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SBRC LogoKim Taylor
Business Counselor
Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center

From tearooms to sign companies, computer services to hair salons, the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) has provided guidance to more than 6,000 clients and helped 700 businesses get started since its founding 30 years ago.

The SBRC, a joint effort between the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development, helps people establish, grow and improve their business in Baltimore County. The SBRC’s counselors work one-on-one with clients to help them develop business and marketing plans and find financing, real estate and other resources. Counselors also hold drop-in sessions at public libraries throughout the County.

“The SBRC counselors are a wealth of information, providing assistance and advice to current and would-be entrepreneurs at every stage of the business planning process,” said Keith Scott, President and CEO of the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and SBRC.

At its annual open house, the SBRC gave an award to Nikki Lewis of Mallow Crunchies, who has worked with both counselors since her business first started at local farmers markets. Today, Lewis sells her treats at The Mallow Bar, a café in Rosedale, focused exclusively on the production and sale of the artisan crispy treats.

From June 17-21, the United States is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Small Business Week. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business. Small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

The Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center is located at 102 West Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson. For more information, or to set up an appointment with a SBRC counselor, call 410-825-6200.


Kim Taylor
Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center

Photograph of the Baltimore County Savings Bank.Every week is special. In May alone, there is National Summer Safety Week, National Nursing Week, National Road Safety Week, National Sun Awareness Week, and Aboriginal Awareness Week, just for starters.

May 21-25 is a week that impacts every one of us:  National Small Business Week.  Over 94% of all Baltimore County businesses have fewer than 50 employees -- that's over 19,600 companies. This week, and every week for the past 30 years, the Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center (SBRC) supports small business entrepreneurs with information and resources that help them succeed. 

Counselors at the SBRC provides direct assistance through individual small business counseling on start-up issues such as business and marketing plan development. The Center also provides MBE /WBE certification and loan package preparation assistance. Free small business start-up workshops are offered in partnership with the County’s Workforce Centers, public libraries, and Chambers of Commerce.

The Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center is a partnership between the Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce and the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development. For more information call 410-825-6200 or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/business


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