Winning Government Contract

Winning Government Contracts – 1/31/2023

Participants will gain awareness of programs, incentives, and opportunities available to businesses. In addition, we will highlight

Registrations and Certifications
Positioning your company
Building a Capability Statement
Finding Opportunities
Reading Solicitations
Submitting Proposals

Speaker Bio:

Cathy Lindquist serves ND PTAC program clients across our great state from a Fargo office location. She is designated as a Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Certified Verification Assistance Counselor as well as a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP).

Cathy was executive director of the West Central Minnesota SBDC, located in Moorhead, Minnesota, for more than five years before joining a North Dakota-based engineering firm as its marketing manager. In addition to her years of experience in small business development, she has a background in management, strategy, and marketing. She has worked at billion-dollar companies and been the first employee hired by a small business – and everything in between. Her dedication and work ethic come in part from growing up on a cash crop farm where finishing everything to the best of one’s ability was all in a day’s work. Cathy enjoys giving each client personalized care to provide options and solutions.

Becoming Debt Free

Learn how to make a plan to get out of debt and finally take the paycheck you deserve.

In this Live Coaching session we will discuss the following:

– Understanding Your Cash Flow
– Creating a System You Can Stick To’
– Owning Your Plan

Speaker Bio:

Ciara launched btqBOX, the first wholesale subscription box built exclusively for boutique owners. Gleaning from more than a decade of boutique retail and wholesale experience, as well as the knowledge she gained through experiencing the benefits and challenges of entrepreneurship, Ciara advanced the btqBOX concept from launch to investment in 12 short months.

Marketing 101 Cutting through the clutter

An introduction to the what and how of Marketing. Understand what the marketing opportunities are for your business, how to best utilize them, and make your business stand out from the crowd.
This webinar covers the following topics:

· What are marketing and branding?

· How to develop and understand your target market

· What tools to use in the marketing toolbox.

Holly Kaplansky – Red Wagon Consulting

Holly has had a successful career as a business owner, organization leader, and valued resource with a career in corporate Marketing and Business Management. At Kraft Foods Holly was Brand Manager in the Maxwell House division. She worked as Global Marketing Director for Ovid Technologies (an international scientific and medical online database) and was Chief Operating Officer for Russ Candy Bears (a licensee of Russ Berrie plush toys). Her strong background working for these companies contributed to her success as a business owner.

After 25 years in the corporate world, Holly became an entrepreneur and owner of Minuteman Press of Newark. She purchased a business that was suffering significant losses and made it into a profitable enterprise in just 2 years. Throughout her ownership of the Minuteman Press of Newark, she achieved year-over-year sales growth, even through economic downturns. She became a trusted vendor to well-known large entities such as NJ Transit, Rutgers, NJIT, and PSEG, to name a few.

Holly is now using her corporate and entrepreneurial experience to guide other business owners on the path to greater success as President of Red Wagon Consulting.

Understaing Personal Credit and Credit Scores

Most people fund their first business with their personal credit not knowing the risk it involves. Join us as we share tips and best practices on how to get yourself back on track to better manage your personal credit and increase your score.

You’ll learn:

• How personal credit works

• How to increase your credit scores and maintain it

• How to deal with creditors, collection agencies and credit bureaus

• How to remove inquiries from your credit report

• The importance of maintaining a good credit score

• How to establish credit

• Tips to keep you focused on your journey to a perfect credit score

Carmen L. Morris – Naviari & Associate, LLC

Carmen L. Morris is the CEO of Business Mastery Coaching Services (BMCS) and NAVIARI & Associate, LLC (an international business company). Her background includes working in the fields of, Imports/Exports, Broadcasting/Entertainment, Fashion /Private Labels, and Real Estate Investment. She has created a dynamic enterprise that is devoted to empowering entrepreneurs around the world.

16 Lead Generation Strategies You’ve Never Heard of

Generating high-quality, cost-effective leads continues to be one of the most important–and most challenging–tasks for marketers. There are an infinite number of digital platforms available to achieve this goal and you’ve probably tried them all…with somewhat mixed results. This session will give you a much-needed fresh take on lead generation—from attraction to conversion—with strategies that are proven to be successful within today’s 24/7 digital landscape. You’ll learn new ways to generate quality leads (not just quantity) that will align with any marketing budget.

Learning Objectives:

How to select the best digital platform(s) to connect with your customers.
Ways to optimize your digital campaigns for each stage in the customer journey.
Proven tactics and tips for tracking and nurturing leads through the customer journey.