Small Business

Flower-Shop-min-e1469344840853We hear it every day – small business is big business. Small business is the economic engine of the economy, nationally and here in Montgomery County. Not only are most companies in the County small, but big business in Montgomery County actively partners with and support the local small business community.

Did you know that there is a substantial economic benefit to using local small businesses? Spending $100 at a local small business returns $45 to the local economy as compared to $15 returned by a national chain.

Did you know that 96% of the companies in Montgomery County have 50 or fewer employees and that two-thirds have less than 5 employees?

WorkSource Montgomery is committed to helping small businesses grow and thrive. This is accomplished by establishing a centralized source of supports and resources to promote ongoing growth to Montgomery County’s small business owners, contributing to sustainability of Montgomery County’s economy. Growth equates to finding the right talent to meet your organizational needs.

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Current Opportunities:

Bethesda Green’s “Be Green Hub” nurtures green and social impact start ups to accelerate their success as viable companies. 80% of the 40 companies that have come through its acceleration program remain in business!

How to Apply

Apply by December 1, 2018 for its next cohort running January – June 2018.
Why apply?
  • Partnerships with angel investor groups
  • Access to relevant test beds for pilots
  • Flexible curriculum featuring leadership development
  • Technical assistance
  • Targeted mentorship
  • Advice and training on professional services and software
  • Opportunity to join longer-term incubator for continued education and networking
  • Financial  awards
  • Office space access in Bethesda
Requirements:
  • positive impact on environment or food cycle
  • beyond ideation stage
Questions? Contact Tina Arreaza, tina@bethesdagreen.org

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