Small Business

  • ABCs of Starting a Business teaser image

    ABCs of Starting a Business

    Join us to find out what it really takes to start your own business.
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  • Take Charge of Your Website teaser image

    Take Charge of Your Website

    Do you need to design, redesign or hire a company to create a website? This workshop is designed to help you understand, plan and manage the web design process to create an effective marketing tool that will attract the right clients and satisfy the requirements of search engines.
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  • Social Media - Let's Get It Done! teaser image

    Social Media - Let's Get It Done!

    This is a four-week workroom series designed to help you design and implement a smart social media campaign that will brand your business and your message to the correct target market over a four-week period.
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  • Small Business Retirement Plans: Protect Your Money and Your Future teaser image

    Small Business Retirement Plans: Protect Your Money and Your Future

    Whether you are running a small business, or are self-employed, establishing a retirement savings plan is key to protecting your money and your future.
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  • WEBINAR: Unexpected Ways to Grow your Blog Subscriber List teaser image

    WEBINAR: Unexpected Ways to Grow your Blog Subscriber List

    In this webinar, presented in partnership with Staples, you’ll learn how to optimize and automate your content marketing to save your team time while building a truly efficient and effective content engine.
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  • WEBINAR: Retail Revelations - How Local Businesses Can Compete and Win in the Amazon Era teaser image

    WEBINAR: Retail Revelations - How Local Businesses Can Compete and Win in the Amazon Era

    In this webinar, Ritchie Sayner, a SCORE mentor and successful retail consultant, offers ways local retailers can increase in-store sales and run more profitable businesses despite competition from goliaths such as Amazon, Zappos, and other online markets.
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  • Small Business Retirement Plans--It's Never Too Early To Plan!

    If you’re establishing a new retirement plan, selecting the appropriate design is the first step in providing this important benefit. If you’re reviewing your business’s existing plan, you’ll need to determine whether your company’s and participants’ needs have changed since you implemented the plan. As the owner of a small business, it’s important that you are well-informed when choosing the best retirement plan for you and your employees. Join this seminar to discover how to choose the right small business retirement plan for you and your employees.
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  • Ready, Set, Go! Are You Ready To Start A Business?

    This seminar is specifically designed for small businesses in the planning phase of building a company. You will learn the “nuts & bolts” of becoming an entrepreneur! Additional information is shared with the participant on the SBDC, its’ services, what one can expect when entering the business world, the business plan, finance management, funding sources, marketing…a guide to beginning a successful future in a business world.
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  • Funding Options For Your Business and How Credit Matters

    In this seminar you will be introduced to various options for funding your business needs, why your credit score matters, and how to raise that score!
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  • Be Your Own Social Boss with Instagram/Snapchat For Business Owners!

    Get with the program! Yes, in today's world you have to capture all audiences! Learn how to promote your business with Instagram and Snapchat for optimum promotion of your business! If you missed the last two sessions with Mark Stevanus, you have really missed out in gathering all social media tips and practices! Don't miss this one! Want to learn more about Instagram and Snapchat for your business? Come to our "Social Media Workshop" and learn more about the top platforms and how to use them to gain exposure for your company. Class is presented by Mark Stevanus, owner and founder of Social Boss. Social Boss is a Frederick social media management company that works with numerous businesses and non-profits on their social media marketing and strategies. Topics: - Are you using social media to grow your business? - Is Instagram and Snapchat for everyone? - Hashtags in Instagram…what are they really and how to use them properly - Using Snapchat Geofilters to gain more exposure for your business - Strategies for your business - Editorial calendars – Make them work for you - How to get followers - Content and engagement is the key
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  • Using YouTube/Google + For Your Business!

    Want to learn more about YouTube/Google+? Come to our "Social Media Workshop" and learn more about the top platforms and how to use them to gain exposure for your company. Class is presented by Mark Stevanus, owner and founder of Social Boss. Social Boss is a Frederick social media management company that works with numerous businesses and non profits on their social media marketing and strategies. Topics to be discussed include: - Is YouTube and Google+ for everyone? - Video is important and informative. - Google+ can help your SEO. - Strategies for your business. - Editorial calendars – Make them work for you
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  • ABCs of Starting a Business teaser image

    ABCs of Starting a Business

    Join us to find out what it really takes to start your own business. Learn more about the steps involved and discover the many resources available to support you.
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  • Writing a Successful Business Plan teaser image

    Writing a Successful Business Plan

    Understand why you need a strong business plan. Learn how to develop each critical piece of your plan. Workshop includes comprehensive outline and additional resources.
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  • Selling on EBay - Getting Started teaser image

    Selling on EBay - Getting Started

    EBay is a great resource to start a small business, move out excess inventory, and supplement your sales while increasing volume and branding for your company Maria McElhenny will teach you how to have a clearn strategy and effective plan that will insure better EBay results.
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  • Hi-Tech Roundtable - Women-Owned Businesses teaser image

    Hi-Tech Roundtable - Women-Owned Businesses

    Join us to meet other women-owners of emerging and existing hi-tech companies in the area. Form partnerships, work on strategies and receive on the spot counseling for your business.
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  • Develop a Marketing Plan teaser image

    Develop a Marketing Plan

    A well formulated marketing plan is a key component in the overall strategy of a new or growing business, but one which is often overlooked entirely or given little consideration.
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  • MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Government Certification teaser image

    MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Government Certification

    Offered by the MDOT office of Minority Business Enterprise, this seminar is for firms interested in applying for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certifications. This workshop will include: • Examination of the five eligibility standards • Review of the complete application process and a look at the Uniform Certification Application • Brief look at how to connect with business opportunities with the State of Maryland • Basic Marketing and Business development tips
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  • Making Your Small Business Bankable teaser image

    Making Your Small Business Bankable

    When starting or growing a business, you need the right financing in place to support your goals, vision, and hard work. You want to be accepted by a bank and considered powerful or stable enough to ensure profitability. Learn in this seminar what documents are required to apply for a business loan and on what factors underwriters place the most emphasis.
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  • Seven Steps Of Effective Small Business Marketing teaser image

    Seven Steps Of Effective Small Business Marketing

    Did you know that the number 1 reason businesses fail is the lack of a sound strategic marketing plan to generate QUALIFIED LEADS? Understanding how to turn your marketing into a system, is the foundation for attracting new prospects and converting them into clients.
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  • Webinar: Build Your Marketing Toolkit teaser image

    Webinar: Build Your Marketing Toolkit

    Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies, tools and tactics to make their marketing efforts as effective as possible. But between social media, email, mobile, online advertising, and whatever new tactic of the month that is rolling out —there’s a lot to keep up with. And there are only so many hours in each day. The number of possibilities can feel overwhelming for a small business owner.
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