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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:

Keffa Coffee, LLC imports specialty-grade Ethiopian coffee

Owner Samuel Demisse had been in the coffee business for over 20 years and formed Keffa Coffee in 2003. Samuel first came to the SBDC Center for assistance in November of 2008. The business’ growth was . . .

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McClintock Distillery opens with the cooperative efforts of the city of Frederick and the SBDC

McClintock Distillery opened in Spring 2016 with the cooperative efforts of the city of Frederick and the Frederick SBDC. The new owners want to continue the legacy of McClintock Young by . . .

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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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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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No Thyme to Cook was recently chosen to participate in Gov. Larry Hogan's Buy Local Cookout

Chef Gwyn Novak, Owner of No Thyme to Cook was recently chosen to participate as one of 117 chefs in Gov. Larry Hogan's Buy Local Cookout. Over 550 guests were served an appetizer consisting of grilled peaches, toasted pecans and goat cheese salad with a honey and orange vinaigrette. . .

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