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Feb. 27, 2018 11:49 am

Her Corner expands to Baltimore

The in-person program seeking to help women-led small businesses is holding its first cohort this winter.

Frederique Irwin speaks at a Her Corner session.

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This winter, a new program for small businesses expanded to Baltimore. Her Corner, founded by Frederique Irwin, brought its in-person program to the area to help women in entrepreneurship advance in their field.

The six-month program is designed to help women entrepreneurs scale their businesses.

“Most people compare our programs to literally going back to business school,” Irwin says. An established businesswoman herself, Irwin currently teaches entrepreneurship at the Kogod School of Business at American University, after having acquired her MBA from the College of William & Mary.

Her Corner started in 2011 in D.C., and also has a digital community connecting women entrepreneurs.

A fact sheet states those accepted into the in-person program have often been in business about five years, and make an average of $490,000 in revenue. The companies span business services, consumer services and retail. The program, costs $699 per month, offers knowledge in areas from marketing to business prospecting to cash flow analysis. The participants meet once a month for full-day, in-person classroom sessions, where they’re paired with an established professional in the field for mentorship.

“We give you the same person every month who teaches the class and meets with you one-on-one to figure out how to break down your business and help you grow it,” Irwin said.

Her Corner had previously established programs in Philadelphia and D.C.. This winter, the program launched in Baltimore, and the cohort currently consists of K Jones Consulting, Red Start Creative, Asana Consulting, Tamzin Smith Photography, and Coast Creative. Locally, the group is based out of the Towson University Incubator.

Nancy Lewin of Asana Consulting is a part of this cohort. “In the four years since I started my nonprofits consulting business, I’ve had a growing desire to access training and coaching that will make me a smarter business owner and leader,” she said. “Her Corner offers me a place to focus and hone my learning efforts on exactly what I need—from financials to operations to marketing.”

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