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The purpose of the blog is to share the chronicles of an emerging social entrepreneur in Montgomery County. Urrikka Woods-Scott is on a mission to provide innovative services to under-served older adults and people with disabilities, as well as, savvy solutions for caregivers and organizations seeking assistance in meeting the... Read more

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Unbeatable Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

This week I’m sharing a great opportunity for fellow women entrepreneurs who have recently started their business in the last two years. The Maryland Women’s Business Center is celebrating its tenth year of the Start Right! Business Plan Competition.  The deadline to submit an executive summary for consideration is June 5 at 11:50 pm.  You still have time! I’m entering the ring to hopefully win $5,000 for my innovative business plan and twist on the geriatric care management/ in-home companion services industry with Blessing Buddies, A Benefit LLC.  Check us out at: www.blessingbuddies.org

I welcome good competition and hope you will consider entering the contest, if you are eligible.  The Maryland Women’s Business Center located in Rockville offers a wealth of resources for not only women-owned businesses, but for men too.  I encourage you to visit their website at www.marylandwbc.org

The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) helps Montgomery County’s diverse population start and build successful women-owned enterprises that are positioned for long-term growth in our community.

MWBC conducts training and provides resources for entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow women-owned enterprises in our community.

The MWBC is a first stop along my journey in navigating the plethora of resources for small businesses in the county.  What was your first stop in getting started?  Share your secrets in the comments and look forward to more posts as I go to each door knocking.

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Urrikka Woods-Scott

About Urrikka Woods-Scott

Urrikka Woods-Scott is a social entrepreneur on mission to provide innovative services to underserved older adults and people with disabilities, as well as, savvy solutions for caregivers and organizations seeking assistance in meeting the needs of these populations. She is the Chief Empowerment Officer of UBW Senior Solutions, LLC a life coaching practice that specializes in older adult transitions, caregiving, careers in aging, and consulting with expertise in the field of gerontology. Visit www.ubwseniorsolutions.info Along with her husband, Romain Scott, Urrikka launched a home cleaning and companion service agency, Blessing Buddies, A Benefit LLC. Blessing Buddies is not the typical house cleaning service that intends to just come in, clean, and go. We take a vested interest in our client's overall health and well-being to uncover additional needs and serve as a information & referral "buddy" to connect all to available services in the community. We also provide non-medical limited companion services to address IADL needs like grocery shopping, incidental errands, and laundry upkeep. Visit us at www.blessingbuddies.org


One Response to “Unbeatable Resources for Women Entrepreneurs”

  1. Marlyn Ferguson
    On June 17, 2013 at 5:27 pm responded with... #

    Hi Urrikka, I loved meeting you today and I’m glad I found your blog, too! I have started a number of businesses, and my first stop is usually some form of testing and research to see what might work well in the market. My ‘tests’ usually turn into businesses. My current business, www.strategicshoppingnetwork.com. started out as a practice session for a social media seminar I was taking. I was trying to put what I had learned into practice and…..well here we are!

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