FITCI Events

Startup U Class: Value Proposition

by FITCI

Location: 

4539 Metropolitan Court

Frederick, MD 21704

Date: 
Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Time:
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge for FITCI clients-Registered Required

Description: 

Value Proposition class taught by Stephanie Ottavan, President of Door No.3 Design. The Value Proposition is an intricate part of The Business Model Canvas. It is a positioning statement that explains what benefit you provide for who and how you do it uniquely well. It describes you target buyer, the problem you solve, and why you're distinctly better than the alternatives.

This class will zoom in on two blocks: Value Proposition and Customer Segment to help the entrepreneur:

DEFINE the problem set to help vet whether it’s a problem worth solving

EVALUATE whether your breakthrough is unique and compelling

MEASURE potential customer adoption using the Gains, Pains, and Insights

BUILD the Value Proposition


Registration Required

 

Local Events

SBDC: Achieving 8(A) Certification

by SBDC

Location: 

118 N. Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

Date: 
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

Learn about the 8(a) & MBE/DBE application process. Each year, federal, state, and local governments award millions of dollars in contracts to small businesses throughout the state. If you are in business (two or more years) with a product or service the government can use, or if you need information on getting government certification, this class is for you! Receive professional guidance on the certification process and what you'll need to qualify for federal state/local certifications. Learn how to prepare a winning package.Presenter: Maria Asuelimen, Managing Partner AMA Consulting. 

Registration Required

SBDC: Looking Backward For Looking Forward! 2020-A New Tax Year…But First Things First…

by SBDC

Location: 

118 N. Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

Date: 
Monday, January 27th, 2020

Time:
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

As you prepare for your business tax returns, learn what you should have kept track of for 2019 income and deductions, how to stay out of trouble with the IRS and still pay the least possible amount of taxes! Learn the last-minute law changes and rules that have altered the rules for filing those 2019 tax returns. Additionally, find out strategies for advance planning for the 2020 tax season…ahead of time! You know this presenter, Bev Stitely cannot help but add some positive, forward-looking planning ideas as well to get 2020 starting off in the right direction! So join this session to maximize the best from 2019 and get 2020 in even better shape for tax planning!

Presenter, Bev Stitely, EA CTM
Managing Partner, Saunders Tax and Accounting
Certified Tax Master

Registration Required

SBDC: Manage Your Business Legal Risks...Before It Is Too Late!

by SBDC

Location: 

118 N. Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

Every business has its legal risks and like any other risk, they can be assessed and managed. The most common types of legal risks can be grouped into one of three categories; employee relations, customer relations, and premises/equipment matters. This session will discuss the risks of all three categories and how to manage those risks…before it is too late!This seminar is a must for all Business Owners! You and your business success are at risk!Matthew Johnston, Esquire

Registration Required

SBDC: WOSB/EDWOSB/Veteran Certification-Are You Interested In Doing Business With The Federal Government?

by SBDC

Location: 

118 N. Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

Date: 
Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

This program enables Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) to compete for set-aside contracts or receive sole source awards in industries where women-owned small businesses are underrepresented.
Topics that will be covered during the workshop:
•Program eligibility and benefits for obtaining the WOSB/EDWOSB Certification
•Learn about NAICS Codes underrepresented by WOSBs
•How to research and identify Sole Source/Set-Aside contracting opportunities under the program
•Learn about the WOSB/EDWOSB Joint Venture and Mentor Protégé process
•Learn how to develop strategies which assist in leveraging the certification

Additionally, are you a registered Veteran interested in doing business with the federal government? If yes, you should attend this workshop to learn about SBA’s Veteran Certification Program and how it can assist Veteran’s in obtaining small business set-aside contracts. Training session will provide an overview of the program including purpose, eligibility and how to leverage the certification to bid and win federal government contracts.

Presenter, Monica Randall, CEO
The Randall Group, LLC.

Registration Required

SBDC: Wordpress Websites 101-Developing A Website For Your Business

by SBDC

Location: 

118 N. Market Street

Frederick, MD 21701

Date: 
Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost:
Free of Charge-Registered Required

Description: 

These days, reputable businesses are expected to have a website and businesses without one give the impression of being outdated to many consumers. An engaging and informative website is the foundation for most successful businesses around the world, whether or not they have a brick and mortar building. Unfortunately, many small business owners forego this critical business tool because they cannot afford the high price of many developers and they lack the skills to build a website themselves. This workshop will demonstrate how anyone, with only very basic computer keyboarding skills, can create a professional website in a single weekend, and in some cases in a few short hours. Participants will learn how to obtain their own website address, select a hosting company, install Wordpress, set up their website navigation, upload pictures and text, create links within their mock website, add products to sell and more. Each participant needs to bring a laptop computer and a folder/flash drive of pictures/images/business logo to create a webpage.Stock images for exercises may be available but participant’s own logos and images are preferred.

Registration Required

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