Worcester County Economic Development (WCED) is now offering business owners and would-be entrepreneurs more opportunities to meet with highly experienced professionals who can help them establish or expand Worcester County businesses. Beginning in November, Tim Sherman of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Salisbury University doubled his office hours at WCED in Snow Hill to provide weekly consulting services.
SBDC professionals assist entrepreneurs with developing business plans and financial projections to launch sustainable businesses.
"We strive to work within the entrepreneurial community in Worcester to give personalized service that delivers results,” WCED Director Merry Mears said. “The volume of activity in our office has increased dramatically in the last year, so it’s important to recognize this and make adjustments to ensure we are offering the highest level of service possible.” Consulting services develop into longstanding business relationships between WCED, SBDC and the entrepreneurs they serve to provide the follow up needed to help meet diverse business goals.
“Tim can assist individuals with business plans, cash flow projections, as well as applications required to seek funding for small business startups or expansion,” WCED Deputy Director John Azzolini said. “Whether it’s a $15,000 loan for a small beauty shop or a half-million dollar loan for an expansion of a major business, the SBDC works with each team in the same manner.”
In January of 2016, WCED opened an SBDC office in their Snow Hill location for eight hours each month, to provide focused attention and one-on-one business consulting services to Worcester County entrepreneurs.
“We’re proud of the impact our partnership with the SBDC is having on our business community,” Mears said.
Entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding a business are invited to call WCED at (410) 632-3112 to schedule an appointment with Sherman.