Small Business Resources

Counselors, Support, and Education

SCORE – Nonprofit that matches business management counselor volunteers with small business owners in need of their expert advice

Small Business Development Center Network – Nonprofit organization that offers free individualized consulting to aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, and existing businesses.

Maryland Women’s Business Center – Nonprofit organization that works with entrepreneurs across Maryland’s capital region by way of three locations. Through their resources, they encourage women to start, sustain, and grow their businesses.

Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) – A program run by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce forced on training, educating, and mentoring veterans with small businesses to pursue federal contacting opportunities.

Maryland and Montgomery County Resources

Maryland Department of Commerce Maryland Small Business Information

Maryland Business Resources

Maryland Finance tracker

Maryland One Stop – central hub for Maryland State licenses, forms, certificates, permits, applications, and registrations

Maryland Department of Labor – Grants, Loans and Other Financial Assistance – Resources for Business Growth – Maryland Business – Workforce Development & Adult Learning

Maryland Governor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Affairs

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Montgomery County Business Portal

Federal, State, and Local Government Contracting and Grant Opportunities

Chambers of Commerce Information and Resources

US Chamber of Commerce – a site that connects like minds and delivers actionable insights for next-level growth

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce

Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce

Maryland Women’s Business Center

Maryland Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce

Other Information

US Small Business Administration

NerdWallet – Small Business Grant Resources

Opportunity Finance Network -national association of community development financial institutions (CDFIs)