Maryland Small Business Development Center

Corridor Local Resources

Serving Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's Counties in Maryland


The Corridor Region provides low cost training seminars and workshops for every step of the business development cycle. We provide workshops like How to Write a Business Plan, How to Start Your Own Business, Social Media Time Savers, How to Get More Clients with a Simple Sales Process, QuickBooks and much more!

Please visit our Training Calendar for a full list of the comprehensive training programs and workshops offered by the Corridor Region.

Our workshops include our comprehensive Smart Start Entrepreneur 101 - this highly recommended 3 hour workshop is taught by an Attorney, a CPA, and an Insurance Professional. You will leave this class informed, prepared and energized to start your new business.

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Business Plan Starter Kit

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How to Write A Business Plan

No matter what kind or size of a business you are starting, it is important to create a business plan. It is the best way to get where you want to go. It communicates your understanding of the business and it makes reasonable assumptions and forecasts of sales, expenses, and cash flow. Creating a business plan forces you to confront the reality of what you are planning to do.

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Additional Business Plan Resources

Free Online Business Training

Maryland SBDC Virtual Classroom

Available 24/7 at no cost to you!

Free Online Business Training

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The Maryland SBDC is proud to offer a series of comprehensive online courses that teach entrepreneurs the 3 M's: Money, Marketing and Management. Each course is approximately 45 to 90 minutes long and contains audio, high-end graphics, interactive case studies, and worksheets.

Choose from over 25 free topics:

Starting Your Business

  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Conducting a Marketing Analysis
  • Analyze your Competition
  • Targeting Your Market
  • Maintaining an Agile Company
  • Creating a Competitive Advantage
  • Creating a Strategic Plan
  • Determining Your Business Legal Structure
  • Protecting Your Business with Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

Managing Your Finances

  • Preparing a Cash Budget
  • Preparing a Balance Sheet
  • Managing Your Cash Flow
  • Running a Profitable Company
  • Creating a Profit and Loss Statement
  • Analyzing Your Financial Ratios
  • Protecting Your Business with Contracts
  • Assessing Your Company's Financial Needs
  • Partners and Investors
  • Valuing a Business

Foundations of Marketing

  • Pricing Products and Services
  • Building Your Brand
  • Promoting Your Business
  • Advertising Your Business
  • Building a Web Site
  • Personalization Strategies to Attract and Retain Customers
  • Identifying Your Sales Strategy

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  • SPANISH: La publicidad de su negocio
  • SPANISH: El mantenimiento de una empresa agil
  • SPANISH: Analice su competencia
  • SPANISH: Preparar una Hoja de Balance
  • SPANISH: La construccion de su marca
  • SPANISH: La elaboracion de un Plan de Negocios
  • SPANISH: Preparacion de un Presupuesto de caja
  • SPANISH: Administrar el flujo de caja
  • SPANISH: Creacion de una Ventaja Competitiva
  • SPANISH: Su evaluacion de las necesidades financieras de la empresa
  • SPANISH: La realizacion de un Analisis del Mercado
  • SPANISH: Socios e inversionistas
  • SPANISH: Estrategias de personalizacion para atraer y retener clientes
  • SPANISH: Precios de Productos y Servicios
  • SPANISH: Correr en una empresa rentable
  • SPANISH: La creacion de un Estado de Perdidas y Ganancias
  • SPANISH: La promocion de su negocio
  • SPANISH: Como Analizar sus Indices Financieros
  • SPANISH: La identificacion de su estrategia de ventas
  • SPANISH: Creacion de un Plan Estrategico
  • SPANISH: Definiendo su Mercado Objetivo
  • SPANISH: La valoracion de un negocio
  • SPANISH: La construccion de un sitio Web

Professional Resources

The Corrdor Region regularly collaborates with local professionals to ensure clients are getting the best information available. Please scroll down to see the categories below of companies that can help you with your specific business needs.

Legal Assistance

Finance & Accounting


HR Personnel/Payroll Consulting

Marketing & Sales


Goverment Contracting

FAQs/Helpful Links

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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