Exporting to Expand Sales

If you have a website to sell your products or services, you have the potential to reach markets beyond your immediate borders! One of the best ways to begin is to take a the export questionnaires at trade.gov. Many of these questions will guide you into areas of the trade.gov website where you can obtain more information on exporting. You will receive a score once you complete the questionnaire, which will help you to assess your export readiness, as well as an identification of areas your business needs to strengthen to improve its export activities.

The following organizations provide support to Baltimore businesses looking to export:

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. We provide training, counseling and resources to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Lisa Edwards

Phone: (443) 451-7160

3000 Druid Park Drive
Suite 3000B
Baltimore, MD 21215

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.

Kimberly Taylor


102 W. Pennsylvania Ave. #101
Towson, MD 21204

Baltimore Minority Business Development Agency Business Center

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is an entrepreneurial-focused and innovative organization, committed to Minority Business Enterprise and wealth creation. The mission of the MBDA is to foster growth and global competitiveness of U.S. Minority-Owned Businesses through providing Access to Capital, Access to Contracts, Access to Markets, and Strategic Business Consulting. The Baltimore MBDA Business Center is part of a national network of 40 centers throughout the country funded by the Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency to help grow and strengthen Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).

Gianna Hylton

Phone: (667) 303-9530

1 North Charles St.
Suite 707
Baltimore, MD 21201

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.

Susan Yum

Phone: (410) 837-9305

36 South Charles Street
Suite 2100
Baltimore, MD 21201

ETC (Emerging Technology Centers)

For nearly two decades, the ETC has provided a nurturing, innovative, and transformative experience for technology-focused entrepreneurs who are passionate about their businesses, motivated to succeed and committed to making a difference. Discover what the ETC can offer you — and what you can offer the ETC.

Amanda Gosling

Phone: (443) 451-7000 Ext: 501

101 N Haven St
Suite 301
Baltimore, MD 21224

Maryland Department of Commerce

The Maryland Department of Commerce stimulates private investment, creates jobs, attracts new businesses, encourages expansion and retains existing companies. It also provides financial assistance to Maryland companies.

Stacey Harvey Reid

Phone: (410) 767-6287

401 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Maryland Small Business Development Center - University of Maryland

The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network is dedicated to providing one-stop assistance to the area's business community

Jennifer Funn

Phone: (443) 540-3865

620 West Lexington St
Baltimore, MD 21201

MBDA Baltimore Business Center

The MBDA Business Center is a Baltimore sponsored federally funded program that assists minority businesses with gaining access to capital, contracts, markets and global development.

Scott Phillips

Phone: (443) 451-7103

1101 East 33rd Street, Suite 308
Baltimore, MD 21218

US Commercial Service

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service is dedicated to helping U.S. companies; especially small and medium-sized enterprises compete and win in the global marketplace.

Aisha Jones

Phone: (410) 962-3097

300 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21239

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA is a federal government agency. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses through capital, contracting, and counseling.

Rachel Howard

Phone: (410) 244-3337

100 S. Charles Street
Suite 1201
Baltimore, MD 21201