Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. has secured a grant from the SBA to establish and operate Women’s Business Centers in Salisbury and Baltimore. Jennifer Currie of Salisbury has been named Director of the MCE Women’s Business Center (WBC) Project and will be located in the Salisbury, MD MCE office. Bonnie Crockett has been hired as the Coordinator for the Baltimore, center.
The Salisbury WBC will serve women entrepreneurs who reside in the eight-county Eastern Shore area. The Baltimore WBC will serve women entrepreneurs who reside in the Baltimore and Annapolis area. Both Centers will provide training, consulting, counseling, mentoring with local women entrepreneurs and loan funds for women looking to start their own business and for those women already operating their own businesses in the target areas. The mission is to help empower these women to grow their businesses, create jobs and generate wealth. Our center activities are designed to affect substantial economic impact in the communities we serve, with successful business start-ups, job creation and retention as well as increased company revenues.
Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. CEO, Joe Morse stated, “We are so excited about this new project funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration! Women are entering business faster than any other segment of the population. Many of them are the sole bread-winner for their families. The SBA funding will allow us to provide them with much more assistance than we had the capacity to before.”
“It is going to provide the opportunity for so many more women to be able to pursue their dreams of owning a successful business,” said Currie. “We will help them overcome the numerous problems that entrepreneurs incur.”
For further information about the MCE Women’s Business Center, please contact Jennifer Currie, Director at (410)546-1900 or www.marylandcapital.org. You can visit our website at www.marylandcapital.org for additional information as well.