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SBTDC Announces Registration for Spring Entrepreneurship Education Series in Frederick County MD

Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Frederick County MD now have more options for moving their business forward in 2014. The Small Business Technology Development Center, which offers no-cost and low-cost training, counseling and support to the small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur in Frederick MD, announced today that registration is now open for the 2014 Spring “Mastering Business Series” and The Launchbox® marketing workshop. The Mastering series is designed for existing business owners because it focuses on how the business currently operates and how to enhance performance. The Launchbox is designed for both the individual serious about launching a new business with a strong marketing plan and for the established business looking to enhance marketing results. For registration or more information, visit http://www.discoverfrederickmd.com/NewsData/upcoming_events.cfm or contact the SBTDC.

The Launchbox® workshop is a collaborative program that covers marketing, branding public relations strategy, social marketing and optimization through the use of targeted exercises, group review and analysis. A program of Sonata Venture Solutions, a full-service marketing, branding and public relations firm with offices in Baltimore and Westminster Maryland, The Launchbox® workshop gives entrepreneurs and business owners the ability to build an individual marketing strategy with the confidence of step-by-step guidance from seasoned marketers.

Mastering Business Development – Strategic growth planning tools to accelerate profits! is an 18-hour board room style coaching focuses owners of firms to take control, insure the business delivers profits and operates productively. Learn to master the SBTDC's strategic growth system, breaking down a business into 10 key areas to "Earn More. Work Less!" Implement a plan that create the life you want by developing strategies that drive profits and designs systems that increase employee performance.

Mastering Revenue Growth - Drive Your Revenue Now With Little to No Investment
In 4-hours, learn how to identify profitable customers and build relationships that result in increased revenue. Each participant will be given strategies and tools to implement a disciplined process to generate and convert prospects. Build a revenue growth system that operates without the owner. It is time to bridge the gap between selling frustrations and a fruit-bearing business.

Mastering Profit Strategies - Proven System to Increase Profits by 61%
SBTDC takes a process-oriented approach to increasing profit. Reach your financial goals using the “Five Drivers to Earn More.” Systematically identify areas that need improvement, maximize effectiveness of your team by utilizing powerful strategies and align the five essential elements of execution. Session is perfect for quarterly planning for existing SBTDC Accelerator and Mastery clients or as an introduction.

Mastering Time & Money - Complete Program to Earn More. Work Less
The right elements seem to be in place - but the results aren't. Somehow, the most important things aren't getting done. This program exposes the core issues that causes mediocre team performance and derails success, and then presents a straightforward method of building process excellence to create a profitable business that works without the owner

In addition to the above series, the SBTDC offers additional sessions on a variety of topics including starting a business, effective social media, retail industry best practices and more. A complete calendar is available at

“These two series offer practical information and action items across key segments of business operations. Any small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur can find a topic of interest and immediately begin to make changes that will impact the bottom line. The value offered here is tremendous and feedback from 2013 participants has been very positive that the investment of time is well spent,” commented Beth A Woodring, Senior Consultant with the Frederick office of the SBTDC.

ABOUT SBDTC: Since 1988, the seasoned staff of the Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Network has provided sound advice, counseling and support to entrepreneurs and small to mid-size businesses across the state. The Network, a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Maryland College Park, links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations to provide management, training and technical assistance to Maryland’s small businesses. As part of a national SBTDC Network, the SBTDC has rapid access to a number of information resources to deliver assistance that strengthens businesses, thereby contributing to the growth of local, state and national economies. The network has 6 regional offices, and more than 20 statewide locations where services are delivered.

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