Maryland Small Business Development Center

Market and Industry Research

You can find information on all aspects of running your business through our exclusive access to SBDCNET, a national business information clearinghouse at It is dedicated to meeting the information needs of the nationwide SBDC community with timely, relevant information at no charge. The web site contains a multitude of links of interest to aspiring entrepreneurs, established small business owners, and business researchers including: business plans, industry information, associations, Spanish-language business documents, and other publications.

In-Depth Market And Industry Research

While it offers a plethora of information that you can access immediately, the industry and market research services of SBDCNET are available only to MDSBTDC Business Consultants assisting clients with a specific request for information. These services are more in-depth and can include: market research, demographic information, basic patent and trademark searches and business maps. If you require additional research, ask your local MDSBTDC Business Advisor to submit an online information request to SBDCNET for you. The typical turnaround time is 17 days and there is no limit on the number of requests submitted. Please note that business consultants do not receive legal or medical interpretations or extensive marketing lists.

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