News Release, Charles County Economic Development Department

WHITE PLAINS, MD. – The Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD) will hold a Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series from February 11 to May 7 at the Waldorf West Library (10405 O’Donnell Place, Waldorf) from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

Small businesses are crucial to creating a vibrant and successful global community, and this series is designed to provide county small business owners with local resources to help them grow their business and become part of that global community.

Various resource partners from around the county will be invited to each workshop to present information on the topics listed below. The introduction to the series, Workshop Series Overview, and Resources, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11. This workshop will give attendees an overview of the topics that will be covered. Instructors will also go over several of the local, state, and federal resources available to small, minority, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses.

“Small businesses are an essential part of the economic well-being of Charles County,” said Economic Development Director Darréll Brown. “The Tools for Business Growth Workshop Series will act as an education and outreach opportunity—we want small business owners to know that we’re here, we’re available, and we’re ready to help.”

All workshops will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Waldorf West Library. A catered lunch is included. Dates and themes for the other workshops are as follows:

  • March 5, Workshop 1: Leveraging Your Certifications
  • March 25, Workshop 2:  Access to Capital
  • April 15, Workshop 3:  Business Owner’s Regulatory Requirements
  • May 7, Workshop 4:  Workforce Development

Registration for the workshop series is free. To learn more and register, visit

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