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 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.
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).
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.
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.
The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network is dedicated to providing one-stop assistance to the area’s business community
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.
Will Holmes Consulting is a MBE certified, business management and technology consulting firm with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Los Angeles, California. We develop technology, training, marketing and business process solutions for government agencies, non-profit organizations, universities and new and growing companies in North America, Africa and Asia.