Super Bowl LII a contest between a perennial heavyweight and a scrappy spoilers here. A worthy comparison to anyone who has successfully started their own business.

Both teams fought hard, on the field last night and for all the years of conditioning, practicing, winning and losing. The outcome of every Super Bowl is a great unknown before the final buzzer sounds. Success is always preceded by courage, conditioning, hard work and perseverance.
Feb. 5, 2018
Classes and Events • To Start • To Grow
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Ready, Set, Go! Start Up Guide
Thu, Mar 1, 2018 • 12:00-1:00pm
Seminar and Simulcast Webinar
Financing Your Small Business
Tue, Feb 13 2018 • 7:00–9:00pm
"Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard."
-  Guy Kawasaki , founder of AllTop.
Start Right for Success
Tue, Feb 27 2018 • 6:30am–8:30pm
Building a Successful Business Plan
2-Tue, Mar 6 & 13 2018 • 6:30–9:00pm
“In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” – Steve Case, co-founder AOL
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Thu, February 15, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Leonardtown
It’s getting to be that time of year again, and we want to help you have a successful season. That’s why we put together this free seminar to help you develop a tax strategy and understand the changes and their impact. Join us for this informative session.
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“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln
Presenting Your Business Value
Wed, Feb 7 2018 • 8:30am–12:00pm
Fri, Feb 16 2018 • 9:00am–3:00pm
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
Obtaining and Retaining Talent
Wed, Feb 21, 2018 • 8:30am-12:00pm
Effective Sales Strategies
Thu, Mar 20, 2018 • 6:30-9:00pm
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
– Steve Jobs, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc.
  • Learn a new skill or enhance existing skills for professional development or personal enrichment.
  • New sessions starting monthly with lessons and assignments released weekly.
  • 2-4 hours a week in a convenient six-week format.
  • Interactive learning environment. Classroom built around discussion areas where you can engage with classmates and instructors.
  • Expert instructors develop, lead, and interact with students in each course.
  • Award of completion from your learning institution with passing score.
“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”
– Caterina Fake, co-founder Flickr
Building Your Brand
Wed, Apr 11, 2018 • 6:00-9:00pm
Retail Success Strategies
Wed, Apr 18, 2018 • 9:00am-2:00pm
“Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it.” - Ryan Allis, co-founder and CEO iContact
Advertising and Promotion
Wed, May 2, 2018 • 9:00am-2:00pm
Legal and Records Management
Tue, May 15, 2018 • 9:00am-2:00pm
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas Edison
Buying a Franchise
Tue, May 30, 2018 • 6:00-8:00pm
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”
– Winston Churchill
“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”
– Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO Dropbox
A Website with Research and Examples
“Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”
– Tom Kelley, founder Ideo
More for StartUps & Business Owners
Agri- and Aqua-culture Technology
Thu, Feb 8, 2018 • 6:00-8:00pm
Find out how technology and innovation is growing Southern Maryland's heritage industries and what the future of agriculture and aquaculture looks like.
Save the Date: Mar 15, 2018 10am
So. MD's Pitch Contest
Speed Round Apr 12, 2018
Finals will be held May 10, 2018
Programs are centered on the advancement of technology transferred from research labs to commercial business entities. 
Calvert County
Featured News
SMADC Presents $125,000 in Funding Awards for Regional Agriculture Enhancement Projects. The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission recently presented $125,000 to support regional agricultural projects.

The funding supports Regional Agriculture Projects (RAP) that benefit Southern Maryland farming communities.. More . . .
Transportation Conversation, Date: February 8, 2018, 8:30am - 11:45am
Quarterly Business Roundtable, Date: April 25, 2018, 8:00am - 9:30am More . . .
Visit St Mary's County MD   on the Chesapeake Bay - travel and  tourism  info, including attractions, events calendar, hotels, restaurants & shopping.
Ellen Flowers-Fields | Regional Director |   Email
Lisa Creason | Program Assistant for Region |   Email    
Bill Hitte | Business Consultant Charles County |   Email
Kathy MacAdams | Business Consultant Calvert County |   Email  
Wynne Briscoe | Business Consultant St. Mary's County |   Email