By Jackita D. Bass (View FULL STORY online on Hyattsville Life & Times)
Last fall, the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) held a free series of eight workshops and one-on-one consultations to support local businesses. The series titled “Serving the Emergent Market” was funded by the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development and focused on business planning, marketing, branding and product pricing.
By educating small business owners in the Hyattsville area, the Hyattsville CDC hopes that it will foster economic growth for the City of Hyattsville, the Route One Corridor, and surrounding communities.
According to the Hyattsville CDC website, “Consultants will educate small business owners, help them identify and develop eﬃcient methods, and in the process, grow the economic capacity of the City of Hyattsville, the Route One Corridor, and surrounding communities.”
Through the Hyattsville CDC’s Small Business Assistance Program, a total of 22 local businesses participated, including artists, massage therapists, a dance studio, a dog trainer and more.