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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:

THERAFIT Gym in Carroll County: Learn How They Turn a Passion into an Expanding Business

When Regina “Gina” Della’s brother, Rich, was struck head-on by a drunk driver in 2002, he was placed in a coma and deemed paralyzed. Although doctors recommended cutting off life-support, Gina refused to give up. Gina spent months researching and investigating recovery methods. Against all odds and with family support, Rich miraculously recovered due to a unique device called Quadriciser and intense one-on-one therapeutic exercises that Gina was able to utilize for her brother.

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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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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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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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Charles Street Bakery in La Plata opened with SBDC help despite an F4 tornado

Prior to starting this business, Deborah attended the SBDC Southern Region "Start Right for Success" seminar. Then she became Bill Hitte's client, found space and started doing her buildout. In Late April 2002, La Plata was hit by an F4 tornado that significantly damaged the central business district where she was locating. She's still in business . . .

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