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By Ellen James Martin | March 25, 1991
An entrepreneur for 14 years, Sascha Wolhandler has learned to live with fear."It's very scary when you hold people's lives in your hands -- when you have to make enough money in your business to meet people's salaries, taxes, health insurance and other benefits. That's a lot of responsibility," says Ms. Wolhandler, who heads Sascha's, a catering concern based in Mount Vernon.Yet entrepreneurs shouldn't back away from risk due to the fears that business decisions can arouse, Ms. Wolhandler says.
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NEWS
July 1, 1995
An article in the Business section June 28 omitted the name of one of the sponsors of this year's Entrepreneurs of the Year awards in Maryland. Ernst & Young is a national sponsor of the program.The Sun regrets the errors.
BUSINESS
By Mike Cassidy and Mike Cassidy,San Jose Mercury News | May 14, 2008
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The young chief executive could squeeze a reporter in late in the day - right after the call with 60 Minutes. The guy juggles a busy schedule. There's English, math, social studies, P.E. And hey, a guy's got to find time to shoot a few hoops and torment his little sister. Young, remember? Like 14 years old. In a land of the young entrepreneur, eighth-grader Anshul Samar, CEO of Alchemist Empire Inc., makes Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg look like Methuselah. "Legally I'm the CEO," Anshul says from Alchemist's Cupertino, Calif.
NEWS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | July 24, 2003
In Baltimore County SCORE to offer workshop for fledgling entrepreneurs TOWSON - The Service Corps of Retired Executives will hold a four-session workshop for those considering starting a business or for new entrepreneurs. The sessions will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at Towson United Methodist Church, 501 Hampton Lane. Topics will include business plans, financing, management, legal issues and marketing. The cost is $75 for the series. Registration is encouraged.
BUSINESS
By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2012
Derek Gabbard wasn't dreaming of California when he sought to raise investment capital for his Baltimore-based cybersecurity firm. But the CEO of Lookingglass Cyber Solutions lucked out with a connection to venture capitalists in the state that dwarfs all others in terms of venture capital. With a San Francisco investment firm taking the lead on the investment and a Maryland firm following, Gabbard recently raised $5 million. Such deals, where Mid-Atlantic technology companies straddle both coasts for investors, have been cropping up lately, though the dynamics underlying them vary.
EXPLORE
March 27, 2012
On March 27, TowsonGlobal at Towson University is marking its fifth anniversary and recognized the achievements of six entrepreneurs who have turned ideas into real businesses. During the Celebration of Entrepreneurial Success ceremony at the university, certificates of accomplishment will be awarded to the incubator's first graduates, which include: Linda Seidel and Estelle Meister of Transcending Cosmetics - a company that was founded to market their proprietary product, Natural Cover, to makeup professionals and medical practitioners.
BUSINESS
By Ellen James Martin | October 5, 1991
Entrepreneurs seeking to set up child-care centers in the Baltimore area are among those eligible for below-market-rate loans from NCNB Corp., the bank holding company announced yesterday."
BUSINESS
By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 6, 1997
Perhaps to the surprise of one gender and not the other, female entrepreneurs are more actively adopting new technology for business growth than their male counterparts, according to a newly released study.Among the study's most significant findings is that "the share of women business owners that have established a home page for their business has tripled since last year -- 23 percent now have a home page, compared to 16 percent for men," according to Lois Haber, chairwoman of the National Foundation for Women Business Owners.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Maryland is investing a total of $350,000 into two Maryland technology companies, Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday. The state invested $200,000 in SocialToaster, a Baltimore company that has developed a social media marketing system, and $150,000 in ReelGenie, a Silver Spring firm that creates videos from users' photos and other digital media. The money came from the InvestMaryland program, created in 2011 to stimulate investment in Maryland tech companies. SocialToaster, used by outfits including Nickelodeon and the Baltimore Ravens, employs 17 people and expects to increase its staff by 30 percent by the year's end. ReelGenie employs four people and plans to add marketing, software development and business development staff.
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