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Success Stories from around Maryland

We have helped many small businesses achieve their dream of starting or expanding their business. Newsletters with stories: Spring 2015, Fall 2014

Stories from our regions:

Keffa Coffee, LLC imports specialty-grade Ethiopian coffee

Owner Samuel Demisse had been in the coffee business for over 20 years and formed Keffa Coffee in 2003. Samuel first came to the SBDC Center for assistance in November of 2008. The business’ growth was . . .

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Devora jumped into business as KOL Foods, selling Kosher grass fed beef

Devora Kimelman-Block became a businesswoman by chance. An idea for a business dropped into her lap and she decided to quit her non-profit job in the education sector and take a chance with the new business venture . . .

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Mully’s Brewery in Calvert County: Path to “New Business of the Year”

Mully’s Brewery opened to the public in October 2013. It is owned and operated by Jason and Cindy Mullikin. The brewery is located in Prince Frederick, MD. When first taking steps towards creating this business, Cindy Mullikin utilized SBDC pre-venture training in January 2011 and the Mullikins have interacted with the SBDC since then . . .

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SBDC helps A Little Bit Sheepish Yarn Shop open

Brenda Trice has been crocheting most of her life, and knitting for several years. A former teacher, she came to the Maryland Small Business Development Center - Eastern Region at Salisbury University for direction in opening her own yarn shop in historic downtown Berlin . . .

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Michael Steele wins 2016 Crab Pot pitch

Michael Steele, owner of Motorbriiz, won a cash prize and a bushel of crabs at the Crab Pot pitch for his motorcycle chain oiler after successful SBDC coaching in sales, the pitch, and financing . . .

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