Maryland Small Business Development Center

Southern Region

Serving Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's Counties in Maryland

The Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Southern Region, provides Training and Counseling services to new and existing businesses. Designed for all stages of business development, themed workshops range from business planning, to how to comply with legal and tax issues. To the right is a link to our local training seminars.

Mission: To provide proven, expert advice and training to current and aspiring small businesses in Maryland. We do this with integrity, one business at a time, through a network of knowledgeable, professional staff and engaged stakeholders. We provide guidance in the areas of money, management, and marketing. Our efforts result in successful businesses that create economic impact and a better quality of life in our communities.

Our Vision: To be the preferred resource partner for small business's success.

Regional Office in Charles County: 301-934-7583
Calvert County Office: 410-535-4583 Ext. 2726
St. Mary's County Office: 301-475-4200 Ext. 1687
SBDC SHA BDAP: 301-539-4687
PTAC: Counseling Services

Maryland PTAP

Maryland PTAP, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.

Specialization: Subcontracting with federal government agencies

Most startup and small business owners do not have adequate past performance to obtain prime government contracts. To strengthen their proposals and bids, firms can partner with other companies that have a government contract. Smaller companies often fill niches that round out a prime contractor?s services.

Subcontracting opportunties can present small businesses with opportunties that might otherwise be unattainable because of limited resources, personnel, financial stability, or experience. Many federal government resources can help subcontractors identify and locate prime contractors to partner with.

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