Women’s Business Education

What Lenders Look for in Creating Business/MCE Funding-In-person & Virtual-Click here to register

This session will focus on the critical factors lenders consider when evaluating business loans, focusing on the 5 "C's" of credit. We'll guide you through the borrowing process, providing insights on how to craft an effective business borrowing profile. Additionally, we'll discuss the next steps to take after receiving a financing decision. This class is ideal for entrepreneurs seeking to understand the lending landscape and prepare for successful business financing.

Cash Flows & Financial Statements w/the Baltimore County Public Library Webinar-Click Here to Register

Learn the importance of cash flow projections - why they matter, how to create them, and what they mean for your small business. During this session we will discuss how to use them as a planning tool and how to show the difference between profit and cash flow. Required for Small Business Administration loans, the presenters will walk you through creating a cash flow statement so that you understand the basics of starting your own document. We will also review business financial statements and the importance of understanding them and their uses. Come join us, have fun, and learn financial management for your small business.

SBA Programs & Services and Funding Options with MCE

This business class, featuring Rachel Howard, SBA Public Information Officer & Economic Development Specialist, and Bernard Carter, MCE Loan Officer, covers essential aspects of business funding. It includes a detailed explanation of the application process, an overview of various types of funding and their respective requirements, along with an overview of the SBA’s programs and services, culminating with valuable insights into common mistakes to avoid.

Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses – Click here for class info & to register

Are you a military veteran or military spouse currently running or looking to start a small business? Join us to learn about a variety of resources available to assist you in starting or growing your small business. Session will discuss free counseling/mentoring, financing programs and government contracting assistance.

Social Media Content Creation & Curation – Click here for class info and to register

Step into the world of impactful storytelling and brand building with our "Social Media Content Creation & Curation" class, featuring the D3 Social Media Team. Set to inspire and educate, this session covers the areas of developing engaging, shareable content and the art of curating material that truly resonates with your audience while aligning with your brand's core mission. Whether you're aiming to captivate, educate, or influence, this class offers the tools and insights necessary to craft a compelling social media presence that stands out. Join us to unlock the power of your brand's voice and transform your social media strategy into an engine of growth and connection.

Goal Setting for Success Masterclass Webinar – Click here for class info and to register

Overcome self-doubt, increase confidence and achieve goals faster. This interactive workshop will provide practical tools and strategies to help you regain confidence, gain clarity for personal or professional goals, and set a clear plan with actionable steps.

LinkedIn for Beginners – Free Webinar

Learn about connections, video and first impressions. If you're looking to connect with business owners, this vibrant and interactive platform and inspiring class is for you

LinkedIn for Intermediate Users – Free Webinar

Accelerate your online presence with the free version of LinkedIn. Build relationships and turn connections into clients! Grow your relationships and connections globally. LinkedIn is much more than a place to job hunt. Register today.

Streamlining Your Daycare Business with Virtual Tools – Part One of Two-Part Series

In this comprehensive course, you will learn how to revolutionize your daycare business by leveraging virtual tools to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and enhance productivity. From managing inquiries to handling administrative tasks, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to take your daycare center to the next level.

Streamlining Your Daycare Business with Virtual Tools – Part Two of Two-Part Series

In this comprehensive course, you will learn how to revolutionize your daycare business by leveraging virtual tools to streamline operations, maximize efficiency, and enhance productivity. From managing inquiries to handling administrative tasks, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to take your daycare center to the next level.

Introduction to SBA Programs & Services – Click here for class info & to register

This session will cover all key areas of small business assistance available through the SBA. Discussions will cover: Counseling & Training, Financing Programs, government contracting assistance, including program benefits, requirements and how to access these resources.

SBA Ascent & Online Resources – Click here for class info and to register

Knowledge is power! There is a wealth of information at your fingertips across the web. Join us to learn about a variety of federal resources to assist with business planning, market research and much more. Session will also introduce attendees to Ascent, the SBA's free online learning platform for women owned small businesses.

8a Business Development Program – Government Contracting – Click here for class info and to register

Join us for an introduction to the SBA's 8a Business Development Program for those interested in Government Contracting. This program is designed to assist small businesses meeting specific socio-economic factors who are looking to use government contracting as a means to grow their business. Learn about program benefits, requirements and qualifications and how to apply.

WOSB Woman Owned Small Business – Government Contracting – Click here for class info and to register

Join us for an introduction to the SBA's Woman Owned Small Business Certification for female entrepreneurs interested in expanding their businesses through Government Contracting. Learn about program benefits, requirements and qualifications and how to apply.

Financing Options for Your Small Business – Click here for class info and to register

Do you need capital to start or expand your small business? Learn about financing programs, backed by the SBA, to determine which program is right for your business. This session will also review what lenders are looking for, how to prepare before submitting an application and resources available to assist you with determining your funding needs and preparing your business plan.

Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses – Click here for class info and to register

Are you a military veteran or military spouse currently running or looking to start a small business? Join us to learn about a variety of resources available to assist you in starting or growing your small business. Session will discuss free counseling/mentoring, financing programs and government contracting assistance.

SBA Q & A – Click here for class info and to register

The holiday season is here and calendars are full. No time to attend a full session? Don't worry, just drop in online to ask your questions and get on with your day. There will not be a formal presentation, but SBA staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about SBA's counseling, contracting and financing programs to assist entrepreneurs as they start and grow their small businesses.

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