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Expand your knowledge without leaving your office

 

Getting the right information at the right time is a valuable advantage in business. Being able to accomplish both while saving time and financial resources is priceless.

MBDA is excited to announce ongoing series of web-based seminars that allow for business owners to explore opportunities, access current information on business trends, and connect with industry experts and peers.

 

 

 

Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks Tips for Success

This three-part webinar series will provide participants with insightful tips for success on getting a patent or registering a trademark or copyright.

Patents: Make getting a patent easier with some useful tips for success from seasoned intellectual property experts.

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Trademark: Make registering a trademark easier with some useful tips for success from a seasoned intellectual property expert.

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Copyright Webinar - No Slides

 

Tribal Economic Development Resources

Webinar focused on federal resources available for tribal economic development for tribal leaders, tribal administrators, Native American-owned enterprises, and tribal advocacy organizations.

» Replay webinar until November 14, 2015

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POWER AFRICA How they did it, and how you can too!

Our minority owned businesses have joined in the ranks of companies that are pursuing Power Africa business opportunities. Hear how they did it and how you can do it too!

» Replay webinar until November 13, 2015

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Doing Business with the U.S. Government: Are You Ready?

Learn more about SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program that helps thousands of aspiring socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain a foothold in government contracting.

» Replay webinar until October 24, 2015

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Webinar focused on how disasters are declared, the type of disaster loans offered, and how to apply. Learn how minority business enterprises can ensure that they are adequately prepared in the event of any disaster. Take action now and protect your business

» Replay webinar until October 11, 2015

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Demographics are Crucial to your Business

Who are the future customers for your business? Understanding demographics allows you to identify where opportunities exist and helps you develop business and marketing strategies to target your customers.

» Replay webinar until September 20, 2015

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BusinessUSA Making it Easier for Businesses to Connect

BusinessUSA joined MBDA to discuss how they provide a single entry point to information and services from over 24 different federal government agencies as well as hundreds of state and local resources to help small, women, and minority-owned businesses, and exporters connect and grow.

» Replay webinar until July 18, 2015

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Accessing Alternative Financing - Introduction to Crowdfunding

Ivan T. Ivanov, an economist with the Federal Reserve Board, provided information on current crowdfunding practices, the regulatory environment, and the future of crowdfunding offerings.

» Replay webinar until July 17, 2015

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Power Africa

Del Renigar, Senior Counsel for Global Government Affairs & Policy, General Electric and Don Niss, Power Africa Deputy Coordinator, USAID shared valuable information, resources, and insights into the White House's Power Africa initiative.

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U.S. Department of Commerce Bureaus Assisting Minority-Owned and Small Businesses Webinar

The webinar provided information on the President's Export Control Reform Initiative and how it will impact minority-owned and small businesses, as well as the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) network and how the MEP Centers work with clients.

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Doing Business in Asia

The webinar provided current market information on two high-growth Asian markets, China and India. Information on how to leverage Department of Commerce's Trade Missions to meet potential buyers and pursue exporting opportunities was also discussed.

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Intellectual Property Webinar Series

The webinar series focused on the three types of intellectual property protection: copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

Copyrights: An introduction to copyrights, how copyrights are protected in the U.S. and abroad, and the benefits of U.S. registration.

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Patents: The facts about patents, including the differences between provisional and non-provisional applications and tips on making the application process more efficient.

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Trademarks: Understand the critical factors when choosing a trademark, the importance of doing a complete search, and whether an attorney should be used.

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Pursuing Federal Contracting Opportunities

Presenters Joe Grabenstein, Executive Director of the MBDA Federal Procurement Center and LaJuene Desmukes, Director of the DOC's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) shared valuable information, resources, and insights into the federal procurement process. They provided instructions on how to use the DOC's online procurement forecasting website and contracting procurement procedures.

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The Business Opportunities of Power Africa

The Power Africa initiative addresses one of the most pressing challenges to sustainable economic growth and development in sub-Saharan Africa - access to electrical power. Two out of three sub-Saharan Africans — 600 million people — lack access to electricity. Learn more about Power Africa, energy opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa, and government resources to help you connect to opportunities and partners. Find out how Power Africa can create more opportunities for sub-Saharan Africa and your business.

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Agnes Dasewicz, Director, Private Capital Group for Africa, U.S. Agency for International Development
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Nyamusi Igambi, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service
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Strategic Growth via Mergers and Acquisitions

The Association of Corporate Growth Chicago presents key concepts, drivers, and issues of strategic growth via M&A, self-assessment/financing options, valuation & due diligence. This webinar will be most useful for minority businesses who wish to learn the fundamentals of preparing their business to grow through merger and acquisition opportunities.

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Look South for your next customer! Webinar

More than half of the United States’ Free Trade Agreement partners are in Latin America and Mexico is the third largest trading partner of the United States. It represents the second largest export market of U.S. products and services. Proximity to the United States, combined with advances in access to information technology, has created an open and welcoming market for U.S. products and services.

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John Larsen, Deputy Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat at International Trade Administration
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Tamara Maxwell, Director, Minority & Women-Owned Business Outreach Export Import Bank of the US
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Patrick Hayes, International Trade Finance Manager
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Orestes Hubbard, MBDA Business Development Center, San Antonio
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