LARGO, MD - The Prince George’s County Minority Business Development Division (MBDD) announces the October Training Schedule. The outreach and educational programs hosted by MBDD are designed to provide information and resources to assist in the growth of the Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) of Prince George’s County. Unless otherwise noted, all MBDD Outreach events are free and participants can register at www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/minoritybusiness. For more information, contact Denise Roberts at 301-883-6480.

October 12: 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

7 Ways to Turn Your Prospects into Customers

This FREE seminar is focused on the most critical skills for sales professionals. Small
and minority business owners will learn how to boost sales by seeking new business and
finding quality prospects. Led by an experienced sales professional during the course,
you will be trained on:

  • How to close more sales
  • How to get a meeting with the decision maker
  • How to demonstrate your Unique Competitive Advantage
  • How to use Social Media to generate appointments
  • How to WOW the prospect on the first appointment

Location

New Carrollton Branch Library
7414 Riverdale Road, New Carrollton, MD 20784


October 21: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Regional Construction Event

Small and minority owned firms specializing in construction services are invited to attend this phenomenal half-day event. Program partners across the county and state have come together to bring business owners the opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with prime contractors, attend Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) certification and Construction Bonds, Inc. bonding workshops. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a construction roundtable discussion with regional and county stakeholders. Now is the time to come forth with questions you have always wanted to ask and learn about new and ongoing opportunities, specifically as it relates to construction services.

Location

Laurel High School Auditorium
8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20707


October 24: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

MDOT Quarterly Information Technology (IT) Vendor Day

MDOT’s Quarterly IT Vendor Day is returning to Prince George’s County. This special program is a must attend event for Information Technology Professionals. This event will include the following opportunities:

  • Roundtable discussions on State and County Information Technology opportunities
  • Business to business information sharing sessions
  • Bring your business cards, flyers and brochures
  • Bring your associates, colleagues and business partners
  • Network, network, network!

Location

Prince George’s County Government
Conference Room at 1801
1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD 20744


October 25: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Branding Your Business

From the Inside Out
This special program is an interactive workshop designed to teach business owners how to maximize their branding potential by understanding, first, what branding is and what it is not. Our featured marketing expert will guide business owners in creating a real experience for their customers in the post-purchase, pre-purchase, and purchase process. She will also create an on-the-spot brand assessment by evaluating the marketing material currently in production for your business. So, bring your marketing material for an interactive evaluation from customer and branding expert perspectives. Attendees will learn:

  • Where you are in the marketing process and sales cycle
  • What areas can be improved upon
  • Necessary tools to create consistency going forward
  • A 60-day branding plan of action to jump start 2012!
  • Location

    Oxon Hill Branch Library
    6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745