Resources and Links
College of Southern Maryland regional Training
Registering online with the SBDC
Corporate Training Center offers comprehensive training, education and consulting for organizations seeking to increase employee productivity and organizational efficiency.
This is a listing of
continuing education courses at CSM,
including course descriptions.
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 . . .
Maryland Small Business
Development Center Portal site has
Entrepreneur magazine offers business ideas and some new books on business.
Inc. magazine offers success stories and timely ideas for business owners.
Restaurant.org provides statistics, marketing ideas and insights into the food service industry.
Idea Cafe offers spotlights on successful business owners and tips on marketing from entrepreneurs.
Toolkit has articles on finance,
start-up information as well as entities.
IRS website provides entrepreneurs with
tax information. Click on the business tab
for valuable information regarding business
structures, EIN numbers, etc.
The sbdcnet.org website provides business information including sample business plans. This site is maintained by SBDC professionals in Texas.
The Easidemographics website provides free Census 2000 Reports, ring studies, maps, etc.
Maryland State Data Center (SDC) is an
official partner with the U.S. Census
Bureau. The SDC monitors development trends,
analyzes social, economic and other
characteristics and prepares population,
housing, employment, labor force, and income
projections, which provide the baseline for
planning for growth and development in the
This is the official site for the Charles County Department of Economic Development.
This is the official site for the St. Mary's County Deptartment of Business and Economic Development.
This is a link to the Calvert County Department of Economic Development.
The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland serves as a forum for the resolution of region-wide issues and the attainment of regional goals
The mission of the
U.S. Commerce department is to "promote
job creation and improved living standards
for all Americans by creating an
infrastructure that promotes economic
growth, technological competitiveness, and
sustainable development." Among its tasks
are gathering economic and demographic data
for business and government decision-making,
issuing patents and trademarks, and helping
to set industrial standards.
State of Maryland
This is the official site for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
The BLIS website helps entrepreneurs to determine if they need permits and licenses.
The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation website helps businesses with data searches as well as business entity information.
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) is brings innovations from universities and federal labs into the State's economy by facilitating the transfer of technology to the private sector and by providing emerging technology companies and university researchers vital seed funding and specialized technical assistance.
Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program's mission is to assist Maryland small businesses in how to do business with federal, state, and local government agencies. This assistance is provided at no cost to the small business owner.
Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects, validates, stores and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missions.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website has news and hot topics of interest to Veterans and their families.
The GovCon.com website is a resource for industry professionals.
Fedmarket offers federal sales training and assistance including webinars.
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)—the federal government’s procurement expert—helps other federal agencies get the space, products, services and consulting advice they need from federal and commercial sources.
Maryland Small Business Reserve website is
available for all small business who want to
register as a small business with MD and
potentially do business with State agencies.
Maryland Nonprofits is available to serve clients - counseling and training - from two locations (Baltimore and Silver Spring).
Helping Small Businesses Grow and Succeed
Services & Training
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If you have an existing business, click here to request one-on-one confidential counseling. We can assist you in with business/marketing plans, funding resources, procurement and other strategies to grow your existing business.