Business Resources

Small Business Resources

Garrett College's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a one-stop-shop for local business support. The Center supports the organic growth of small-to-medium businesses and feeds their aspirations with coaching and workshops. The Center houses a business incubator and coworking "hive" that provides affordable office space, on-site business support, and broadband wireless access in a collaborative environment.
Maryland's Small Business Development Center offers a variety of FREE services for Maryland's small business community. While the Western Mayland Regional Office is located on the campus of Frostburg State University in Frostburg, there is a satelllite office housed in Garrett College's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is the ideal venue to launch your business and expand your network.
The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation provides employment assistance, licensing information, and regulatory compliance information.
Maryland’s Business License Information System helps you determine the licenses and permits you may need. In addition, the Maryland Department of Commerce has created a Small Business and Entrepreneur Resource Guide to put you in touch with an extensive network of people and programs to help you meet your business goals.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a multitude of free online workshops and seminars to help you grow your business. It also provides information on starting and managing a small business, as well as access to a Small Business Resource Guide.
The Internal Revenue Service's Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center has a wealth of information to assist small businesses.
Interested in federal, state, or local government contracting? Contact the procurement counselors at the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Program or take a look at Maryland's Government Contracting Guide.
Interested in starting a business?  The Maryland Department of Commerce offers an online Starting A Business in Maryland Guide to help you with the challenges of setting up your own small business, and the new Maryland Business Express website has information to help you start, plan, manage, and grow your business.
In addition, our Starting a Small Business Guide can walk you through the process. Finally, Job Hero publishes an Entrepreneurship and Small Business Resource Guide that may be helpful to you.
Are you a veteran interested in starting a business?  The Small Business Administration's Operation Boots to Business is a great resource.