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Upcoming Trainings

Small Business Working Group, hosted by DC Women's Business Center

The DC WBC will be hosting the Working Group at NCRC's National Conference. The Small Business Working Group will feature workshops designed for aspiring or existing small business owners. Session topics include business planning, strategy and organizational management, continuous improvement, business expansion, government contracting, and financial education. This series is ideal for start-ups, experienced entrepreneurs, managers, and leaders.

 

Students and interns can attend the DC WBC Small Business Working Group at a discounted rate!

Scholarships are available and encouraged for the Small Business Working Group. You may request a scholarship by emailing us at info@dcwbc.org.

 

More about the conference:

NCRC’s conference is one of the largest national gatherings of community non-profits, policymakers, government officials, small businesses, media and academia – all focused on how we can work together to create a more just economy. We will be offering a broad selection of exciting, cutting-edge sessions and plenaries on access to credit, capital and banking services; housing; organizing; policy advocacy; workforce and community development; and business development. The foremost experts and advocates will be on hand to share new developments, strategies, and innovative ideas.

 

 

Cost: $25 - $125

Time:   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20009

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Excel

A 2-3 hour seminar for business owners where business owners meet to discuss strategies and learn how to navigate federal government contracting. Women will learn the application process for WOSB certification and how to write a strategic plan that includes a capture management strategy that can be used repeatedly to identify how to procure contracts with varying agencies within the federal government.

 

Cost: $20

Time:    6:30-9:00 PM

Where: DC WBC Offices

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Push

Description: A 2-3 hour seminar for business owners to provide a basic overview of the lending packaging process. Participants will learn the fundamentals of securing credit and capital and applying for a microloan. This course will prepare women entrepreneurs to gain access to capital to grow their businesses.

 

Cost: $20

Time:    6:30-9:00 PM

Where: DC WBC Offices

 

 

 

 

 

Two Trains Running

NCRC's Division of Equity and Inclusion is proud to partner with Arena Stage to present Two Trains Running.

 

Performance Description

It’s 1969 and the Civil Rights Movement is sending tremors through Pittsburgh’s Hill District. At the center of the community is Memphis Lee’s diner, slated to be demolished – a casualty of the city’s renovation project. Confronted with a rapidly changing world, Memphis and his regular customers struggle to maintain their solidarity and sense of pride. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary. “Mr. Wilson's most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.” (New York Times)

 

Cost: Orchestra seats are available for $65 until sold out.

Time:    7:30-10:30 PM

Where: Arena Stage

 

 

 

 

WOSB Working Group Program

Description: The “Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Working Group Program is a two day training course that will take place on Thursday, May 31st and Thursday, June 7th where an SBA expert assists the participants with the process of becoming certified for federal government contracting as a WOSB. In addition, a portion of the course will focus on how federal government contracting works by reviewing requests for proposals, business development and capture management strategies by the DC WBC.

 

Cost: $45

Time:   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: DC WBC Offices

 

 

 

 

Let’s Pitch Party and Networking Mixer

A combination of pitch party and networking event where clients who are currently in business submit an application to pitch their product to an audience of women and a 3 member guest panel. How it works: Pitchers will have 3 minutes to pitch their products and/or services to a panel of judges and receive immediate feedback. One business will be declared the winner. Following the Pitch Competition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other small business owners and attendees during the Networking Mixer portion of the evening. PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in participating in the Let's Pitch Party as a spectator only, you will need to purchase a Spectator Ticket. Those interested in pitching should purchase the Participant Ticket.

 

Cost:   $20 - $45

Time:    6:30 - 9:00 PM

Where: DC WBC Offices

 

 

 

 

Let’s Scale

“Let’s Scale” is a seminar for business owners who are looking for opportunities to grow and begin the next phase of their businesses. Topics will include identifying processes and procedures, how to outsource for essential company functions (human resources, chief financial officer, etc.) and government contracting.

 

Cost:   $20

Time:    6:30 - 9:00 PM

Where: DC WBC Offices

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Social Responsibility Events

A series of events hosted by or in partnership with non-profits for the purposes of introduction to social responsibility and making an impact. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with decision makers, learn how to select organizations to support, and how to make an impact.

 

Schedule: March 2018

Location: Community Events

 

 

Let’s Excel

A 2-3 hour seminar for business owners where business owners meet to discuss strategies and learn how to navigate federal government contracting. Women will learn the application process for WOSB certification and how to write a strategic plan that includes a capture management strategy that can be used repeatedly to identify how to procure contracts with varying agencies within the federal government.

 

Schedule: April 2018, July 2018, August 2018

Location: DC WBC Offices

 

 

 

 

Let’s Push

A 2-3 hour seminar for business owners to provide a basic overview of the lending packaging process. Participants will learn the fundamentals of securing credit and capital and applying for a microloan. This course will prepare women entrepreneurs to gain access to capital to grow their businesses.

 

Schedule: April 2018, July 2018, September 2018

Location: DC WBC Offices

 

 

 

 

Let’s Pitch

A combination of pitch party and networking event where clients who are currently in business submit an application to pitch their product to an audience of women and a 3 member guest panel. How it works: Pitchers will have 3 minutes to pitch their products and/or services to a panel of judges and receive immediate feedback. One business will be declared the winner and awarded a scholarship to attend the NCRC Annual Conference, Small Business Speaker Series. After the pitch portion of the evening, participants and spectators will enjoy a networking mixer.

 

Schedule: March 2018, June 2018, September 2018

Location: DC WBC Offices

 

 

 

 

Woman Owned Small Business Certification Working Group (WOSB)

The “Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) Working Group Program is a two day training course where an SBA expert assists the participants with the process of becoming certified for federal government contracting as a WOSB. In addition, a portion of the course will focus on how federal government contracting works by reviewing requests for proposals, business development and capture management strategies by the DC WBC.

 

Schedule: March 2018, June 2018, September 2018

Location: DC WBC Offices

 

 

 

 

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