Small Business Events & Workshops

Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 06:00 PM

Emotional Intelligence in Business: Why It’s Important

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Join us for an insightful exploration into the pivotal role of emotional intelligence in today's business landscape. Research underscores that companies placing a premium on emotional intelligence witness heightened productivity and increased employee engagement. This event will delve into the significance of emotional intelligence in fostering a thriving workplace environment and its direct correlation to business success. Learn from experts about strategies to integrate emotional intelligence into your business model and unlock its potential to drive growth, enhance team dynamics, and fortify employee satisfaction. Discover how cultivating emotional intelligence can be the key differentiator for your organization's sustainable success.

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Saturday, December 02, 2023 at 09:00 AM

Empieza el negocio de tus sueños - En persona

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¡Únase a nosotros en persona para un taller intensivo de 1 días que cubre los 4 módulos de LEDC's Launch Your Dream Business Bootcamp! A través de esta serie de cursos de 4, usted aprenderá de nuestros entrenadores de negocios cómo usted puede refinar su idea de negocio y comenzar su negocio de ensueño. Esta sesión será en español. Los temas son los siguientes

•Módulo 1: Diseña tu negocio, hoja de ruta

•Módulo 2: Obten tus primeros clientes

•Módulo 3: Cómo financiar tu negocio

•Módulo 4: Empieza tu negocio / Herramientas de marketing

Nota: Esta sesión particular de Bootcamp el 11 de noviembre está en español, en persona, y cubre los 4 cursos en un día. Si prefiere unirse virtualmente, también ofrecemos el Bootcamp una vez al mes a través de Zoom en el curso de 4 semanas. Alternamos ofreciéndolo en inglés y en español. Puede encontrar las fechas y el registro para las próximas sesiones virtuales en nuestra página de eventos: 

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Thursday, December 07, 2023 at 11:00 AM

Basic Financial Principles

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Join us to learn more about how to organize your personal finances to achieve long term success. Whether your financial goals are to start a business, retire early, support your family, or achieve another dream, it starts with your personal finances!

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Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM

EWI's 10th Holiday Market

Join us for our 10th Annual Holiday Market featuring over 50 local, women-owned small businesses!
We are back!!! EWI’s 10th Annual Holiday Market presents 50+ local, women-owned small businesses, and is brought to you by Empowered Women International, a program of the Latino Economic Development Center.Our beloved Holiday Market continues to support women entrepreneurs throughout the region. We are proud that this year, most of the businesses that will be featured are Black& Latina and immigrant-owned!Please consider shopping locally for your friends and family this holiday season. We will be very happy to welcome you at our 10th Holiday Market, as follows:
WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2023
WHERE: Silver Spring Civic Building- 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
HOURS: 11 am- 4 pm
Suggested Parking:
Town Square Garage at 801 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Wayne- Elsworth Garage at 921 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910For more information about parking CLICK HERE
Transportation: 3 blocks from the Metro transit system on the RED line and several bus lines.

Brought to you by Empowered Women International, a program of the Latino Economic Development Center.
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Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 06:00 PM

Guidance for Government Contracting

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Government contracts are a tremendous financial opportunity for small businesses. The U.S. government is the largest consumer in the world. It buys all types of products and services — in both large and small quantities — and it’s required by law to consider buying from small businesses. It spends more than $700B every year in contracts, of which over $160B is set aside exclusively for Small Businesses. And this number increases every year.
When a small business gets a government contract, the small business is often able to quickly create jobs and spur economic growth. The federal government acts as a catalyst for small business growth and innovation.

Working with the government is also great for marketing. The government is one of the most powerful consumers in the world.

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Saturday, January 20, 2024 at 09:00 AM

Launch Your Dream Business Bootcamp - In Person (DC)

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Join us in-person for an intensive, 1 day workshop covering all 4 modules of LEDC's Launch your Dream Business Bootcamp! Through this 4 course series, you will learn from our business coaches how you can refine your business idea and start your dream business. The topics are as follows:

•Module 1 – Designing your Business

•Module 2 – Getting your First Clients

- Lunch Break -

•Module 3 – Funding your Business and Pricing your Product

•Module 4 – Launching your Business / Marketing Tools


Note: This Bootcamp session is on Saturday, December 2nd, in-person at LEDC's office in Washington, DC. This session will cover all 4 courses in one day. If you prefer to join virtually, we also offer the Bootcamp once a month via Zoom over the course of 4 weeks. You can find the dates and registration for the upcoming virtual sessions on our events page:

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