Welcome to the Southern Region Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
Southern Region - 301-934-7582 - Regional Headquarters, La Plata, MD
Specialization: Financing, Personnel Management, SBA loan programs
Bill has an extensive background in small business lending in Southern Maryland, having held key management positions in both large and small commercial banks for 20 years. He is knowledgeable about financing options, loan structures, SBA loan programs including 7(a) and 504, financial projections, business evaluations, marketing and management assistance. His “hands-on” management in a true small business - a community bank – provided major insights. Bill joined the SBTDC in May 2000. He has utilized his experience and expertise to benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses in the region.
Bill has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Salisbury University in Maryland. Bill is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
Linda Craven, Counselor
Satellite Office: 301-475-4200 Ext. 1687 - St. Mary's County Department of Economic & Community Development, P.O. Box 653, Governmental Center Complex, Potomac Building, 23115 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Specialization: Advertising, Marketing and Electronic Commerce
Linda has been an SBTDC counselor for 13 years. She assists clients in the areas of business expansion, marketing and e-commerce. She reviews client print and electronic media and helps businesses develop a unique selling proposition. Linda has a master of science degree in electronic commerce from the University of Maryland University College, Graduate school of Management and Technology and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware. Linda was a business owner for 20 years before starting her work with the SBTDC. She has served as Area Governor for Toastmasters International and is currently VP of Marketing for a local Toastmasters club.
Kathy MacAdams, Counselor
Satellite Office: Calvert County Department of Economic Development Prince Frederick: 205 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Tel: 410.535.4583 x2726 or 301-934-7583 for appointments with a counselor
Specialization: Management and Marketing
Over 8 years
experience in budget, acquisition and program analyst work with the
Department of the Navy. Experience teaching a Strategic Management
capstone course with a focus on corporate and business level unit
strategy. M.S. in Management from University of Maryland, University
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