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    3rd Annual Cecil County Business Hall of Fame
    Friday, October 20, 2017

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  • Starting a Business




  • Congratulations!


    Starting your own business can be exhilarating…and intimidating.
     

    The Cecil County Chamber of Commerce is proud to be part of the Cecil Business Resource Partners (CBRP), a partnership of local business organizations dedicated to providing the assistance you need to start your new business.
     

    The CBRP team can provide valuable information on a variety of topics, such as business concepts, funding, marketing, exporting, employee benefits and professional referrals. 

    A complete list of CBRP partners is shown below. 

    When you’re ready to take that first step, contact the Chamber Office.  We will help you, brainstorm with you, and – when you’re ready - introduce you to these specialists.

    To help you get started, we offer the following twelve key items that every start-up business owner needs to work on, prior to meeting your very first client.

    CONTACT THE CHAMBER OFFICE
     

    1. Create a business plan
    2. Seek advice from qualified professionals
    3. Acquire strong financial support: funding and services
    4. Study the market
    5. Insure against loss
    6. Find the right location and arrange for utilities
    7. Obtain licenses and permits
    8. Know about taxes and pay them on time
    9. Hire and train qualified employees
    10. Promote your business
    11. Serve the community
    12. Understand the benefits of joining the Chamber of Commerce

     



  • Cecil Business Resource Partners (CBRP)


    Business & Education Partnership Advisory Council (BEPAC)
    http://www.ccps.org/District/Department/67-BEPAC
    410-996-5474 
     

     Cecil College - Business Training Resource Center
    www.cecil.edu/business
    410-287-6060 Ext. 605

    Cecil County Chamber of Commerce
    www.cecilchamber.com
    410-392-3833

    Cecil County Public Library - Small Business Information Center
    Elkton Central Library
    www.cecil.ebranch.info/small-business/
    410-996-5602 Ext. 128 
     

    Office of Economic Development
    www.cecilbusiness.org
    410-996-6292
     

     America's SBDC (Small Business Development Centers)
    http://www.harford.edu/sbdc
    443-412-2237
     

    Susquehanna Workforce Network
    www.swnetwork.org
    410-996-0550