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Last Updated: 2013-01-28

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Calendar of Events

The Office of Minority Business Development (OMBD) sponsors training and networking opportunities for minority and emerging small businesses. The following is a list of our upcoming outreach events.

Note: Class descriptions are located below the calendar.

Class Calendar

Class Descriptions

  • How to Become a Certified Business

    This workshop will give participants the instructions and opportunity to complete online the SWAM (Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business) certification application in class.

  • Jump Start Your Business with Section 3 Certification

    This session will discuss:

    • Laws and Regulations
    • City Policy Monitoring and Contract Administration
    • Impact of Section 3 Activities in the Community
    • Summary- How to Apply Questions

  • What Does Cloud Computing Mean To Your Business

    A new way to deliver IT resources. This workshop will show you how to speed up and streamline the process or it will help you identify what you need to consider in developing your cloud transition plan.

  • Building a Better Construction Company: Starting Your Construction Business- Introduction to Construction Trades

    Licensing Requirements, Business Certifications, and Incentives: This session will provide an overview of state contractor licensure requirements, processes, and fees. It will offer the participant an overview of city, state, and national business certifications and tax incentive programs that will help the small business compete more effectively.

  • Business Accounting

    This class will discuss the numbers every small business needs to know to successfully manage their company. A Small Business Administration Series

  • Remarkable Women’s Luncheon, Conflict Management skills especially for Women

    How to keep your cool, stand your ground and positively resolve conflict.

  • Remarkable Women’s Luncheon, Conflict Management skills especially for Women

    How to keep your cool, stand your ground and positively resolve conflict.

  • Marketing to the Federal Government

    Tired of chasing after federal contracts only to discover that you never had a chance? Learn how to stop spinning your wheels, cut the red tape and win more contracts by attending this "how to" session! 15 Ways Most Companies Fail without even trying. How to position your company to be one of the "pre-selected."

  • Demystifying Fund Availability and the Loan Process - Need money?

    Come discover where funds are and what it takes to get them.

  • Business Planning for Contractors

    This session is designed to teach the purpose and components of a successful business plan. It will feature an interactive business planning session: How to Write a One Page Strategic Plan.

  • Developing a Business Plan

    The class will discuss the importance of a business plan, identify and explain the various components of the business plan. This is a 4-part course.

  • Financials 101b The Wells Fargo Series

    Class will cover:

    • Record Keeping
    • Creating a Budget
    • Determining Start-up cost
    • Cash Flow Analysis
    • Breakeven Analysis
    • Qualifying for a Business Loan
    • Basic Accounting

  • Financials 201 The Wells Fargo Series

    Class will cover:

    • The Income Statement
    • The Balance Sheet
    • Cash Flow Analysis
    • Breakeven Analysis
    • Tracking and Measuring Your Business Performance

  • Financials 301 The Wells Fargo Series

    Class consists of a more comprehensive approach to Financials 201. Class will cover:

    • The Income Statement
    • The Balance Sheet
    • Cash Flow Analysis
    • Breakeven Analysis
    • Tracking and Measuring Your Business Performance

  • Understanding Procurement Solicitations

    The class will discuss the various types of solicitations: RFP, IFB, RFQ, Sole Source, CM@Risk and The Richmond.

  • Do the Right Thing! Budgeting, Bookkeeping, and Taxes

    The class exposes the participants to the various business structures, accounting methods and the information needed to develop a budget for the business.

  • Responding to the RFP/ Bid Presentations

    The class will discuss the elements of a bid presentation. The session will review the elements of a sample RFP and match it with a bid presentation

  • Marketing Your Business Using Social Media

    This is a series of classes. They will discuss the importance of using social media and how to use Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to grow your business.

Contact Information:

Minority Business Development
City of Richmond
900 E. Broad St., 5th Floor
Richmond, VA
23219 USA
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Phone: (804)646-5947
Fax: (804)646-0136

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