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Md. Dept. of Commerce Updates: 1/11/21
July 29, 2021

Good Morning!

Don’t shoot the messenger, please! You likely have plenty to do already, but there’s a full line-up of webinars being offered this week. If you have interest in any, I recommend that you register. Many times the webinar host will send a recorded link, to listen or watch later. Grab popcorn! Nancy

Webinar –The SBA’s launch of Ascent – Look Familiar?  Originally posted last week, rescheduled for today.  Here is your 2nd chance to register.  Monday, Jan 11 at 1:00 pm ET  - A first-of-its-kind digital online learning platform geared to help women-owned small businesses grow and scale their existing business.  Free - Click here to register

Webinar SBA - PPP 2.0 & EIDL Updates - Tuesday 1/12/21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST) - Topics: PPP Guidelines for First-Time and Second-Round Applicants, PPP Revised Eligibility, Uses, & Forgiveness, Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). Free  Register here

8 Ways Organizations Can Take Advantage of New Stimulus Legislation – Article from CBIZ

Need assistance applying for PPP or EIDL Loans? The Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help. Sign up for free counseling today!

Webinar - Small Business Approach to Cybersecurity - 1/12/21at 1:00 PM (ET) - Cybersecurity is a topic that should be in the forefront of every small business. This webinar will cover the five areas of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, Identify, Detect, Protect, Respond and Recover and how to frame small business IT strategy to them. Register free here:

Webinar - Understanding Facebook and Instagram Posts, Ads, and Analytics for Your Business - 1/13/21 at 1:00 PM (EST). Register free here:
Webinar - Using LinkedIn To Grow Your Business and Customer List - 1/14/21 at 10:00 AM (EST) Register free here:
Webinar - A Roadmap to Your Professional Web Presence - 1/14/21 at 1:00 PM (EST) Register free here:

Webinar - SEO Simplified in 30 Minutes – Free from SCORE - Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 2:00 PM EST. Click here to register.

Inspiration: Here’s a good way to start any day: Say out loud.  “I am enough. I matter. I am more capable than I realize.” Rinse and repeat. Go have a fabulous day! J

Happy New Year! May this week bring you success and happiness.




Nancy LaJoice

Department of Commerce

1165 Herndon Parkway, Suite 100
Herndon, VA 20170

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