People Resources

Angela Rakis

I offer a wealth of program management and strategic planning skills, a tenure of successful leadership and a clear passion for mentoring, marketing and brand management. My varied professional background ensures I provide a unique and valuable perspective on operations, consumer behavior, customer trends and business strategy.

Adrian M White

AMW Marketing & Design is a boutique branding, web design and marketing coaching firm in the Washington, DC Area, specializing in helping service-based business owners develop brands, websites and processes that attract and convert more clients and grow six-figure businesses. 

Maggy Sterner

I help businesses and entrepreneurs get clarity about what they do and find ONE magical sentence that describes it perfectly so they can market with confidence. My real job is to help you see what you already know: what you offer, the niche you serve, and the results you deliver.A clear, effective marketing message is always just the truth.

David Hotes

I offer a wealth of program management and strategic As a small business owner and entrepreneur with a wealth of knowledge in the legal and regulatory environment within which small businesses operate, Dave has an understanding of the demands of growing businesses and works to address clients’ unique and evolving needs. Dave is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Maryland, Montgomery County and District of Columbia Bars.

Alishia Tidwell

AMW Marketing & Design is a boutique branding, web A Maryland Native and fan of all things adventure, Alishia brings a compassionate demeanor to her clients and the Business and Transactional practice groups. Alishia believes that the law encourages important societal discussions and became an attorney to ensure that she had a voice in those conversations.

Non Profits / Incubators


SCORE has the largest network of free volunteer small business mentors in the nation. No matter what stage your business is at SCORE has a mentor for you. Easily request a mentor to help you start, grow, or transition your business today!

Halcyon Incubator

D.C.-based program supports new and emerging social entrepreneurs–business ventures that have a social impact. The Halcyon Fellowship provides free residency and workspace, mentorship and leadership coaching, robust support from business consultants, and a living stipend to develop entrepreneurial visions. Halcyon Investments connect entrepreneurs with both investors and microloans.

Start Small Think Big

This national nonprofit connects small business owners to a network of professionals who provide their leg

Union Kitchen Warehouse

Union Kitchen empowers food founders with our ecosystem, roadmap, and expertise from launch to scale. Throughout each phase, Accelerator members leverage group sessions, one-on-one coaching, and online courses to accelerate your growth.

TP SS Community Kitchen and Microenterprise Training Program

The kitchen provides small-scale food business owners with an affordable means of production. Crossroads also offers free, bilingual business training to support local food entrepreneurs. The Microenterprise Training Program makes sometimes difficult-to-find and difficult-to-understand information more accessible and covers food safety basics, business fundamentals, and everything in between.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation

JLABS @ Washington, DC is the newest Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS life science and healthcare incubator. The state-of-the-art site is open to entrepreneurs and innovators, and startups, focused on innovation across the healthcare spectrum, including pharmaceuticals, medical device, consumer and health tech.

Operation Hope Small Business Development

Small business development is a core focus of HOPE’s Adult Empowerment Program. Offering small-business workshops and a more intensive entrepreneurial training program, HOPE helps participants master business basics, create and maintain a strong small business plan, as well as gain access to funding and resources to grow their business.

Be Green Innovation Lab

Bethesda Green offers a tiered program of support for sustainability-focused entrepreneurs at all stages of the business life-cycle, from early-stage business development to testing prototypes to pitching to investors.

Commercial Property Search Sites

Loop Net

​​LoopNet is the consumer-facing site of Costar, the largest search site for commercial real estate.


Crexi is the newer national competitor to Costar