What the SBTDC does

Welcome to the Southern Region Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

We serve Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties, and are part of the Maryland SBTDC Network. Through the Network we connect clients with others who share professional interests and concerns, and bring organizations such as educational institutions, economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and federal or state agencies together.

We offer one-on-one confidential counseling services.

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Import/Export
  • Technology
  • Retail/Restaurant
  • Information Technology
  • Research libraries
  • Research assistance via SBTDC researchers
  • Training courses

Helping Small Businesses Grow and Succeed

Tips for Surviving & Thriving in a Recession
Click here to download.


How does your restaurant measure up?
Take our restaurant check-up here.


How does your retail establishment measure up?
Take our retail check-up here.


Fast Start
Services & Training

In order to better assist start up and early stage companies, please click on the button below and take our start up business assessment.

Smart Start Getting Started

If you have an existing business, click here to request one-on-one confidential counseling. We can assist you with business/marketing plans, funding resources, procurement and other strategies to grow your existing business.

Grow Smart Already in Business

26 FREE online trainings:
Starting your business
Managing your finances
Foundations of marketing

Virtual Classroom

Available in Spanish