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Small Business Resource Center


In 2010, small businesses employed more than 20 million people in the United States. In Maryland, almost a fifth of all jobs come from businesses with less than 20 employees. Small businesses are a vital part of the economy. They are frequently the avenue where entrepreneurs are able to bring new goods and services to their communities.

Recognizing the importance of small businesses, the Chamber established the Small Business Resource Center in 1983. The SBRC is a joint venture between the Chamber and the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development that was created to serve the needs of small businesses in the Baltimore County area.

For 30 years, the Small Business Resource Center has been a resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the Baltimore area. The SBRC has served more than 6,000 clients and helped the startup of more than 700 businesses since it was founded.

The SBRC assists business owners with a variety of subjects relevant to starting a new business, or growing an established one. SBRC counselors have real world experience and success, and are able to assist with developing business plans, marketing, acquiring finances and more. The SBRC also works to keep clients informed of relevant changes within the business world by providing workshops, seminars and tutorials.

For more information, contact a counselor today.

Kimberly Taylor
Small Business Consultant

Leonard Lee
Small Business Consultant

Click here to make an appointment.
Client Information Form 


Business License and Registration Agencies

Maryland Department of Assessment & Taxation
www.dat.state.md.us
Business name registration and legal structure

Health Related Occupations Licensing
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
www.dhmh.state.md.us

Occupational & Professional Licensing
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
www.dllr.state.md.us

Baltimore County Circuit Court
Business License
410-887-2607


Business Counseling & Workshop Agencies

Small Business Administration (SBA)
www.sba.gov

Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE)
www.score.org

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
http://www.centralmdsbdc.org/


Business Skills Training Programs

Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore (WEB)
www.webinc.org
Business Training Program

Community Colleges of Baltimore County
www.ccbcmd.edu
Career Training Programs


Copyrights, Patents and Trademark Agencies

Federal Registration of Trademarks and Copyrights
Patent and Trademark Office
http://www.uspto.gov/

U.S. Copyright Office
U.S. Library of Congress
www.copyright.gov

State Registration of Trademark
Secretary of State
http://www.sos.state.md.us


Other

Internal Revenue Services (IRS)
www.irs.gov

Baltimore County Government / Economic Development
www.baltimorecountymd.gov
Information concerning: zoning, permits, licenses, procurement, loan programs, and demographics

U.S. Commercial Service Baltimore
www.export.gov/maryland

Maryland New Hire Registry
www.MDNewHire.com

Annual Credit Report
http://www.annualcreditreport.com/

Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations
www.marylandnonprofits.org

Choosing a Business Entity
Choice of Business Entity

Whiteford Taylor & Preston Guide for Small Business
Legal and Practical Guide for Small Business