Maryland Secretarial Services, Inc. began in 1997 after Founder, Cindy Freland, completed a successful career developing documents and reports for a major health insurance company in Washington, D.C. With more than 25 years of experience, Ms. Freland saw the need and decided to become proficient in many software programs to offer word processing, data entry, desktop publishing and transcription. Her software skills include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Corel WordPerfect and QuickBooks Pro, the most popular and efficient software products on the market. Over the years she added bookkeeping, business card scanning, Internet research, social networking, marketing services, web site design/hosting, telephone communication and business workshops to her long list of services.
Ms. Freland has been a member of the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce since 1998 and served on the Board of Directors. She is minority certified as a woman-business owner in the Minority Business Enterprise/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MBE/DBE) program with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). She is very detail-oriented and is constantly learning new computer software programs and techniques. Ms. Freland is Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) certified for Excel.
She has won the following three awards:
2009 Business Woman of the Year award recipient by Another Approach Enterprises
2010 Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient by the Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce
2010 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise award recipient by The Center for Business Inclusion and Diversity, Inc. (CBID) and The Pinder Group, LLC
She lives in Bowie, Maryland and enjoys painting, gardening, kickboxing, reading, swimming, walking, shopping, beaches, animals, crafts, crocheting, and movies.