Recap: Serving the Emergent Market Series

Serving the Emergent Market

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) organized and implemented a workshop and consulting series – “Serving the Emergent Market” – as a part of the CDC’s Small Business Assistance Program, funded by the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development.

The series provided 8 workshops led by local professionals on topics ranging from marketing and branding to pricing your products and developing a business plan, followed by one-on-one consultations. The program was free of charge for businesses in the Gateway Arts District, the City of Hyattsville, and the Route 1 Corridor. A mix of start-up/entrepreneurial businesses and existing brick-and-mortar businesses participated; a total of 22 businesses attended in the workshops and 17 took advantage of the one-on-one consults.

Business owners appreciated the smaller settings of the workshops – there were no more than 20 attendees allowed – and the broad range of topics allowed many to attend multiple sessions.


Participating Businesses

Frame Savvy

Shine Massage and Wellness Studio

Alexander Community Dance Group

Ballet, Tap, and All that Jazz


Tanglewood Works

The Basket Gourmet Shop & Tiger Lilly Florist

D’oro Prive

Audio Book Contractors

Pregnancy Concepts

Just Rock Enterprises

Stinger Mead Co.


Mayday Garden Design

Kuyamba Media

Studio Hue

White Sands Massage

Moving Well: Fedelkenrais with Jutta

T & S Group

Moore & McGeough, Inc.

Danielle Probst Productions

Creative Dog Training

Your Very Own Collection

Wayson R. Jones, Artist



We would like to thank the Prince George’s County Department of Housing and Community Development for generously providing the funding that supported this program. We thank the City of Hyattsville for the use of their community meeting rooms. We would also like to thank our amazing consultants:

Meryl Hooker


Lisa Anderson

Anavo Transformation Solutions

Sylvia Lagerquist

Haines & Lagerquist, CPAs

Bronwen Kennedy




All invitees and attendees are invited to fill out our follow-up survey, and are welcome to download select workshop materials! Just fill out our two quick follow-up Assistance Forms, and follow the link after the second form.

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