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Business Academy at BESThq (March) goes to Salem - Governor's Marketplace

  • 21 Mar 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • 22 Mar 2018
  • 3:30 PM
  • 12745 SW Beaverdam Road Beaverton, OR 97005

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We're hitting the road in March!
Join us in Salem at the Governor's Marketplace
JOIN FRIENDS AND CARPOOL FROM BESTHQ!
LEAVING AT 11:30AM ON 3/21
LEAVING AT 6:45AM ON 3/22

CLICK BELOW TO REGISTER FOR THE GOVERNOR'S MP - Use code "BESThq15" for 15% off your admission ticket

Calling ALL Oregon Businesses!

(If you are a state agency, city, county, business lender, business resource, large private firm, school district, etc, please scroll to end for exhibiting information)

Join this event to connect with state and public agencies, cities, counties, large private firms and organizations who seek products and services you provide. Come and learn about the multitude of resources available to you. This is the biggest business event in Salem, not to be missed!

DAY 1 - MARCH 21 (Half Day Conference) No Exhibitors on this day. This event is from 1:00 - 5:00pm.

Check In: Opens at 12:00pm

Half Day Conference includes:

  • Afternoon Refreshments
  • Sessions for Business Owners

SESSION SCHEDULE:

1:00 - 2:45pm Select from the following:

Public Contracting 101 The state spends billions of dollars each year purchasing goods and services. Build your bottom line by learning how to contract with government agencies. Discover the Who, What, and Where these opportunities exist.

Responding to RFP’s (Construction/A&E) Respond to Requests for Proposal (RFP) the right way; understanding the process, preparing for tight deadlines, and avoiding pitfalls.

Responding to RFP’s (Goods & Services) Respond to Requests for Proposal (RFP) the right way; understanding the process, preparing for tight deadlines, and avoiding pitfalls.

3:00 – 5:00pm Select from the following:

Public Contracting 201 Differentiate between Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI) and Request for Quote (RFQ), and learn about thresholds and effective procurement practices.

Understanding Prevailing Wage Oregon is refining its Prevailing Wage Rate (PWR) law to reflect changes in the industry and bring the law in line with its federal counterpart, “Davis-Bacon”. What you need to know and the resources available to you.



DAY 2 - MARCH 22 (Full Day Conference) Event is from 8:00 - 3:30pm

Check In: Opens at 7:30am for Business Attendees (Exhibitors: You will received an Exhibitor Guide with specific information)

Full Day Conference includes:

  • Morning Refreshments
  • Reverse Vendor Fair
  • Sessions for Business Owners
  • Luncheon
  • Networking Opportunities

PLEASE NOTE:

Reverse Vendor Fair is Open 8:00 – 3:30pm

ORPIN Station Open 9:00 – 3:30pm

COBID Station Open 9:00 – 3:30pm

SESSION SCHEDULE:

8:00 – 8:40am Start your morning with the following session:

Lightning Round: What You Didn’t Know Bet you didn’t know that state and local purchasers buy guitars… or consulting… or zebra food! Settle in with your coffee to hear government buyers talk about the things you didn’t know they buy – and the things they need to buy from you right now! Don’t miss this chance to connect with potential customers!

9:00 – 10:20am Select from the following:

(START) Business Basics Learn the critical components of starting a business, including marketing, networking strategies, and available resources.

(SUSTAIN) Building Your Business Core Learn how to build and strengthen the core of your business, withstand expansion, and anticipate needs as you grow.

(THRIVE) Leveraging Business Partnerships Partnerships are essential when growing your business. Learn how to develop and leverage Public/Private Partnerships.

10:30 – 11:50am Select from the following:

(START) All About the Money 1.1 Get a glimpse of what to expect when starting a business; learn how to identify tax obligations, operating costs, and unique lending sources.

(SUSTAIN) All About the Money 2.1 Is your business established and growing? Learn how to sustain that growth and build your business by accessing funding. Learn how to develop sound investments through Oregon Saves.

(THRIVE) All About the Money 3.1 Accessing capital to increase buying power and profits is important. Learn about resources available and about building globally.

12:00 – 1:15pm – LUNCHEON “Oregon’s Commitment to a Thriving Economy”

Speakers: Governor Kate Brown, Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett

Key Note: ODOT Director Matt Garrett

1:15 – 2:00pm Legislative Update on House Bill 4144 (Panel Session) Learn about why Governor Brown introduced the bill, what it is intended to address, how agencies envision the implementation over the next few months, and a short Q & A session.

***Program will be made available upon check-in with details on room locations of sessions, presenter contact information, etc.***


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The Business Academy at BESThq provides a comprehensive, structured curriculum for a rock solid foundation for your business! The Business Academy at BESThq offers business and professional development workshops for working executives and experts with focus on REAL WORLD Solutions in Operations, Leadership & Management, Financials, and Marketing & Business Development.

Uniquely positioned to leverage the vast expertise of the BESThq partners and community, this powerful series of workshops and seminars features industry experts delivering critical insights, relationships for small business owners, and mentorship for entrepreneurs to enable the sustainable growth of their company. BESThq membership & partnership includes automatic enrollment and free attendance. Upon completion of program requirements, participants earn an “Executive Certificate” and / or “Master Certificate.” Guests welcome to register separately. For more information on enrollment, e-mail info@BESThq.net.

For more information on BESThq and our Business Academy program, visit www.BESThq.net. Our series provides a friendly, high-impact executive learning environment to further establish your business foundation and empower your success. Business Academy events are included FREE for BESThq members as guests are welcomed to register and attend.

The holiday season around the corner and that means so are networking opportunities! Networking is an extremely powerful tool and is vital for success, but only if it is done right. Join us at Networking for Business Opportunities: Building Relationships and Establishing Credibility, part of the BESThq Business Academy series, where our experienced executive guest speakers will show you how to effectively market yourself and your business.

The holiday season around the corner and that means so are networking opportunities! Networking is an extremely powerful tool and is vital for success, but only if it is done right. Join us at Networking for Business Opportunities: Building Relationships and Establishing Credibility, part of the BESThq Business Academy series, where our experienced executive guest speakers will show you how to effectively market yourself and your business.

The holiday season around the corner and that means so are networking opportunities! Networking is an extremely powerful tool and is vital for success, but only if it is done right. Join us at Networking for Business Opportunities: Building Relationships and Establishing Credibility, part of the BESThq Business Academy series, where our experienced executive guest speakers will show you how to effectively market yourself and your business.

4:00pm – Arrivals

4:15pm – Welcome and Introductions

4:30pm – Pacific Capital – Financial Planning Perspective

4:45pm – Unitus – Banking and Credit Perspective

5:00pm – Break for Food and Networking

5:20pm – The Bookkeeping Company – Bookkeeper Perspective

5:35pm – Business Services Optimized – CFO Perspective

5:55pm – Panel Q&A

6:00pm – Wrap


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