Free Orientation to MWBC and Introduction to Entrepreneurship – Montgomery County

    Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. During this workshop we will: Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership. Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner. Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessments by seeking feedback from stakeholders, such as family, friends, and potential customers. Describe the services provided by the Maryland Women’s Business Center and other local resources that can aid you in starting and growing your business. If you are just starting your entrepreneurial journey, we recommend that you take this workshop first. Intended Audience: Pre-venture   Develop Your Business Plan is the third workshop in our “Plan and Start Your Business” series. It is recommended that you take workshops in the following order: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and MWBC Steps to Start Your Business Develop…

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Free Orientation to MWBC and Introduction to Entrepreneurship – Montgomery County (White Oak Library)

    Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. During this workshop we will: Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership. Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner. Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessments by seeking feedback from stakeholders, such as family, friends, and potential customers. Describe the services provided by the Maryland Women’s Business Center that can aid you in starting and growing your business. If you are just starting your entrepreneurial journey, we recommended that you take this workshop first. Intended Audience: Pre-venture Free Orientation to Entrepreneurship and MWBC is the first workshop in our “Plan and Start Your Business” series. It is recommended that you take workshops in the following order: Introduction to Entrepreneurship and MWBC Steps to Start Your Business Develop Your Business Plan…

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Owning a Business: Is it Right For You? – Germantown (Montgomery County)

  You have a great idea and think you should turn that into a business. Or maybe you are sick of working for someone else and are ready to break out on your own. You are ready to join the millions of people each year to start their own business, but are you cut out for entrepreneurship? Becoming a successful entrepreneur requires hard work and thorough planning. During this workshop we will: Examine the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Clarify some of the myths and realities of small business ownership. Start a self-assessment to determine your readiness to become a small business owner. Set a plan of action to complete your self-assessments by seeking feedback from stakeholders, such as family, friends, and potential customers. Describe the services provided by the Maryland Women’s Business Center that can aid you in starting and growing your business. If you are just starting your entrepreneurial…

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Confidence in Business Relationships – Montgomery County

  One of the most distinguishing characteristics between people who succeed in business and those who struggle has surprisingly little to do with their products, services, or even pricing. Many entrepreneurs are passionate, resilient, focused, and comfortable with risks, qualities that are vital for starting and growing a business. But two stand out that have a lot more influence over their success: one is confidence and the other is relationships. Relationships matter, and when you possess confidence – a true understanding of yourself and your product – you’re more likely to approach a stranger about your business idea or effectively pitch a new client. Most of the activities an entrepreneur participates in every day -critical business decisions, meetings, etc. require some level of confidence and negotiation, and this workshop teaches that both confidence and building relationships, are skills that can be developed with awareness and practice. No talent or experience…

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When Entrepreneurship is the Family Business

By Maria Morancho, The Washington Center Program Intern Though only 10 years old, Luis already knew how to run the business. Hearing the sound of the mill producing feed for the cattle or helping with bottle feeding the calves were things that he was already used to. His dad managed the trade of the cattle and also the feed production. His mom was in charge of the domestic chores besides collaborating in selling olive oil. His two older siblings were also actively involved in the company, and all grew up in a familiar business that required sacrifice, cooperation and dedication seven days a week. One day after school, Luis went to help feed the cattle. He enjoyed being with the animals. That same day, one of the calves swallowed Luis’ First Communion ring! He urgently called out to the farmer nearby. They decided to isolate the calf and wait until…

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