Lunch & Learn Business Seminar: When to Hire Your Staff (MAMCA)
Aug
22
11:30 AM11:30

Lunch & Learn Business Seminar: When to Hire Your Staff (MAMCA)

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FROM MAMCA:

Hiring the right staff is an important piece to your business. Join Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association and C. Foster Construction as we discuss knowing when to hire, knowing your number and preparing for their salaries/wages.

Lunch sponsored by Yates Construction.

Seating is limited...register now!
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Aug
23
9:00 AM09:00

Free Tools That Can Help You Grow: TSBDC

  • 555 Beale Street Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)
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FROM TSBDC:

As a client of the TSBDC, you have access to a plethora of free services and discounts! Free online training, marketing lists, small business research, professional-grade financial projection tools, and many more. You are even able to get discounts on popular email marketing and accounting tools. Come learn more about these free services and how to take advantage of them by the time you leave this workshop. Registration is required. Limited Seating.

Fee: No Cost

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Understanding Construction Documents with Nickson General (MAMCA)
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

Understanding Construction Documents with Nickson General (MAMCA)

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FROM MAMCA:

Construction documents can be confusing, especially if you are new to this industry. 

In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn about the various construction documents and understand what they mean. Documents that will be discussed are contracts, scope/statement, certificate of insurance/bonds and many more.

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Sep
13
3:30 PM15:30

Small Business Seminar | Hosted by Memphis Daily News

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From Memphis Daily News:

The heart of any city is its small business scene. In Memphis, that scene is thriving with a strong startup ecosystem spanning new and seasoned business owners alike. Join us as we talk with Memphis entrepreneurs who have grown their businesses into thriving enterprises, the opportunities and challenges they've faced, and the advice they have for all small-business owners. Wine and cheese reception to follow.

Speakers:
ANDY TICER & MICHAEL HUDMAN
Executive Chefs and Owners, Enjoy A|M Restaurants

KAT GORDON
Founder, Muddy's Bake Shop

SHAWN McGHEE
President, Hollywood Feed

Sponsored by: RJ Young, Triumph Bank, and The Crone Law Firm, PLC.

SEATING LIMITED - $25 registration fee

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The Official Memphis Screening of Stranger Fruit (B.L.I.N.D.)
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

The Official Memphis Screening of Stranger Fruit (B.L.I.N.D.)

  • 409 South Main Street Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)
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FROM B.L.I.N.D.:

Join B.L.I.N.D. for the Memphis Premiere of Stranger Fruit, the documentary that uncovers the untold story of Mike Brown and the Ferguson unrest that sparked our modern civil rights movement.

Michael Brown Sr. will join them to add context and his account of the events that unfolded as well as the families of teenager Justus Howell and father, Alton Sterling, both unjustly gunned down by police.  

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Business Law with Lauren Brown: MAMCA
Aug
16
1:00 PM13:00

Business Law with Lauren Brown: MAMCA

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FROM MAMCA:

Are you preparing for your career in construction or contracting? Are you starting a business? Do you want to be prepared for an upcoming residential license exam? Then you need to know the basics of business law.

Join MAMCA for a 4-hour workshop on business law and project management. They will cover such topics as the business plan, business structure, marketing, contract management, tax basics and mechanics lien law. Join MAMCA, and be enriched and prepared!

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Aug
15
9:00 AM09:00

Winning Contracts Through Powerful Capability Statements: TSBDC

  • 555 Beale Street Memphis, TN, 38103 United States (map)
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FROM TSBDC:

A capability statement is an essential tool designed to market your business to government agencies regardless of size. Join the Tennessee PTAC team and TSBDC to learn how to craft an effective capabilities statement to give your business and competitive edge when selling your products and services to potential buyers. Simply put, the better the statement, the more you stand out from your competitors.

Fee: No Cost
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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Start-Up: TSBDC

From TSBDC:
This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.

FREE - Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Aug
2
9:00 AM09:00

Nonprofit Startups: Myths & Realities (Workshop)

  • 630 Cooper Street Memphis, TN, 38104 United States (map)
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Momentum Nonprofit Partners hosts:

Nonprofit Startups: Myths & Realities
August 2, 2018, 9:00am - 3:30pm
630 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104
 

Do you have a strong desire to make a difference in your community? Will starting a nonprofit be the right path for you to make a positive impact? Join Momentum Nonprofit Partners for an interactive, full-day workshop. Momentum Nonprofit Partners staff will present content for the full day session about nonprofit startups. 

Registration is $30 and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Who Should Attend this Session?
This information session is targeted to individuals who are thinking about starting a nonprofit organization or have recently started a nonprofit organization.

REGISTER HERE

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Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Getting Started in Government Contracting: TSBDC

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College | Maxine A. Smith Center, Suite 112 (map)
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From TSBDC:
Looking to take your business to the next level by doing business with the Federal Government? Join TSBDC for a workshop to help you understand the lay of the land and identify steps for doing business with the Federal Government.

FREE - Registration is required. Limit seating.

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Start-Up: TSBDC

Small Business Start-Up

Thursday, July 12 | 6 pm - 7:30 pm
TSBDC

This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Protecting Your Intellectual Property: TSBDC

Protecting Your Intellectual Property 

Thursday, July 12 | 9 am - 11 am
TSBDC

As a current or future small business owner, you must learn how to best protect your creations and innovations. Without the proper protection in place, you may not reap the full benefits of your idea. Intellectual property protection is not only for large corporations but is extremely important to protect entrepreneurs.

FREE: Registration is required. Seating limited. 
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Jun
28
9:00 AM09:00

Developing a Business Plan Part II - Financial Projections: TSBDC

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Suggested Pre-requisite(s): Small Business Start-Up & Developing a Business Plan Part I

This workshop will help empower you to prepare your projected financials. The workshop will review the Income Statement, Cash Flow Statement, and Balance Sheet. Each attendee is requested to bring a completed start-up cost summary.

FREE: Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Music on Main: From MyBlockMusic
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

Music on Main: From MyBlockMusic

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Memphis is a music city with many unique talents. MyBlockMusic will be hosting Music on Main that will feature local musicians and businesses. This family-friendly event will take place between 11am-3pm on June 23rd at South of Beale. There will be local vendors, musicians and giveaways during the event.

CONTACT INFO: a.gary@myblockmusic.net

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M.A.M.C.A'S CONTRACTORS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

M.A.M.C.A'S CONTRACTORS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

M.A.M.C.A is hosting its 1st Annual Contractors Membership Drive. Come enjoy a grilled hamburger or hot dog while you hear about what M.A.M.C.A can offer you & your company. So grab all of your contractor friends....bring them over to Grace United and meet the M.A.M.C.A Team. We will register new M.A.M.C.A members on site.

Join us for FOOD, FUN,& MEMBERSHIP!!!

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NAWBO 20th Anniversary Celebration
Jun
20
4:30 PM16:30

NAWBO 20th Anniversary Celebration

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FROM NAWBO:
Bring your friends & colleagues to watch the sun set from the gorgeous view atop Clark Tower. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while we celebrate 20 years of NAWBO Memphis. This is one special event you do not want to miss! Tickets for this event are just $20, and if you aren't able to attend, please consider a $20 sponsorship in the name of our Founding Mothers and Past Presidents. 

PURCHASE TICKETS TO REGISTER HERE

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Jun
19
to Jun 21

Economic Development Forum: MMBC

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The Economic Development Forum (EDF) is the Mid-South's largest economic development conference that convenes major corporations, public sector agencies, scalable minority and women-owned business enterprises, small and start-up businesses, economic development agencies, community partners and a host of other stakeholders.
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Troops and Boots 5K Run/Walk: MRTSA
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Troops and Boots 5K Run/Walk: MRTSA

  • 280 Cynthia Place Memphis, TN, 38126 United States (map)
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The Military Retirees of the Tri-State Area (MRTSA) will host their second Troops and Boots 5K Run/Walk -- Saturday, June 16, 8 am at 280 Cynthia Place (38126). A fundraiser for scholarships to deserving high school seniors, the race is open to adults and children, ages 9 and older.

The race route starts at Cynthia Place and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and runs west to Riverside Drive down to Jefferson right onto Danny Thomas before returning to the MRTSA Clubhouse at 280 Cynthia Place.

REGISTER HERE

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Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Developing a Business Plan Part I - Narrative: TSBDC

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Suggested Pre-requisite(s): How to Start a Small Business Description

This workshop will help you gain insights on why a business plan is important and the preparation needed to begin writing it. Major narrative components of a business plan will be discussed as well as resources provided to help you create a successful plan. Business plan financial projections are not covered in this training.

FREE: Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Jun
13
5:30 PM17:30

Shifting Gears: From the Entrepreneurial Mindset to Profitable Business Owner (MAMCA)

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Lauren Brown, J.D., MBA

 

Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker, Consultant and Trainer

 

Presented by the Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association


Adjusting from entrepreneur to business owner requires a shift in your mindset. You took the "big step" as an entrepreneur and now you must shift your mindset and become a more profitable business owner.

In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to shift gears. They will shift their mindset from being knowledgeable about their craft/trade/industry, to enhancing their business knowledge. You will become a more successful and profitable business owner. Knowledge is power and profit!

Seating is limited. Register now!

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Jun
7
9:00 AM09:00

Small Business Start-Up: TSBDC

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This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.

Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Jun
6
12:00 PM12:00

Mobility Construction Services Supplier Conference: AT&T Supplier Diversity

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AT&T Supplier Diversity invites diverse certified businesses (Certified Minority, Women, and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Enterprises) to register to attend the Mobility Construction Services Supplier Conference to discuss opportunities for the mobility network build-out including support of First Net.

AT&T Mobility Construction Vendors will be on hand to share opportunities for subcontracting, qualifications required for subcontracting and other valuable information. 

Featuring opportunities for the following: 
Construction (New Site Builds, Tower Crews, Civil, Fiber, HVAC, Electrical, Traffic Control, Underground, Concrete, Drilling/Shoring, Masonry, and Welding, Permitting, Site Acquisition) Engineering (Furnish, Install, Plant, Network Architecture, Integration, Troubleshooting) Wireless Installation (Microwave, Small Cell, DAS) Generator Services & Maintenance

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BBA Lunch and Learn:  Power in Food and Nutrition
May
31
11:30 AM11:30

BBA Lunch and Learn: Power in Food and Nutrition

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This month's Lunch and Learn meeting is designed to address the stress levels and life practices in our community. Lunch is on us - join us for a discussion on how to use food for power, strength, healing and fuel! REGISTER HERE

This power-packed meeting will teach you how to regain balance in your life, take back control of your health through food and nutrition, and overcome those non-health and health challenges that you thought were impossible to improve. Our meeting facilitator is Mr. Tim Moore, who used to weigh over 300 pounds but changed his life through diet and nutrition. 

FROM TIM MOORE:
"There is importance in understanding and listening to your body to properly navigate a healthy and prosperous life. Bottom line: Let food be your medicine!"

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Certified Payroll Compliance: MAMCA
May
30
10:00 AM10:00

Certified Payroll Compliance: MAMCA

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FROM MAMCA: 
Contractors and Sub-contractors must submit certified payroll on a weekly basis. In this 2 hour course, you will be instructed on proper documents needed to complete certified payroll, staying in compliance when submitting certified payroll, and common mistakes made when submitting your certified payroll.

Class is open to the public. Reserve your seat now!!

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May
11
9:00 AM09:00

Market Research Tools (TSBDC)

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College | Maxine A. Smith Center Room 101 and Suite 112 (map)
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Are you looking to grow your business, but just can't nail down your target market? Then this workshop is designed for you! The team at the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) will conduct this "Market Research Tools" Workshop with NAWBO Memphis Members on May 11th.

Registration is required. Limited seating.
Co-Sponsor(s): NAWBO Memphis

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May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Small Business Start-Up (TSBDC)

This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.

Registration is required. Limit seating.

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May
4
8:30 AM08:30

Tax Workshop for New Businesses (TSBDC)

  • Southwest Tennessee Community College | Maxine A. Smith Center - Suite 112 (map)
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Join TSBDC and the Tennessee Department of Revenue for a free tax workshop for new businesses/business owners. This session includes information about business tax, sales and use tax, and collection services. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development will give a presentation about state unemployment tax as well. This workshop is recommended primarily for new business owners, but may be beneficial to established owners as well.

Registration is Required. Limited Seating.

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May
2
11:00 AM11:00

Google Livestream: Build a Local Search Presence (TSBDC)

  • City of Memphis Business Development Center (map)
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FROM TSBDC:
There are billions of local searches happening on Google every day. Learn how to maximize the benefits of these searches for your small business! Come and enjoy the camaraderie of other small business owners - all while learning how to improve your business opportunities. Celebrate National Small Business week by joining TSBDC in watching a Google livestream event, Build a Local Search Presence, where they will explain how to more effectively "be found" by customers in your area. They'll also discuss consumer trends related to local searches, and share best practices for using Google My Business features (like posts and reviews) to put your best foot forward.

Registration is required. Limited seating.

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Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Social Media: Recruiting on Social Media (TSBDC)

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Did you know that the average internet user has more than 5 social media accounts? Social media has become the focal point of online interaction. Sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and a handful of others offer small businesses a great position to connect with potential candidate-unlike the traditional route.

Most small businesses are on social media but not using it to the full when needing great talent. In this workshop, we will discuss the following: *Identify your target audience and the social media sites they frequent, *How to attract your ideal candidates and how to connect them online, *Use social media to promote your employer brand and increase interest, *Learn the latest online sourcing and recruiting tools and *Learn the do's and don't when trying to recruit on social media. Using social media in your recruiting strategy can be the perfect option for small business to stay competitive in today's market.

Speaker(s): Dominique Thompson of IntrepidHR Consulting Group

Free: Registration requested. 

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Blue Print & Estimating: MAMCA
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Blue Print & Estimating: MAMCA

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April 23 - 27
5:30 - 7:30pm

COST: $25

Register: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-print-reading-estimation-tickets-44638385613

Understanding and reading blueprints are essential to construction. This is a week long course to refresh you in reading blueprints and estimating. If you have never taken a blueprint or estimating class, you should attend. There will be one on one help available.

Everyone is welcome to attend this class. 

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