Maryland Small Business Development Center

Helping Small Businesses Is Our Job

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an existing business owner in Maryland… the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers FREE individualized consulting, from start up to established businesses. We also offer comprehensive training programs, from those just thinking about starting a business to executive training, with most classes at low to no cost. The Maryland SBDC Network provides Maryland small business owners with access to trusted business advisors who have experience in starting and growing businesses. We offer expertise and keen insights essential to helping you manage your concerns today, and design solid, long-range plans to secure your vision for tomorrow.

I'm Starting A Business

If you are planning to start, or even thinking of starting, this will assess your readiness.

Smart Start Assessment

I'm A Business Owner

If you are already in business, this assessment will help us determine your needs.

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What We Do

Since 1988, the seasoned staff of the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has provided sound advice, consulting and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the state. We are part of a national SBDC network—founded in 1979—that helps over 500,000 U.S. businesses annually.

Business Consulting

Get no- or low-cost consulting in the areas of MONEY, MANAGEMENT, and MARKETING.

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Business Training

Get no- or low-cost training in the areas of MONEY, MANAGEMENT, and MARKETING.

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Business Funding

We help you get funding for your business from a variety of sources.

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Events and Workshops

July 2

Advertising & Promotion | SBC-5470

All businesses are faced with a multitude of choices when it comes ...


July 25

Developing an Effective Business Plan

BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PLAN This program is essential...


August 6

Legal and Records Management Issues | SBC-6500

Examine the legal challenges each business faces and develop t...


July 17

Online | Marketing Your Business on the Internet | SBC-9010-159544

Find out how to market your business on the Internet, even if you h...


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Success Stories

Entrepreneurs have great ideas that they want to see manifested in a successful business. Most of the time, they are missing some critical information, guidance, or skill that would make all the difference. Here are examples of SBDC clients who were able to succeed with our guidance:

SBA Resource Guide

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Our Success Stats


New Maryland Businesses


Maryland Jobs Created


Million In Sales Growth


Million In Secured Loans

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