The MAHCC Small Business Development Institute (SBDI) is the Chamber's practical answer to the training needs of small-business owners and entrepreneurs who, due to their many business obligations, cannot afford to devote a great deal of time acquiring formal business training in semester-long college classes.
About the Small Business Development Institute (SBDI)
At the request of the Board of Directors, the SBDI was formed in the Fall of 2005 by Chamber members Carlos Gonzalez, Norman Hetch, Marty Lattman and Jorge Ribas. Although the major focus of SBDI's activities was initially the Hispanic business community, participation was soon opened to small, small-disadvantaged, woman, hub-zone, v eteran-owned and service-disabled veteran businesses.
The SBDI specializes in providing workshops and seminars that are presented in short periods of time. They provide intense, high-content, practical and essential information on specific subjects. Seminars are taught by experienced former business owners, educators or consultants who specialize in a given business area.
In order to save travel time for our members and help reduce both the region’s dependence on oil and air pollutants, the MAHCC will be providing soon online, interactive seminars that will be available anytime, anywhere, as well as webinars or live web conferences given at predetermined hours.
For more information about our business seminars, please call 240-686-0055.
Business Coaching Seminars for Presidents and CEOs
Local, state, and federal procurement in the Washington area amounts to tens of billions of dollars and continues to grow. However, small and minority businesses in general have not taken full advantage of this opportunity. Our seminar series address this need.
The Business Coaching Seminar Series is being presented jointly by the Chamber’s Small Business Development Institute and EZCertify.com. The series is intended to provide women, veteran and minority-owned small businesses with the management, marketing, selling, financial, project management, and procurement skills to improve the operation and profitability of their businesses or acquire, execute and derive benefits from participating in the largest marketplace in the world, the U.S. Federal Procurement Marketplace
The purpose of these seminars is to encourage you to enter the 8(a) Federal Procurement Program, prepare you to succeed in it and position your firm so that it may successfully graduate as a strong and competitive business.