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.


The Small Business Resource Center (SBRC), a subsidiary of BDC, is a nonprofit organization that provides technical assistance, training, counseling, workshops and a resource library to support the growth and development of small businesses and entrepreneurs. SBRC will also provide assistance with preparing the Minority and Women Business Certification application for the City, State and Federal agencies. We provide seminars  where participants will receive information on: Business planning Accounting Marketing planning Cash flow planning Operation planning Legal clinic Access to Baltimore’s MicroLoan —and much more.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City
  • Hispanic Business
  • Maryland Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • Women’s Business

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Micro Loans (Specialty)
  • Obtaining Government Funding (Specialty)

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Legal Services

  • Forming a Business

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data


  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research
  • Student Marketing Projects

Networking Organizations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUB Zone Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance
  • Subcontracting Opportunities
  • Women, Minority & Business Disadvantaged Certification

Office, Incubator, Laboratory, Kitchen and Meeting Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Forecast

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Nonprofit Development

  • Technical Services

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Forming a Business (Specialty)
  • Home-Based Business Training (Specialty)
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits (Specialty)
  • Startup Business Counseling (Specialty)
  • Startup Classes (Specialty)


  • One-on-One Counseling
Contact Information
Lisa Edwards
3000 Druid Park Drive
Suite 3000B
Baltimore, MD 21215