City and SBDC To Hold Workshop for Struggling Small Businesses

The City of College Park and the Maryland Small Business Development Center (MDSBDC) are offering a free seminar, “Getting Your Retail Store and Restaurant in the Best Shape to Survive a Down Economy” on December 8th. The seminar will be presented by Casey Willson, a well known retail and restaurant consultant with over 25 years of experience. Mr. Willson will provide innovative strategies to help struggling retail and restaurant businesses not only weather, but succeed in current economic conditions. Whether you’re a current or prospective College Park business owner or a commercial storefront property manager you’ll want to attend this event.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, December 8th, from 8 to 10am in the Small Business Development Center’s College Park offices (7100 Baltimore Avenue, 4th Floor.) Attendance will be limited. Registration for the workshop is first- come, first served and must to be received by 9 am on Monday, December 7th. For more information or to register for the workshop, please visit the Training section of or call 301-403-0501 ext.11.

Located in downtown College Park, MD, the Capital Region Small Business Development Center, provides assistance to entrepreneurs in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. In 2009, the College Park Center received several notable awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration. They were ranked the #1 performing SBDC in the Mid Atlantic Region and the #2 performing SBDC in the Nation. Marisela Villamil, the Center’s Business Consultant, won the “2009 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Award” for her exceptional performance and commitment to small businesses.