Small Business

  • Develop a Business Plan teaser image

    Develop a Business Plan

    No matter what kind or size of business you are starting, it is very important to create a business plan. It will be your road map to success--your GPS! It communicates your understanding of the business and it makes reasonable assumptions and forecasts of sales, expenses, and cash flow. A well written business plan will help you define your business idea, evaluate your competition, analyze risks and estimate costs.
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  • Podcasting 101 for Businesses teaser image

    Podcasting 101 for Businesses

    Learn how podcasting can be a business or marketing opportunity. This seminar will lead you to determine what you need to get started and how to leverage your podcast to generate revenue for your growing business!
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  • Breaking The Bid Barriers-Securing Local, State, and Federal Government Business teaser image

    Breaking The Bid Barriers-Securing Local, State, and Federal Government Business

    Interested in securing any type of construction business with Federal, State, and County Government? Join this session to find out more! This seminar's emphasis will be on positioning construction-focused business to bid or gain additional awards on government contracts and opportunities.
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  • Thurmont Business Showcase teaser image

    Thurmont Business Showcase

    The Thurmont Business Showcase will feature businesses, cuisine, demonstrations, & nonprofit organizations from the Thurmont area. This is an opportunity for businesses to ‘showcase’ their skills, products, services, and unique offers.
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  • Greater Brunswick Area Business EXPO  teaser image

    Greater Brunswick Area Business EXPO

    The EXPO has been attended by 300-400 people and fills to capacity with exhibitors every year. Being an EXPO exhibitor is an inexpensive way to showcase your business and meet new customers.
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  • Key Person Life Insurance For Your Business teaser image

    Key Person Life Insurance For Your Business

    Key person life insurance is used to protect the business against financial losses or additional expenses resulting from the death of a key employee or owner. Learn in this seminar the main purpose of this type insurance, how the business can use the proceeds, and who benefits from insurance payments.
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  • Basic Business Taxes teaser image

    Basic Business Taxes

    Tax mistakes can cost a business owner thousands in wasted tax dollars. We will discuss the tax strategies to keep the most money in your pocket, legally. It all starts with selecting the correct business entity structure. Tax deductions are based on following the IRS rules, one misstep and you can lose your tax break. Knowing what you can deduct is half the battle. Timing and documentation is the other half. Join tax specialist, Bev Stitely, to gain an understanding of the tax implications of your entity structure and what things are deductible.
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  • Staying Relevant In Today's Business World--Frederick, The Next 20 Years! teaser image

    Staying Relevant In Today's Business World--Frederick, The Next 20 Years!

    Getting the most out of your retail/restaurant in today’s economy? Can you think of another time when conditions for customers and the market have changed at a faster pace than they are now? Attend “Staying Relevant: Concept in Context” and explore how trends in the economy, technology, demographics, decision making, and consumer preferences and awareness are affecting all aspects of retail, restaurant, hospitality, finance, and service business transactions.
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  • Smart Start Your Business teaser image

    Smart Start Your Business

    This seminar will give the participant in the understanding, discovery, and learning how to: • Legally define and register your business name • Keep proper financial records and report taxes • Evaluate options for accessing working capital & the steps in applying for a loan • Judge the impact of tax implications associated with legal entities • Build the basics of a marketing and business plan • Understand Insurance Basics
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  • Ready, Set, Go!  Are You Ready To Start A Business? teaser image

    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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  • All You Need to Know About SBA Loans teaser image

    All You Need to Know About SBA Loans

    Wondering how to get funding for your business? Join us to learn how to qualify for an SBA loan and how to get your materials ready to present for evaluation.
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  • Develop Effective Taglines teaser image

    Develop Effective Taglines

    Taglines are a great way to maximize the effectiveness of your logo, marketing message, or elevator speech. Join Maria Ryan McElhenny for an interactive workshop where you will define the key elements of your tagline and create a memorable description of what you offer.
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  • Deliver Workshops that Bring Clients In teaser image

    Deliver Workshops that Bring Clients In

    Are you a coach, consultant or entrepreneur who delivers workshops or offers classes? Trainer Leslie Zucker will teach you five steps for delivering a signature presentation or workshop that serves as an effective marketing tool for your business and converts your audience into paying clients. You will attract the right people while providing huge value. They will clearly understand what you have to offer so that they are ready to hire you. This workshop will provide practical tips to be successful.
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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. This workshop is for those thinking of starting a business or those with a new business that want to have a strong foundation to grow.
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  • Group Counseling - General Business Topics teaser image

    Group Counseling - General Business Topics

    In this group counseling session led by Maria McElhenny, we will discuss general business topics such as process improvement/implementation, business clarity, operational challenges, motivation, pricing, organization and more.
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  • Mid-Atlantic Angels Presents: Raising Capital with Equity Crowdfunding teaser image

    Mid-Atlantic Angels Presents: Raising Capital with Equity Crowdfunding

    Investors learn to leverage crowdfunding to start & grow your investment portfolio and entrepreneurs discover how to raise up to $1 million capital to start your business.
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  • Frederick County Minority Business Vision Networking Event teaser image

    Frederick County Minority Business Vision Networking Event

    The Frederick County Office of Economic Development and the Frederick County Minority Business Vision cordially invite you to a monthly networking event for potential and aspiring minority business owners and minority entrepreneurs.
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  • The Intentional Entrepreneur Workshop teaser image

    The Intentional Entrepreneur Workshop

    The Intentional Entrepreneur guides participants through a process of consideration, exploration, and planning. Workshop facilitators and materials provide the tools aspiring entrepreneurs need to examine both the emotional and practical aspects of owning a business.
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  • Group Business Counseling - Topic: Pricing teaser image

    Group Business Counseling - Topic: Pricing

    In this group counseling session led by Maria McElhenny, we will explore and develop a process for quoting prices.
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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. This workshop is for those thinking of starting a business or those with a new business that want to have a strong foundation to grow.
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