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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Prince George’s County – Will Prince George’s County Locally-Owned Small Businesses Get A Storefront In MGM National Harbor?



Subject: Prince George’s County – Will Prince George’s County Locally-Owned Small Businesses Get A Storefront In MGM National Harbor?

I was watching Maryland Public Television’s (MPT) Your Money and Business and they profiled Nikki Lewis’s Mallow Bar which is a locally-owned small business in Baltimore. In the interview, Ms. Lewis highlighted the fact that Horseshoe Casino and Entertainment made a conscious decision to make space for local businesses. Her business also sells products from other local food entrepreneurs like Cakelove which has a store in Prince George’s County.

I’m wondering if the negotiators that represented Prince George’s County in the negotiations included a stipulation that MGM National Harbor had to offer a certain percentage of locally-owned small businesses from Prince George’s County retail leases? 



Yolanda Vazquez of the “Behind The Biz” segment Profiles Locally-Owned Baltimore Small Business Mallow Bar (Starts at 10 min: 00 sec)

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The Gerber and Warrillow Knockout Punch for Prince George’s County Non-Profits and Small Businesses

“Work On Your Business; Not In Your Business” –Michael Gerber
The Most Successful Small Business In The World: The Ten Principles by Michael Gerber

“Build A Business To Sell By Focusing On 1 Product” -John Warrillow
Built To Sell by John Warrillow

Prince George’s County – Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in Prince George’s County MD



Subject: Prince George’s County – Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in Prince George’s County MD

I wanted to post this report compiled by the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington in 2014. The report was made possible by Capital One Bank.

Link to the Beyond Charity: Nonprofit Business in Prince George’s County MD: http://nonprofitroundtable.org/storage/resources/beyondcharitypgc.pdf




Prince George's County Nonprofit Expo

The Human Services Coalition of Prince George’s County (HSC) sponsored a Nonprofit Incubator for (16) nonprofits.





2010 NIP Human Services Coalition

Maryland Nonprofits is a resource for people who donate as well as local nonprofits. This organization suggests local nonprofits in Maryland follow best practices in 8 areas of nonprofit governance and management. Following these best practices will enable a nonprofit to become Standards for Excellence recognized organizations.



Maryland non-profits at a glance

Learn About The Community Foundation for Prince George's County

 

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The Gerber and Warrillow Knockout Punch for Prince George’s County Non-Profits and Small Businesses

 

“Work On Your Business; Not In Your Business” –Michael Gerber

The Most Successful Small Business In The World: The Ten Principles by Michael Gerber

 

“Build A Business To Sell By Focusing On 1 Product” -John Warrillow

Built To Sell by John Warrillow

Prince George’s County – Roberto Blake Highlights The Real Deal On Becoming A Web Designer in 2014



Subject: Prince George’s County – Roberto Blake Highlights The Real Deal On Becoming A Web Designer in 2014

I have been struggling to create a restaurant and bar review website that utilizes a database. I have been watching videos and reading up on Ruby and Ruby on Rails to create this website. It seems I get 2 steps forward and 1 step back which is frustrating. I get excited at the idea of being able to produce something that will communicate to the world. Knowing how to create a functional website that is pleasing to the eye is a great tool to accomplish my passion.

I feel Prince George’s County needs more people with the skill to create functional and eye catching websites. This will allow residents to help small businesses and non-profits get their message out to the world. It will allow tourists and travelers to explore what Prince George’s County has to offer if there is a groundswell of content focused on the County. Websites, content, and apps allow individuals to be creative and hook a person’s interest. Websites are also places media outlets go to look for content. 



How to Become a Web Designer 2014

I watched Roberto Blake’s video and felt he got into the nitty-gritty between being a pure coder and getting the job done. I thought he told his audience the reality as he has experienced it. What was even better is the fact that he has been a coder, photographer, graphic designer, artist, etc. He knows all of these roles.

What action are you going take?

What Volunteer Tech Nation member are you going to collaborate with?

The Gerber and Warrillow Knockout Punch for Prince George’s County Non-Profits and Small Businesses

“Work On Your Business; Not In Your Business” –Michael Gerber
The Most Successful Small Business In The World: The Ten Principles by Michael Gerber

“Build A Business To Sell By Focusing On 1 Product” -John Warrillow
Built To Sell by John Warrillow

Prince George’s County – Victor Hoskins Was Going To Connect The Dots For Prince George’s County



Subject: Prince George’s County – Victor Hoskins Was Going To Connect The Dots For Prince George’s County


Link to “From Food Trucks to Flower Marts, How Prince George’s Will Kickstart New Carrollton”: http://wtop.com/news/2014/10/from-food-trucks-to-flower-marts-how-prince/

Victor Hoskins was the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development in Washington DC. During his tenor he was a driving force for creative ways to produce development. He helped drive the food truck movement by including them in plans for sites of development. Hoskins helped develop ideas and drive activity and interest around the St. Elizabeth’s project. There is a method to his madness. 




Bringing The World to Prince George's County!: November 2014

His overarching goal is to draw people to a location. He and his team then ask the community what they want to see in the space. They take the feasible ideas and create a matrix. Speed of delivery and cost to deliver play very weighted parts in the decision making process. Hoskins is a doer not a bureaucrat which I think allows him to get such a great response from concerned and self-motivated residents. He finds stakeholders in the community, government, and business community. Simply put, he is a facilitator that fosters collaboration to get things done that benefit the community.



Victor Hoskins Comments (Citi/LEDC Contribution Announcement)

As a concerned citizen that would like to see more locally-owned small businesses benefit from development and other economic opportunities within the County, I hear residents say they think County Executives and County Council’s are more concerned with large developers and corporations getting their needs fulfilled. From what I have heard, read, and seen, Victor Hoskins knows how to utilize the talents of small business, developers, and corporations. He gets all the “players” involved and spreads the wealth around. He is balanced. 



Deputy Mayor Hoskins (Part 1) 2.17.2011

I think this was aptly shown in his strategy to jumpstart economic activity at the (15) Metro stations, revitalization of New Carrollton and Suitland, and building international relationships to bring in foreign investment to Prince George’s County. There was a two track business strategy being run and it included small locally-owned business as well as corporate business.



Deputy Mayor Hoskins (Part 2) 2.17.2011

I’m describing how Victor Hoskins goes about making things happen because Prince George’s County has unfortunately lost his services. The commute from Georgetown to Upper Marlboro was taking a toll on him. As of December 31, 2014, he will resign from his post as Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development. He is now Arlington County’s Economic Development Director. It seems, the job and location are a perfect storm for Hoskins.

I’m hoping County Executive Baker will scout out and find a replacement that has Hoskins mindset and believes “rules, regulations, that’s just something to overcome on the way to your opportunity.” Prince George’s County needs a happy go lucky get it done facilitator like Victor Hoskins. His replacement needs to build a relationship with the community, government, and business community and not isolate any of these groups. They need to access resources locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. I hope this type of dynamic person is found to replace Victor Hoskins.



Jason Fenwick - What's Coming to Prince George's County - KWPP Team Mtg - 6/2/14

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The Gerber and Warrillow Knockout Punch for Prince George’s County Non-Profits and Small Businesses

“Work On Your Business; Not In Your Business” –Michael Gerber
The Most Successful Small Business In The World: The Ten Principles by Michael Gerber

“Build A Business To Sell By Focusing On 1 Product” -John Warrillow
Built To Sell by John Warrillow

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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