Maryland Small Business Development Center

Eastern Who We Are

Serving Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester Counties in Maryland

Business People

The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Maryland, College Park. This partnership links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations to provide management training and technical assistance to Maryland's small businesses.

Maryland SBDC is part of a national SBDC network that delivers assistance to strengthen small and medium-sized businesses, thereby contributing to the growth of local, state and national economies. Offices are conveniently located throughout the state and are staffed by professional consultants with years of business enterprise experience and expertise.

The SBDC Eastern Region, which serves local businesses, is an outreach program of the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University. We endeavor to connect the smaller enterprises in our area to the professional academic resources available through the business school.

What We Do


MDSBDC consulting services are offered at NO COST to the small business enterprise. Our confidential business consulting services assist potential and existing small business owners to develop and refine business plans, solve problems, find sources of capital and brainstorm innovative strategies to build a strong foundation supporting growth and profitability.


MDSBDC training programs are designed for all stages of small business development. Topics range from turning ideas into business plans to developing growth strategies and expanding into international trade. Our seminars are affordable and taught by skilled professionals! Please see our training calendar to find helpful classes near you.

Resource Libraries

Books, video tapes, magazines and useful websites are available at most MDSBDC offices. We are also a part of SBDCNET, a national business information clearinghouse designed to provide you with rapid access to information resources. Come in and browse, make copies, and research your market. Tell us what you are looking for and our client services staff will help you to find it.

I'm Starting A Business

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