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SLBE Workshop Presentations

CCWA’s SLBE Program hosts Special Topic Workshops to help small local businesses Learn. Grow. Connect. CCWA’s fiscal year runs May 1 – April 30. The workshops are held quarterly. A link to each quarterly presentation is found below:


1st Quarter

The 1st workshop of the new fiscal year titled “Project Preparedness and Readiness: Understanding the Deliverables” was held on May 1, 2018 and was a follow-up to the Accurate and Competitive Pricing workshop that was held in April.  Mr. Albert L. Smith, Owner of Unique Consulting, LLC led the two-hour training.  Mr. Sam Newberry, of American Surety Bonds Agency, LLC also presented valuable information regarding bonding.

To view the PDF presentation, click here.

2nd Quarter

There were no scheduled workshops for the 2nd Quarter.

3rd Quarter

The 1st SLBE Business Development Workshop of the year, “Marketing and Branding in the Social Media Age” was held on January 17, 2019 and was a huge success!!  Ms. Octavia Gilmore, Owner and Founder of Creative Juice, led the two-hour training.  Attendees were given valuable information on topics such as the difference between marketing and branding, how to effectively market your business on Social Media, how to decide what to share on what platform, and other related topics.

To view the PDF presentation, click here.

Back by popular demand, the “Specifics of Bidding: How To Price It Right”  workshop was held on March 14, 2019 and again was a success!!  The two-hour workshop was facilitated by Ms. Carol Phelps, CMC, CFE, MBA of MH Miles Company, CPA, PC and our own Procurement Compliance Coordinator and SLBE Program Manager, Yolanda Jackson, MBA.  Attendees were given valuable information to determine if a bid or proposal is the right fit for their firm and how to perform an effective cost evaluation.  Attendees also participated in a hands-on walk through of an RFB to identify the dos and don’ts of bidding.

To view the PDF presentation, click here.

Marketing and Branding in the Social Media Age – January 2019
Previous Workshop Presentations – FY2017

Financial Management held in July 2017

RFP Responses & Proposal Writing: How To Develop A Winning Proposal, click here.

There were no workshops held during the 3rd quarter as our annual SLBE Networking Mixer is held during the 3rd quarter.

Small Business Contracting Law: Understanding Your Contract, click here.

Accurate and Competitive Pricing: How To Price It Right, click here.