Orientation to Maryland Women’s Business Center & Supporting Resources – Frederick County

  Discover how the Maryland Women’s Business Center can support you through business start-up and growth. During this orientation, you will learn about the services and resources we provide to entrepreneurs throughout the state and how we can help YOU grow your business! *Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Start-Up, Growth, anyone new to the Maryland Women’s Business Center!   Note Our Policies: No refunds issued for workshops not attended. Walk-ins are not permitted in our Frederick county office. You must register through the link above so that we can save a place for you in the workshop.  Inclement Weather: MWBC Frederick County follows Frederick County government closings. Delays are assessed on a case-by-case basis and a final decision will be communicated to attendees no later than 2 hours in advance of the course.

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Kiesha Haughton Selected for Leadership Maryland Class of 2018

PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Lori Crowe, Crowe Communications, LLC lori@crowecomm.com; 404-975-7935 Kiesha Haughton Selected for Leadership Maryland Class of 2018 Maryland Women’s Business Center Managing Director and Gaithersburg resident one of 52 leaders chosen for professional development program Rockville, Md., – February 12, 2018 – Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) announced that Managing Director Kiesha Haughton has been selected by Leadership Maryland to participate in its professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of business and community leaders. Haughton is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 26th class—the Class of 2018—who will complete the eight-month, hands-on learning program focused on the state’s most vital social, economic and environmental issues. Following a two-day opening retreat in April, the class will attend five, two-day intense sessions traversing the state focusing on Maryland’s economic development, education, health and human services, criminal justice, the environment, and multi-culturalism/diversity. These sessions will…

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Maryland Women’s Business Center Hosts Second Awards Luncheon Celebrating Local Business Community

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                       Media Contact October 17, 2017                                                                                                    Jacqueline Lara, MWBC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          …

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HSBC Awards Rockville Economic Development, Inc. $25,000 Grant to Support Maryland Women’s Business Center

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                                       Media Contact September 18, 2017                                                                                                    Jacqueline Lara, MWBC FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          …

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StartRight! 2017 Women’s Business Plan Competition Open for Entries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                            CONTACT: Jacqueline Lara    May 4, 2017                                                                                                          240.305.2133, Jacqueline@marylandwbc.org StartRight! 2017 Women’s Business Plan Competition Open for Entries Cash Prizes will be Awarded to Six MD-Based Business Owners Rockville, MD, May 4, 2017 – Today, the Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) and Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) announced their 14th annual StartRight! Women’s Business Plan Competition is open for entries. To qualify, the business must be at least…

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Maryland Women’s Business Center to Host Free Introduction to International Trade Panel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             CONTACT: Jacqueline Lara    November 30, 2016                                                                      240.305.2133, Jacqueline@marylandwbc.org **MEDIA ADVISORY** Maryland Women’s Business Center to Host Free Introduction to International Trade Panel Experts from Leading Agencies will Share How Entrepreneurs can Go Global, Increase Earnings Rockville, MD, November 30, 2016— On Friday, December 16, the Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) will host an Introduction to International Trade panel discussion with experts to highlight how entrepreneurs can expand revenue streams through exporting overseas. According to the International Trade Administration,…

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The Walmart Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Support Maryland Women’s Business Center

For Immediate Release                                                                                                           MEDIA CONTACT November, 15, 2016                                                                                            Jacqueline Lara, 240-305-2133                                                                                                                                        jacqueline@marylandwbc.org                                                          The Walmart Foundation Awards Rockville Economic Development, Inc. $25,000 Grant to Support Maryland Women’s Business Center Rockville, MD, November, 15, 2016–Today, the Walmart Foundation and the Maryland State Giving Advisory Council has awarded Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) a grant of $25,000 to support the Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC). “The Walmart Foundation is working around the world to empower women in our communities through job training, career advancement and educational programs,” said Erik Hingst, Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations for Walmart. “In Maryland, we are proud to support the work of the Maryland Women’s Business Center and expand their resources in order to engage more women, strengthen their role in our communities, and improve the lives of our neighbors.” MWBC’s grant was made possible through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. Through this…

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Approaching the Starting Line for Communications for Your Business

Communications can add power to your business, enhancing many of your most important initiatives, such as building a clientele. But getting to the starting line in communications can be challenging for a small business owner. This October — National Women’s Small Business Month — is a good time to prepare for active communications in the coming year. Think Before You Act Even the simplest forms of communication will require time, creativity and often some money. Before expending these resources, answer these four questions either on your own, with people in your network, or with support from a communications professional. What do I want communications to achieve? Communications isn’t done for its own sake. Rather, it helps you reach other goals like improving visibility, linking your business with a trend, or highlighting your expertise. What important goals are central to your business success? Who does my business need to reach? Identify one…

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Maryland Women’s Business Center to Host Awards Luncheon and Silent Auction to Culminate Fifth Anniversary

For Immediate Release                                                                                    CONTACT: Jacqueline Lara, MWBC September, 1,  2016                                                                                            jacqueline@marylandwbc.org, 240-305-2133 Maryland Women’s Business Center to Host Awards Luncheon and Silent Auction to Culminate Fifth Anniversary Miko Branch of Miss Jessie’s will Keynote Event; Call for Awards Nominations Rockville, MD, September, 1, 2016–On October 6, Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) will host an Awards Luncheon and Silent Auction at Lakewood Country Club from 11:00 am -2:30pm. The keynote speaker will be Author and Co-Founder of Miss Jessie’s, Miko Branch, discussing how she built a national brand and multi-million dollar hair-care empire. “I love sharing the Miss Jessie’s story to inspire other women to start their own businesses. I want ladies to know all of your failures are your stepping stones. Pay attention to them. This way, the next time around you won’t do it that way again. That’s how Titi and I built our business,” said Miko Branch, Co-Founder of…

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