Maryland Small Business Development Center

Northern Region

Serving Frederick, Carroll, Harford & Cecil Counties in Maryland

We are committed to serving you during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Northern Region Hotline is 410-386-8390

See email addresses below or check out Staff Contacts on left menu for additional info


Carroll County Farm

Your local small business development center provides No Cost Counseling and Low Cost Training services to new and existing businesses. Designed for all stages of business development, themed workshops range from transforming ideas into business plans, to developing growth strategies for existing businesses. The Northern Region and our partners provide a path for support and development of small businesses through every stage of their development.

Most of our certified, professional business counselors have owned or managed successful businesses. Through practical experience and continual professional development, they have gained the knowledge and insight to help resolve problems or develop and implement new strategies for success. We train and collaborate with local business leaders to stay abreast of economic trends, market conditions and financial resources. We are the resource center for Carroll County, Harford County and Cecil County businesses.

The Northern Region SBDC works locally in conjunction with economic development offices, colleges and universities, financial institutions, business associations, chamber of commerce, and small business owners. Our program is designed to strengthen firms, thereby contributing to the growth of our local, state and national economies.

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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