commands.

Each of you play a vital role within our Defense Industrial Base to support our National Defense Strategy and the warfighting men and women that keep our nation, and the world, secure.

As the only Department of the Navy co-sponsored procurement event, we are confident that you will find this to be a most valuable and rewarding event.

The NDIA Department of the Navy Gold Coast Event is Big Business for Small Businesses.

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Aug
13
to Aug 14

NASA's HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour at New Mexico State University

  • New Mexico State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About the NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour:

 Designed to assist NASA and Large Prime Contractors meet and/or exceed the mandated HBCU/MSI goal through utilization of the NASA’s various programs (i.e. SBIR/STTR, Mentor-Protégé Program, etc.)

  •   An open platform for HBCU and MSI representatives (i.e. Deans, Professors, Faculty) to learn about the NASA MPP, SBIR/STTR and processes on how to become involved in NASA contracts

  •   Objective will be reached through various methods of communication and presentations including workshops and lectures from various technical and business POCs from NASA, HBCUs/MSIs and large prime contractors

  •   In addition, lessons learned discussions will be held with past and present MPP and SBIR/STTR participants

  •   Lastly, HBCU/MSI representatives will be able to participate in face-to-face joint counseling sessions with large prime contractors and various NASA personnel

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Sep
29
to Oct 1

2019 USHCC NATIONAL CONVENTION

  • JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Convention of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is the country's largest networking venue for Hispanic-owned business and Fortune 1000 corporations interested in the Hispanic market. The USHCC is the acknowledged leader in actively promoting the economic growth and development of the more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States. The organization serves more than 260 major U.S. corporations and 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. Attendees at the USHCC event include corporate buyers, Hispanic business enterprises, and chamber members. Held over three days each Fall, the USHCC National Convention offers a plethora of networking opportunities, business training sessions, workshops, and roundtables. Business matchmaking sessions that pair business owners with corporate buyers also are a key to engagement at the conference.

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Oct
13
to Oct 16

2019 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange

  • Atlanta, Georgia United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MBDA is honored to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, October 13-16, 2019 in collaboration with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.

MBDA will present a series of Powered by MBDA workshops and seminars at the conference that will focus on Federal Government resources including trade/exports, infrastructure, and federal procurement opportunities. MBDA will also host the MBDA Pavilion where minority entrepreneurs and business owners can obtain one-on-one business counseling and coaching sessions.

Since 1983, every president has issued a Presidential Proclamation designating a National Minority Enterprise Development Week to recognize the contributions of the minority business community to the U.S. economy.  For 35 years, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has led the National MED Week program to convene business leaders, honor outstanding MBEs and advocates, promote business opportunities, and report industry trends.

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Nov
20
to Nov 22

SAME Small Business Conference

  • Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Held each fall, the SAME Small Business Conference is the premier event for federal agencies and businesses operating in the A/E/C marketplace to come together to share information, discuss business needs and mission requirements, connect with potential partners and help support the nation’s small businesses and the government’s small business contracting goals. This annual conference includes senior leadership from several federal agencies, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Air Force Civil Engineer Center and Department of Veterans Affairs as well as General Services Administration, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, U.S. Public Health Service and Small Business Administration.

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Feb
12
to Feb 13

2019 Startup Grind Global Conference

The Startup Grind Global Conference provides an environment unlike anything else - where our community of startups, partners, investors, thought leaders, and worldwide directors come together for 2+ days of invaluable education, connection, and inspiration. We will take over the streets of Redwood City, stamped in the middle of Silicon Valley, surrounded by tech giants and startups alike.

With 6 stages of highly educational content provided by a roster of world-class speakers, thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators looking to build relationships, hours of impactful networking and partner opportunities, and of course - parties. Whether you are looking for a co-founder, have just started your company, or are grinding and scaling by the minute, there’s something for everyone at Startup Grind. Join us to see for yourself.

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Feb
11
8:00 AM08:00

2019 HHS and OSDBU “Getting Back 2 Business” (B2B) Small Business Procurement Conferences.

  • Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is hosting a series of outreach events to educate small businesses about federal procurement opportunities with HHS and their top large business prime contractors. Small businesses interested in pursuing government contracts should register to attend one of the “Getting Back 2 Business” (B2B) Small Business Procurement Conferences.

These one (1) day events are hosted in partnership with the U. S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) regional offices, affiliated government agencies and supporting small business resource partners. Attendees will gain insight about the proposal development process, federal contracting basics, and have the opportunity to attend one-on-one networking/matchmaking sessions with HHS agency representatives, key acquisition program leaders, and top large prime contractors. 

In addition SBA will provide an overview on the small business programs and services including the 8(a), HUBZone and Women Owned Small Business certification programs; the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program, Lender and Loan Contract Financing, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and other small business resource partners.   

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Jan
16
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Small Business Webinar Series Powered By: Target Gov Presents: Navigate Nashville

2019 Small Business Webinar Series Powered By: Target Gov Presents: Navigate Nashville

Through ongoing planning and evaluation of the latest developments in the small business field, our team delivers webinars with the leading subject matter experts focused on building stronger business practices, sharing new resources, and helping the field put research into practice. Those interested in the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series are encouraged to visit TargetGov’s website for exciting information regarding their expert consulting services and business development products that have directly resulted in clients winning billions of dollars in federal contracts. 

Webinars are free and online. Please join the National 8(a) Association today to get upcoming information and reminders for the upcoming webinar. Full descriptions and panelist information, are posted in the month leading up to the webinar. Check back periodically as plans for each month are finalized!

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Jan
15
to Jan 16

Business Express: ReadySetGrow™

  • Crowne Plaza Suites Houston - Near Sugar Land (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Business Express: ReadySetGrow™ is an annual business executive coaching program, specifically created to help small- and medium-sized Asian American and other minority businesses take their business to the next level of growth.

Inaugurated in 2011 by Wells Fargo, Business Express was created for companies with at least $1 million in annual sales and that have been in business for at least 3 years. In the two-day workshop, business owners get a clear perspective of their own business, the critical ingredients for efficient and effective operation, develop their own road map for growth and healthy bottom line and learn how to become a good leader their business needs to grow.

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