Westminster, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011
Both Carroll County Economic Development and the Carroll County Small Business Development Center continue to commit resources to grow Carroll County’s small business community. Partnering with Westminster-based marketing firm Sonata Venture Solutions, LLC, a pilot workshop - The Launch Box™ began in Carroll on February 23rd with nine companies participating. The Launch Box™ is an eight week collaborative program that covers marketing strategy, branding, public relations, social marketing and optimization, through the use of weekly exercises and group review.
“Our mission for this program is to enlist the experience and expertise, we have in-county whenever possible, to grow Carroll County companies. Together, with the Small Business Development Center, we provide access to resources and programs like The Launch Box™ for small businesses to build confidence, knowledge and experience” commented Larry Twele, Director of Economic Development.
“Being able to help small businesses navigate the complexities of marketing, branding, public relations and product launch has driven us to the development of The Launch Box™. The goal of The Launch Box™ is to provide working exercises, in a collaborative environment; helping small business owners understand, execute and measure results” shared Laura Meck, CEO Sonata Venture Solutions, LLC.
ABOUT CARROLL COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER:
The Carroll County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is dedicated to helping businesses get established and grow through management counseling and technical assistance for new and existing small business owners. Visit the SBDC at http://www.carrollbiz.org/sbdc/aboutus.html.
ABOUT CARROLL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Carroll County Department of Economic Development is a results-oriented team that creates solutions to give businesses a competitive edge. To learn more about the programs or opportunities available in Carroll County visit us at http://www.carrollbiz.org/contact/index.php, follow @CarrollEconDev on Twitter or call 410-386-2070.
ABOUT SONATA VENTURE SOLUTIONS: Established in 2008, Sonata Venture Solutions has been providing exceptional marketing, public relations, branding and growth strategies for its clients. For more information on how to grow your business success visit us on the web at http://www.sonataventure.com, @Lmeckpr on Twitter or http://www.sonataventure.blogspot.com. The Launch Box™ is a proprietary workshop helping small businesses grow.
For More Information on programs offered for Carroll County Small Businesses, contact Beth Woodring, Senior Counselor, Small Business Development Center at 410-386-2317 or by email bwoodring(at)ccg(dot)carr(dot)org.