Maryland Small Business Development Center


Resources For Maryland Small Businesses

Business knowledge is critical, not only to research and planning for success, but also to run and sustain a successful business. You have to be knowledgeable about many different aspects of business and have many different skills, or at least have done enough research to find and hire the people who have the skills you lack.

Research, Research, Research

To run a business, you need to have a working knowledge of:

  • Recordkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Federal, state and local taxes
  • Legal structures
  • Personnel management
  • Market analysis
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Product(s) or service(s)
  • Communication skills

As your business grows, you need to be increasingly flexible, efficient and high-performance oriented in each of these areas. This can be achieved through a combination of maximizing technologies, proactive leadership, identifying and taking advantage of new opportunities, and minimizing risk. Solid research helps you every step of the way.

Help With Research

Learn more about our exclusive access to SBDCNET, a national business information clearinghouse. Your local Maryland SBDC can help you with the research you need. Contact your local office today!

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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