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Reinforcing marketing skills with a women’s cooperative

I arrived in Bougouni in December to find my partner organization, the women’s cooperative Balimaya, busy at work. Balimaya is engaged in food transformation of dried fruits (mango, coconut, and ginger) and processed grains (fonio, millet, and corn). 800 more words

From The Field

Corridor of Opportunity: Art, Eats and Affordable Housing Fuel DHCD’s Investment in Route 1

Affordable housing for artists; a contemporary art gallery and a group of net-zero energy townhomes are just some of the DHCD projects that increase local economic vitality and revitalize neighborhoods in Prince George’s County. 555 more words

Affordable Housing

Baltimore Firm Gets Assistance Under Hogan Administration's Maryland Business Recovery Program

Zero-Interest Loan Will Help Tops in Cellular Repair Damages, Recover Lost Revenue Suffered During Recent Civil Unrest

Baltimore – Juan C. Nunez, owner of Tops in Cellular, was one of the first business owners to apply for financial assistance after the civil unrest that rocked the city last month. 236 more words

Small Business Development

Hogan Administration's Maryland Business Recovery Program So Far Has Approved 18 Loans, Totaling $555,000

Baltimore – DHCD’s Maryland Business Recovery program, launched in the aftermath of the recent civil unrest in Baltimore to help small businesses rebuild and grow, has received 25 loan requests to date, totaling $805,000. 284 more words

Community Development

Rapid Response: DHCD's Small Business Lending Team Makes First Award to Baltimore Small Business

BALTIMORE – A few short weeks after civil unrest rocked Baltimore neighborhoods, DHCD has awarded the first of several loans to help  small businesses in the area get back on their feet, Governor Larry Hogan and Secretary Kenneth Holt announced. 284 more words

Affordable Housing

MD Adds 4 New Sustainable Communities, Including the Hometown of Baseball Great Jimmie Foxx

New Carrollton, MD – The historic town of Sudlersville, birthplace of baseball Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx, this month became one of four new sustainable communities in Maryland, joining the initiative to strengthen reinvestment and revitalize traditional neighborhoods throughout the state. 882 more words


Most Entrepreneurs Should Not Incorporate.

There are great reasons to incorporate: to define the terms of a partnership, and to protect your assets.  If you are going into business yourself, then you should assess the risks of the business you are entering, and whether or not you have assets worth protecting.   54 more words