small business

April 26, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

MoCo Eats Week Spotlights Local Eateries, Offers the ‘Ultimate Foodie Experience’

Visit Montgomery and Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) are hosting MoCo Eats Week. The event began April 23 and continues through May 3 and is described as “the ultimate foodie experience,” supporting local food and beverage businesses including restaurants, bakeries, breweries and wineries. Participants can download a “Digital Saving Pass” on the Visit Montgomery […]

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April 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Programa de Ayuda para Empresas Pequeñas Pertenecientes a Minorías y Mujeres

El estado ha establecido el “Programa COVID-19 para pequeñas empresas propiedad de minorías y mujeres de Maryland” con $10 millones en fondos estatales de la Ley de Ayuda, una iniciativa para apoyar a las empresas pequeñas y sub-representadas bajo estrés financiero debido a la pandemia. Los fondos se distribuirán a través de la “Cuenta de […]

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April 21, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Maryland Offers COVID-19 Relief Program for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

The state has established the “Maryland Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Account COVID-19 RELIEF Program” with $10 million in state Relief Act funding in an initiative to support small and underrepresented businesses under financial stress due to the pandemic. Funds will be distributed through the Maryland Department of Commerce’s “Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Business Account,” […]

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March 29, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Rockville’s Shop Local Supports Female Entrepreneurs

Rockville’s Shop Local hosts start-up businesses at no cost and provides services to help women grow their businesses. Created in May 2019 as a pop-up store, Shop Local is sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Business Center and has launched a variety of successful small businesses at the Rockville Town Square. Currently, Shop Local’s list of […]

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March 12, 2021 | Michael Hernández

County Awards Informal Solicitations to Small Businesses, $2 Million Awarded in FY20

The director of procurement will require that all informal solicitations be reserved under the Local Small Business Reserve Program (LSBRP), starting April 1, 2021. This is part of County Executive Marc Elrich’s effort to assist local small businesses impacted by COVID-19. According to the county, $2,026,173 was awarded in informal solicitations during fiscal year 2020. […]

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March 2, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Friday Town Hall to Detail New Legal Advice Program for County’s Small Businesses

Montgomery County’s COVID-19 Economic Revitalization and Recovery program is hosting a virtual town hall meeting at noon on Friday to discuss a new, county-sponsored initiative that will offer legal advice to local businesses amid the pandemic. At the event, the county small business navigator Judy Stephenson and the Latino Economic Development Center’s executive director and […]

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October 22, 2020 | Staff Writer

Elrich Encourages Local Restaurant, Retail Owners to Apply for Grant Through Nov. 5

There’s grant funding available to help local restaurant and retail establishments cover the cost of adjusting ways they interact with customers amid the COVID-19 pandemic- especially during the winter months. The 3R Initiative Restaurant and Retail Grant will provide up to $5,000 to help support delivery service fees, inventory costs, E-commerce solutions, and other COVID-related […]

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October 6, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Six Tips for Starting Your Own Business

Starting your own business can be an exciting prospect, but there is more to it than simply writing a business plan. Also, if you expect to have employees, there are a variety of federal and state forms and applications that you need to complete to get your business up and running. That’s where a tax […]

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August 17, 2020 | Samantha Subin

New Round of Emergency Relief Funding for Nonprofits Opens Aug. 17

Beginning Aug. 17, some Maryland organizations that have been impacted by the pandemic can apply for a grant through the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund for 501(c)(6) Nonprofits. Through the program, applicants can obtain up to $10,000 to cover quarterly operating expenses. The application, available through OneStop portal, will be open until August 24 […]

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June 17, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Cardin Virtual Forum Will Address Small Business Relief in Wake of COVID-19

Senator Ben Cardin is holding a virtual forum on Thursday, June 18th to discuss relief for at risk small businesses. Cardin will be joined by Ashley Duckman, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and Jamon Phenix, Coalition Manager of the Page 30 Coalition. The conversation will be focused on supporting […]

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