Office Hours

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development offers a program that provides free one-on-one business assistance to entrepreneurs, business owners, and start-ups.

A business development specialist will be available at locations throughout Montgomery County to meet directly with business owners.  Experts will provide information about county financial initiatives and other programs, make introductions and identify the connections your business needs.This program is open to any entrepreneur and/or business located within Montgomery County. Montgomery County works hard to support local businesses and has a variety of resources including industry sector experts in IT, cybersecurity, life sciences, green, international, government contracting, and more. Support is also available for navigating the county procurement and Local Small Business Reserve Program.

Office hours are by appointment only.

Register for your one-on-one session today!

For more information, please e-mail Edward Shanks or call 240-777-2148.

Learn what businesses are saying about this new innovative program:

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank Montgomery County Government for the Office Hours Program. In a short period of time I learned about a wealth of resources that the County offers to small businesses. My questions were answered and I’ve already used some of the available resources. This is a very valuable program for someone like me who is at the beginning stages of my Event Planning Business. I have the confidence in knowing that I can reach out for additional assistance when needed. I felt very empowered after leaving the meeting.”

—Ellen Aubee, President & CEO, EMA Events

“I wanted to thank the team over at the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development for offering me the ability to meet with them and really get to know my business and help in any way possible to grow. They got to know me and my business and not only gave me invaluable insight but connected me to some great people. It’s great that they are looking out for small businesses flourishing in the county.”

—David Posin, Founder of SOLDIERFIT

“This personal service provided by the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development supports the development of local businesses. But, perhaps more importantly, this service supports the morale of local businesses and just knowing personal contacts are available to us as resources is very reassuring.”

—Samad Saifudin, CEO; Gina Palladino, Chief of Business Development of SustainCreativity