Vendor Outreach Sessions

 

Vendor outreach sessions (VOS) are pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with Small business specialists. These sessions provide the small business community an opportunity to discuss their capabilities and learn of potential procurement opportunities. Appointments are limited to 15 minutes to allow all vendors an equal opportunity to introduce their company. Unless noted otherwise, registration is required to attend most events. Some events counselors do not require appointments, please check on counselor's note.

To make an appointment, please log in or sign up, if you do not have an account. Optionally, you can put yourself on a Wait List, in case you do not want to create an account or the event is full, simply click on "Waiting List" and provide some information so you can be put on the list. Once in the building, report to the Security Station and provide a picture ID. A Treasury employee will be available to escort you to the event location.

 
Event NameDateLocation SocioEconomic Category Open for Registration Notes
Purpose Driven Business - Officers Eat Last Virtual Workshop10/4/2022Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB9/30/2022Officers Eat Last’s Purpose Driven Business Framework provides tools and guidance to help business owners align their Vision, Strategy, Goals, and Assessment to deliver their desired business results.

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Who’s Your Tribe....Building Good Teams – Internally and Externally 10/6/2022Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB9/30/2022This workshop is for organizations that require intention, planning, and collaboration to build and sustain internal and external teams. It is important to convert a group of people into a high-performing team inside and outside of your organization. You will develop skills to build high-performing teams by discussing your previous experiences, engaging in self-reflection around your own preferences, and evaluating your current strategies. You will learn how to strategically focus, think, problem-solve, network, and innovate—all without falling into routine unprofitable “Hamster Wheels”.

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Government Contracting 101 Virtual Workshop10/11/2022Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB9/30/2022Government Contracting 101 is a workshop for those individuals that are thinking about going into government contracting, or small businesses that are just starting out in Government Contracting and is required to obtain the GCC Level 1 Badge. We will discuss how to get started and how to start growing. This will be a Beginner course and a Foundational Course for other Government Contracting Training and Coaching.

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Contract Management Virtual Workshop10/13/2022Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB9/30/2022The Catalyst has obtained Subject Matter Experts (SME) to share their knowledge during two-hour classes as part of our Government Contracting Credentials (GCC) series which is a series of classes for Government Contractors and their employees. For more information on the GCC Series visit: https://catalystcenter.org/services/our-services/item/gcc.

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Capabilities Statement Bootcamp Virtual Workshop10/18/2022Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB9/30/2022This Bootcamp is a working session focused on your company! Participants will need to have their Company's Capabilities Statement in-hand to review and get pointers from our Subject Matter Expert Leigh Christian, TechRich/7j Project Manager at The Catalyst. Kevin will discuss the importance of a Capabilities Statement and the key aspects of what should be in it. Leigh will walk you through each step of information that should be included and our team will review your Capabilities Statement and help you improve it once you have completed. Your Capabilities Statement is your business resume - would you apply for a job without a resume? The same concept applies to a Capabilities Statement - this is your key to getting noticed by Primes and Government Agencies! Let us help you through the process!

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How to Build Your Brand Virtual Workshop10/20/2022Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB9/30/2022A strong and impactful brand can be what sets you apart from your competitors – whether you’re vying for contracts, attempting to recruit tap talent or positioning yourself for a strategic partnership that will yield new business opportunities. This workshop will guide you through a variety of tactics aimed at strengthening your personal and corporate persona while creating a foundation for long-term growth and an influential, positive, public perception.

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Building A Budget for Planning and Strategy Virtual Workshop10/27/2022Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB9/30/2022As we approach the end of the year, are you looking ahead to 2023 and beyond? A well-designed budget can be a very impactful tool for managing your government contracting business as it can not only provide insight into your management of current contracts but also pricing of future contracts.

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JHU Carey Business School Program for Entrepreneurs2/27/2023Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB1/29/2023

The award-winning JHU Community Consulting Lab offers a free 8-week online program linking talented Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School MBA graduate students and Maryland Business Owners.

The program tackles some of our community’s most innovative and challenging needs. Student consulting teams are formed to advise and contribute to the growth of participating companies by creating business solutions that increase revenue and add jobs. The program dates are February 27th - April 17th 2023.

There are 8 spots remaining! Apply before February 1st 2023.

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Starting a Home-Based Business3/1/2023Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB1/20/2023

Are you ready to jumpstart your entrepreneurial dream? Most entrepreneurs start with a home-based business that creates, delivers, or improves on a product or service. In this one-hour introductory and interactive course, join the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss:

  • Generating the idea
  • Applying the rules
  • Creating the plan
  • Evaluating the financing
  • Accessing mentoring and training resources

Wednesday, March 1, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET

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Business Smart Toolkit: Ready, Set & Go!3/8/2023Virtual8A, SB, VOSB, HUBZONE, SDB, WOSB, LB, SDVOSB1/20/2023

This program is designed for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and to understand the steps to building a business that is credit-ready. In this two-module interactive course, join the U.S. Small Business Administration to discuss:

Part 1: Wednesday, March 8, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

  • Basics of business startup 
    • Pitfalls to avoid
    • Talents that drive entrepreneurship
    • 10 Steps to start a business
  • How and Where to find additional small business support and educational resources

Part 2: Wednesday, March 15, from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

  • Credit-ready essentials
  • Financing options
  • Loan requirements

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