Business Resources

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.

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August 7, 2015
Time:         12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  SBDC Maryland
University of MD Baltimore,
                   620 W. Lexington St.,
                   Baltimore, MD 21201

The widespread use of cellphones and smartphones makes it possible for even the smallest business to generate large flows of traffic, by sending a single text message. Businesses are implementing customized Mobile Apps, Mobile Websites and SMS/Text Marketing Campaigns to build their business and expand their marketing reach.

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SBDC Tech 4.5

Date:         August 25, 2015
Time:        10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsor:   Anne Arundel County/Technology Development
Location:  2288 Blue Water Blvd., Bldg. 300, Ste. 310,
                   Odenton, MD 21113,
: Providing Commercialization, Legal, Banking and Accounting Support
Cost:    Free

SBDC TECH 4.5 is a Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program created to assist High Tech entrepreneurs in navigating the journey from Mind to Market. The program is presented in collaboration with the Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC). High Technology entrepreneurs will have access to free ongoing business consulting, legal, banking and accounting support, whether your company is at the seed, start-up or early stage of development.

**Registration is required 2 weeks in advanced of session date.

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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