How-To Conference Helps Close the Gap for Small, Minority, and Disadvantaged Businesses Seeking Millions of Procurement Dollars Available for Award

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We're doing it again! If you're looking for more substance and less fluff when you attend a conference, then you don't want to miss the How-To Conference for Small, Minority, and Disadvantaged Businesses in the Washington, DC and Baltimore regions. Keynote Speaker is Ms. LuWanda Jenkins, Special Secretary, Maryland Governor's Office of Minority Affairs. Continental breakfast and lunch included. You also receive a conference networking journal filled with resources you can use throughout the year. There will be plenty of opportunities to network with other businesses and guest speakers

As competition continues to rise, there is a need for small, minority, and disadvantaged businesses to be better positioned when competing for procurement dollars. The How To Conference: Claiming It: Looking Up and Moving Forward, is designed by and for small businesses, to offer comprehensive "how-to" advice for procuring local, state, and commercial prime and subcontracts.

The conference will be held at the Comfort Inn, Bowie, Maryland on October 29, 2008 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

"This conference empowers, educates, and encourages businesses with a map to success," states KC Ford, event founder. "Representatives from key agencies will be on hand to answer questions concerning MBE/DBE certification, how to write proposals, how to conduct business outside of the U.S., and to provide hands-on assistance with business plan development. Additionally, Conference attendees will receive valuable insight toward improving their bottom lines with opportunities available through Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), the Metropolitan Airports Authority, and much, much more. Luwanda W. Jenkins, Special Secretary, Maryland Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, is the keynote speaker."

Ms. Ford's previous conferences have each attracted more than 100 paid participants, exhibitors and advertisers. The upcoming conference will expand on previous topics and introduce several new topics for returning participants. Representatives from Prince George's County Government, Baltimore City, MDOT, the International Business Development Program, and others have confirmed their participation. The conference has also attracted interest from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, and FSC First, who have become event co-sponsors.

Conference registration and information is available at the conference website You may also contact KC Ford, event founder, at (301) 218-1065. Advanced registration is encouraged!

KC Ford, President of GettingThere4Him, Inc. is the How To Conference founder. Ms. Ford is a multi-talented and accomplished motivational speaker. Her company offers workshops, products, and conferences designed to help individuals work toward a balanced life in spirit, mind, body, family, society, and finances. GettingThere4Him, Inc. is MBE/DBE certified by the States of Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware; Prince George's County; and the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.

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