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Meet Dee Strum, CEO, mdstrumllc

Above The Fray

Dee Strum has launched six small businesses since becoming an entrepreneur in 1981.  She has committed 30+ years to helping others achieve their dream of non-profit or for-profit business development working with individuals and groups  of resident and community change agents in Chicago (IL), Gary/East Chicago (IN), New Orleans, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Houston and Washington, D.C.  Most recently, she provided business development services to a mid-Atlantic MBE, and over a five year period was instrumental in helping them to transform themselves from a micro-business with annual revenues of $500K to $10M+ in their most recent FYE.    She is committed to the personal and professional development of women and our next generation of civic and business leaders as demonstrated by her current role in program development as a consultant with the  UMD-College Park School of Public Health S.T.EP._Students Transitioning to Effective Professionals, and her former role as National President, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. with 60+ chapters nationwide and a membership of 3,000+.  My team of small business and economic development professionals have an aggregate 100+ years of demonstrated success in the world of public, non-profit, and for-profit organizational development with a wealth of experience in federal, state and local government contracting.  Since 1981, private and public sector clients have turned to me a as a provider of management/business consulting, technical assistance and training services ready to deliver tailored solutions to transform their team and the future of the organization.


about mdstrum, llc

Our team brings the strengths and skill sets to readily understand the requirements to successfully GROW a small business in both the private space and into the B2G contracting space.  We collaborate with clients to define and solve the critical issues and potential barriers to success with strategies to  elevate the owner/company profile, identify & secure a range of financing opportunities, achieve government contracting certifications and, most importantly, define the business infrastructure necessary to build client confidence and promote sustainability. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We bring to the table a range of seasoned business development professionals to provide various solutions and the "deep dive" needed to accomplish the organizational transformation with a plan for change-management to include defined business metrics and milestones for advancing "the vision" with optimal performance, productivity and accountability.  Collectively, we have grown our client business activities from thousands to hundreds-of- thousands-to-millions-of-dollars in annual revenues.  Each has history as an entrepreneur, sole-proprietor, independent contractor or self-employed business owner.  In short, "we talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk".  Our skill sets are documented, and the successes are "Many".  As project/contract managers, EACH team member has provided contract and/or program management for multi-million-to-billion-dollar project scopes and facilitated the redevelopment of neighborhoods with new commercial buildings and/or residential housing in major urban centers.  But we have also joined with community leaders to transform small and non-metropolitan communities, as well.  We can’t wait to start collaborating with You! Your vision is important to us. We’re eager to help you to develop your business/professional development strategy; map out the priorities and needs of your business; and define the necessary tools to secure your continued growth into a successful future.

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Branding & Positioning Analysis

Looking to Build Up! your business but not sure where to turn or what to do 1st, 2nd or 3rd.?? Need help planning or executing your next project? Your planned expansion? Or launching Your Innovation.? Let us guide you. Any organization can move forward with small incremental changes, but building for the future in today’s rapidly evolving environment means taking bold chances and making informed decisions.  It is so true that we often "don't know what we don't know", and so, we become overwhelmed.  That's where professionals like mdstrum, llc enters with the knowledge, skills and abilities to help you and your team to define and prioritize what you need to know, Now! and into your future.

Introductory Consultation

The initial consultation is fueled by our probative questions and Your thoughtful answers to inform a work plan describing the highest and best uses of our consulting services  and your investment.  This work plan is a collaborative effort reflecting the duties and responsibilities of both parties for timely performance as agreed-upon in the professional services agreement.  These services can include, but not necessarily be limited to developing and executing the business strategy for: branding & marketing, securing relevant state or federal certifications, funding, grant writing, development of required business policies, procedures or practices, and other.

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Strategic Planning Session

With decades of demonstrated experiences, our team of business, economic development and financial development professionals has the capabilities and expertise to facilitate that "strategic conversation" necessary to take your business to the next level. At mdstrum llc, we combine our documented experiences, business insights and professional skills to transform your processes and strategies; and, in turn, your business. We value the opportunity to help shape and improve-upon how our clients structure and manage their operations.  "We know "business", but You Know YOUR Business!; Together we make for a winning team!  


Contact Us

mdstrum, llc
3441 Newport Ave
Arundel on the Bay
Annapolis,  MD  21403


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