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More than one in four U.S. companies is owned or led by a woman, a recent report by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) shows. These female entrepreneurs and business leaders now make up the fastest growing segment of the economy, and their economic impact is reaching unprecedented levels, announced Carla Harris, chair

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The new year brings new opportunities for growing your Maryland business. But where do you start? Here are five suggestions.  Share additional tips and ideas with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) on Facebook and Twitter @MDBIZ Take a class A number of organizations across Maryland offer classes and workshops focused on

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This is no time for excuses. If you’re looking to boost your early-stage company in the coming year, submit your application today for the 2015 InvestMaryland Challenge. Your company could walk away with a top prize of $100,000 or other grants and awards. The application period for the third annual business competition ends on

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The Town of Grantsville in Western Maryland, with assistance from the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED), will breathe new life into a former production facility. The former site of Yoder’s Country Meats will be transformed into a new cheese manufacturing plant to be operated by High Country Creamery and Market. A $400,000

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Nick Fertig, co-owner of Baltimore-based Full Tilt Brewing, stands in stark contrast to the man he was 12 years ago. “I was just a kid then. I didn’t know where I was going,” he said. Seeking direction, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and eventually worked as an engineering lab tech.

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The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) is committed to fostering growth among small businesses throughout the State. MDBIZ News sat down with DBED’s Director of the Office of Small Business Sean McEvoy to discuss some of the available resources. Q: Why are small businesses so important to Maryland’s economy? A: Small

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As Maryland’s casinos continue to grow in popularity, so do their contributions to the State’s Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Loan Fund. The program receives 1.5 percent of video lottery terminal revenue and has already approved 77 loans totaling $7.8 million. Loan and investment recipients have included a limousine and sedan

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Brush up on your business development skills with help from the U.S. Small Business Association. Several events are planned to celebrate National Small Business Week, May 12-16, with additional events through the summer.  How SBA Loan Programs Help Lenders Expand Access to Capital What: SBA’s Baltimore District and West Virginia offices will offer training to commercial lenders on

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From Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore, an elite group of small businesses are setting new standards for excellence in their fields. Among them are 14 Maryland business leaders, winners of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2014 Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program. The SBA’s Baltimore District Office recently announced

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The second annual InvestMaryland Challenge is in full swing. If your business is in need of a jump start, check out this site for more information about the national business competition. The Challenge offers applicants free admission to networking events, social media promotion, scoring and feedback from judges, exposure to venture capital firms and angel investors

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