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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:

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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Edel's Bridal Boutique in Harford County: Learn How They Opened Their Doors!

Edel became a client of Al Henry at the Small Business Development Center in August of 2014 with the vision of purchasing a bridal shop. After weeks of going through the processes of investigating an established business and working closely with Mr. Henry, it was determined that the business in question was not financially stable.

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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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Douglas Security Technologies of Harford County: How They Obtained An Investor to Build a Prototype

Randy Douglas, the founder of Douglas Security Technologies LLC, is an inventor from Aberdeen, MD who contacted the Northern Region of Maryland SBDC with the hopes of bringing his patented mobile technology to market. With the help of SBDC counselors and an SBDC event, Douglas is closer to his dream than he ever expected. When Douglas first reached out to the SBDC in early 2015, he...

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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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