The Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD) will hold a Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series from February 11 to May 7 at the Waldorf West Library (10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.). Small businesses are crucial to creating a vibrant and successful global community, and this series is designed to provide county small business owners with local resources to help them grow their business and become part of that global community.
Various resource partners from around the county will be invited to each workshop to present information on the topics listed below. The introduction to the series, Workshop Series Overview and Resources, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11. This workshop will give attendees an overview of the topics that will be covered. Instructors will also go over several of the local, state, and federal resources available to small, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.
“Small businesses are an essential part of the economic well-being of Charles County,” said Economic Development Director Darréll Brown. “The Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series will act as an education and outreach opportunity—we want small business owners to know that we’re here, we’re available, and we’re ready to help.”
All workshops will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Waldorf West Library. A catered lunch is included. Dates and themes for the other workshops are as follows:
- March 5, Workshop 1: Leveraging Your Certifications
- March 25, Workshop 2: Access to Capital
- April 15, Workshop 3: Business Owner’s Regulatory Requirements
- May 7, Workshop 4: Workforce Development
Registration for the workshop series is free. To learn more and register, visit www.MeetCharlesCounty.com/ToolsForBusinessGrowth.
About Charles County Economic Development Department
The Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD) supports and promotes the economic vitality of Charles County, MD., a dynamic and fast-growing region in the Washington D.C. metro area. It serves as the first point of contact for local businesses and for companies seeking to locate or relocate to Charles County.
With a strong collaborative network of businesses, education, and governmental partners, the organization assists companies through a variety of services including site selection, workforce training, incentives packaging, introductions to business contacts, permit expedition, and sourcing of capital.
The Charles County Economic Development Department seeks to attract entrepreneurs, talented professionals, and companies from key growth industries to the region by marketing Charles County's business, workforce, and lifestyle assets. In addition, the EDD provides resources and support for existing businesses to help them grow and expand in Charles County.
Donna Fuqua, Public Information Specialist