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This week is National Small Business Week and to celebrate, the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center will be hosting its annual Open House on Wednesday, May 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The event is a great opportunity to interact and build relationships with the people who move small business in Baltimore County. This year’s event will feature a complimentary breakfast, catered by the Spriggs’ Honey Biscuits Inc., who are being honored for their entrepreneurial achievements.
Cliff and Tracie Spriggs opened their catering business in 2005. Since then, they have incubated eight successful startups, including the cupcake designer Icedgems Baking. From patissiers to sauciers, the Spriggs have helped over 300 chefs cultivate their craft in their Randallstown kitchen.
“Small businesses are the backbone of a diverse, growing and economically viable Baltimore County,” said Keith Scott, president and CEO of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Resource Center.
For more than 30 years, the resource center has been a fixture within the county and its business community. Small businesses depend on the SBRC to help them turn their dreams into reality. Honey Biscuits Inc. is a testament to the wealth of knowledge that the SBRC counselors provide.
The Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center is a partnership between the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development. SBRC works with prospective and current small business owners to assist in establishing, growing and improving their businesses.
Visit the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce website to read more here.
Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center
From tearooms to sign companies, computer services to hair salons, the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) has provided guidance to more than 6,000 clients and helped 700 businesses get started since its founding 30 years ago.
The SBRC, a joint effort between the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development, helps people establish, grow and improve their business in Baltimore County. The SBRC’s counselors work one-on-one with clients to help them develop business and marketing plans and find financing, real estate and other resources. Counselors also hold drop-in sessions at public libraries throughout the County.
“The SBRC counselors are a wealth of information, providing assistance and advice to current and would-be entrepreneurs at every stage of the business planning process,” said Keith Scott, President and CEO of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and SBRC.
At its annual open house, the SBRC gave an award to Nikki Lewis of Mallow Crunchies, who has worked with both counselors since her business first started at local farmers markets. Today, Lewis sells her treats at The Mallow Bar, a café in Rosedale, focused exclusively on the production and sale of the artisan crispy treats.
From June 17-21, the United States is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Small Business Week. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. Small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
The Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center is located at 102 West Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson. For more information, or to set up an appointment with a SBRC counselor, call 410-825-6200.