Please join The Greater Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center for two days of business capacity building!
At this conference you will gain information and actionable ideas to execute in your business immediately. Day 1 focuses on building a good business foundation, relationships, and finding opportunities. On day 2, financial institutions and technical assistance providers will be available from 8:30-1pm to discuss your personal financial needs and business challenges, while financial professionals conduct panel discussions on the trends, challenges, and opportunities for accessing capital.
Registration to this event includes breakfast, lunch, and access to all workshops and panels. However, we realize it is difficult to pull away from your businesses for two days. If you cannot attend all sessions, review the workshop descriptions and choose those which best meet your interests and stage of business. Full workshop descriptions can be found on our website.
If you have questions or require clarification, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - Business Development
Registration & Welcome 8:30AM – 10:00 AM
Continental Breakfast provided
Session I: Business Basics 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Track 1: Feasibility & Business Plan Development
Track 2: Public Relations vs. Marketing: Understanding the Value of Each
Track 3: Women In Business
Session II: Small Business Toolkit 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Track 1: Small Business Toolkit
Track 2: Understanding the Ohio MBE/EDGE Certifications
Track 3: And Now a Message from the Government
Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Enjoy a MBE Straight Talk Panel Discussion or take advantage of a networking lunch while being pampered with spa services provided by Infinitee Salon
Session III: Certification & Procurement 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Track 1: Certification Programs
Track 2: Doing Business with the Government
Track 3: Dayton Area Small Business Development Programs
Session IV: Supplier Diversity 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Track 1: Understanding Supplier Diversity Programs
Track 2: Upcoming Opportunities: Goods & Services
Track 3: Upcoming Opportunities: Construction
Friday, June 27, 2014 - Access to Capital
Opening Remarks 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast provided
Financial Expo: 8:30 - 1:00 PM
Financial institutions and technical assistance providers will be available to meet and discuss you business financial needs and unique challenges. A personal financial statement will be required to receive immediate loan assistance and accurate advice.
Panel Discussion I: Startup 9:30 AM
"Capital Market Access for Small Business Startups"
Panel Discussion II: Growth 10:30 AM
"Seed Capital, Angel Investors, Venture Capital, and Growth Equity"
Panel Discussion III: Stable 11:30 AM
"Accessing Credit throughout the Lifecycle of a Small Business"
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Greater Dayton MBAC
The City of Dayton Human Relations Council is host to the Greater Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC). A component of the State of Ohio Development Services Agency, MBAC provides management and technical assistance, procurement information, bonding assistance, cost estimating services and organizational assessments. For businesses engaged in the construction sector, the Center also provides Construction & Plan Room assistance. MBAC offers free assistance to minority, woman and small businesses in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Darke, Preble, Mercer, Auglaize, Shelby, Logan, Champaign, Madison and Miami counties of Ohio.