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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

COVID-19 EIDL Portal Now Closed
Borrowers who need copies of their loan documents can contact SBA at 833-853-5638.
Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Deploy $198 Million in Small Business Relief
Three state agencies - DHCD, MD Commerce, and TEDCO - will administer the funds, which will be used to expand existing business lending and investment programs.
USDA and EDA Launch Resource Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities
This joint planning resource guide for rural America will better equip our communities with tools to maximize the work of providing greater and inclusive economic prosperity across our country.
COVID-19 EIDL Portal Closes May 16, 2022
Approved borrowers who have not signed their loan closing documents must do so by May 16, 2022, or will face delayed disbursement or possible loss of funding.
SBA and SCORE to Host Free Virtual Business Summit
This year’s summit will feature access to critical federal resources, educational workshops, and networking to help our nation’s entrepreneurs pivot and grow in the face of any challenge.
2022 SBDC Annual Women's Business Conference
This virtual conference will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, and will address how women-owned businesses can revamp and move forward following the pandemic.
Free Digital Tools for Small Businesses from the SBDA
The Small Business Digital Alliance, a Public-private co-sponsorship between the SBA and Business Forward, Inc., published a comprehensive suite of free resources to help small businesses.
SBA Hosts Inaugural Women's Business Summit
Did you miss a session? No worries. Check out Day 1 or Day 2 of the two-day summit on the SBA's YouTube Channel. All links and resources mentioned throughout the Summit are also available.
Administrator Guzman Announces 70% Increase in Industries Eligible for Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program
The expansion of the program will provide a broader range of industries for contracting officers to offer restricted-competition contracting opportunities to SBA-certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs.
Business Continuity Task Force for Technology, Life Science & B2B Companies
The Task Force is powered by the Maryland Tech Council, the largest tech and life sciences trade association in the state. There is no cost to participate in this program.
Maryland Small Business Credit Initiative 
The program will provide funding for small business financing programs, venture equity programs, and technical assistance to small businesses.
National Association of Women Business Owners Presents 'HERstory in the Making'
The event will take place on March 30th, from 11 AM-2 PM, and is free and open open to all international women wanting to do business with the U.S. or overseas in other countries.
Western MD SBDC to Host Q&A Session on March 22nd
This is a chance for participants to bring any questions they may have about starting, growing, and expanding their businesses. The session is free, but registration is required.
SBA Marks Women’s History Month with an Array of Resources
Women entrepreneurs have made great strides in leveling the playing field of business ownership. about SBA programs and services that support women in business.
Up Your Small Business Digital Readiness With Verizon 
This online curriculum is designed to give small businesses the personalized tools needed to succeed in today's digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking, and more.