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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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