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The Small Business Resource Center provides a wealth of information on-site about many subjects that affect small businesses, from planning and financing to marketing and insurance. The Center has a large business library, plus PC-based internet access to magazines and newspapers nationwide, for research on a variety of business topics. There are videos and cassettes as well as literature and self-help guides covering a variety of topics, including how to start your own business, preparing a business plan, getting credit, business taxes and regulatory responsibilities, and networking.

Directions & Contact: http://www.sbrcbaltimore.com/html/general/contact.shtml

Resources

In addition to the MSBDC and the Baltimore District Office of the SBA, the Center provides information and links to:

SAFF- Strategic Assistance Consulting Fund “this new initiative is designed to provide expert private – sector-consulting services to small, minority and micro-enterprise business. Booth Management Consulting, LLC will administer the strategic Assistance Consulting Fund to build upon the basic services currently offered through the Maryland Small Business Development Center, (SBDC) network to qualifying clients and provide more advanced and specialized consulting services.” For more information about SAFF call 410.625.1297. SCORE- Counselors To America’s Small Business - What is SCORE? Score, the Services Corps of Retired Executives, is a 13,000-member volunteer association sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since 1964, the association has matched volunteer business management counselors with clients in need of expert advice. SCORE has experts in virtually every area of business management and maintains a national skills roster to help identify the best counselor for a particular client. Through in-depth counseling and training, SCORE volunteers help prospective and established small business owners and managers identify problems, determine the cause and find solutions.

To locate the Score office nearest you, call (800) 634-0245.

DEVCORP - Consulting Corporation - The City of Baltimore Local Contractor Development Program (BLCDP) is managed by DevCorp consulting Corporation. DevCorp is the industry leader in achieving small contractor participation in public and private construction projects. The program provides surety bonds and contract financing, detailed technical and business assessments of participating contractors, contractor improvement work plans and road mapping for contractor development. DevCorp currently targets Department of Public Works, Department of Recreation and Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development and the Office of Transportation. Visit their web site at www.devcorp.com.

EBMC & BEC - Empower Baltimore Management Corporation and the Business Empowerment Center is a non-profit organization. EBMC moves toward the four-core area of Baltimore’s strategy: Job Creation, Workforce Development, Improving the Quality of Life and Community Capacity Building. The Business Empowerment Center (BEC) this office is staffed with experienced professional from banking. EBMC will assist you in finding the right site for your business using their own computer mapping system, commercial realtors, and the Baltimore Development Corporation. For further information visit www.empowerbaltimore.org.

MOED - The Mayor's Office of Employment Development - helps area businesses hire well-qualified workers and upgrade and enhance their employees' skills. Employ Baltimore, MOED's business services arm, can assist your business with customized workforce solutions including outreach and recruitment, applicant prescreening, assessment and testing services, tax credit information, training assistance programs and human resources support. For more information or assistance, please call 410-396-3193 or visit www.oedworks.com.