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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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BUSINESS
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.
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 Michelle Singletary and Michelle Singletary,Evening Sun Staff | May 9, 1991
Did you know that:* Innovations such as the aerosol can, artificial heart valve, optical scanner, soft contact lenses, pacemaker and zipper were developed by small businesses?* More than 20 million Americans own small businesses and create two out of every three new jobs in the United States?* About half of the nation's private-sector work force is employed by small businesses?The U.S. Small Business Administration doesn't want the country to overlook the contributions of entrepreneurs and has been touting their accomplishments this week, which is officially designated Small Business Week.
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.
NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2002
Project VisionShare is a nonprofit, but the organization is in line to help entrepreneurs make more money. The newly formed organization, which will have an official launch at Oakland Manor on Wednesday, is an incubator without walls, created to help entrepreneurs form their business ideas and get money to help keep their fledgling businesses running. The program, founded by Brian J. McIntyre, will provide entrepreneurs in any field with low- or no-interest loans up to $25,000, business courses and mentoring support over a two-year period.
NEWS
By William Eggers | December 25, 1990
MANY WESTERN economists and political pundits are warning that capitalism may fail in Eastern Europe. They say the foot soldiers of a market economy -- entrepreneurs -- are missing. They say the region is entirely without the kind of risk-taking businessmen who have driven economic growth in the West.This gloomy prediction misses the mark, because even though entrepreneurship in state-run economies is negligible, Eastern Europe's vast black-market economy is actually rife with entrepreneurs.
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