Join our "Come Back Annapolis" Small Business Recovery Program
If you’re a small business located within the city boundaries, please join our Small Business Recovery Program
. Small business owners can complete a brief application and share modified hours, changes to service delivery, and special offers. Business listings will be made available in our Small Business Locator
and promoted throughout the community.
Anne Arundel County: Retail Business Training Series
Join our local SBDC for the Anne Arundel County's Retail Business Resiliency Training Series
. This is a free workshop series (6 total) centered around retail businesses as they are learning how to survive and thrive in the changing economy. In these highly interactive sessions, participants will explore essential business considerations and best practices for navigating uncertainty, including everyday operations, financials, safety, sales, marketing, and community.
Business Counselling Sessions With Task Force Still Available
The Annapolis Small Business Recovery Task Force's Business Advisory Committee provides free counseling to Annapolis small business owners. If you would like business advice from a member of the committee, please fill out the intake form. Areas of support include: cash management, finance, management and operations, ecommerce, information technology, legal, human resources, and marketing assistance.
City of Annapolis Recycling Survey
The City of Annapolis Department of Public Works remains dedicated to providing a healthy environment for you, our neighbors, businesses and schools. They'd like to see how much you know about our recycling program in the City of Annapolis. Please take this short survey
to help us understand how we can work together to Rethink Recycling.
AAWC's Tourism Industry COVID 19 Roundtable
September 3, 2020 from 2-3 pm, Anne Arundel Workforce Development Center is hosting a Tourism Industry COVID 19 roundtable. This business driven discussion is an opportunity for you as an Anne Arundel County tourism business to sit down with not just other tourism businesses, but with various community partners to talk about best practices; network for ideas and bring forward concerns. Representatives from various agencies across Anne Arundel County are scheduled to be there for you to speak with.
Free Online Course: Digital Marketing and Targeting the Right Customers
University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business is hosting an online course on Digital Marketing and Targeting the Right Customers.
Learn key marketing strategies and tactics to help your company develop products that match customers' needs, create awareness and demand for those products, and drive sales. Dates: Sept. 22 - Nov. 30. This webinar is free and hosted live, on Zoom.
Maryland Task Force Best Practices for Business Reopening Webinars
Maryland Task Force Best Practices for Business Reopening Webinars are focused on Professional Services
, Personal Services
, Manufacturing and Construction
, and Hospitality and Tourism
. The webinars feature updates from officials at the Maryland Department of Health, Maryland Department of Commerce and Maryland State Police. All Task Force webinars can be found on Maryland’s COVID-19 Business Response page
NEW FDA COVID-19 Checklist for the Food Industry
With help from both the CDC and OSHA, the FDA announced a new resource for the food industry called the “Employee Health and Food Safety Checklist for Human and Animal Food Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” The document is broken down into two key parts: the Employee Health and Social Distancing Checklist and the Food Safety Checklist.
The date for self-response to the 2020 Census is September 30 after the US Census Bureau moved up the date this week by more than a month. Census takers will be making in-person visits to all households that have not yet completed their Census starting August 11. The Census can still be completed online, by phone, or by mail. Fill out your Census now.
Census Deadline Extended