Maryland Small Business Development Center

Southern Upcoming Events

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


Click images for more information and to register: Jun 6, Ready, Set, Go! How to Start a Business; Jun 13, Start Right for Success; Jun 19&21, Building a Successful Business Plan. Building a Successful Business Plan benefits both StartUp and Existing Business Owners. Having a dynamic, working business plan will help you evolve and grow your business. 


NEW! The Franklin Entrepreneurial Series- Strategic Business Management

This new series is designed for the business owner that is ready to grow. There are many excellent reasons to pursue business growth. With business expansion comes increased revenue, wider brand recognition, and increased relevance in the industry. Most businesses, however, start small and stay there. If that's not good enough for you—or if you recognize that staying small doesn't necessarily guarantee your business's survival the Franklin Entrepreneurial Series is for you. 


With a documented business strategy, you’ll be in a better position to avoid the risks of business growth and, instead, amplify the rewards. Turning a small business into a big one is never easy. By documenting your growth strategy, you can minimize these risks. Some common growth strategies in business include market expansion, product expansion, diversification and talent acquisition. We will explore each of these with you and help you develop the skills and mindset needed to grow your company with a strategy that is constant at its core, and flexible in its adaptation to changing markets and competitive responses. Come GROW with us.

Registration Now Open:  The EFEA 4th Annual Investment Marketplace.  July 19, 2018 

Click on Last Year's post and read what lenders, business owners, and entrepreneurs had to say about the event.

The EFEA 3rd Annual Investment Marketplace innovative and unique event brought together lenders, existing and emerging business owners, and entrepreneurial resources from across the state to discuss plans for growth and financing options. Last year's entrepreneurs presented their case / pitched their product or services to 15 lenders in less than 60 minutes! 

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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