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New business -- Adventures In Organizing

December 26, 2005

Name of business: Adventures in Organizing

Owner: Sharon Womack

Address: 1328 Fairchild Ave.

Opening date: Currently operational. LLC formed Aug. 31.

Products and services: "Professional organizing, a service that includes decluttering and ordering of both work and home environments, including rooms, closets, basements, garages, attics, teen rooms, offices, paper clutter. This includes time management, goal setting, preparation for moving and guides for encouraging the cooperation of others in the family or workplace."

Market area: Aim toward the Tri-State area mostly within 45 minutes of Hagerstown

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "When my children were growing up during the busy active years I hired a professional organizer to help get management of the household environment under control. I did not have the time to do it myself and the benefit of having an organizer come in saved my sanity at the time.

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"I also did organizing work in various jobs and have thought of becoming a professional organizer for some time.

"I completed my bachelor's degree in business/sociology at Frostburg in 2004. When the center I worked in closed this summer, I decided to take the step to develop my own business.

"I joined the Maryland Association of Professional Organizers and was able to get a wealth of information and support. I have also worked with the local SCORE office (Bob Poor is the representative I have been working with) through the Small Business Administration."

Previous business experience: "My husband and I were involved in independent selling and I have also worked in homes and offices doing cleaning and organizing. I have helped to supervise large bulk mailings of over 10,000 letters that needed to be processed according to very specific mailing procedures and I have spent many years working with children in various occupations as well as being a homemaker."

Number of employees: Currently functioning as a sole proprietor but will consider developing the business to hire employees if the need arises

Hours: Negotiable

Email address: Sswomack5@aol.com

Telephone: 301-791-1846

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