SBDC Contact Information
Beth Woodring, Consultant
Located in the:
Frederick County Business Development and Retention Division
12 E. Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701
This cooperative agreement is partially funded by the U. S. Small Business Administration, the State of Maryland and the Frederick County Business Development and Retention Division. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
This material is based on work supported by the U. S. Small Business Administration. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.
Small Business Development Center
The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) in Maryland are committed to assisting entrepreneurs with all of their business needs, whether they are looking for start-up assistance, financing or seeking to expand, the SBDC has the resources to assist. In addition, there is an SBDC Business Counselor available at no cost in every county. SBDC assists existing and prospective business owners in three basic ways:
Please register with SBDC by taking our SmartStart Self Assessment Test by clicking here.
All pre-start business owners should attend a free SmartStart seminar before scheduling a meeting with an SBDC counselor. To view upcoming class schedules, please click here.
Counseling is available at no cost in the following areas, and more, at Frederick County's SBDC:
Maximization of Resources
SBDC works very closely with a wealth of business support providers in Frederick County, including economic development authorities, chambers of commerce, main street organizations, technology incubators, and other agencies and non-profits that support a variety of industries, including government contractors and technology firms.
SBDC provides its clients with information about these resources and often, access to them. SBDC also coordinates the Frederick Entrepreneur Support Network, a local organization of business support providers as well as SCORE Frederick, a local chapter of counselors who volunteer their time helping business owners.
Getting Started with SBDC
Prospective SBDC clients should register with Maryland's central SBDC office before attending a training program or meeting with an SBDC counselor.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Matrix of Loan Guaranty Programs
For a quick reference of the SBA's loan guarantly programs, please click here.
Web-Based Resources for Pre-Start Companies
Find web-based resources for creating and registering your company, tax registration, hiring employees, and many other important pre-start requirements.
Downloadable Business Plan Resources
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