Maryland Small Business Development Center

Helping Small Businesses Is Our Job

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an existing business owner in Maryland… the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers FREE individualized consulting, from start up to established businesses. We also offer comprehensive training programs, from those just thinking about starting a business to executive training, with most classes at low to no cost. The Maryland SBDC Network provides Maryland small business owners with access to trusted business advisors who have experience in starting and growing businesses. We offer expertise and keen insights essential to helping you manage your concerns today, and design solid, long-range plans to secure your vision for tomorrow.

COVID-19 Notice for Maryland SBDC Clients, Stakeholders, and Partners

COVID-19 Notice for Maryland SBDC Clients, Stakeholders, and Partners

We are committed to serving our clients during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) health emergency. 

Consulting Services - New clients already in business can request COVID consulting assistance by clicking on the "I'M IN BUSINESS- GET CONSULTING" on our home page. The link is right below this notice towards the right side of the page. Continuing clients may continue to contact their consultant by phone, web conference, or email.

You can also click the HELP button in the bottom right of this page. Fill out the form and you will get a response.

Please check out our RECOVERY AND SUSTAINABILITY GUIDE. It is updated often. 

The original Small Business Survival Guide is still updated frequently and has up to date information. You can access it here.

We are still operating in a very fluid environment-what is true today may not be true tomorrow. Please check back frequently for updates.

NEW! University of Maryland Smith School of Business is offering a 7 part series...

This program may help you launch a new career, restart or revitalize an existing business, or prepare for further education. The program specifically reaches out to Black Business owners and entrepreneurs. For more information or to register, click here or on the Maryland Business Rebooted Image Below

Updated: 1/29/2021 11:31:24 AM

Additional COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses COVID-19 Video Resources

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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What We Do

Since 1988, the seasoned staff of the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has provided sound advice, consulting and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the state. We are part of a national SBDC network—founded in 1979—that helps over 500,000 U.S. businesses annually.

Business Consulting

Get no- or low-cost consulting in the areas of MONEY, MANAGEMENT, and MARKETING.

Learn About Business Consulting

Business Training

Get no- or low-cost training in the areas of MONEY, MANAGEMENT, and MARKETING.

Learn About Business Training

Business Funding

We help you get funding for your business from a variety of sources.

Learn About Business Funding

Success Stories

Entrepreneurs have great ideas that they want to see manifested in a successful business. Most of the time, they are missing some critical information, guidance, or skill that would make all the difference. Here are examples of SBDC clients who were able to succeed with our guidance:

SBA Resource Guide

Download the latest Resource Guide from the Small Business Administration.

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Our Success Stats


New Maryland Businesses


Maryland Jobs Created


Million In Sales Growth


Million In Secured Loans

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