University of Maryland Extension

Virtual Entrepreneurial Coaching Session

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Business development can be challenging and sometimes you need someone to give you guidance, resources, or to just listen to your ideas or roadblocks.  Entrepreneurial coaching can provide you with a trained, impartial coach that can be a sounding board for your ideas, share time-saving resources, and sharpen your focus on reaching business goals.  Coaching provides a deeper, more productive conversation with the clear goal of helping you launch or grow your business idea.  The University of Maryland Extension has trained business coaches that know the ins and outs of agricultural and food-related businesses.

If the time investment of sitting in a coaching session seems burdensome with so many other things demanding your attention; then perhaps a virtual coaching session, scheduled to fit your day, is right for you.

The University of Maryland’s Entrepreneurial Coaching Team for farm and food entrepreneurs has lunchtime and evening appointments available online.  Each appointment is scheduled for 45 minutes in a virtual meeting room using WebEx.  When you register for your appointment, you will be asked to complete a brief questionnaire so your coach can be better prepared to discuss your unique situation.  You will also receive instructions how to join your scheduled meeting.

A Virtual Entrepreneurial Coaching session is free of charge and all individuals interested in growing their businesses are invited to participate. To schedule a virtual coaching session please complete the following form - https://go.umd.edu/coachingform.  The form will provide us with additional information about you, your business and selecting a time and coach that matches your needs.  We look forward to working with you!

Technology Requirements
You will receive a link to join Webex. There are visual resources to share with you so we prefer you to log in on your computer or phone app.  However, if for some reason this isn't working for you, you may use the call-in option below.  Webex does require software, so if you plan to use your phone you will need to download their app.  Their app can be obtained by going to Apple Ap Store or Goggle Play.  If you use your computer, click link to join Webex, you will be prompted to download their software.  A high speed internet connection, speakers and microphone (or phone) will be needed to have a successful coaching experience.

  • Windows-If you plan to join the meeting using Internet Explorer, we recommend having ActiveX enabled.  If you plan to join the meeting using Firefox or Chrome, we recommend having Java installed and enabled in your browser.
  • Mac OS X-Make sure that Java is installed and enabled in your browser.  If you are using Safari, make sure that plugins are enabled as well.

Once connected you will be prompted to connect audio speakers and microphone. 

Problems?
If you have a problem logging in, please send an email to entre-coach@umd.edu describing the issue and a phone number where you can be reached.

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