Roundtable Discussions

We are pleased to resume our Small Business Roundtable Discussion meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month via Zoom Meeting. Our topics consist of improving your business productivity as well as learning best practices in Sales, Acquiring Capital, Business Insurance, Marketing & Branding, Strategic Planning, and more.  We also welcome business owners or major organizations to share their information with the audience.

Our webinar is open to everyone. Members attend for free.  

In this roundtable, I will share with you key steps to obtaining an SBA Certification as well as common mistakes when filling out the MBE Certification application. Get into the Know by joining us for this important webinar.
Mar 09, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Zoom Webinar


In this free session, I will cover important information on what it takes to become a government vendor.

Webinar agenda:

1. Overview of why certification is needed
2. Overview of NAISC/SIC codes and Duns/Bradstreet Requirements
3. Documentation needed to apply for SBA WOSB/EDWOSB and its difference
4. Overview of the Systems Award Management portal and requirements
5. Overview of the RFP and Bid Process
6. Where to Get Help.

If you missed the February 9th webinar, members can view it by browsing our 2021 Roundtable Webinar pageFree basic membership is required to view the video.

Upcoming Sessions: Join our Free membership to be notified when registration opens for the following events.  

March 9th - Key Steps to WOSB, EDWOSB and MBE Certification

April 13th - SMART Marketing Strategies

May 11th -  How to Fix Your Credit and Get Funding

June 15th - Taking the Leap – Career to Business Ownership

July 13th -   Learn B2B Networking Strategies to Increase Sales


Previous Roundtable Events:

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 

  • How to Start a Non-Profit - Anne Alston, ALSTNTEC

  • Budgeting for Non-Profits: Lisa D. Anderson, Business Growth Strategist, and Gov't Contract Specialist. 

  • How to start a Non-Profit - Anne Alston, ALSTNTEC 

  • Administrative Support for Non-Profits: Tonya M. Coston-Queen, TMC Resource and Consulting


Wednesday, July 24, 2019:

  • Marketing and Branding Strategies for Small Businesses, Start-ups: Dino H. Carter, Brand Strategist. 

  • How to Narrow down your Demographics: Anne Alston, ALSTNTEC  


Wednesday, June 19, 2019: 

  • Procurement Opportunities for Women Business Owners in Specialized Occupation (Construction, Engineering, Plumbing, Mechanics - Nicole Allen, Allen Norris Permitting and Licensing

  • How to obtain a Government Contract - Jennifer Hanks, MMC Consulting

  • Legal Matters to be Aware of When Doing Business with the Government - Anne Alston ALSTNTEC


Wednesday, April 17, 2019:

  • Finding the Right Capital For Start-Ups - Ken Alzoie, Greenwood Capital Advisors

  • How to Break Into Real Estate - Monique Malabet, Keller Williams Capital Properties

Wednesday, March 27, 2019:

  • Insurance Services for Small Business Owners - Kenneth Clark, Peake Financial

  • Sales Made Easy to Increase Revenue - Thomas Ellis, EWC Consulting

  • Zero to Low-Cost Marketing for Small Businesses - Anne Alston, ALSTNTEC

Wednesday, February 27, 2019:

  • Business Tax and Accounting  - Shan-Nel D. Simmons, Nel's Tax Help

  • Small Business Funding - Donald Anderson, Taylor & Associates

  • Small Business Development - Anne Alston, ALSTNTEC

  • Business Services from DLLR - Janice Walker-Emeogo, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)



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