September 25, 2022

Pop-Up Startup: Classics Major Opens LGBTQ+ Bookstore

Andy Unger would use his college years to lay the groundwork for the LGBTQ+ bookstore he longed to open. But buying inventory and finding a space in which to sell it – the classics major figured all that would have to wait until after he graduated. Except it didn’t. Unger is spending his senior year […]

SBDC Participates in Marine Training

The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center (UMWSBDC) is participating in the two-day Boots to Business program at Quantico Marine Corp Base.  The Boots to Business program introduces Marines to entrepreneurship and is targeted to Marines preparing to transition out of military service.  Those Marines are eligible to attend a Boots to Business workshop and learn more about the steps to take to determine whether business ownership is a good option for them.  Susan Ball, Early Venture Specialist with the UMWSBDC,  teaches the program to Marines at Quantico.  Attendees are encouraged to work with the UMWSBDC to fully develop their business plan.

Susan Ball Completes Certification Series

The University of Mary Washington Small Business Development Center’s Early Venture Specialist, Susan Ball, recently completed the SBDCGlobal Consultant Certification Series.  This program prepares SBDC consultants to assist clients with international trade activities.  SBDCGlobal is a powerful online trade platform that will link clients of the U.S., Mexican and Columbian Small Business Development Center networks for international trade opportunities.