Cewd Business Solutions - Garrett College

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Business Solutions

The Business Solutions department strives to provide services to student and the business community. Our services include office management & business process reengineering to improve efficiency and reduce turnover rates in the workplace.

We specialize in contract training and providing business needs services to CEOs, human resource directors, program managers, presidents, etc. who want to increase productivity and retain workforce. Rental spaces, short-term and long-term lease arrangements, leadership classes, best practice workshops and conferences are also available for community and business owners.

From office spaces, providing free Wi-Fi, specialized training, catering needs, and more, Business Solutions has your organization covered.

on-campus training


Learn the nuts and bolts of becoming an entrepreneur, from business planning to legal business entity formation. Get an overview of the Small Business Development Center, its services, and what you can expect entering the business world including the business plan, finance management, funding sources and marketing - your guide to a successful future in the business world. Meet 1-on-1 with a consultant to better understand your business venture and to help you create your individualized content for Pathways to Entrepreneurship as well as provide resources for success.
Cost: $20

  Ready Set Go! - Online Instruction 3/23/2023- 3/23/2023


Launch your new business with confidence and on the right foot. Find out what to expect from an experienced business consultant. Topics include options for business entities, resources available to start-ups, costs of services needed, licensing and tax considerations, loans and financial resources, marketing strategies, and all the perks and drawbacks that come with the life of an entrepreneur.

Cost: $0

This course is required.


Prepare for your venture into entrepreneurship. An entrepreneur is most successful when they are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of the business landscape. Find out everything you need to know to own and operate your own business. Get your business started on a solid foundation with core competencies including business planning, market research, budgeting and accounting, human resources, managing risk, growth strategies and much more. Includes 1-on-1 consultation.

Cost: $409 (includes fees: $140)


Garrett College, in partnership with the Garrett County Department of Economic Development, and other regional organizations, is working to help improve the economic conditions of rural Appalachia through a new initiative called the Power of Possibilities. The Power of Possibilities (POP) project encompasses a focus on emerging industries, business collaboration, and entrepreneurship to develop and advance the tristate region of Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties in Maryland, Bedford and Somerset counties in Pennsylvania and Hampshire and Mineral counties in West Virginia.


The ServSafe Food Managers course is a 10 chapter class which covers the main forms of contaminants; biological, chemical, and physical. The course will address these contaminants and cover how to prevent them from invading the flow of food. There are specific precautions to learn and the instructor helps students look at the class material as it relates to each participant's own safety. The class is guided with a PowerPoint presentation, instruction, class discussions, relatable stories, and class review. There is a "quiz" (exam) of 90 multiple choice questions that the class thoroughly prepares the students to successfully take. The passing score is 75%.


The ServSafe Food Handler class is a great first step in ensuring that you are well-trained in the concepts of overall food safety and have the knowledge needed to help protect you, your family and your guests from foodborne illnesses. The course will cover key topics such as basic food safety, personal hygiene, cross-contamination, time and temperature controls as well as cleaning and sanitation practices.


So you've done it! You have excelled as an individual employee and now it's time to move into a supervisory role. You are excited about your new role and promise to never make the same mistakes that "terrible" bosses have made with you! You have great plans for your new role, but you aren't exactly sure what it is you should be doing or not doing in your position. Nobody said that managing, supervising or leading would be easy but with the right expectations, tools and skill, you will learn what it takes to be an effective supervisor. Make your move into your new supervisor position smoother and successful. Attend this multi-session training and gain all the skills and insights you need to lead with confidence.


Expand your career and professional opportunities with communication techniques being used by today's top influencers. In this class you will learn effective ways to accelerate rapport, discover various energies to drive more robust interactions with others, be introduced to proven conversational frameworks to influence people in full integrity, gain an introduction to language patterns that reduce tension and resistance, acquire the questions to ask and when to ask them to optimize your conversations, and find out how to elicit information from others without asking questions using techniques employed classified military interrogators. The instructor for this unique, one-time workshop is local resident Fred Fox. A former Navy Fight Officer who flew on classified anti-submarine missions, Fred has spent over 20 years working in and for Fortune 500 companies to build, staff and grow their technology organizations. A graduate of nearby Northern Garrett High and Frostburg State University, he also holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, College Park. Today, he provides career consulting services for those in sales and recruiting

online learning

We offer a wide range of highly interactive non-credit courses that you can take entirely online. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. This site does not offer any courses for credit.

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leadership garrett county

Represented as a collaborative partnership between Garrett College and the Garrett County Department of Economic Development, the Leadership Garrett County program first began in the fall of 2016.

Leadership Garrett County

Each year, organizers of the program seek out individuals within the Garrett County community and surrounding area that demonstrate potential qualities and aptitude among future leaders.

The program is targeted toward identifying and developing emerging leaders from the ranks of local citizens, non-profits, for-profits and governmental/educational/health institutions.

The goal of Leadership Garrett County is for graduates to emerge as more informed, connected and effective managers, leaders and citizens, to ensure a bright future for Garrett County as the next generation of leaders in the county.

"Leadership Garrett County is dedicated to providing positive change by creating a network of future leaders that will impact the community in which they live, work and play,” stated Jodi McClintock, director of the program and the Continuing Education & Workforce Development business solutions department at Garrett College.

Leadership Garrett County typically begins accepting applications for new class members in the fall. The class generally meets once a month, apart from the month of December. The program concludes early spring.

Class members will have the opportunity to learn from a variety of guest speakers and presenters throughout the duration of the program. In addition to leadership programming content, the class will participate in on-site visits with various businesses within the Garrett County community. Participants will gain first-hand knowledge of the many industries in the county, including education, government, manufacturing. and tourism.

Any organization wishing to sponsor an employee, or any individual wishing to apply, or inquire about a scholarship for the program should contact Jodi McClintock at 301-387-3084 or jodi.mcclintock@garrettcollege.edu.