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Doing Business with the Department of Defense

February 11, 9 - 11 a.m.

Logistic Specialties, Inc (LSI), an industry leader in strategy, capture, proposal writing and program execution, joins forces with the Macomb-OU INCubator to bring the first in a series of defense/contracting programming to the small businesses of Southeast Michigan. Last year alone, LSI helped small businesses win over $250 million in contracts and commercial clients win over $120 billion in contracts.

Attendees will receive top instruction on “Doing Business with the Department of Defense” from Catherine Slatter, Chief Financial Officer for LSI. This seminar includes:

Module 1: Getting Ready

  • Why should I consider doing business with the DoD?
  • How to register and obtain certification to bid on all federal programs
  • Finding opportunities within the DoD
  • Special programs aimed at assisting companies with specific socio-economic certifications
  • How a proposal is compiled and how it will be evaluated with the government

Module 2: Taking Action

  • Conducting a thorough market analysis
  • Performing a competitive intelligence assessment
  • Gathering and processing customer intelligence
  • Positioning your company to win
  • Preparing for opportunity pursuit

Registration: Visit the official Mac-OU INC/LSI registration page

Capital Raise Meetup

March 1, 9:30 - 11 a.m.

If you are a startup or early-stage growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan. He will detail the various capital sources in Michigan and talk about how to properly position your company to be qualified for private funding, including private equity, the angel network and venture capital, and/or public funding, including grants, pre-seed, micro-loans and venture match. Mike will provide a group presentation, as well as individually help each present company to determine their needs.

Registration: Visit the official Capital Raise Meetup registration page