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The International Corridor Business Resource Directory compiles the many resources that act on the businesses in the International Corridor. The diversity of resources is broken down into four (4) categories. These categories are grassroots membership based leagues, Advocacy organizations such as the Chambers of Commerce, Business Development Centers, and Legal Resources. The grassroots membership based leagues currently organize the businesses from Langley Park and Long Branch neighborhoods, the advocacy organizations promote development and economic growth, Legal resources pro- vide pro-bono or low-bono assistance to business owners, and business development resources offer a variety of services from technical assistance, business coaching, access to capital, workforce services and many other services through state and non-profit agencies.



“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” Peter F. Drucker

“El tamaño de tu éxito se mide por la fuerza de tu deseo, el tamaño de tu sueño y como lidias con los fracasos el en camino.” Robert Kiyosaki

Membership Based Organizations Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - English/Spanish Chanil Pimentel | Business Coach 202-728-0352 910 17th St NW #1150 Washington, DC 20006 The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce aims to develop the network and tools in assisting businesses in the D.C area to grow. Every year more than 1500 businesses and organizations participate in our events, many of whom are our members. These members range from the Washington region’s largest corporations to one-person companies - and everything in between.

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County - English/ Spanish Mayra Bayonet | Director of Community Outreach & Development 240-630-8638 8120 Woodmont Ave. Suite 110 Bethesda, MD 20814 The mission of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (MC) is to support its members and advance the State of Maryland as a national and global competitive leader in economic growth and private sector job creation through its effective advocacy, high level networking and timely communications.

Legal Resources Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Kiah Pierre | Training & Records Manager 410.837.9379 520 W Fayette St Baltimore, MD 21201 The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc.., (PBRC) is the statewide coordinator of volunteer legal services. Our mission is to promote equal access to justice in Maryland by coordinating and supporting volunteer civil legal services, providing resources and support for legal advocates for the poor, and promoting cooperation within the legal community

Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy - English/Spanish Llamilet Gutierrez | Leadership Fellow 520 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Since its founding in 1896, the MSBA has stimulated much activity and study of numerous legal and judicial topics, has enjoyed constant growth and stability as well as a respected position in the Maryland community. In the future, the MSBA will continue to play an active role bringing assistance to our members as well as services to the Maryland public.

“Los logros parecen estar relacionados con la accion. Hombres y mujeres de exito se mantienen en movimiento. Ellos cometen errores pero no se rinden.” Conrad Hilton

Business Development Centers Latino Economic Development Corporation - Enlgish/Spanish Rossana Espinoza | Program Manager 202-540-7416 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 503, Wheaton, MD 20902 LEDC’s Small Business Development Department equips aspiring and established entrepreneurs with the skills and tools necessary to run and strengthen a small business.Our staff offers eight Spanish-language trainings on diverse topics ranging from how to start your own business to how to create your own web page. The program connects advanced entrepreneurs with a one-on-one small business coaching service called Brinca on topics ranging from recordkeeping to marketing.

Maryland Women’s Business Center Angie Duncanson | Business Counselor/Trainer 301-315-8091 51 Monroe St, Rockville, MD 20850 The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) helps women and men throughout our community start and grow successful women-owned enterprises positioned for long-term growth through training, resources, access to funding and individual assistance.

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation Judith Stephenson | Small Business Navigator 240-777-2012 111 Rockville Pike #800, Rockville, MD 20850 The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (DED) fosters a growing, diversified and innovative economy, providing opportunity and prosperity for businesses and residents alike, while sustaining the County’s quality of life.

Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation Elizabeth Crittendon | International Business Development Specialist 301-583-4650 1801 McCormick Dr. Suite 350, Largo, MD 20774 EDC’s mission of business attraction and expansion is accomplished through our main business lines, including Business Development, the Small Business Services/Technical Assistance Center (TAC), International Business Development, Workforce Services, and Marketing/Communications.

Membership Based Organizations Langley Park Small Business Owners Association - Enlgish/Spanish Jorge Sactic | President 202-702-4416 1401 Un iversity Blvd. E. Hyattsville, MD 20783 The Langley Park Small Business Owners Association was founded in September of 2013 with the goal of representing the interests of their small business members in the International Corridor. In face of the coming transportation projects the Business Association serves to give voice to their members in matters of community & economic development and to provide technical support and business counseling to the membership.

Maryland Small Business Development Center & Hispanic Business Center Casey Willson | Programs Manager Ruth Chavez & Alvaro de Moya Bilingual Business Counselors 301-403-8300 University of Maryland 7100 Baltimore Ave. Suite 400 College Park, MD 20740 Since 1988, the seasoned staff of the Maryland Small Business Development Center Network has provided sound advice, consulting and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the state. They are a part of a national Small Business Development Center Network that helps over 500,000 US. businesses annually.

Long Branch Business League Carlos Perozo | President English/Spanish 301-587-4829 8736 Flower Avenue Silver Spring, MD, MD 2089

Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority Melanie Isis | Director 301-445-7910 7676 New Hampshire Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Our main goal is to get the word out about Long Branch -- the comfortable commercial area tucked between Takoma Park and downtown Silver Spring. We are taking steps to make Long Branch a more desirable and walkable destination. Let’s help each other take our businesses, individually and collectively, to the next level.

The Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority, Inc. (CDA) is a unique 501(c) (6) business association organized in 1987 to market and promote the Takoma/Langley Commercial Management District, provide security, maintenance and amenities in the diverse, international Takoma/Langley Crossroads commercial area at the border of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

CASA - Ready to Succeed Ready to Succeed Small Business Program is a business preparedness course consisting of bimonthly, hour-long classes spanning 4 months totaling 8 classes per semester. The Winter/Spring Semester began in February 2015 and the plan is to repeat it twice a year. Each cohort is comprised of a morning and evening class with up to thirty local and independently owned businesses. The program is valued at $1,600 for businesses, but it’s completely FREE to locally owned businesses in the International Corridor. The curriculum covers all aspects of preparing a business plan, running a successful business in the 21st century including software systems, finance management, human resources, customer relationship, visual merchandising, and capitalizing a business among other topics, in addition, the program offers one on one counseling. Each business that completes the course will be certified Business Success Ready, and will receive a Certificate from the program and may qualify for additional supports. The next Ready for Success Business Program semester will begin this June of 2015 and run into December of 2015. For more information about the program contact Alma Couverthie: 240-491 5742 and .

Ready to Succeed - 6 Session Curriculum 1. Thursday, July 16th, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Your Customer, Your Concept, Your Cash: Clarify your concept and customer segments and learn how the “Ready for Success” program will strengthen your business, volume, and profitability. 2. Thursday, July 30th, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Fiscal Fitness: Understand the “money machine” that powers your business, the five financial statements essential to capitalization, and the “Five C’s of Credit.” Can your business become bankable!? 3. Thursday, August 3rd, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Systems: Methods you can employ to meaningfully analyze your business, establish Key Performance Indicators, and drive efficient operations and profit. 4. Thursday, August 27th, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Human Resources: How you can motivate staff to provide excellent service, increase sales, control expenses, and care for your business and customers when you’re not there to manage the operation. 5. Thursday, September 3rd, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Marketing: Now that you’ve established a well-conceived business model, learn how to communicate effectively with your customer segments and foster long-term, profitable relationships. 6. Thursday, September 24th, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Keeping it All Together: Learn how to access resources for small business, prosper from a Buy Local campaign, sustain profitable operations, and work to create a meaningful exit strategy for your business.

International Corridor Business Resources Directory  

The International Corridor Business Resource Directory compiles the many resources that act on the businesses in the International Corridor....

International Corridor Business Resources Directory  

The International Corridor Business Resource Directory compiles the many resources that act on the businesses in the International Corridor....