Business Resources

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Did you know that the State of Maryland has procurements that are only available for small businesses? Maryland’s is committed to the growth and success of small businesses. In 2004, the State created the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program, providing small businesses with the opportunity to participate as prime contractors on State contracts and procurements by establishing a unique marketplace where small businesses compete against other small businesses instead of larger, more established companies. Once a solicitation has been designated as “SBR,” an award can only be made to a registered SBR vendor.

Find out more here.
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The Governor's Office of Minority Affairs invites you to Ready, Set, GROW!, a uniquely-crafted workshop series designed to connect small, minority and women business owners with state-funded contracting opportunities.

Event: Ready, Set, GROW!
Date: July 23
, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       Parking: Lot 22 (follow signs)                                                                 
Guest Speaker:  Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, UMBC President

Location: University of Maryland Baltimore County, University Center Ballroom, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250

Who Should Attend- Firms interested in doing business with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of Juvenile Services, Maryland Lottery and the Department of Human Resources.
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Business prospers in a climate designed to help it grow. The Small and Minority Business Enterprise Office works strategically to support small business development and growth in  Annapolis. Our team works with the collaborative assistance of a wide variety of partners and allies to bring quality information, assistance, and guidance to entrepreneurs. 

A partial list of these partners and allies include:

Partnership Organizations
Governor's Office for Minority Affairs
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation

Workforce Development Partner
Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation

Educational Partners
Morgan State University Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center (EDAC) 
Anne Arundel Community College Entrepreneurial Studies