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About Baltimore Professionals & Entrepreneurs

With over 4500 active members, Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs is one of the East Coast’s largest professional networking associations.  Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs is powered and sponsored by Will Holmes Consulting (WHC).

Our mission is to bring together happy, smart people and provide them with opportunities to network, socialize, learn, develop and grow.   Membership is free and we invite you to join us at our next event.  Here is a video from a recent networking social:

 

Events for Professionals
Throughout each month, we host social events, personal development workshops and professional development workshops for our members.  Learn more…

Events for Entrepreneurs
Throughout each month, we host networking events, entrepreneur workshops and featured business events for our members.  Learn more…

Sponsorship
Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs welcomes sponsors who want to share their events, venues, products and services with our members.  Our members are upwardly mobile, well-educated businesses owners and professionals, living and working in the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan area (city and surrounding counties).  Most of our events are free and your sponsorship allows us to introduce our members to new opportunities and experiences. Learn more about sponsorship by clicking here.

3 Levels of Membership
Level 1 Membership is free and open to all positive, happy people who want to interact with other positive, happy people.  We also offer access to our Business and Professional Accountability Group that meets twice each month.  If you are looking for assistance, advice or accountability to help you as you strive to reach your goals, Level 2 and 3 may be for you.  You can join BPE by clicking here.

Our Founder
Will Holmes has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs and growing businesses, helping them to create structure for their vision and implement the processes and technology to support their goals. He works in the Baltimore community with various charities and organizations to create opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs, youth and the underserved.

Will Holmes has over 15 years of experience in: business operations leadership, project management; workflow management; technical training; software end-user training; soft skills training; business process re-engineering and improvement; workflow development and process transformation; new technology implementations; successful software point releases; project requirements gathering; business process mapping; web design; and business plan and marketing plan creation. Will founded Will Holmes Consulting in Baltimore, Maryland in 2006 as a business management and technology consulting firm focused on providing complete solutions for growing businesses. Will Holmes Consulting specializes in business operations process improvement, implementation of new technology, and customized technical and soft skills training. (Download brochure)

Will Holmes Consulting has received a Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor’s Office of the City of Baltimore, and accolades from The Greater Baltimore Leadership Association, Municipal Employees Credit Union (MECU), National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development for its work with aspiring entrepreneurs and youth.

Additionally, Will Holmes regularly leads workshops for the Small Business Administration, and has created a 26 page Marketing Essentials E-Workbook that has been highly praised by SBA workshop attendees, growing businesses, and new entrepreneurs. Will Holmes also founded a social group called Baltimore Professionals and Entrepreneurs that meets throughout the month to discuss career and entrepreneur challenges and engage in learning and development workshops. The group currently has over 2500 active members. (Watch video of Will Holmes speaking)

Prior to starting Will Holmes Consulting, Will Holmes worked as a Director at SoundExchange (digital performance royalty distribution); Director of Operations for Debt Shield (debt settlement); General Manager for Amstar Mortgage (mortgage lending); Call Center Director for Residential Lending Corporation (mortgage lending); and Manager of the Outbound Call Center for Amerix (debt management).

Click here to view testimonials from Will Holmes’ clients.