Small Business Coach- Prince George’s County

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a private, non-profit 50l(c)(3) community development corporation founded in 1991. LEDC's mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other D.C. area residents by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities.

Position Overview: LEDC is seeking a Small Business Coach to support our Maryland Small Business Development team in their work providing business support services to aspiring and existing small businesses in Prince George’s County and work with businesses facing the financial and/or operational challenges arising from the construction and redevelopment projects along the along the Purple Line Construction Corridor. Our Small Business Coaches provide virtual and on-site individualized business consulting, coaching and technical assistance as well as strategic planning, business planning, marketing, sales and operations, as well as strategies to help with client retention and improving operations.

Here at LEDC, we know that every role comes with its unique challenges and opportunities beyond what can be captured in a job posting. While the responsibilities listed below provide a foundational understanding of this role, we want to emphasize that this list is not exhaustive. Depending on the ever-evolving needs of our clients, funding, and other matters, additional responsibilities may arise that are not explicitly outlined here.

Essential Job Duties/ Responsibilities:

  • Conduct outreach in targeted business corridors, including client visits, community events, and workshops.
  • Work with LEDC CRM systems, including capture client information, maintain accurate client records through data entry and work with Program Manager to track progress on goals.
  • Provide one-on-one technical assistance, including coaching and consulting, to aspiring and existing small businesses to help with improving their business planning, financial planning, marketing, sales and other core business skills.
  • Help clients navigate the licensing/registration process to start and expand their businesses.
  • Plan and develop group training that provides small business owners with the tools and skills needed to be successful.
  • Recruit and manage expert consultants that can provide in-depth assistance to small business owners and manage external consultant engagements.
  • Conduct ongoing research about business tools and resources, news that might affect the MD entrepreneurial ecosystem, business licensing, and small business development opportunities.
  • Connect clients with other LEDC services and available resources from LEDC partners.
  • Promote LEDC services in different platforms, forums, and events as needed.
  • Collaborate with Program Manager in the programmatic planning and execution of SBD programs.
  • Represent LEDC in trade fairs and other events as necessary.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Education and Experience Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in business preferred.
  • Experience working with small businesses, consulting for small businesses, or running a small business.
  • One on one small business coaching experience preferred.
  • Experience providing small business technical assistance and/or training preferred.
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal) in English and conversant in Spanish.
  • Experience running or working for a small business bonus.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Available to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with small business financial management and marketing strategies preferred.
  • Understanding small business development as a tool for community-based economic development preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills with high attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Self-starter able to work with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds, formal education levels, cultures, etc.
  • Ability to handle a heavy caseload, in an optimistic manner.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $50,929- $59,111 annually, dependent on experience and team budget. LEDC is proud to offer a generous benefit package including healthcare, vision, dental, disability and life insurance plans available to employees at no cost, sick, vacation, personal days and more!

How to apply

Send your cover letter and resume to [email protected], with a subject line of: "Small Business Coach PG". No phone calls please!


Equal Opportunity

Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact [email protected]. LEDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, with a drug-free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

All applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, physical/mental disability, medical condition, military/veteran status, genetic information, marital status, ethnicity, alienage, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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