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Tag Archives: Expanding Opportunities

Joint ventures help small businesses ‘leverage the power of large businesses’

When bids for Baltimore’s 21st Century School Buildings Program were announced, architecture firms Waldon Studio and Hughes Group were faced with a predicament – they each wanted to win a project with the program, which is meant to address Baltimore’s ...

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CDFIs help minority business owners

When small businesses want to grow their operation or even just get off the ground, they often initially turn to banks to provide them with the capital they need. Traditional lending institutions can end up turning them away, however, if ...

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Helping other companies find solutions

Ronald Curry and Steve Jones have been friends since middle school. Both graduated from Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and stayed in touch when they went to different colleges. After graduating and spending time in the corporate world, both knew they wanted ...

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Know your customer

You increase your chances of success when you understand how your customer buys things. The procurement process for the State of Maryland is governed by statues and executed through regulations and policies. The Maryland Procurement Manual is available online for ...

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Pathway to state procurement

Determine if the State of Maryland Buys What You Sell Buying is done at the agency and department levels. The best way to identify who is buying what you sell is to become a registered vendor on eMaryland Marketplace Advantage ...

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Relief funding saves the day

As America witnessed the COVID-19 pandemic force live music, theater, sports, and entertainment venues across the country close their doors, Cofounder and chief Operations Officer Greg Mills wondered if a 2020 grand opening for his business, Warehouse Cinemas located in ...

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