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Client Spotlight - Cindy Clipp

December 3, 2020

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

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Client Spotlight - ShieldCo

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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How To Make Writing a Business Plan Less Intimidating

Originally published in The Frederick News Post By Charles W. Thomas A business plan is not only important for starting your business, it’s also an indispensable tool for helping... Read more
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Location, Location, Location

Originally published in The Frederick News Post By: Rich Terselic Home Location The simplest location for a new business is the entrepreneur’s home. While there are clear benefits... Read more
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Did your service business make money today?

Originally published in The Frederick News Post By Glenn Zior Most popular answer to the question is “I think so”. But how can you be sure? Are you in a service business such as :... Read more
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Changes in Human Resources affecting employers this year

Originally published in The Frederick News Post By Jan Makela Each year there are changes either at the federal or state level that affect employers in the State of Maryland and... Read more
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Time to open a new restaurant

Originally published in The Frederick News Post By Luis Diaz Colorado The passion of food starts in your mind, just when you are hosting a nice gathering. When you want people to... Read more
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So you want to be an Entrepreneur?

Originally published in The Frederick News Post by Kathie Callahan Brady There is an ongoing debate exploring whether Entrepreneurs are born or molded by their experiences. Some... Read more
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The owner/investor ‘pre-nup’

Originally published in The Frederick News Post For many entrepreneurs, the time and effort required to start a company on the right footing frequently leaves them with little... Read more
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Beyond the checkbook balance

Originally published in The Frederick News Post Many small business owners use software to maintain their checkbook balance. However, that “cash in the bank” balance is only one... Read more
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The next big thing in crowds

Originally published in The Frederick News Post First the crowd cleaned up France with “La Marseillaise” in 1789. Then there was removal of the Berlin Wall and Arab Spring. Now,... Read more
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A tutorial for small business lending

Originally published in The Frederick News Post More than 28 million small businesses operate in the United States, according to a September article in Forbes. The businesses may... Read more

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