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Success Stories from around Maryland

We have helped many small businesses achieve their dream of starting or expanding their business. Newsletters with stories: Spring 2015, Fall 2014

Stories from our regions:

Maertens Fine Jewelry & Gifts in Lusby MD: Path to “Chamber Member of the Year”

When initially considering this business idea, Heather Maertens utilized SBDC consulting assistance starting in February 2002. Her skills and past experience in the industry put her in an excellent position to reach this goal. In October 2002, the business opened in Solomons MD. In late 2010, the business relocated to the current location in . . .

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Devora jumped into business as KOL Foods, selling Kosher grass fed beef

Devora Kimelman-Block became a businesswoman by chance. An idea for a business dropped into her lap and she decided to quit her non-profit job in the education sector and take a chance with the new business venture . . .

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Michael Steele wins 2016 Crab Pot pitch

Michael Steele, owner of Motorbriiz, won a cash prize and a bushel of crabs at the Crab Pot pitch for his motorcycle chain oiler after successful SBDC coaching in sales, the pitch, and financing . . .

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Communication Apptitude, a speech pathologist company, needed specialized training

Communication Apptitude’s owners first came to the SBDC in April 2013 for business plan training. Additional special business needs surfaced and were addressed in subsequent business counseling sessions. . .

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TENAX Technologies in Harford County: Learn How They Created a Plan to Grow

Tamera Rush became a client of Al Henry at the Small Business Development Center in February of 2014 as she became interested in purchasing an existing technology company in Harford County. The company was appealing to Tamera because she had a background in technology with the confidence to grow the business and make the acquisition successful. The established company had several 1099 employees and government contracts in place. With the help of Mr. Henry, she knew she could develop a business plan to grow the company.

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