Ready to Succeed
Ready to Succeed Small Business Program is a business preparedness course consisting of bimonthly, hour-long classes spanning 4 months totaling 8 classes per semester. The Winter/Spring Semester began in February 2015 and the plan is to repeat it twice a year. Each cohort is comprised of a morning and evening class with up to thirty local and independently owned businesses. The program is valued at $1,600 for businesses, but it’s completely FREE to locally owned businesses in the International Corridor.
Shop the International Corridor
Shop the International Corridor Buy Local program brings together local and independent businesses from the Langley Park and Long Branch neighborhoods. The program is a marketing campaign that promotes and advertises for local and independently owned businesses in the International Corridor. The campaign is guided by a Business Advisory Committee. Marketing is done through a web site that is mobile web compatible, through an informational brochure, an educational poster and identifying stickers that. The campaign focuses on educating the local and visiting consumer base to support the independent businesses that participate in the program. For the consumer base it means supporting and buying at shops that employ local workers at decent wages, serve primarily local consumers, and use resources sustainably. The campaign educates the neighborhood about the importance of spending money in the community.
For participating businesses look here.
The International Corridor Business Resource Directory compiles the many resources that act on the businesses in the International Corridor. The diversity of resources is broken down into four (4) categories. These categories are grassroots membership based leagues, Advocacy organizations such as the Chambers of Commerce, Business Development Centers, and Legal Resources. The grassroots membership based leagues currently organize the businesses from Langley Park and Long Branch neighborhoods, the advocacy organizations promote development and economic growth, Legal resources provide pro-bono or low-bono assistance to business owners, and business development resources offer a variety of services from technical assistance, business coaching, access to capital, workforce services and many other services through state and non-profit agencies.
To view our current partners click here.