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Piece of Cake!

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September 29, 2022

On August 6th in downtown Frederick, MD, surrounded by friends and family, and, after remarks from local dignitaries, including the mayor, Priscilla Myles cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Priscilla's Pound Cakes and invited all inside to enjoy slices of her gourmet pound cake.

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Volunteer Receives 5 Year Service Award

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August 18, 2022

Score Frederick Chairman Charlie Thomas is shown awarding certified mentor Mike Gallo his five-year service award with the chapter.

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Client Spotlight - Cindy Clipp

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December 3, 2020

When Cindy Clipp was thinking about starting her real estate business she recognized that there was a myriad of startup issues...

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Client Spotlight - ShieldCo

Article Language: English
September 25, 2020

Several years ago Luke and Neil Markey left their successful positions in the business and military world to form their own company, called ShieldCo, to make beautiful, high quality, three dimensional signage and art out of various types of metal, based on the skills that they had learned from their father at an early age.

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

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September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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5 Ways Smartphones Can Boost Your Productivity

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September 19, 2022,

If you’re a devotee of iPhones, it’s time to get excited—Apple just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones. Since the release of iPhones in June 2007, they have changed how we work and live. 

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or a fan of Android, there is likely a lot you don’t know about how smartphones can improve your team’s efficiency and productivity. 

Here are some tips for how smartphones can boost your business.

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Should You Start or Grow a Small Business During a Recession?

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September 12, 2022,

Starting a business in the next 12 months is a smart move, despite fears of a recession or inflation. Read this blog by small business expert Rieva Lesonsky to learn why.

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14 Entrepreneurs Share the Best Advice They’ve Ever Received from a Mentor

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August 17, 2022,

To help you see the benefit of mentorship, we asked entrepreneurs this question for their best insights gained as mentees. From owning your own mistakes to breaking big goals into small steps, several pieces of advice may help you shape your career and personal life into success, just like the entrepreneurs who shared them

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12 Funding Options for Black-Owned Businesses

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August 15, 2022,

To help Black-owned businesses identify the best funding sources available, we asked CEOs and business leaders this question for their best insights. From the iFundWomen of Color Program to Reign Ventures, there are several options available particularly for Black business owners to secure funding for their businesses. 

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Starting a Black Beauty Business

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August 11, 2022,

Now that most cities and states have lifted mask mandates and people are returning to their offices, women are buying more cosmetics. They are purchasing 70% more than they did pre-pandemic, according to the “Makeup Attitudes and Usage Report” from The NPD Group.

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Black Business Month

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August 4, 2022,

To help you best support Black-owned businesses, we asked Black business owners and leaders this question for their best recommendations. From promoting Black-owned businesses on social media to providing Black founders with more access to funding, several recommendations may help you offer the best support to Black-owned businesses as you celebrate National Black Business Month.

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