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Through strong partnerships, infrastructure investment and strategic incentives, we strive to help you achieve excellence.

We Can Help You Start Your Business 

We know that starting a business can be extremely challenging. Whether it’s finding funding, market research, writing a business plan, or getting a business license—we’re here to help—free of charge.

Small Business Action Team

Baltimore County is proud to have one of the best resources for small businesses in the state of Maryland, the Small Business Action Team (SBAT). As a part of the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development, the SBAT is uniquely positioned to help prospective entrepreneurs start a business.

The Baltimore County SBAT offers new and existing businesses help with technical, financial and marketing issues:

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic Studies
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Structuring
  • Needs Assessments
  • Business Valuations
  • Market Analysis, Research and Planning
  • Business Plan Development
  • Loan Package Assistance
  • Certification Process and Procurement
  • Intellectual Property
  • Funding Programs

Expand Your Network

Baltimore County works with many business development organizations to help connect you with the right people. Let's work together to help your business grow.

Check our calendar to see when the next networking event is being held. We’ll see you there.

Upcoming Events

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Business Development Partners

 Other Associations

View the full list of community and business associations.

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Contact Us

Economic Development

400 Washington Avenue
Suite 100
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Acting Director

Jennifer Lynch


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