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MCM's August Small Business Network: A Conversation with Commerce Secretary Mike Gill

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Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill is the featured guest of Montgomery Community Media’s August Small Business Network (SBN) session. The event takes place August 23 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in Rockville located at 7548 Standish Place. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online, here. The series of monthly morning sessions […]

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Small Business Network Panel: "Accelerate Small Business Growth With Mergers & Acquisitions" (Video)

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Watch Live. Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) examines business growth through Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). Kelly Leonard moderates a panel of business experts on mergers and acquisitions, including William Duffy of M&T Investment Banking Group, Will Fergusion of Baltimore Washington Business Brokers, and Laurie Wiggins of Byond.

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MCM's July Small Business Network Panel: Accelerate Growth Through M&A

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Montgomery Community Media’s July Small Business Network (SBN) examines business growth through Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). The event takes place July 19 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in Rockville located at 7548 Standish Place. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online, here. The series of monthly morning sessions addresses topics of […]

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Entrepreneur Anik Singal Headlines June Small Business Network Series

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Entrepreneur Anik Singal was the guest at MCM’s June 21st Small Business Network (SBN) event. Anik Singal is the founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. and is considered a leading expert on entrepreneurship. Singal has trained over one million entrepreneurs worldwide and generated $200 million in online sales, all by the age of 35. Singal’s topic: […]

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Five Things to Know for June 21 in Montgomery County

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Today is the summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night in the Northern Hemisphere and considered the first day of summer. Here are five more things to know for Thursday, June 21, in Montgomery County 1. Marriott’s New Headquarters:  Marriott executives, Governor Hogan, County Executive Leggett and others will celebrate the groundbreaking of  Marriott’s new […]

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Franchot Has Two Words for Lawmakers on Revenue Windfall: 'Bank It'

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Comptroller Peter Franchot discussed beer, Amazon and what the effect on Maryland will be from federal tax reform that Congress passed in December when he stopped by Montgomery Community Media’s studios Thursday. Appearing at the Small Business Network and interviewed by host Kelly Taylor Leonard, Franchot said his office put 2.5 million Maryland 2014 tax returns […]

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Sherron Washington Headlines Small Business Network Series June 15 at MCM (VIDEO)

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Sherron Washington was the featured speaker at the June 15 Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Washington’s topic was titled, “More Platforms, More Problems: Simplifying Your Social Media Marketing.” Watch the video of Washington’s presentation below: #Twitter is the newsroom Share recent events or activities in your biz. To be […]

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Trone Talks About Learning from Failure (VIDEO)

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Total Wine & More founder David Trone said Thursday too many businesses are afraid of failure. “We want failure,” Trone told the Small Business Network. “Because if we don’t have some failure, how are we going to learn. If we don’t learn, we’re probably not going to succeed.” Trone, who ran unsuccessfully for the 8th […]

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Marissa Levin Headlines April 20th Small Business Networking Event at MCM (VIDEO)

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Marissa Levin was the featured speaker at the April 20th Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Levin’s topic was titled, “Built to Scale: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth Through Exceptional Advisory Boards.” Watch a video of Levin’s presentation below: Levin founded and runs Successful Culture, a consulting firm that […]

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Berliner and Bilonick Headline Small Business Networking Event at MCM (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) Director Marla Bilonick were the guests at the Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville on March 16. Their discussion with host Kelly Leonard focused on creating economic opportunity by establishing and expanding microlending in Montgomery County. Watch […]

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