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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Annapolis
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Baltimore
Governor's Office of Business Advocacy
Works to connect small and minority owned businesses to the appropriate resources, provide information, and offer assistance with everything from permits and licensing requirements to creating...View details

Baltimore
Governor's Office of Minority Affairs
Works to coordinate the programs and operations of state government that promote or otherwise affect the establishment, strengthening and preservation of minority business enterprises. Contact:...View details

Baltimore
Maryland State Department of Education Devision of Rehabilitation Services
Works to provide leadership and support in promoting the employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence of individuals with disabilities....View details

Baltimore
Mayor's Office of Minority Business Development
Works to ensure that the City of Baltimore is prepared to create new opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses...View details

Baltimore
Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office
Works to ensure that the City of Baltimore is prepared to create new opportunities for minority-owned (African, Asian, Hispanic, or Native American) and women-owned (51% ownership) businesses....View details

Baltimore
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Baltimore
Small Business Administration (SBA) Maryland District Office
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation....View details

Baltimore
Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore, Inc
An entrepreneurial training program designed to help economically disadvantaged women become self-sufficient through business development. Contact: Amanda Crook Zinn, Chief Executive Officer...View details

Chestertown
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

College Park
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Maryland Headquarters
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Columbia
Business Women's Network
Works to provide a formal networking organization made of nearly 200 members representing large and small businesses, non-profits, government and private organizations....View details

Cumberland
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Easton
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Frederick
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Hagerstown
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Hanover
Maryland Department of Transportation Office of Minority Business Enterprise
Offers certification in the Minority Business Enterprise program of Maryland as well as online informationa and help in the program. Contact: Terry Bright, Acting Director...View details

LaPlata
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC) SOUTHERN REGION
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

LaVale
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Western Maryland
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Salisbury
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Salisbury
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Eastern Region
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Silver Spring
National Institute for Urban Entrepreneurship
A consultant, coalition builder, educator and legal advocate for urban businesses created by entrepreneurs of color. Programs, including the website, workshops, articles and timely information,...View details

Taneytown
Women's Business Institute, Inc
Provides services to startup and established businesses, including socially and economically disadvantaged businesses in rural communities in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Services...View details

Towson
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Central Region
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services
Assists eligible individuals with disabilities to attain employment or self-employment, and self-sufficiency by providing a range of services including training, counseling and referrals to business...View details

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Disability Resources, Inc
Works to promote and improve awareness, availability and accessibility of information that can help people with disabilities live, learn, love, work and play independently....View details

Nationwide
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Serves as the a focal point for small businesses interested in doing business with the Department of Energy (DOE) and administers the Department's small business program by establishing goals,...View details

Nationwide
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE offers free, confidential small business advice for anyone looking to start, grow and succeed in business. With a national volunteer network of over 13,000 business mentors and 350 chapters,...View details

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