Enroll in our free business development program to receive one-on-one counseling on everything from marketing your business to setting up a business checking account. Attend workshops on personal liability, search engine optimization and more. We want to help you not only achieve your business goals, but also ensure your business is in a stronger place than when you first enrolled in our program. Program open to existing businesses and entrepreneurs just starting out.

Our Team

Sonya Dease
Housing and Financial Counselor

Sonya brings with her 10 years of experience working in the financial services industry. As part of her role at Dundalk Renaissance, she’s personally coached clients on their finances leading to raised credit scores and an increase in savings.  Sonya takes a holistic approach to counsel entrepreneurs which ensure their business and personal finances are in the best shape possible while helping clients achieve their goals.

She will help you:

  • Build business credit and personal credit.
  • Identify tools to manage cash flow.
  • With pre-development components of business plan.

Nicholas Staigerwald
Business Development Manager

Nicholas brings with him four years of work state and county on business development and funding along with four years of operating  the Forge business incubation program.

He will help you:

  • With the Business Development Program intake process.
  • Connect you to the proper team members for additional resources.
    Navigate Baltimore County and State of Maryland programs including loans, grants and permit process for businesses.
  • Connect with networking opportunities  all over Baltimore County.
  • Build a business plan.
  • Connect to SBA.

Meghan Sweeney
Marketing Manager

Meghan brings with her nearly a decade of media experience which includes branding, website design, social media and video production. She holds a Master’s in Strategic Communication from American University.

She will help you:

  • Establish a brand identity if you do not already have one.
  • Identify best social media platforms.
  • Create an effective strategy to grow brand awareness.
  • Identify best website platform and help with design, if you do not already have a website.