Web design firm to graduate from Wheaton incubator -- Gazette.Net



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SW Creatives, a graphic and web design firm that works with area nonprofits and community organizations, will graduate in February from Montgomery County’s Wheaton Business Innovation Center incubator.

SW Creatives has signed a five-year lease for about 1,700 square feet in the World Building at 8121 Georgia Ave., Suite 600, in downtown Silver Spring. The company plans to move in by March 1. The new location also houses the company’s Creative Colony, a co-working space for communications professionals.

The company had one employee when it launched in 2008 and now has five.

Being in the incubator “definitely improved my business, allowing me to develop relationships with strategic partners and exposing me to international business — all within a very supportive environment,” Shala W. Graham, principal and creative director, said in a statement from the county. “Having a real office changed the perception of my small business, bringing in more clients and allowing us to turn a profit each year.”