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MACOMB BUSINESS
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Back in Business Town Hall - Webinar

Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m.

 A conversation with the experts at the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

  • Learn About Best Practices
  • Ask the Experts Your Questions
  • Get Advice Regarding Your Concerns

Topics Include:

  • Returning to Profitability
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Financial Planning During an Economic Crisis
  • Managing Employees and Training E-Commerce and Marketing

Partner Events 

 

Main Street Lending Webinar featuring Congressman Andy Levin

Wednesday, July 15 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • New federal assistance program.
  • Additional COVID-19 loan to support your business' success in moving forward.

Advance Registration Required. Attendance limited to first 100 participants. Please submit questions for Live Q&A by July 13 to aedwards@shrcci.com

 

New Normal Episode 9: COVID-19 Business Restart Considerations

Thursday, July 16 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

With so much uncertainty in the economy during this unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis, financial planning and communication are critical to any company's survival. On this episode of New Normal, Automation Alley is joined by Hitachi Business Finance President and COO Mike Semanco to discuss top financial priorities for businesses as they restart operations.

 

Back in Business Town Hall - Webinar

Wednesday, July 22 at 10 a.m.

 A conversation with the experts at the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

  • Learn About Best Practices
  • Ask the Experts Your Questions
  • Get Advice Regarding Your Concerns

Topics Include:

  • Returning to Profitability
  • Managing Cash Flow
  • Financial Planning During an Economic Crisis
  • Managing Employees and Training E-Commerce and Marketing

 

New Normal Episode 10: Get Back to Work with COVID ClearPass

Thursday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Michigan businesses have been given the green light to get back to work – but with many new rules, guidelines, and processes to ensure worker health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Enter the free COVID ClearPass app from Red Level, which helps organizations fulfill many of these new safety protocols. 

On the next episode of New Normal, Automation Alley Vice President Cynthia Hutchison is joined by Jack LaPan, Red Level’s director of product, to discuss how Michigan businesses are using COVID ClearPass to manage employee queuing, waitlisting, contact tracing, real-time communications, and location capacity limits to stay in compliance with the state’s orders and the CDC guidelines. 

Help protect your workforce and your business.

Guest:

  • Jack LaPanDirector of Product, Red Level

 

 

 

Federal Market Research - 201 WEBINAR

Thursday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD IN A LIVE WEBINAR FORMAT. YOU WILL BE SENT LOG IN INFO VIA EMAIL THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT. The second core class in Macomb Regional PTAC s Core Series of Federal Government Contracting is Federal Market Research 201. This training will help you identify who your customer and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry. You will learn how to research the consumer by identifying federal agencies who are buying what you re selling. You will also learn how to research the competition by identifying who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. And finally, you will learn how to research your industry by identifying what are the federal government s past, present and future procurement and Industry trends. This class will be conducted in a computer lab and seats are limited. Class time may run over due to the hands-on nature of training. Prerequisite: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.

 

Tech Takeover: Kick Starting the Industry 4.0 Journey for Manufacturing

Wednesday, July 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Today's manufacturing world is fast-changing and rising to new challenges. With recent events, the need to embrace connected industry is even more important to ensure data transparency, process optimization, and drive the continuous improvement process. Many companies struggle with where to start and how to implement. 

Drawing on the real-world results from the Bosch Anderson Manufacturing Campus, Bosch will share how, as a global lead user of Industry 4.0 ready products and solutions, they started their transformation. Leveraging their Industry 4.0 Kick Starter Program & Methodology to develop a site vision, technology roadmap, and achieve performance improving goals. This discussion will focus on best practices and walk through the process that leads to the establishment of the Bosch Anderson Campus as an Industry 4.0 Lead User Site.

This event is intended for process and decision-making leadership in the manufacturing space. 

 

 

Michigan Restaurant Resilience

Wednesday, July 29 at Noon

From expanded carryout menus to carving out physical space to allow for additional patrons, Michigan restaurants and communities have pivoted and innovated in the wake of COVID-19. Hear from restaurateurs about how they created new sources of revenue while complying with safety and social distance guidelines – and how their communities have supported them.

What you’ll learn: 

  • How to create new sources of revenue
  • How to comply with the safety and social distance guidelines
  • What’s on the horizon for the Michigan restaurant industry

Speakers include:

  • Joe Meyers, Director of Economic Development, City of Ypsilanti
  • Michelle Wildman, SVP for Community Development, Michigan Economic Development Corp.
  • Justin Winslow, President, Michigan Restaurant and Lodging Association

 

Business Legal Issues - Webinar

Wednesday, July 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join us online via Zoom Meeting for "Business Legal Issues", an introduction to the different types of legal entities that are appropriate for structuring and starting a new business. Tax and liability issues are covered, along with a basic overview of company registrations and business record keeping, insurance, employment & property issues. It is designed to guide prospective business owners in setting up the organizational structure that will help protect them from unnecessary legal challenges.

 

 

 

Prospecting for Federal Opportunities - 301 WEBINAR

Thursday, August 6 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD IN A LIVE WEBINAR FORMAT. YOU WILL BE SENT LOG IN INFO VIA EMAIL THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT. The next in Macomb Regional PTAC s Core Series of Federal Government Contracting is Prospecting for Federal Opportunities - 301. Selling to the federal government can provide significant revenues for small businesses, but it can be very time consuming trying to figure out where to find opportunities that match your capabilities. This training will provide you with useful tools on how to search for and identify opportunities that match your capabilities in a more efficient manner. You will also learn about PTAC s BidMatch Services. Finally, you will learn how to review and respond to various types of opportunities, and the importance of vendor performance evaluations. This class will be conducted in a computer lab and seats are limited. Class time may run over due to the hands-on nature of training. Prerequisites: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101 Federal Market Research 201 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

 

How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government - 401 WEBINAR

Thursday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD IN A LIVE WEBINAR FORMAT. YOU WILL BE SENT LOG IN INFO VIA EMAIL THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT. The last training in Macomb Regional PTAC s Core Series of Federal Government Contracting concludes with How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government - 401 How can you maximize your company s potential to obtain Government customers? By using marketing techniques customized for the federal government. In this training, you will learn how to market your business to the federal government as well as prime contractors. Also, you will learn about effective marketing materials, networking and people to know. Prerequisites: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101 Federal Market Research - 201 Prospecting for Federal Opportunities - 301 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

 

2020 Macomb Virtual Meet the Buyer

Thursday, August 20 from 8 a.m. to noon

This event will be Virtual. Macomb Meet the Buyer is an event that connects businesses with government agencies and prime contractors. This event will give small businesses access to buyers from across the federal, state and local government sector. These agencies will meet with the aspiring vendors. Major prime contractors will be in attendance seeking capable subcontractors to help them meet their requirements. Also, you will have an opportunity to meet with Michigan resource partners. Seller s benefits include opportunity to diversify your sales, pitch your product and services to decision makers, network with other small or large businesses and help keep business local to the Michigan economy. This event is not for startups. Macomb Regional PTAC recommends that businesses have 2 years of commercial business sales before entering into the government contracting realm.

 

 

Business Resource Breakfast

Wednesday, August 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Are you a local business owner? Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Are you in need of new employees? Are you in need of more training for your current employees? Are you interested in starting a registered apprenticeship program? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then we encourage you to join us. Business resources will be available all at a one stop location. Please join us to meet with representatives from various local, state, and federal business resource organizations. BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED. Representatives will also be on hand to assist with all post COVID-19 business questions.

Location: Center Line Parks and Recreation building, 25355 Lawrence Ave, Center Line

 

 

 

From NIST 800-171 Compliance to CMMC

Thursday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD IN A LIVE WEBINAR FORMAT. YOU WILL BE SENT LOGIN INFO VIA EMAIL THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT Do you want to gain a better understanding of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 cybersecurity compliance and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) ? Please join Macomb Regional PTAC as we discuss the similarities, point out the differences and cover available business resources in regards to NIST SP 800-171 and CMMC. After attending this event, you should have a better understanding of both NIST and CMMC and what your business may need to do to become NIST 800-171 Cybersecurity Compliant as well as prepare for your selected CMMC level of certification.