Carroll County Business Resource Directory

Carroll County Business Resource Directory

Businesses have expressed concerns about finding the right employees and retaining employees. Many people lack skills needed to help make a business successful, including basic computer skills, customer service skills, and the ability to interact with other employees. The Chamber heard your concerns. The local resources on this page will ensure that you can find the help you need to find and retain these employees.

Carroll County Chamber of  Commerce

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is an organization based in Westminster, serving the needs of the town and surrounding businesses. Founded in 1924, the Chamber works to help businesses thrive along with the community itself. Member benefits include advertising opportunities, access to networking events and business programs, corporate sponsorships, referrals, legislative advocacy and free notary work among many other benefits.

Carroll County Department of Economic Development

Whether your business is new or expanding or you need assistance, the Carroll County Department of Economic Development will help. We are a results-oriented team, committed to matching your business needs with the best possible location and creative programs that give you a competitive edge. Carroll County, Maryland boasts concentrations of highly educated productive workers, an emerging technology sector, and a solid manufacturing tradition that blends with our rural heritage. We are a growing community that has, over the past five years, produced thousands of new jobs in a dynamic and diverse economy.

To learn more visit: Carroll County Department of Economic Development

Carroll Business Path

The Carroll Business Path is designed to help you start your small business or expand an existing one. Creating a successful business takes more than a great idea and entrepreneurial spirit – it requires specific actions and expertise. Without them, the road may be time consuming and costly and may not yield the results you’re working hard to achieve. Take advantage of what the Carroll Business Path has to offer by signing up to meet your personal “Navigator”. The meeting only takes about an hour and is the best way for us to learn what resources are right for you. You’ll receive a no-cost, no-obligation customized resource plan designed to get you and your business from where you are to where you want to be. Partners include: Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carroll County Department of Economics, Carroll Community College, SBTDC and Carroll Technology Council.

To learn more visit: Carroll Business Path

Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

Carroll County’s SBDC is in partnership between the Small Business Administration and the Carroll County Department of Economic Development in Westminster. This partnership links private enterprise, government, higher education, and local economic development organizations to provide management training and technical assistance to Maryland small businesses. Certified business counselors provide free counseling services to existing small businesses and start-up companies

To learn more visit: Maryland SBTDC

Carroll Community College Miller Center for Small Business

The Miller Center for Small Business was created in 2003 through the generous funding of William E. and Eleanor B. Miller to provide educational services to small business owners and entrepreneurs. The center offers: Education and training, including general entrepreneurship courses and industry-specific course series, Consulting (free and confidential), Technical Assistance, and a resource center for meetings, resource materials, the Reference USA database for marketing or planning, printing services (for a small fee) and more!

To learn more visit: Miller Center for Small Business.

Carroll Community College Business Training and Services

Invest in your employees; increase your business success!  Carroll Community College’s Business Training and Services provides customized employee training to meet the needs of your business.  Training topics include workplace and communication skills, computer and software training, management and leadership, customer service, sales and marketing, CPR and Safety, and industry specific technical skills, to name a few. Business Training and Services also provides customized consulting services such as employee skills assessments, management effectiveness reviews, employee satisfaction surveys, human resources policy review, continuous improvement processes such as Lean and Six Sigma, and more.

To learn more visit: Carroll Community College Business Training and Services

Carroll Works – Business Employment Resource Center

The Carroll County Business & Employment Resource Center (BERC) provides a one-stop shop of workforce development tools for businesses and job seekers. We are here to help you with all your workforce needs. Our services will help you find, hire, and train the people you need. These services are offered to your business at no cost to foster economic and workforce development in Carroll County

For more information visit: Carroll Works

Maryland One-Stop Career Center

The Maryland One-Stop Career Center, part of a nationwide system that provides job information and services to job seekers and employers. Our offices have resource areas equipped with internet access, a variety job search resource materials, and resume writing software. We also provide on-line computer access, audio-visual libraries, free faxing, copying and telephone services for job search, and a variety of workshops to assist you in finding employment. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To learn more visit: Business and Employment Resource Center

Carroll Community College Career Development Center

Carroll’s Career Development Center views career development and planning as a lifelong process. The center focuses on individual student needs to prepare for the changing employment market. Individual counseling as well as workshops, career events, classroom presentations and connections with employers are available.

To learn more visit: Carroll Community College Career & Employment Resources

Carroll Community College Adult Education

Help your staff earn a high school diploma and improve English language skills.  Our instructors work with them to improve reading, writing, math, English language competency, and problem-solving skills.

Adult Education programming includes: High School Diploma Options, Family Literacy, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.

To learn more contact: 410.386.2550 or ged@carrollcc.edu

Carroll Community College Open Enrollment Courses

Carroll Community College has the training your employees need to excel in the workplace.  Non-credit courses are offered in essential workplace skills, including office technology, sales and service, management development, health and human services, and machine and manufacturing technology.  In addition, employees can earn industry certifications and earn CEU’s to maintain current credentials.   Entry level career training and continuing education certificates are offered in industries such as health and human services, information technology, manufacturing, construction trades, real estate, financial services, animal care and control, and more.

To learn more visit: Carroll Community College Career Here

Carroll County Public Library

Carroll County Public Library offers many business and employment related resources including free Wi-Fi and internet access, meeting rooms, comfortable collaborative work spaces, print and online resources for research, free speakers and programs, and copy/print/fax stations. Branches are located in six central locations, but many resources are available 24/7 at http://library.carr.org. The library also manages a community directory, which is an invaluable community resource, http://community.carr.org. Additional information and a current listing of events may be found at http://library.carr.org.

 To learn more visit: Carroll County Public Library

Carroll County Public Schools

Carroll County Public Schools offers opportunities for businesses and community organizations to partner with the school system. A quality education is one of the most important factors in determining an individual’s chance at success in life. It is the school system’s belief that engagement with business and community members and agencies is a vital component of community collaboration to strengthen education for all children. Our goal is to support existing and create new partnerships between Carroll County Public Schools, businesses, and community agencies to support the education of all children.

To learn more visit: Carroll County Public Schools Business & Community Partnership

Carroll County SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 individual members, the Society’s mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available.

To learn more visit: Carroll County SHRM

Carroll Technology Council

The Carroll Technology Council was conceived in 2001 by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce to assist businesses and the community with their technology needs. The Tech Council focuses on building relationships between member organizations, facilitating the development of technology expertise and potential business opportunities. Being a community partner, the Tech Council works diligently to bring technology to those in need through our ever popular CompuKids and TechWorks programs; donated computers also help nonprofits to work more efficiently.

To learn more visit: Carroll Technology Council

Outfluence

Outfluence, LLC teaches people and organizations the soft skills concepts and to help them benefit from understanding and utilizing constant messaging. Outfluence is a communication concept. The philosophy behind the concept is that our silent communication often speaks more effectively for us than does our auditory communication.

To learn more visit: Outfluence

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