Maryland Small Business Development Center

Counseling and Training

Serving Frederick, Carroll, Harford & Cecil Counties in Maryland


Through practical business experience and continual professional development, our certified professional consultants focus on entrepreneurial success. The SBDC is the confidential counseling arm of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Areas of business counseling assistance include:

  • Business Management
  • Business Plan Critiques
  • Business Resource Navigation
  • Funding Resources
  • Growth Strategies for Profitability
  • Loan Packaging
  • Market Analysis and Research

All SBDC's counseling services are at no cost. If you are interested in learning more about the service offerings of the Northern Region's Small Business Development Centers, please contact your local office and become a client.

Training and Events

The SBDC is dedicated to assisting pre-ventures, establish and expanding business alike. Our trainings are offered throughout the region at low or no-cost to entrepreneurs We accomplish this by providing a variety of management and technical assistance programs designed to help the aspiring and existing small business owner. Areas of focus include:

  • Agribusiness/ Rural Business Development Retail and Restaurant Industry
  • Export Program
  • Government Contracting (Procurement Technical Assistance Program-PTAP)
  • Small Business Trainings and Seminars
  • Technology Program (Small Business Innovative Research Grant-SBIR)
  • Start-up Assistance

Visit our training calendar and register today.