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DISCOUNT: ABCs of Starting a Business & Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Yet!) – Montgomery County

January 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Start off the new year right! Sign up for TWO back-to-back courses offered in Montgomery County on Jan 24 to help you launch and grow your business! Start off the afternoon with the ABCs of Starting a Business offered from 2:30-5:30pm. Take a quick break and then join us for Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Yet!): Getting a Head Start on Your Start Up from 6:00-7:30pm.

A $50 value offered at a discounted rate of $40 for those who sign up for both courses. If you plan to take both courses, you MUST register through this link in order to receive the discounted price. Additional course descriptions below.


ABCs of Staring a New Business 

Discover what it really takes to start your own business. Co-taught by a small business owner, an Insurance Agent, and a lawyer specializing in small business, this workshop lays the foundation for starting up your very own business in the state of Maryland! Topics addressed in this workshop include:

Advance Planning

  • Assessing if entrepreneurship is right for you
  • Conducting market research
  • Calculating start-up costs

Build Your Business

  • Determining business structure and registering your business both at the federal and state levels
  • Choosing a business name
  • Marketing your business
  • Building a support team

Corporate Formalities & Legal Considerations

  • Insurance considerations when starting a business
  • Legal considerations such as trademarks, resident agents, and foreign qualifications

*Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Start-Up


Don’t Quit Your Day Job (Yet!): Getting a Head Start on Your Start-Up

Are you planning to leave your corporate job soon to start a new business? Join Judy O’Connor, Founder & CEO of Like Neighbors (and 2017 StartRight! Business Plan Competition runner-up!) as she provides a checklist of activities and resources that she wishes she’d had before leaving a corporate job to launch her own business. Any new entrepreneur can and should accomplish these tasks prior to quitting her day job, shortening the gap between that last paycheck and the launch of an exciting new venture! Walk away with the best tools for critical start-up activities like securing your domain, testing your market, creating a business plan and more.

*Intended Audience: Pre-Venture, Start-Up