Bryan Laing to Serve as SBDC Business Consultant for Frederick County

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (FCOED) announces today the partnership with Maryland’s Northern Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Bryan Laing will serve as the Training Director and Business Consultant for Frederick County, MD.

According to Jodie Bollinger, Acting Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development, “Small businesses are the backbone of Frederick County’s economy.  We are thrilled to have Bryan Laing from the Small Business Development Center provide one-on-one counseling and technical assistance to businesses who are looking to start, grow and thrive in Frederick County.”

In his role, Bryan will provide small business owners and entrepreneurs professional business assistance through no-cost counseling, low-cost training, market research, and support for businesses seeking to start, grow or better manage their companies. SBDC helps small businesses access to capital, business planning, strategy and operations, financial management, marketing and other areas required for small business growth and expansion.

Bryan Laing has grown up in small business. He is the third-generation owner of a small family restaurant that has been in business for over 50 years. Bryan received a B.S. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Baltimore. He graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus with a dual degree; a Master’s of Science in Management, concentrating on Marketing Management as well as an M.B.A. He recently gained the Certified Hospitality Educator certificate and is an adjunct faculty for the Hospitality programs at Frederick Community College and Howard Community College. Along with over 15 years of restaurant industry experience, Bryan has extensive experience in marketing, customer relations, and business development.

SBDC Counselor Bryan Laing can be reached by email or 443-819-5638. For more information on SBDC and the services they provide, visit and for information on the Northern SBDC, visit