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Current News, Events, and Press Releases

SBA Baltimore Schedules Virtual Q&A Sessions
Join the SBA Baltimore each day for a virtual 'office hour' to speak with SBA staff and learn how SBA's programs can help your business.
September is National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family, community, and business disaster planning now and throughout the year.
SBA's Office of Women's Business Ownership to Host 'Accessing Capital for Women Entrepreneurs'
This free event will be held September 14th. Discussions will include the unique challenges and areas of opportunity faced by women business owners seeking access to capital.
MEMA's Private Sector Integration Program
The PSIP provides valuable information to the private sector through the website and a (currently) bi-weekly newsletter packed with information and resources.
Comptroller Franchot Extends Tax Relief to Businesses Statewide in Wake of Tornadoes, Flash Floods
The extended due dates for a variety of tax and motor fuel payments for businesses and emergency responders now applies statewide.
SBA's Interagency Task Force to Host Virtual Public Meetings for Veteran Entrepreneurs on September 1st and 2nd
These briefings will provide information on a variety of topics, including SBA programs for Veteran small business owners, DoD's small business programs, access to capital, and more.
SBA Grants for Global Expansion
Interested in growing your global market? Join SBA's Office of International Trade on September 9th for a brief conversation about the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Applicants selected for the education program will receive a world-class business education and connections to a professional support network at no cost.
Project Restore Accepting Applications in Early September
Businesses opening or expanding into vacant retail and commercial properties in Maryland may be eligible for Project Restore grants from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
National Small Business Week Virtual Summit: September 13th-15th
Join the SBA on September 13th-15th, 2021 for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to learn new business strategies, meet other business owners, and chat with industry experts.
PPP Forgiveness Portal Open
The SBA is now accepting applications through the PPP Forgiveness Portal, a streamlined application portal that allows borrowers with PPP loans of $150K or less to directly apply for forgiveness.
SBA Celebrates Rural Entrepreneurship: Online Panel Discussion Set for August 26th
Join the SBA for an online panel discussion with rural-owned small businesses as they share their small business stories and how they utilized SBA and USDA economic aid to pivot during the pandemic.
Low Interest Financing for Western Maryland Businesses Available Through Summit Financing Solutions
Eligible loan purposes include business acquisition, business start-up costs, building improvements, equipment purchases, and working capital. Interest rates are as low as 0% for the first 12 months.
Regional Manufacturing Institute of MD: NO-COST Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program
RMI has new funding from the MD Energy Administration to assist manufacturers potentially reduce the risk of business disruption from COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens.
SBDC Small Business Virtual Speed Lending Event Set for July 27th
This unique event will introduce different lenders, funding programs, and products. Network one-on-one with a wide range of lenders from across the state - all in one virtual room.