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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2012
For a disciplined U.S. Naval Academy graduate who helped run nuclear-powered ships, Jason Hardebeck likes to move fast and break things. The 46-year-old entrepreneur, who grew up in Montana and Nevada, came to the East Coast to attend the academy in Annapolis. His career has spanned startups in Boston, Black & Decker in Towson and his own Baltimore-based startup, WhoGlue, which he started at the peak of the dot-com boom over a decade ago. He closed a chapter last fall by selling WhoGlue, an online network for private communities, to Facebook for an undisclosed amount.
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By David Rocks and David Rocks,Special to The Sun | June 20, 1994
PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- Czechs call their capital "Golden Prague" because of the scores of gilded steeples, spires and towers that loom over the city's medieval core. Foreigners coming here in recent years, though, see a different kind of gold along Prague's ancient cobblestone streets."Where there's change, there's opportunity," said Scott Otto, one of thousands of young foreign entrepreneurs to flock to Prague since the "Velvet Revolution" peacefully ended communism here 4 1/2 years ago. "When people hear of a part of the world that is newly opened to capitalism and entrepreneurship, they come."
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.
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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.
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By Lorraine Mirabella | lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | March 21, 2010
Kiesha Haughton Smoots has taught dozens of low-income women in Baltimore how to write a business plan and get their ventures off the ground. She has bid on federal contracts for a woman-owned information technology company and run her own small-business consulting firm. In Prince George's County, she helped entrepreneurs get loans, land government contracts, increase sales and create jobs. But these days, banks are less willing to lend, consumers are cutting back and many small businesses are struggling from week to week to stay afloat.
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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.
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.
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