Resources To Help You Start & Grow Your Business

Thinking of starting a new business?  Not sure where to begin?  These resources will get you moving.


Filing all the forms you will need to do business in Maryland, based on the type of business you are starting:

Maryland Business License Center

DC Government - Doing Business in DC

Department of Labor - Find answers to your questions about labor laws.

IRS Industries/Professsions Tax Centers

Resources on Doing Business in Montgomery County

Rockville Women's Business Center - "The Rockville Women's Business Center helps Montgomery County's diverse population start and build successful women-owned enterprises that are positioned for long-term growth in our community. RWBC is a program of the non-profit Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI).  Rockville  Women's Business Center hosts seminars, provides technical assistance, and offers networking opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking to start and grow women-owned enterprises in our community."

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

Montgomery College Office of Procurement - Interested in doing business with Montgomery College?

Maryland Better Business Bureau - Learn how to become accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Better Business Bureau -Find forms & information on: setting up your business, registering a trade name, qualifying to do business in Maryland, business personal property assessment, and more.

Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation

U.S. Small Business Administration - Planning, starting, and managing your business

SCORE - Free small business advice

Chambers of Commerce

Find out about the Chamber of Commerce serving the area where you do business.

General Business Information

SME Toolkit is a product of the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank. It offers information and advice about all aspects of starting and operating a business.

Business 2.o: You're in Business, Now What? Panel discussion by WBO Members in May, 2014

The SME Toolkit is a program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group

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The SME Toolkit is a program of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group

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