The Southern Maryland branch of the Maryland Small company Advancement Facility (SBDC) has invited a new regional director– Ellen Flowers-Fields.

Flowers-Fields has a record in the county, having relocated to Calvert 14 years earlier. She invested Ten Years heading federal workforce initiatives with the Tri-County, after that visited work for the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing as well as Policy as the deputy assistant of workforce growth. She brings her background to her work with the SBDC, an entity devoted to working with entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneur of all experience levels.

According to, “given that 1988, the experienced staff of the SBDC Network has actually offered sound suggestions, consulting and assistance to business owners and also local business throughout the state. We belong to a nationwide SBDC network– established in 1979– that aids over 500,000 U.S. jobs annually.”

For very first time company owners, the SBDC provides a possibility to fulfill with councilors to speak about starting a businesses, securing the funding required. They are motivated to go to workshops with various other company proprietors. Everything the SBDC does is tailored toward promoting and supporting businesses and also company owner, Flowers-Fields said.

“The SBDC Network is a partnership in between the United States Local business Management, the State of Maryland and the University of Maryland, College Park. SBDC links exclusive business, government, college as well as local economic advancement organizations to supply top notch training, confidential consulting and also market as well as market research study to Maryland’s small companies,” baseding on the SBDC website.

Strengthening Maryland’s small companies contributes straight to the development of local, state and also nationwide economies.

By rule, the SBDC needs to be related to a college facility or an independent charitable company, Flowers-Fields stated. The College of Southern Maryland hosts and supports the network in Southern Maryland, in addition to Charles, St. Mary’s and also Calvert regions giving some funding.