Economic Development Department Announces Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:00am

Economic Development Department Announces Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series

The Economic Development Department will hold a Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series from Feb. 11 to May 7 at the Waldorf West Library (10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf) from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Small businesses create a vibrant and successful global community, and this series is designed to provide small business owners with local resources to help them grow their business and become part of that global community.

Resource partners from around the county will present information on various topics at the workshops.  The Feb. 11 workshop will provide a series overview of the topics to 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.”

A catered lunch is included. Dates and themes for the workshops:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11—Introduction: Workshop Series Overview and Resources
  • Thursday, March 5—Workshop 1: Leveraging Your Certifications
  • Wednesday, March 25—Workshop 2:  Access to Capital
  • Wednesday, April 15—Workshop 3:  Business Owner’s Regulatory Requirements
  • Thursday, May 7—Workshop 4:  Workforce Development

Registration for the workshop series is free. To learn more and register, visit


About Charles County Economic Development Department

The Economic Development Department 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 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, it provides resources and support for existing businesses to help them grow and expand in Charles County. 

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