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GAP

Growth Acceleration Program

Helping bridge the GAP to your next level of success...

It has been documented that 80-90% of net new jobs are created by small businesses. We get this, and embrace the need to support exisiting small businesses to help get you to your next level of success.

To do this, the HCEDA is adopting an entrepreneurial approach to business growth, leveraging partnerships, expertise and resources. In addition to our core small-business-development assistance such as business-plan development and review, we are continuously building our programs to help growth-oriented companies with strategic issues like scaling, finding new markets, refining business models and developing advisory boards.

Additionally, working with the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) and other partner organizations, HCEDA offers training programs including technical and business development assistance, training, workshops, and counseling. Sample topics include:

  • Employee Compensation Strategies
  • Strategic Planning Tools
  • Social Media Bootcamp
  • Forming Your Board of Advisors
  • Developing World-Class Marketing Strategies

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Ready to grow! With our amazing range of programs and services, HCEDA is sure to have what you need today and tomorrow.

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