Brown joins ad­vi­sory board for state Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter

Maryland Independent - - News -

The di­rec­tor of the Charles County De­part­ment of Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Darrell Brown will serve on Mary­land’s Small Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter (SBDC) Ad­vi­sory Board. SBDCs are a part of the fed­eral gov­ern­ment’s Small Busi­ness Ad­min­is­tra­tion, which works with col­leges, uni­ver­si­ties, and com­mu­ni­ties to as­sist small busi­ness and en­trepreneurs.

Lo­cally, the SBDC, South­ern Re­gion, part­ners with the Col­lege of South­ern Mary­land to as­sist new and ex­ist­ing busi­nesses with ev­ery­thing from busi­ness plan­ning to growth strate­gies to com­ply­ing with le­gal and tax is­sues. They of­fer free coun­sel­ing and low-cost train­ing.

SBDC of­fices are com­posed of a net­work of knowl­edge­able pro­fes­sional staff and en­gaged stake­hold­ers who pro­vide ex­pert ad­vice and spe­cial­ized train­ing to cur­rent and as­pir­ing busi­nesses. Their as­sis­tance re­sults in suc­cess­ful busi­nesses that cre­ate em­ploy­ment and con­trib­ute to the growth of lo­cal, state and na­tional economies.

The SBDC be­lieves busi­nesses need three things to suc­ceed: money, man­age­ment and mar­ket­ing. These three needs cor­re­spond with the pri­mary re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the SBDC Ad­vi­sory Board: strate­gic plan­ning, ad­vo­cacy, and pol­icy de­vel­op­ment.

To learn more about the SBDC visit www.mary­lands­bdc.org/.

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