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Depending on where you live, finding a woman-owned business might be hard to come by. But here in Maryland, we hold the number one ranking for women-owned businesses across the country. In fact, over 32% of all Maryland firms are women-owned, making Parallel Risk Advisors the perfect addition to the

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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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Maryland government agencies have a history of funding worker training projects, but never before has training been made so widely available across an entire industry. Under the direction of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, the EARN (Employment Advancement Right Now) Maryland Workforce Training Initiative is now offering an unprecedented opportunity for

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Fewer than half American workers have taken even basic steps to prepare for retirement. At the same time, confidence in the ability to comfortably retire has reached a new record low, a recent study found. In an attempt to battle widespread retirement planning apathy, Baltimore-based T. Rowe Price launched on

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Lending rose among Maryland’s credit unions in last year’s fourth quarter, the Baltimore Business Journal reported. According to the article: Credit union lending increased 3.8 percent year over year in the final four months of 2012, placing Maryland 36th among the 50 states, the National Credit Union Administration said. Meanwhile,

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Check back for Q&A profiles on all the competition finalists. The first-ever InvestMaryland Challenge is down to its final round with just 33 companies competing for more than $300,000 in grants and business services. The final winners will be announced during the Governor’s Cup Awards Ceremony on April 15. One

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by Karen Glenn Hood, DBED Marketing and Communications Like many small business owners, Susan Aplin wanted to expand her business. As the CEO of Bambeco, an eco-friendly home and housewares company based in Baltimore, Aplin saw opportunity in the ever-growing market for sustainable goods. She wanted to add employees, she

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Like many states across the country, Maryland recognizes that in order to compete and succeed in the global economy, it has to attract global talent, grow organically, invest in high performing companies and provide the necessary infrastructure for growth.  But developing a strategy on how

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia The State’s Department of Economic Development saw a number of big wins in this year’s legislative session which closed on Monday. The Department’s InvestMaryland legislation overwhelmingly passed with a 94-43 vote, helping to fuel venture capital investments in Maryland’s startup companies. Through the legislation, the

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by Christine Hansen for MDBizMedia Business leaders, government officials and dignitaries from Maryland, DC and the Western Balkan region convened today at the University of Baltimore for the U.S. Balkans Business Summit. The two-day event includes panels on energy, transportation, tourism, defense, manufacturing, and information and technology.  The first business

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