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. Maryland SBDC also offers 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.

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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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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 Maryland SBDC clients who were able to succeed with our guidance.

BluZone, LLC

BluZone, LLC

Corridor Region
Fontana Designs

Fontana Designs

Corridor Region
Big Mouth Creative Studio

Big Mouth Creative Studio

Corridor Region

SBA Resource Guide

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Our Success Stats


New Maryland Businesses


Maryland Jobs Created


Million In Sales Growth


Million In Secured Loans