Ideas are everywhere. Successful entrepreneurs know that not every idea is a good business opportunity. Before you bet the ranch on your idea, take the time to research who will buy your product or service and what competition you will face.
- Ten Tips For Starting a Business That Will Succeed (Entrepreneur Magazine)
- Evaluate Your Idea checklist (Princeton Creative Research)
- Guide to Buying a Franchise (Business News Daily)
- FAQs About Franchising (International Franchise Association)
- Buying an Existing Business (SBA)
While preparing your startup endeavor, be sure to research and understand the market that you will be entering. Use the Resource Navigator to find a programs that provide market research assistance. Local libraries are a great place to start.
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. We also assist companies seeking help from the City to navigate the services available.
The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) is a nonprofit organization that works with the region’s elected executives to identify mutual interests and develop collaborative strategies, plans and programs that will help improve the quality of life and economic vitality. BMC is a resource for the region.
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Our goal: To strengthen Baltimore neighborhoods by providing meaningful, accurate, and open data at the community level.
BNIA-JFI is dedicated to producing reliable and actionable quality of life indicators for Baltimore’s neighborhoods.
Vital Signs provides indicators that “take the pulse” of Baltimore neighborhoods by measuring progress towards a better quality of life for all residents.
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MWBD serves as the City of Baltimore’s advocate for small, local, minority and women-owned companies including prime contractors, subcontractors, and joint venture partners.
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The center directs assistance and support to students interested in building or growing an enterprise.
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.
Many support organizations have classes and workshops for all types of entrepreneurs. Be sure to explore the Calendar of Events to find an event near you.
The Small Business Development Centers and Small Business Technology Development Centers offer no charge one on one business appointments to the public. To find your nearest office, use the Resource Navigator.