College Park, Maryland (PRESS RELEASE \u2013 August 24, 2011) - The Maryland Small Business Development Center (MDSBDC) Network announces the launch of CEO Advantage to help near million and million dollar businesses grow. The Network, a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Maryland College Park, links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations \u201cWe are thrilled to announce two new fall programs for business owners. Our CEO Advantage brings together those companies that have built solid businesses and have nearly achieved their goals. With additional guidance and tools they will reach their full potential. The Launchbox provides very practical marketing direction to help business owners define and reach their target market. Both programs are provided through the SBDC in a collaborative environment where business owners gain insightful, real-world knowledge that they can implement immediately,\u201d shared Renee Sprow, Director Maryland SBDC Network. \u201cWe are currently accepting applications, but due to the nature of the both programs, we will limit the attendees per session to allow business owners the ability to fully engage in the offered resources,\u201d Sprow continued. The CEO Advantage is a 12 week program that utilizes multiple learning disciplines, and interactive peer coaching in a non-competitive environment and offers specific individualized coaching for companies that have achieved $500,000 - $1.5m in revenue and are looking to get to the next level. This program is limited to 18 non-competing companies. The Launchbox is an 8 week workshop that engages business owners in marketing, branding and public relations activities helping them to grow their existing organization, rebrand, and / or launch a new opportunity. The workshop is presented in a collaborative environment of up to 10 non-competing companies in each regional setting. To learn more, or to request an application, for one of the upcoming programs, workshops and counseling sessions in your region, you can click on our website, call (301.403.8300) email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit us on Facebook. About SBDC Maryland Maryland Small Business Development Center (MDSBDC) Network provides sound advice, counseling and support to entrepreneurs and small to mid-size businesses across the state. The Network, a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Maryland College Park, links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations to provide management, training and technical assistance to Maryland\u2019s small businesses. As part of a national SBDC Network, the MDSBDC has rapid access to a number of information resources to deliver assistance that strengthens businesses, thereby contributing to the growth of local, state and national economies.