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Marketing Research and Planning

Completing basic research - like market research - can save time, money and a lot of trouble.  The most successful businesses will:

  • Planning and ResearchFind people who will be willing to pay for your product or service (there have to be enough of them to make it worth your while) – research market potential using census data and demographic databases
  • Deliver the service or manufacture the product – research production options using business databases
  • Know who you compete with – research competitors using business databases
  • Understand whether your product is unique or proprietary – research patent filings

The Small Business Administration has launched an online tool that allows small business owners to see how their company compares to the competition.  Research your competitive edge by checking out the SizeUp tool.  Also, don't forget to search through the Resource Navigator to find local organizations that are here to help you with your marketing challenges.

Marketing & Sales Resources

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Baltimore City Small Business Resource Center
Baltimore Small Business Resource Center is the City of Baltimore's One-Stop-Shop for persons seeking to start and grow a business. Our goal is to make Baltimore City America's most entrepreneurial city. We provide training, counseling and resources to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Twitter Facebook

Paul Taylor
1101 E. 33rd Street, Suite C307
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone: (443) 451-7160
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Baltimore County Small Business Resource Center
The SBRC is a free service to help you establish, grow and improve your business through one-on-one sessions.

Leonard Lee
102 W. Pennsylvania Ave. #101
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: (410) 825-6200
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Baltimore Main Street
The Baltimore Main Streets program is an approach to neighborhood revitalization by providing customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors. Facebook

Kristina Williams
36 South Charles Street
Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21201-3015
Phone: (410) 837-9305
Belair-Edison Main Street
The Baltimore Main Streets program is an approach to neighborhood revitalization by providing customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors. Twitter Facebook

Will Smith
3412 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (410) 485-8422
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CCBC
What's the next step? It's a question asked by people who have an idea, are ready to launch a business, or have a business they want to grow. We offer a variety of classes to answer your questions. Twitter Facebook

Moire Riley
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21237
Phone: (443) 840-1804
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City of Baltimore Development Corporation
The Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC) is a non-profit organization, which serves as the economic development agency for the City of Baltimore. Facebook

Susan Yum
36 South Charles Street
Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21201-3015
Phone: (410) 837-9305
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East Monument Main Street
The Baltimore Main Streets program is an approach to neighborhood revitalization by providing customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors.

Maria Oliver
1212 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21213
Phone: (443) 524-2595
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Federal Hill Main Street
The Baltimore Main Streets program is an approach to neighborhood revitalization by providing customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors. Twitter Facebook

Hillary Chester
42 E. Cross St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Phone: (410) 727-4500
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Fells Point Main Street
The Baltimore Main Streets program is an approach to neighborhood revitalization by providing customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors.

Joy Giordano
P.O. box 38245
Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (410) 675-8900
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Incubator at The Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology
An incubator for early-stage biotech, marine, environment, and human health companies. Part of the USM Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, which is a partnership of UMB, UMBC and UMCES.

Lindsay D'Ambrosio
701 E. Pratt St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: (410) 385-6357
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