Business Connect is a business assistance hub where small business owners can get information, support and training to start or grow their companies. The Germantown location makes it more convenient for thousands of Upcounty businesses to connect with County services. Assistance is available by appointment.
This new program provides counseling, classes and connections to local business owners in their own communities to help them succeed and grow. It launched Wednesday, May 8, during Small Business Week. Results from the Upcounty pilot will be used to design a Countywide Business Connect program available at all regional services centers over the next year.
Business Connect will offer workshops on County processes such as procurement and permitting and will work with local chambers of commerce to provide informative “lunch and learn” sessions from subject matter experts.
For information and resources related to starting and growing a business in Montgomery County, visit the Montgomery County Business Portal.
When visiting the Montgomery County Business Portal, click on Training Workshops (at the top right of the website) to register for these upcoming classes at the Upcounty Regional Services Center:
- Wednesday, May 29 - Legal Risk Management for Business Owners, 10 a.m. - noon (Room B)
- Thursday, May 30 - Montgomery County Procurement Programs and State of Maryland Certifications, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Room A)
- Tuesday, June 4 - How to Launch Your Food Venture, 10 a.m. – noon (Room B)
- Tuesday, June 4 - One-on-One Business Counseling, 1 - 4 p.m. (Room 1)