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Minding Your Own Business Event Series

Every 4th Wednesday of the month

Touch Point Mondawmin,
2000 Gwynns Falls Pkwy, Baltimore, MD 21215
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm | Cost: Free

Benefits for your participation include:

  • Powerful networking opportunities with various Entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries

  • The opportunity to receive real-world advice and counseling on business topics

  • Encouragement to launch your first or next business

Topics and Schedule:

  • January 23 Topic: Starting/Growing Your Business

  • February 27 Topic: Marketing & Branding

  • March 27 Topic: Business Strategy

  • April 24 Topic: Business Funding

  • May 22 Topic: Tax & Accounting

  • June 26 Topic: Leadership IMPACT

  • July 24 Topic: Business Incorporation

  • August 28 Topic: Social, Sales, Marketing & Referral Networking

  • September 25 Topic: Protecting your Business

  • October 23 Topic: Franchise Options

  • November 20 Topic: Customer Service


Proposal Writing Tools & Techniques

Need tips for your next grant application? Do you know how to begin?
Impact Hub Baltimore
10 East North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21202
Time: 12:00-1:00pm | Cost: Free

Date: June 17
About Facilitator: Veronica Owens is a previous State Grant Manager and President of Monarch Butterfly Enterprises, Veronica has been on both sides of awarding funding and writing for funding for cities, towns and various non-profit organizations. She gives tips on how to present your best package forward in applying for the money your organization needs.

The Art of the Side Hustle

Business Plan, Business Start-up/Preplanning
Maryland SBDC, 3000 B. Druid Park Drive, Baltimore MD 21215
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Fee: No Fee 

Date: June 27
Registration Deadline: 6/27/2019 11:00 AM (EDT)
Point of Contact: Jennifer Funn

Description: Start a Side Hustle While Keeping Your Day Job: How to create a business and generate extra income without giving up your Day job, your family or your life! If you’re trying to make a big change or just need some extra cash, a hustle can help you build a foundation to move on to something else. If you love your day job, that’s great too—the hustle will provide a creative outlet and a backup plan. When you have more than one source of income, you are no longer dependent on a single employer. You will have much greater opportunity. You will learn new skills. Oh, and you’ll also have … more money. When you have more than one paycheck arriving every month, you feel better about yourself. You look to the future differently, and you consider a wider set of options as you make decisions. It’s also fun. Starting a side hustle is like “playing entrepreneurially” without making a huge commitment. Join this class to learn how to maintain work/life balance, find a niche, test feasibility, and create a simple business plan and strategy, while preventing the major pitfalls associated with starting a new venture on your own. The seminar will also assist with the creation of simple financial projections to ensure your side hustle is worth your time.

Connect, Learn, and Grow this June with BCAN! 

Set Your Creative Entrepreneurial Path with a Free One Day Intensive with BCAN Pilot
1200 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217
Time:9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Date: June 29

Join BCAN as we host a free day-long intensive on Saturday, June 29th from 9a-2p as part of our new BCAN Pilot program. Facilitated by Q Ragsdale of Orange Moon Media, participants will be taken through a series of workshops to help hone their ideas and build skills and confidence as they continue on their entrepreneurial journey. Topics to include building your business model, developing a positive mindset, examining revenue streams. This program is free and open to the public, though attendance is capped and registration is required. Participants will be provided with a light breakfast and catered lunch.

Entrepreneurial Development Workshop Series

This workshop is a series of 5 training events

Small Business Resource Center Park Circle Office Park
3000 Druid Park Drive, Suite 3000B, Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Time: 4:00–6:00pm | Cost: $50

Dates: July 16, July 23, July 30, August 7 
Contact Information: Jennifer Funn -

A growing number of individuals are turning interests, hobbies, and skills into a small business: This program is designed for adults who are ready to try their hand at business ownership. Attendees will be given comprehensive guidance by experts in all stages of successfully starting and managing a new business venture. Topics including financing, marketing, business planning and networking, and how to transfer a lifetime of skills into a successful business.