Message from MWBC's Director
As we celebrated Independence Day, pending summer vacations, and fiscal
year closeouts, I wanted to highlight some of our latest accomplishments.

From July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 we assisted in:  

  • 13 business starts,
  • 81 jobs created,
  • 19 jobs retained,
  • $4.3 million in sales growth, and
  • Established new strategic partnerships.


Additionally, besides receiving continual SBA, Citi Foundation, and Frederick County funding support, we now have funding for the 2017 fiscal year from Prince George's County Council and the City of Bowie. Since 2014, our business counselor Angie Duncanson has been providing training and counseling services to women entrepreneurs out of the Bowe Business Innovation Center at Bowie State University. This recent funding will spark new program offerings and resources to help women entrepreneurs achieve new heights.

We look forward to keeping you informed.
Enjoy your summer!
MWBC Client Success Story

Houri Tamizifar, Founder of Cynuria Consulting, LLC started her business in February 2016, and sought business counseling at Maryland Women's Business Center. In three months, she experienced success, and tells her story to inspire women entrepreneurs. Watch it here.
MWBC Announces Step Up for Women Entrepreneurs Online Auction (Sept 23-Oct 2, 2016)

This is a celebration of  the incredible women-owned businesses in this region, and will showcase some of the most unique services and once- in-a lifetime experiences from women-owned businesses, business leaders, and our corporate supporters.  Read the full press release.

     WHAG-TV Covers MWBC Workshop
On Thursday, July 7, reporter Jordan Lindsay attended MWBC's Orientation to Small Business Resources workshop to inform their viewers about our services.  Montgomery County was recently added to WHAG-TV's coverage area.  Click here to watch the clip.  

Resources to Ignite Your Business! 
Grow Her Business --a searchable database of online resources from the National Women's Business Council that cater specifically to female entrepreneurs. 
Throwing a perfect pitch to potential investors or clients is a skill. Learn how to develop a concise description of your business along with some tips for presenting. Communication Specialists, Karima Mariama-Arthur and Donna Gallagher, will help you laser focus your pitch.
Mariama-Arthur sits on the distinguished invite-only Forbes Coaches Council, and regularly shares insights on complex communication and performance management with Forbes' readership. Register for this workshop on July 18.
This is also great preparation for entrepreneurs who entered our 2016 StartRight! Women's Business Plan Competition.
Register for MWBC's Awards Luncheon on October 6, 2016!
Join us to honor women entrepreneurs and businesses making an impact in the community!

Enjoy networking, a special keynote address, and a silent auction.

When: Thursday, October 6, 2016
             11:30 am -1:30 pm

Where: Lakewood Country Club
              13901 Glen Mill Road
              Rockville, MD 20850
Cost: $50 per/person--Buy tickets here.