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.
Baltimore County is proud to have one of the best resources for small businesses in the state of Maryland. Uniquely positioned to help prospective entrepreneurs start a business, the Small Business Action Team (SBAT) offers new and existing businesses help with technical, financial and marketing strategies. SBAT provides assistance with business plan development, offers one-on-one counseling, connections for MBE and WBE certification and more. Email the SBAT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To determine if you need a license for a business in Baltimore County, contact the Baltimore County Clerk of the Circuit Court at 410-887-2607 or the Maryland Comptroller's License Bureau at 410-260-6240.
Maryland Business Express offers a licensing OneStop Portal with information on permits and licenses you may need to start, relocate, or expand a business in Maryland.
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.
SCORE Greater Baltimore is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small businesses. Local chapters provide free counseling and low-cost workshops in their communities. Over 11,000 volunteer executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as business counselors.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers online learning programs designed to empower and educate small business owners every step of the way.
The Maryland Entrepeneur Hub provides connections to funding, talent sources and everything in between. Explore over 2,000 resources to build your business in Maryland.
The Baltimore County Public Library provides a wide variety of resources to help you research your target market and demographics. Get access to national databases and industry analysis for free.