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Small Business Development Opportunities

Did you know that Maryland SBDC has been helping businesses reach their goals since 1988?

Business owner training, education, and workshops . . .

--- THIS WEEK ---

Class on September 10 - is full!

Classes are filling up fast for the Fall!

Don't miss out!

Gain new insights and propel your business forward working with a team of subject matter experts.

Wednesday, September 11, 6-9pm kicks off a 3-week series entitled Strategic Business Management, register for this 1 and get 3 for less than the price of 2.
Ann Frank

Trained Mediator, Global Career Development Facilitator, GCDF, and Life Skills College Instructor and Coach.
Developing Your Business Mindset
Growing your own business has many moving parts and the most important part is you, the business owner. Develop an aspiring brand identity that enables you to grow and flourish. Learn how the buying and selling process must work together; and identify the skills and competencies it takes to effectively execute the selling process. Walk away knowing what you have to do to get your business to the next level
Developing Your Business Mindset   | Sep 11 | 6 - 9 PM 

Ann Frank has more than 25 years of relationship building, account maintenance and consulting experience in public relations and business networking. Her passion for personal, professional, program and business development has led to a myriad of diverse leadership assignments and opportunities.

Ann Frank is facilitating Developing Your Business Mindset and Presenting Your Business Value!

Ann is a knowledgeable and dynamic facilitator!
Presenting Your Business Value
Want to grow your business? Identify the qualitative and quantitative factors in presenting your business value to others. Develop a persuasive, logical and engaging message for investors, buyers, lenders and customers. Create a compelling presentation to share your business value proposition, while negotiating like a veteran business owner.

Obtaining and Retaining Talent
Interested in hiring staff and/or retaining your current staff? Understand the importance of good talent and engagement for your business. Develop a customized business value proposition and a list of competencies, skills and experiences your small business needs to grow. Explore how to write great job descriptions while learning six strategies for finding, keeping and developing the right talent. Walk away knowing what you have to do to be an employer of choice in your community.
  Obtaining and Retaining Talent  | Sep 25 | 6 - 9 PM 

  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Dr. Sharron D. Credle Corporation Consulting and Training Services Business
  • Founder and President of the UR Great Empowerment (URGE) Foundation, Inc. (501c3) Nonprofit Organization whose mission is to inspire, empower, and prepare people to create desired change in all aspects of life.

Sharron is facilitating Obtaining and Retaining Talent!
This is a great opportunity to learn staffing strategies from a highly prized human resources professional!

Entrepreneur, HR Professional,
Instructor, Coach, Author, Talk Show Host,
Sharron D. Credle, EdD
There's still time . . . but hurry!
Online courses are perfect for today's hectic schedule . . .

6 Weeks begins Sep 11, 2019 • Online    • $139 each

  • Learn a new skill or enhance existing skills for professional development or personal enrichment.
  • 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.
Stay in the black by getting more green
Running your own business is a business in itself, and keeping track of your cash flow and invoicing can make a big difference in helping your business prosper and grow. QuickBooks can make this easier . . .
Next Scheduled Saturday
not until December! .
QB Intermediate Sat Sep 28
9am-3pm La Plata

QB Basics Fri Oct 18
9am-3pm Prince Frederick

Connect and learn from other business resources . . .
September 12, 1:30 - 4:30 pm
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus

Join the Nonprofit Institute, CSM, the Governor’s Grants Office, Charles County Government, the Charles County Charitable Trust, and the Charles County Public Library for this free grant training seminar. 

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SMIT (Southern Maryland Innovation & Technology) invites you to learn how DefTech can be used as a resource for your business! 
Sep 12, 6-8 pm
St. Mary's Co. Department of Economic Development

DefTech: Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center
Sep 19, 4-6 pm
Local 3-D Printers will present their printers and exhibit capabilities.
Sep 20, 8 am - 3 pm
College Park, MD
This SBIR Road Tour stop is Hosted By: UM Ventures and Maryland Small Business Development Center.
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Lisa Creason | Program Assistant II for Region |     Email     
Davita Stewart | Temporary Program Assistant|  Email 
Bill Hitte | Business Consultant Charles County |     Email
Wynne Briscoe | Business Consultant St. Mary's County |     Email  

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Classroom materials are based upon work supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is partially funded and supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Maryland, the University of Maryland, the College of Southern Maryland, Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties. This funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. Small Business Development Center funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.