Russell C. Teter III, MBA

Director of Training of the SBDC at University of Maryland

Russell C. Teter III, M.B.A/Technology Management, is a certified coach / facilitator and has coached over 13,000 business owners/executives during a 25 year career across nearly every major industry sector with a focus on government contractors.

Russell is currently the Director of Training for the SBDC at University of Maryland, focusing on creating and conducting executive training/coaching for CEOs of independently-owned businesses ( He is certified by Franklin Covey– the world’s premier leader in the areas of strategy execution, decision making, customer loyalty, leadership, and individual effectiveness. He also partners with Dale Carnegie Training. Russell creates learning environments that result in values for productivity. Four of the last twelve “Maryland Small Business Person of the Year” are his clients.

He has acquired tens of millions of dollars in equity/debt financing for his clients; coordinated/facilitated hundreds of training programs; obtained/managed multi-year government contracts; assisted in developing leadership materials for Fortune 500 executives; performed tax/bookkeeping/auditing services; and handled legislative/constituent issues for a Member of Congress at his Capitol Hill office. Russell also served as an AmeriCorps member (First Class) where he focused on at-risk youth, flood victims, environmental issues and disabled veterans.

Russell is a published author and has received numerous awards and recognition including:

· 2010 Maryland “Minority Business Advocate of the Year”

· 2008 U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Innovator & Excellence” Award for Maryland

· 2008 Congressional Citation from Senior Member of House Small Business Committee

· 2006 U.S. Small Business Administration “Small Business Service Award for Outstanding Service to Minority Business Development”

· 2006 received Proclamation & State Flag from Maryland’s Governor & Lieutenant Governor for “creating legacy wealth for the minority community by encouraging minority entrepreneurs to be stronger leaders and advocates within their community”

· 1999 received award from the commanding Major General at Aberdeen Proving Ground for his continued support to veterans

Russell Teter helps business owners chart their growth plan by implementing SMART goals and basic fundamentals for growing a business of any size. In the eight years I’ve been working with Russell, my business has grown ten times larger and has made the INC5000 list.

Michelle Wyatt, Partner, cadmiumCD

POWERFUL AND INSPIRING! The FranklinCovey principals presented by Russell Teter have been key to improving our restaurant’s bottom line.”

Kamal & Nizam Ali, Owners of Ben’s Chili Bowl / Ben’s Next Door

Educational and Entertaining…Russell Teter is one of the most prepared lecturers I have ever shared the stage with…his knowledge of the topic is second to none…

and his presentation style keeps the audience engaged!

John Herman, Speaker, Author and Entrepreneur (436 Business Started, Bought, Sold)

Russell-Thanks for ALL of you guidance, wit and (Dale) Carnegie approach.

Rob Weinhold, owner, Fallston Group and author “the Art of Crisis Leadership”

Russell Teter has completely changed the way we do business. We were blessed to have met Russell to help us change every single process in our company. Russell is committed to helping small business owners and he has become our “Business Development Library”. He is devoted to what he does because he does it with passion and for all that, we thank him!

Javier & Maria Solis, Owners, Los Taxes, the First Latino Network of Tax Centers in America

“New York City 2014 Small Business Person of the Year”