Money Maryland Anne Arundel County

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The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) and Will Holmes Consulting (WHC) welcome you to Money Maryland Anne Arundel County. We’d like to thank our partners, the Maryland Small Business Development Center (Maryland SBDC), the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation(AAWDC), the Maryland APEX Accelerator, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, and Meridian Management Group for their participation and time.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, M&T Bank and the Baltimore Economic Leadership League (BELL) for their financial support and assistance.

We are offering three tracks, with each focused on offering different resources and information:

  • Track 1 focuses on connecting you to local resources in Anne Arundel County.
  • Track 2 is for entrepreneurs who want to increase revenue and hire people in their communities.
  • Track 3 is for attendees who prefer to speak and learn in Spanish.

Please take a look at the agenda for each track and let us know what sessions interest you when you register. The registration form is at the bottom of this page.


8:30 am- Doors open. Enjoy networking over continental breakfast provided by M&T Bank.

9:00 am- Opening Remarks

  • Amy Gowan, AAEDC President & CEO
  • Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman
  • Will Holmes, Founder of WHC and Creator of Money Maryland

9:20 am- Attendees go to their tracks. Tracks start at 9:30 am.

Track 1- Resources in Anne Arundel County

9:30 am to 10:05 am

  • AAEDC Programs & Resources – Wes MacQuilliam, AAEDC VP of Business Development & Real Estate A brief overview of how AAEDC resources including financing, site selection assistance, permitting and zoning guidance, workforce development support, community revitalization, and market research can help businesses succeed and grow.
  • Maryland Small Business Development Center Services – Candace Pruett, Maryland SBDC Regional Counselor A snapshot of how the Maryland SBDC’s no-cost, confidential consulting services can help entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their business.
  • Anne Arundel Workforce Development Resources – John Zuknik, AAWDC VP of Business and Industry Solutions. A summary of how AAWDC services can help businesses attract, retain, and upskill high-quality employees – plus build a consistent talent pipeline.

10:10 am to 10:45 am

  • Procurement and Contracting Panel- Anne Arundel County (Elisa Brown), MBE Certification (Eun Young Hong), Maryland APEX Accelerator (Pam Minor), NDA Pathways to Success (Brian Shay)

10:45 am to 11:00 am- Break

11 am to 12:00 pm

  • Access to Capital Panel-
    • VOLT Fund (Stephen Primosch, AAEDC VP of Finance)
    • Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development (Todd Scott, Maryland DHCD Deputy Director of Community Engagement)
    • Meridian Management Group (Timothy Smoot, Meridian Senior VP, CFO & Co-Founder)
    • M&T Bank (Andy Noel, Business Banking Relationship Manager)
    • Moderator (Stephen Rice, City of Annapolis Economic Development Manager)

Track 2- Business Growth

9:30 am to 10:45 am

30 Steps for Startups- Will Holmes

During this session, we will examine, step by step how to evaluate a business idea, understand the profit potential and risks, prepare your mindset, choose customers, create marketing strategies, write a business plan, open your business properly, increase revenue, become profitable, access capital, hire and scale, prepare your business for sale, and then retire comfortably.

10:45 am to 11 am- Break

11 am to 12 pm Scaling

$1 to $1 Million- Will Holmes

During this session we will focus on how to create cash flow projections, set sales to goals to generate 1 million dollars in revenue, build a team, find the most profitable clients, win contracts with bigger companies and government agencies, access capital, prepare for retirement and choose how you want to live your later years.

Track 3- Hispanohablantes

9:30 am to 10:45am

Recursos y acceso a capital y la contratación federal y estatal.

Adquiera una visión general de los valiosos programas y servicios que AAEDC y AAWDC ofrecen; las numerosas oportunidades de adquisición que existen en el condado de Anne Arundel y el estado de Maryland, y cómo procularlas; así como la forma de acceder al capital a través del programa de préstamos del Fondo VOLT.

10:45 am to 11 am- Tomemos un descanso.

11 am to 12 pm

Maryland Small Business Development Center Services (Servicios del Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeños Negocios de Maryland) Luis Díaz-Colorado y Néstor Gavidia, consejeros regionales bilingües del Maryland SBDC, estarán disponibles en la mesa para encontrarse con los asistentes y responder a cualquier pregunta que puedan tener.

Compartirán información sobre cómo los servicios de consultoría gratuitos y confidenciales del Maryland SBDC ayudan a los emprendedores que desean iniciar o hacer crecer sus negocios.

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Fri, Sep 15, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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