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SHOP LOCAL

Our Program cultivates retail entrepreneurship and reduces the obstacles that prevent the creation of successful businesses.

ABOUT US

Shop Local is a Retail Business Incubator program of the Maryland Women’s Business Center.

The program began in Rockville Town Square in 2019.

• 2 retail locations
• Easy parking access
• Features 3-5 women-owned small businesses during each cohort, with two cohorts each year
• Proximity to Rockville Innovation Center, Rockville Public Library, and other small business resources
• In total, more than 20 women-owned small businesses have participated in the Shop Local Retail Incubator program, positively impacting their families and the local economy
• More than 10 graduates opened their own brick-and-mortar location after graduation, with remaining graduates opening online storefronts

WHAT WE DO

MWBC Shop Local, a Retail Business Incubator for Women Entrepreneurs

MWBC Shop Local helps selected women entrepreneurs launch and grow sustainable retail businesses by providing free mentorship, technical assistance, and access to capital, while minimizing financial risk through a communal and supportive retail environment.

BENEFITS

Companies within the program may continue to receive technical assistance...

Technical Assistance

Mentorship

Workshops

VENDORS

Our Entrepreneurs

Check out the program graduates and current vendors of Shop Local.