Business Events

Upcoming events include:

Past Events:

Creative Marketing

January 15, 2020

The Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development hosted a free creative marketing seminar for small business owners on January 15. The 36 attendees learned basic marketing principles and could ask an industry expert how to market their specific businesses to attract new customers. 

Referrals: Grow Your Business

November 12, 2019

This event finished up OCED's 2019 Biz Builders series with Keith Daw from the McDonell Consulting Group hosting a seminar on referrals to build your business. 


Health & Wellness Panel

October 16, 2019

The Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development (OCED) hosted a free health and wellness panel event for small business owners on October 16. The event was held as part of OCED's monthly Small Business Financial Seminar series. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions of industry professionals about healthcare and health insurance options available to keep their families and employees healthy.


Stand Out from the Competition

September 18, 2019

Business owners learned from an industry expert how to understand their target market and to communicate their unique value to potential customers. 


Why People Buy

August 13, 2019

An industry expert discussed methods small business owners can use to show customers their business is best. 

Small Business Taxes

July 17, 2019

Small business owners learned about different tax requirements from industry experts. 

Lender's Lounge

June 13, 2019

Business owners heard from local, state, and federal resources about their funding programs and had the opportunity to meet with lenders and discuss different financing options for their businesses. 

Financial Management for Business

June 12, 2019

Harford County small business owners learned basic financial management tactics.

Not All Customers Are Created Equal

May 14, 2019

Business owners learned how to re-examine their client bases to determine if their marketing strategies were targeting their ideal customers. 

Digital Marketing

April 17, 2019

More than 30 local small business owners learned basic internet-centric marketing strategies. 
digital marketing

Franchise Resource Seminar

April 4, 2019

Participants learned the fundamentals of how to build and maintain a franchise business from industry experts. 

Kickstart Your Business Growth

March 20, 2019

Speaker Presentations

More than 30 attendees learned nine principles that addressed strategic planning, time and budget management, and maintaining momentum for their businesses.

Connecting Defense Contractors with Business Resources

March 12, 2019

More than 50 defense contractors attended Connecting Defense Contractors with Business Resources at Water's Edge Event Center. Attendees heard about local and state incentives and credits available to their businesses. 

CSSC Breakfast

February 27, 2019

The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC) convened to formalize the re-signing of a Memorandum of Understanding confirming its commitment to collectively support the mission of Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and economic vitality for the surrounding communities. Harford County serves as the lead agency in the 50+ organizations across Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania in the CSSC.

Small and Minority Business Resource Day

February 26, 2019

Speaker Presentations

Minority and Small Business Resource Day brought together representatives from county and state governments, local economic development organizations, and the small business community to network and share resources.