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Roundtable Discussions

We are back from summer break! The 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 all members and we invite organizations to share their information with us.  

Upcoming Sessions for the 2022 season are in planning.



Previous 2021 Roundtable Events:


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

  • How to create a Video Blog and Podcast- Anne Alston, Business Developer and Strategist

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

  • How to Fix Your Credit for Free - Anne Alston, Business Developer and Strategist

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Special Guess: Speaker: Marcia Smith, DBA, MBA Topic: Loving Leadership

  • S.M.A.R.T. Marketing Strategies - Anne Alston, Business Developer, and Strategist 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

  • Key Steps to WOSB, EDWOSB, and MBE Certification, Anne Alston, ALSTNTEC

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  • 7 Steps to Creating a Virtual Business - Anne Alston, ALSTNTEC

Previous 2019 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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