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Prepare for Success

Ideas are everywhere. Successful entrepreneurs know that not every idea is a good business opportunity. Before you bet the ranch on your idea, take the time to research who will buy your product or service and what competition you will face.


While preparing your startup endeavor, be sure to research and understand the market that you will be entering. Several organizations in the Baltimore Resource Navigator offer assistance in this area (click on the links below).


Many support organizations have classes and workshops for all types of entrepreneurs.  Explore the Calendar of Events to find an event near you.

"Formal and Informal Responses to Government Solicitations"

  • Dates: 22 – 22 Oct, 2019
  • <strong>Location:</strong> Baltimore, MD
  • <strong>Address:</strong> 3000 Druid Park Drive
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Receptionist
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  • <strong>Phone:</strong> (443) 451-7160

Do you have questions about a specific solicitation you are pursuing?  This workshop will provide vendors with tips, insight, guidance and valuable assistance in their submission of simple request for quotes to complex technical requests for proposals.  The various topics covered are: 

  • What is an RFP?
  • How to write a response to a RFP, IFB, RFP Sources Sought, Request for Qualifications and how they differ
  • Sample RFP questions
  • What are RFP deciding criteria and evaluation factors
  • Negotiation
  • When to bid or no-bid and
  • What factors to include when developing a price quote or price proposal

 This seminar is provided by Monica Hariri, The Hariri Group.


The Maryland Small Business Development Centers and Baltimore Small Business Resource Center both offer no charge one on one business appointments to the public.  Find these organizations and many more near you that provide business counseling via the Resource Navigator or give us a call at 443-451-7160.