Forum Seeks to Transform Maryland’s Small Business Ecosystem (Rescheduled to February 28)

On February 28, the SBA Office of Advocacy is visiting the state of Maryland, for the Voice of Small Business Forum to meet and learn from the state’s small businesses about the current business environment they are working in. It is the Office of Advocacy’s goal to engage, listen, and document the “big ideas, barriers, and best practices” that can influence policies to ensure future small business success.

The event will be held on Friday, February 28, from 8:00am to 4:30pm at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Research Center, 1450 S Rolling Road, Baltimore, MD 21227.

The six sessions will include discussions on:

  • Clean Technology
    • Business products, services and processes related to reducing/eliminating negative ecological impacts and improving use of natural resources
  • New Economy
    • Using the internet as a medium to support online business plans and domestic and international e-commerce
  • Cyber Defense/IT
    • Business innovators focused on supporting systems and networks that help ensure organizations anticipate and withstand system attacks
  • BioScience
    • Businesses addressing and innovating solutions for the life science and  human health sectors
  • NexGen Entrepreneurs
    • Entrepreneurs and inventors younger than 35 who are establishing a presence in the small business arena
  • Women, Veteran, Minority and Small Business Government Contractors

To register to attend and find out more about the event, visit the Voice of Small Business Forum website.

Note: This event was rescheduled from an earlier date due to bad weather.

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