SBDC Southern Maryland - Friday's FAQ 
Serving Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties 
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Maryland SBDC Retreat 9/27-29 see the end of this newsletter for more information.
" Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really :
Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success." -- Thomas J. Watson, Sr.

American industrialist who built the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) into the largest manufacturer of electric typewriters and data-processing equipment in the world. The company grew from 235 employees in 1914 to 60,000 employees in 200 offices throughout the country, and factories and assembly plants around the world during his 38 years as president .
What does it take to succeed? ...
That's the question that we posed to the Mentoring Monday Mentors Keep reading to enjoy a few of the highlights along with helpful resources you can use right now to realize your entrepreneurial dream.
Tell me about your business idea...
Every startup and growing small business has a story to tell or questions to ask. Mentoring Monday offers business owners the opportunity to engage with business support services and experienced entrepreneurs Sign Up to Participate .
Never Innovate Alone! You can Invent Alone...
but Never Innovate Alone! The Professionals In Residence Round Table Series is intended to create opportunities for networking and mentor-ship for business owners and start ups. Scheduled to debut in 2018. Let Us Know Your Interests!
"Woohoo! This is everything I've been looking for ...
Thank You!" "Plenty of great examples of how to complete my own info and move forward!" quotations taken from SBDC class evaluations . SBDC classes are "Very engaging! Informative, Concise, and Entertaining!" See a Full List and Register Here.
Impact of Quality Affordable Housing on Health Outcomes

Tue, Sep 26 2017 • 10am–1:30pm
CBTC Monthly Cash Mob to support Shop Local Businesses ...
Chesapeake Beach More Info  

Fri Sep 29 2017 • 1:30–3:00pm
Find local career opportunities ...
at the Calvert County Job Fair to be held Thu, Sep 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Details
So MD Class Now Forming Starts Oct ...
Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneurship training program designed solely for veterans who want to start their own business. For More Information and to Register. Southern Maryland Fall 2017 Class - Mondays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The MD PTAC's mission ...
is to maximize the number of capable U.S. companies participating in the government marketplace by . Learn about federal, state, and local government contracting See a Full List of Classroom Instruction and Register Here.
RSVP Tiffany Davis
6:30AM College of Southern Maryland Regional Hughesville Campus GPS : 83-99 Foster Ln, Hughesville, MD 20637
bill has small business counselor all along. FREE of charge.  
best wishes terri! thanks for the shout-out to SBDC Business Consultant Bill Hitte...
Read the shout-out . Visit for inspirations.
Charles County is evolving ...
Our beginning has shaped our future, and the people bringing energy to the county will dictate its potential. Make sure you know where we’re going. 

Tue., Nov. 7, 2017 • 8 a.m.– Noon
Women's Business Roundtable
How to Create Social Media Videos to Help Market Your Business.

College of Southern Maryland
Prince Frederick

Tue., Nov. 7, 2017 • Noon-2 p.m.
Grants & Support Services to Grow...
Matching training grants and support services targeted to improve the competitive position of small and mid-sized manufacturing and technology companies.
SBA is hiring temporary workers to assist with Disaster Relief Efforts...
Visit and click on the “view jobs” tab for details on the job descriptions, salaries, and how to apply.
Great Products, Great Proximity, Great Prices...
The Buy Maryland Directory, a one-of-a kind, searchable database features goods produced by Maryland manufacturers, artists, craftspersons, and farming enterprises. Look !
CSM Signs Lease to locate Velocity Center in Indian Head

Velocity Center Will Support Growth of Region’s Innovation, Technology Opportunities . . . news release
Maryland SBDC Statewide Retreat Sep 27-29
We will be out of the office exchanging ideas and best practices with our counterparts from the other 4 SBDC Maryland Regions for 3 days. There will have limited access to email and voice mail. We will be back in the office Oct 2 anxious to implement new ideas and bring new perspectives to our actions.
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