University of Maryland Extension

Introducing "My Business - Sharing the Journey" Video Series

For Immediate Release

My Business: Sharing the Journey Video Series
Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center (MREDC)

Are you dreaming of rural entrepreneurship? If so, then the My Business: Sharing the Journey video series at the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center website is for you!

My Business: Sharing the Journey is a series of videos each featuring a successful rural entrepreneur in Maryland. These entrepreneurs are driven and motivated by their passion and belief in what they do; that the product or service they offer benefit others. The goal of this video series is to capture the excitement of rural entrepreneurship, and present the information in a way that motivates other potential entrepreneurs into action.

In each “kitchen table interview” the entrepreneur is asked a series of questions. The interview captures the details of their business journey from idea to implementation with emphasis on the highlights and train wrecks along the way. The resulting video delivers a story with a great level of honesty and inspiration.

While products and pathways to their business destinations vary, these entrepreneurs all share some common sustainable business attributes.

  1. They are profitable.

  2. They consider themselves good stewards of their land and other resources.

  3. They contribute to their local community, markets, and business networks.

  4. They are happy and passionate about their career path.

We hope that My Business: Sharing the Journey becomes part of your own journey, saving you valuable resources, or simply giving you the inspiration you need to get started.

To watch My Business: Sharing the Journey, visit the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center at http://www.extension.umd.edu/mredc/resource-library/videos.  Each video provides contact information for the entrepreneur featured so you can ask questions and get more information. Plan to visit the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center website on a regular basis to see more videos and get our latest tools for rural business success.

On behalf of the University of Maryland Extension, we give our thanks to each participating entrepreneur featured in this video series for sharing their time, talent, and knowledge.

For more information, contact: Ginger S. Myers, Director, Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center and Extension Marketing Specialist, at 301-432-2767 x338 or gsmyers@umd.edu.

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