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Neighborhood Business Works - Federal Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding Available
Garrett County's Federal Opportunity Zones consist of all properties located within the boundaries of Census Tracts 2, 6, and 7. Application Deadline: October 11, 2022, at 12:00 PM EST.
Women's Global Trade Empowerment - Virtual Learning Events Set for October
The October event entitled "World Bank 101 for Minority and Women-Owned Companies" is a 4 session series beginning October 4, 2022.
Women's Virtual Funding Summit
This virtual funding summit will connect U.S. women-in-business with different funding & financing programs to help their business grow.
SBA Announces Expansion of Ascent Online Digital Platform Programming
Ascent offers several essential journeys to assist women business owners with strategies toward growth and success. “Growing Globally” explores ways women entrepreneurs can expand into global markets.
SBA Announces Inaugural Small Business Cyber Summit
The summit will feature various speakers from the SBA, SBDC, CISA, FBI, business chambers, state government partners, experts from the public/private sectors, major technology platforms, and others.
Cybersecurity for Businesses: Managing Your Risk - Virtual Webinar Set for September 27th
Cyberattacks can happen at any time -- to any business of any size. Join the Maryland Insurance Administration and speakers from various organizations to learn about how to protect your business.
Maryland Manufacturing 4.0 Grant Program
The MD Manufacturing 4.0 grant program provides grants to small and mid-sized MD manufacturers to invest in Industry 4.0-related technologies, machinery and robotics, and digital business practices.
SBA and Small Business Majority to Host 'The Bottom Line' Webinar Series
The SBA and Small Business Majority will host a webinar series on timely topics aimed at informing and connecting small business owners with SBA resources and tools to meet today’s challenges.
TEDCO to Host Inaugural Tech Fair
TEDCO will host its inaugural Tech Fair focusing on connecting underserved small businesses to resources and technology on September 12, 2022 at The Hotel at UMD. The event is free to the public.
Expand Your Reach to Global Markets
The MD Global Consulting Program is an opportunity for companies to work with a team of 3-5 business graduate students to expand their global business or solve an international business challenge.
MD Labor Accepting Applications for Its New Supporting Recovery Through Employment Competitive Grant
The MD Dept. of Labor has a new funding opportunity intended to support the development of a training to employment pipeline for individuals in recovery from substance abuse disorder.
Governor Hogan Announces Project Restore Now Accepting Additional Applications from New or Expanding Maryland Businesses
The second application round for Project Restore, an economic recovery initiative that provides financial incentives for small businesses and commercial developers, opened July 7th.
Project Restore Accepting Next Round of Applications in Early July
Businesses opening or expanding into vacant retail and commercial properties in Maryland may be eligible for Project Restore grants to help with rent payments and operating costs for their first year.
SBDC Hosts Virtual Jump Start Your Business Workshops
Are you interested in starting your first business? Join the Maryland Small Business Development Center for a FREE virtual 'Jump Start Your Business' workshop from July11-14, 2022.
COVID-19 EIDL Portal Now Closed
Borrowers who need copies of their loan documents can contact SBA at 833-853-5638.