Jan
23
Tue
Free Small Business Advice (SCORE) @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What is better than FREE business advice and consulting?  Launch Workplaces has partnered with SCORE an organization comprised of business leaders who volunteer to mentor small businesses and startups in the Washington DC area.  Dave Westreich is now a member of our Gaithersburg location and is offering complimentary consulting hours every Tuesday from 9am-3pm.

SETUP YOUR FREE CONSULTATION – CLICK HERE

 

DAVID WESTREICH

Skills: Sales, Marketing & Public Relations; Government Contracting

Industries: Construction; Marketing; Advertising and Creative Services; Media and Communications

Rockville, MD Chapter. Washington DC SCORE

 

My work has spanned a number of industries, and I’m eager to support your business. Whether you’re starting from scratch and working on your business plan, or are looking to strengthen your company’s sales and marketing outreach, I am ready to help you.

My career started in the architecture/engineering industry where I was a transportation engineer responsible for the design of commercial airports. I transitioned into the sales side of the field before moving into the construction industry, where I worked for four decades. My entire career in construction was in marketing and sales, beginning as a Business Development Manager and rapidly progressing to the positions of Director of Business Development, Director of Sales and Presentation Training, and ultimately Director of Sales Innovation before ending my career as the corporate executive responsible for sales team career development. I was twice recognized by my employer for my performance in these positions by receiving the “Corporate Excellence Award” for outstanding performance.

My focus with SCORE has been in business planning, communications, presentation coaching, and the sales aspects of businesses. One of my longstanding SCORE clients was selected as the 2017 DC SCORE Chapter’s “Client of the Year”.

 

Following are testimonials from three of my SCORE clients.

“David Westreich is the most caring, articulate and professional representative SCORE could have. He truly cared and spoke to my needs. In our hour-long conversation, I was able to learn what my mentor thought would best serve my area of need.” – Lori S.

“I set up an appointment, which just so happened to fall on my birthday–it was truly the greatest gift. It’s great to have a mentor that cares about the success of my company just as much as I do. I would recommend David Westreich to any entrepreneur just starling their own business.” – Dylana Jones

“David Westreich answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand. He was patient with me, clear in his explanations and encouraging. He did not make me feel incompetent whatsoever, even though some of my questions were elementary at best.” -Jenifer S.

Jan
25
Thu
How to Create a Facebook Business Page @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In this workshop, we will walk you through how to create a Facebook Business Page.

We’ll start from the beginning and discuss:• What Facebook is and why it is important to your business
• How to create and set up a Facebook business page from scratch
• What timeline covers, tabs, and applications are
• How to manage security settings
• How to create and manage posts

At the end of this workshop, you will:

• Have created a Facebook business page
• Know what covers, tabs and Facebook apps are
• Be able to manage your security
• Be able to add great content to your page
• Add your Facebook Business Page to your social media portfolio

Prerequisites:

• This is a hands-on workshop, therefore you must bring your laptop
• Basic PC skills and internet knowledge are required;
• You must have a working email address and know the password;
• You must know the password to your Facebook Personal account;
• Optional: Please bring a flash drive (or on computer) containing your personal photo, company logo and other graphics you’d like to use on your page

As an added bonus, we are offering a $20 discount for January workshops if they are booked prior to 12/31/2017.   The discount code is “20OFF” – but it expires on 12/31.  Please share it with your clients and friends!

Instructor Bio:

Romona Foster is a highly endorsed social media trainer, social media manager, consultant and trained Facebook Ad Specialist teaching professionals how to leverage and brand their businesses through the use of social media. She is an engaging speaker who is passionate about all things related to social media marketing. She trains groups and individuals on how to use LinkedIn, how to market on Facebook, all about Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, the best practices of Email Marketing, and Microsoft Office. In addition, she manages social media accounts for a number of small businesses. 

She is listed as one of the “best in tech” at DC Web Women’s Code(Her) Conference. She was a guest content strategy speaker for the Code(Her) Conference, has spoken to hundreds of small business owners and nonprofits – and, conducted workshops for several organizations.

Jan
27
Sat
Head Shot Lounge @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Jan 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get expert clothing advice and makeup touch up by a professional make-up artist. Then get your photo taken by experienced professional photographer, Hilary Schwab. Discounted Launch Member Fee of $99 per person (check or credit card) (Regular fee $300)

Includes:Expert clothing advice and tip sheet on how to dress for a professional headshot (Please bring options of tops and accessories)*Make up Touch up* with 15 minute Photo session with plain backdrop or office setting*Web gallery for image selection with light retouching on selected image*Unlimited usage of one selected digital image high resolution (opportunity to purchase additional images for additional fee of $50 per image

Jan
30
Tue
Free Small Business Advice (SCORE) @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What is better than FREE business advice and consulting?  Launch Workplaces has partnered with SCORE an organization comprised of business leaders who volunteer to mentor small businesses and startups in the Washington DC area.  Dave Westreich is now a member of our Gaithersburg location and is offering complimentary consulting hours every Tuesday from 9am-3pm.

SETUP YOUR FREE CONSULTATION – CLICK HERE

 

DAVID WESTREICH

Skills: Sales, Marketing & Public Relations; Government Contracting

Industries: Construction; Marketing; Advertising and Creative Services; Media and Communications

Rockville, MD Chapter. Washington DC SCORE

 

My work has spanned a number of industries, and I’m eager to support your business. Whether you’re starting from scratch and working on your business plan, or are looking to strengthen your company’s sales and marketing outreach, I am ready to help you.

My career started in the architecture/engineering industry where I was a transportation engineer responsible for the design of commercial airports. I transitioned into the sales side of the field before moving into the construction industry, where I worked for four decades. My entire career in construction was in marketing and sales, beginning as a Business Development Manager and rapidly progressing to the positions of Director of Business Development, Director of Sales and Presentation Training, and ultimately Director of Sales Innovation before ending my career as the corporate executive responsible for sales team career development. I was twice recognized by my employer for my performance in these positions by receiving the “Corporate Excellence Award” for outstanding performance.

My focus with SCORE has been in business planning, communications, presentation coaching, and the sales aspects of businesses. One of my longstanding SCORE clients was selected as the 2017 DC SCORE Chapter’s “Client of the Year”.

 

Following are testimonials from three of my SCORE clients.

“David Westreich is the most caring, articulate and professional representative SCORE could have. He truly cared and spoke to my needs. In our hour-long conversation, I was able to learn what my mentor thought would best serve my area of need.” – Lori S.

“I set up an appointment, which just so happened to fall on my birthday–it was truly the greatest gift. It’s great to have a mentor that cares about the success of my company just as much as I do. I would recommend David Westreich to any entrepreneur just starling their own business.” – Dylana Jones

“David Westreich answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand. He was patient with me, clear in his explanations and encouraging. He did not make me feel incompetent whatsoever, even though some of my questions were elementary at best.” -Jenifer S.

Writing a Winning Business Plan @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Jan 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Have you struggled to write a business plan, even knowing that it is your road map to success? Your business plan is a key to starting a business, getting a loan or raising money from investors.  This workshop helps you prepare a professional business plan. All the elements of the business plan are taught by experienced small business instructors.  You will also participate in a case study and come away with financial templates you can use in your plan.

This is a full day workshop.

Instructor Bios:  Ed Coleman and Matt Evans

Ed Coleman has over 40 years of experience in Retail and Catalog/Direct Marketing businesses. This experience includes the development and execution of omnichannel marketing strategies including print, website management and development, email marketing, social media and search engine marketing in both turn-around and growth situations. Senior executive roles at six multi-channel Retail/Direct Marketing businesses; including Sears, National Geographic Catalog and Retail Stores, National Wildlife Federation and Honey Baked Ham. Accountability included general management, strategy development, business operations, product development, financial planning and management, and information technology.

Education:
MBA, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. BA, English, John Carroll University, University Heights, OH. Innovation Engineering Black Belt, Cincinnati, OH. Logistics Executive Program, Penn State University.

Matt Evans is a retired Project Manager with approximately 30 years of experience in managing projects, systems, and business processes for private companies and government agencies. He has extensive experience in all areas of finance including budgeting, cost accounting, and financial reporting. He has also served as Senior Advisor for non-profit development in Eastern Europe. His educational background includes three professional certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified in Financial Management. Executive Education includes the Wharton Business School and J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Feb
6
Tue
Free Small Business Advice (SCORE) @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What is better than FREE business advice and consulting?  Launch Workplaces has partnered with SCORE an organization comprised of business leaders who volunteer to mentor small businesses and startups in the Washington DC area.  Dave Westreich is now a member of our Gaithersburg location and is offering complimentary consulting hours every Tuesday from 9am-3pm.

SETUP YOUR FREE CONSULTATION – CLICK HERE

 

DAVID WESTREICH

Skills: Sales, Marketing & Public Relations; Government Contracting

Industries: Construction; Marketing; Advertising and Creative Services; Media and Communications

Rockville, MD Chapter. Washington DC SCORE

 

My work has spanned a number of industries, and I’m eager to support your business. Whether you’re starting from scratch and working on your business plan, or are looking to strengthen your company’s sales and marketing outreach, I am ready to help you.

My career started in the architecture/engineering industry where I was a transportation engineer responsible for the design of commercial airports. I transitioned into the sales side of the field before moving into the construction industry, where I worked for four decades. My entire career in construction was in marketing and sales, beginning as a Business Development Manager and rapidly progressing to the positions of Director of Business Development, Director of Sales and Presentation Training, and ultimately Director of Sales Innovation before ending my career as the corporate executive responsible for sales team career development. I was twice recognized by my employer for my performance in these positions by receiving the “Corporate Excellence Award” for outstanding performance.

My focus with SCORE has been in business planning, communications, presentation coaching, and the sales aspects of businesses. One of my longstanding SCORE clients was selected as the 2017 DC SCORE Chapter’s “Client of the Year”.

 

Following are testimonials from three of my SCORE clients.

“David Westreich is the most caring, articulate and professional representative SCORE could have. He truly cared and spoke to my needs. In our hour-long conversation, I was able to learn what my mentor thought would best serve my area of need.” – Lori S.

“I set up an appointment, which just so happened to fall on my birthday–it was truly the greatest gift. It’s great to have a mentor that cares about the success of my company just as much as I do. I would recommend David Westreich to any entrepreneur just starling their own business.” – Dylana Jones

“David Westreich answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand. He was patient with me, clear in his explanations and encouraging. He did not make me feel incompetent whatsoever, even though some of my questions were elementary at best.” -Jenifer S.

How to Start a Business Workshop @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Starting a new business can be daunting. Where do you begin? Do you really have the drive to make a “go” of it? What legal issues do you need to address? What about the tax ramifications—on your personal finances? What kind of business structure should you consider? Do you need insurance? Are there financing resources to help you get started? How can you attract customers with a limited-to-non existent marketing budget? This introductory workshop answers these questions and more and will help you determine if you have what it takes to be a successful business owner over the long haul.  You’ll learn about the various legal forms of business organization, how to market on a small budget, business taxes and record keeping, small business insurance and types/sources of business loans.  Recommend for anyone who is about to start a new business or just thinking about it.

Instructor Bios:

This workshop is presented by local professionals from the legal, accounting, marketing, and insurance fields, as well as a SCORE Mentor and a representative from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

As an added bonus, we are offering a $20 discount for January workshops if they are booked prior to 12/31/2017.   The discount code is “20OFF” – but it expires on 12/31.  Please share it with your clients and friends!

Feb
13
Tue
Free Small Business Advice (SCORE) @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What is better than FREE business advice and consulting?  Launch Workplaces has partnered with SCORE an organization comprised of business leaders who volunteer to mentor small businesses and startups in the Washington DC area.  Dave Westreich is now a member of our Gaithersburg location and is offering complimentary consulting hours every Tuesday from 9am-3pm.

SETUP YOUR FREE CONSULTATION – CLICK HERE

 

DAVID WESTREICH

Skills: Sales, Marketing & Public Relations; Government Contracting

Industries: Construction; Marketing; Advertising and Creative Services; Media and Communications

Rockville, MD Chapter. Washington DC SCORE

 

My work has spanned a number of industries, and I’m eager to support your business. Whether you’re starting from scratch and working on your business plan, or are looking to strengthen your company’s sales and marketing outreach, I am ready to help you.

My career started in the architecture/engineering industry where I was a transportation engineer responsible for the design of commercial airports. I transitioned into the sales side of the field before moving into the construction industry, where I worked for four decades. My entire career in construction was in marketing and sales, beginning as a Business Development Manager and rapidly progressing to the positions of Director of Business Development, Director of Sales and Presentation Training, and ultimately Director of Sales Innovation before ending my career as the corporate executive responsible for sales team career development. I was twice recognized by my employer for my performance in these positions by receiving the “Corporate Excellence Award” for outstanding performance.

My focus with SCORE has been in business planning, communications, presentation coaching, and the sales aspects of businesses. One of my longstanding SCORE clients was selected as the 2017 DC SCORE Chapter’s “Client of the Year”.

 

Following are testimonials from three of my SCORE clients.

“David Westreich is the most caring, articulate and professional representative SCORE could have. He truly cared and spoke to my needs. In our hour-long conversation, I was able to learn what my mentor thought would best serve my area of need.” – Lori S.

“I set up an appointment, which just so happened to fall on my birthday–it was truly the greatest gift. It’s great to have a mentor that cares about the success of my company just as much as I do. I would recommend David Westreich to any entrepreneur just starling their own business.” – Dylana Jones

“David Westreich answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand. He was patient with me, clear in his explanations and encouraging. He did not make me feel incompetent whatsoever, even though some of my questions were elementary at best.” -Jenifer S.

Feb
17
Sat
CodeDay DC @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Feb 17 – Feb 18 all-day

What Is CodeDay?

CodeDay is a worldwide event where student programmers, artists, musicians, actors, and everyone else can get together and build apps & games for 24 hours. Students of all skill levels are welcome — we have workshops and mentors who can help if you’re new!

At the beginning of CodeDay, everyone with an idea comes up and pitches it to the group. If you’re on your own, or just without an idea, this is the time for you to find a team.

Feb
20
Tue
Free Small Business Advice (SCORE) @ Launch Workplaces - Gaithersburg
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

What is better than FREE business advice and consulting?  Launch Workplaces has partnered with SCORE an organization comprised of business leaders who volunteer to mentor small businesses and startups in the Washington DC area.  Dave Westreich is now a member of our Gaithersburg location and is offering complimentary consulting hours every Tuesday from 9am-3pm.

SETUP YOUR FREE CONSULTATION – CLICK HERE

 

DAVID WESTREICH

Skills: Sales, Marketing & Public Relations; Government Contracting

Industries: Construction; Marketing; Advertising and Creative Services; Media and Communications

Rockville, MD Chapter. Washington DC SCORE

 

My work has spanned a number of industries, and I’m eager to support your business. Whether you’re starting from scratch and working on your business plan, or are looking to strengthen your company’s sales and marketing outreach, I am ready to help you.

My career started in the architecture/engineering industry where I was a transportation engineer responsible for the design of commercial airports. I transitioned into the sales side of the field before moving into the construction industry, where I worked for four decades. My entire career in construction was in marketing and sales, beginning as a Business Development Manager and rapidly progressing to the positions of Director of Business Development, Director of Sales and Presentation Training, and ultimately Director of Sales Innovation before ending my career as the corporate executive responsible for sales team career development. I was twice recognized by my employer for my performance in these positions by receiving the “Corporate Excellence Award” for outstanding performance.

My focus with SCORE has been in business planning, communications, presentation coaching, and the sales aspects of businesses. One of my longstanding SCORE clients was selected as the 2017 DC SCORE Chapter’s “Client of the Year”.

 

Following are testimonials from three of my SCORE clients.

“David Westreich is the most caring, articulate and professional representative SCORE could have. He truly cared and spoke to my needs. In our hour-long conversation, I was able to learn what my mentor thought would best serve my area of need.” – Lori S.

“I set up an appointment, which just so happened to fall on my birthday–it was truly the greatest gift. It’s great to have a mentor that cares about the success of my company just as much as I do. I would recommend David Westreich to any entrepreneur just starling their own business.” – Dylana Jones

“David Westreich answered all of my questions in a way that I could understand. He was patient with me, clear in his explanations and encouraging. He did not make me feel incompetent whatsoever, even though some of my questions were elementary at best.” -Jenifer S.