Resources

Maryland Small Business Development Center Network

sbdcThe Maryland Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is dedicated to helping you establish and expand your business. We accomplish this by providing a variety of management and technical assistance programs designed to help you, the aspiring and existing small business owner.

Maryland Department of Commerce

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As the state’s primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

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TEDCO‘s Role is to be Maryland’s leading source of funding for technology transfer and development programs and entrepreneurial business assistance.

Small Business Resource Center

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At the Small Business Resource Center, you will find a wealth of information about many subjects that affect your small business, from planning and financing to marketing and insurance. The Center has a large business library, plus PC-based internet access to magazines and newspapers nationwide, for your research on a variety of business topics.

Prince George’s Financial Services Corporation

FSC Logo is a non-traditional lender and certified development corporation that provides creative, flexible and innovative business financing solutions. FSC First is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide long-term loans to small and minority-owned business for the purpose of construction, conversion, or expansion; including the acquisition of land, existing buildings, leasehold improvements and working capital.

U.S. Small Business Administration

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government 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.

Maryland Department of Transportation – MBE Program

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The Maryland Department of Transportation, Office of Minority Business Enterprise has two primary functions: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification for the State of Maryland and the administration and coordination of the MBE and DBE Programs within the MDOT administrations

U.S. Department of Transportation

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Welcome to the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) web page.  On this site you will find information on services, programs and opportunities available to small and disadvantaged businesses from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

National Association of Investment Companies

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The National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) is the industry association for investment companies dedicating financial resources to investment in an ethnically diverse marketplace. NAIC member companies invest in privately held businesses that have a high probability of growth and the ability to generate significant returns for investors and shareholders.

Community Development Venture Capital Alliance

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The Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) is the network for the rapidly growing field of community development venture capital (CDVC) investing. CDVC funds provide equity capital to businesses in underinvested markets, seeking market-rate financial returns, as well as the creation of good jobs, wealth, and entrepreneurial capacity.

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

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Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. Rural Development promotes economic development by providing loans to businesses through banks and community-managed lending pools, while also assisting communities to participate in community empowerment programs.