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Good Morning Sunshine!

Wednesday is not so bad.  It means you have already survived half of the week! Nancy 

Accounting for the CARES Act - October 29th at 10:00am

Business owners and individuals will benefit from PKS & Company’s in-depth answers to questions regarding the implications of the stimulus package and an understanding of the PPP loan forgiveness process, including relaxed restrictions on how the loan money can be used and an extended period to use the funds.  Register at https://mdsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/16373

Facebook live event Thurs, Oct 29 at 3:00pm with Senator Ben Cardin. “COVID-19: Where Are We Now? An Update on Maryland’s COVID-19 Response and How To Stay Safe in the Months Ahead” with guests, Josh Sharfstein, Vice Dean, Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, JHU and Beth Anne Langrell, CEO, For All Seasons, Inc.  Facebook.com/SenatorBenCardin or Youtube.com/SenatorCardin

Talbot County Financial Assistance Programs - CARES Individual Assistance Program

NEW! This program can now assist with up to two months of car payments and additional childcare expenses associated with virtual school attendance. For Talbot County Maryland residence.

Grow Your Sales Team on a Shoe String Budget During Covid Thursday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m. to Noon This is the class for you if you want to start with basic steps to get you on the path of more business coming in - you doing less of the small tasks and still having time to enjoy life! Free.  Registration required. https://www.marylandcapital.org/services/business-education

How to do business with the State of Maryland - Registered as a vendor in our online procurement tool - eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA). This platform, launched just 14 months ago will evolve into a full online procure-to-pay system over the next few years. To navigate this new system, check out the library of Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) available to help. Each one has been individually crafted with step-by-step instructions and screen shots to walk you through the process. Responding to solicitations is one of the most important functions in eMMA. Here are two valuable QRGs to help you master this new skill. Responding to Solicitations (IFB) ,  Responding to Solicitations (RFP)

How to Align Sales and Marketing Processes – article from Selling Power

COVID-19 Will Continue To Test Small Businesses—Here’s How To Respond – Lessons learned from entrepreneurs who have overcome big challenges. Read article from Forbes here.

Inspiration: Only you have the power to determine whether your future mimics your past. ~ Skip Prichard

Thank you for your steady perseverance and for helping others. Even when you start to doubt, keep going. You are making a positive difference. You are amazing.

Md. Dept. of Commerce Update: 10/28/20