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MCM's March Small Business Network Examines Leveraging Podcasts to Generate Revenue

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Montgomery Community Media presents the March Small Business Network (SBN) session March 21st from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in Rockville. The March topic is “Leveraging podcasts to Generate Revenue.” Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online, here. Kelly Leonard moderates a panel of three podcast experts, including Charlie Birney co-founder of Podcast Village, Debbie […]

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MCM's February Small Business Network Features David and Mikel Blair

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David and Mikel Blair were the guests of Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on February 28. The event was sold out. Watch the video from the event below. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. February topic:  “Couples […]

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Elrich and Navarro Talk Business at MCM's January Small Business Network Session

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro were the guests of Montgomery Community Media’s Small Business Network (SBN) session on January 17. The event was sold out. Watch the full video from the event below.   .@nancy_navarro said the council has put in place strong tools to help small businesses, but now […]

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Small Business Network Examines Hiring & Firing in the #MeToo Era

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Montgomery Community Media’s December Small Business Network (SBN) Series examines best practices for hiring and firing in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Kelly Leonard moderates a panel of business experts on best practices for employee hiring and firing, including Erin Allen of Contemporaries, Meredith “Merry” Campbell of Shulman Rogers, and Jody Friend of JLM […]

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Small Business Network Panel: "Diversity of the Local Supply Chain"

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Update Nov. 14: This networking session has been canceled. The next session will take place Thursday, Dec. 6. Montgomery Community Media’s November Small Business Network (SBN) Series examines the economic value of supplier diversity programs. Kelly Leonard will moderate a panel of business experts on supply chain diversity, including Carmen Ortiz Larson of Aquas, Inc., […]

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Honest Tea Co-Founder Seth Goldman Headlines MCM's October Small Business Network

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Honest Tea Co-founder Seth Goldman was the featured guest of Montgomery Community Media’s October Small Business Network (SBN) session. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 18 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at our studios in Rockville located at 7548 Standish Place. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard address topics of interest to […]

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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 was the featured guest of Montgomery Community Media’s August Small Business Network (SBN) session on Aug. 23. The series of monthly morning sessions facilitated by Kelly Leonard address topics of interest to small business owners in Montgomery County. August topic:  “A Conversation with Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill.” Watch the […]

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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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