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ABS Capital

Many successful CEOs and their companies started with a bold idea, or a better way. Our most productive partnerships begin with CEOs who have successfully piloted their companies through their first stages and are now determined grow.

Alarm Registration

The Baltimore City Code, Police Ordinances Article 19, Subtitle 8, requires an alarm system contractor, monitor and user to register with the Police Commissioner annually. Baltimore Housing manages the False Alarm Reduction Program on behalf of the Baltimore Police Department.

Amusement Device Registration

This license is required for any establishment that wants to operate amusement device games on its premises.

Auctioneer License, Department of Finance, Bureau of Revenue Collections, Miscellaneous Tax/License Unit

This license is required for any person or business to perform auctioneer services.

Baltimore CitiBuy

Looking for bidding opportunities in Baltimore City? You have reached the right place.

Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce

The Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to serve as an engine for business and economic development that promotes both members’ and the City’s core value propositions.

Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development

The Baltimore City Department and Housing and Community Development's (DHCD) mission is to improve the quality of life for all Baltimore City residents by revitalizing and redeveloping communities and ensuring access to adequate and affordable housing opportunities in safe, livable and decent neighborhoods.

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.

Baltimore Community Lending

Baltimore Community Lending makes loans to small real estate developers, startups, and small business owners who have no relationship with or are unable to get a loan from a bank.

Baltimore Corps

Baltimore Corps and Kiva have partnered to offer the Greater Baltimore Region with access to 0% interest loans up to $10,000 through Kiva Baltimore. Kiva's community is passionate about helping entrepreneurs in our city--with over a million lenders, corporate sponsors, and our network, we will help you find the resources you need to grow your business.

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.

Baltimore Creatives Acceleration Network

BCAN is a new, 10-year, city-wide initiative providing both strategic and as-needed, just-in-time entrepreneurship support for Baltimore creatives of all disciplines and backgrounds.

At BCAN, we define artists, creatives and entrepreneurs the same way: visionaries who create something new from raw and often limited resources.

We’re on a mission to foster a stronger, more equitable creative ecosystem and economy in Baltimore by empowering artists as entrepreneurs.

Baltimore Main Street

Baltimore Main Streets(BMS) is a program established by Baltimore City, in 2000, to provide customized support and technical assistance for neighborhood commercial corridors through designated neighborhood-based organizations.

Baltimore Metropolitan Council

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.

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).

Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, Jacob France Institute

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore (known as BNIA-JFI) is a nonprofit organization whose core mission is to provide open access to meaningful, reliable, and actionable data about, and for, the City of Baltimore and its communities.

Baltimore Roundtable For Economic Democracy

We help worker co-ops in the greater Baltimore area get the capital they need to start and grow.

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.


About Beta City
On September 28, 2017, Betamore and Sagamore Ventures present Beta City: an annual event that recognizes and celebrates leaders, makers and innovators in Baltimore. Beta City brings together Baltimore’s greatest minds for a full day of pitches, startup demos and a celebration of our growing community.
Beta City is part of Build Baltimore, an initiative bringing together changemakers in our city to promote + create meaningful experiences and interactions.

Black Professional Men, Inc.

Black Professional Men, Inc. (BPM) is a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore, Maryland. BPM was established in 1991 to address the social, economic, and political awareness needs of the African-American community; especially those of the African-American male. BPM is a 100% volunteer organization.

Our Members participate in a variety of community service initiatives to provide our youth with exposure to different experiences and positive role models. We host seminars, workshops, and field trips within the Baltimore metro area for the young men and boys that we mentor. We sponsor our mentees on a cultural and educational trips, attend Baltimore Raven’s games, and attend the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference. And of course, each year we host the Rays of Hope Scholarship Breakfast, where we award college scholarships to 10 deserving young men.


As the largest private anchor institution in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins seeks to create economic opportunities that are inclusive of diverse people and create wealth for individuals and communities.

BMore Kitchen

As Baltimore’s food incubator, B-More Kitchen is committed to providing the city’s food entrepreneurs with the space and the resources they need to grow their businesses.

First and foremost, B-More Kitchen is a powerhouse of a commercial kitchen. It’s a 10,000 square foot facility with a 65-foot hood line, an arsenal of equipment, and the prep and storage space that food businesses need.

But B-More Kitchen is more than just a shared workspace. It’s a collection of support services and a network that helps food businesses grow. It’s home to a community of talented, determined local food makers.

Business License Registration

Some businesses in Baltimore must have a business license. Click on this profile to view more details on industries impacted.

Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council

CRMSDC is a not-for-profit business development organization supporting economic development in MD, DC and Northern VA through programs and services that help connect our member corporations to certified ethnic minority-owned business enterprises.


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.

Charles Village Exchange

The Charles Village Exchange offers several professional co-working spaces for short and long term lease.

We know that today’s workers may need to break out of the home office or the coffee shop to boost their productivity and creativity.

Our spacious work-stations offer just the right combination of dedicated personal work space and communal networking areas. And our well equipped conference room and phone booth are there for you when you need to meet with outside colleagues either in person, on the phone, or virtually.

Oh, and the coffee is on us!

City of Baltimore Department of Planning

The Baltimore Department of Planning serves the citizens of Baltimore by shepherding developments city wide and assisting developers from concept to implementation.

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.

City Seeds

Our mission is to develop the best culinary job opportunities, cultivate the savviest food entrepreneurs, support the finest local food businesses, and have the most delicious social impact in Baltimore.

Civility Management Solutions

Civility Management Solutions is an SBA certified 8(a), VA verified Service Disabled Veteran, Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Business in Greenbelt, Md.

Co_Lab Baltimore

We imagined a space that is perfect for coworking. A space that is equal parts creative and business. A place that makes you look forward to coming to work every day. CoLab is that space. It is the final product of all of our drawings, ideas, late night conversations, and experience working in other co-working environments. And it's waiting for you to come grab a seat, a desk, an office.

Community Equity & Development Clinic, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Legal Clinic aids planning and start-up for cooperative businesses, social benefit corporations, and not-for profits by/for urban community residents.

Community Law Center

Community Law Center, a nonprofit law firm, provides legal services to community and nonprofit organizations throughout Maryland to promote stronger nonprofits and more vibrant neighborhoods.

Community Wealth Builders

The MD Neighborhood Exchange is a new crowdfunding platform designed to connect great local businesses seeking capital with residents hoping to earn returns while strengthening our local economy.

Comptroller of Maryland

Comptroller of MD
Created in 1851 by the MD Constitution. The office's main duty is collecting $16 billion a year in state/local taxes.

Conditional Use Authorization (for Live Entertainment and/or Dancing)

A conditional use authorization is required for an establishment that will be using live entertainment and/or dancing.

Construction Permit

A construction permit and/or use permit is required in Baltimore.

Construction Permit Amendment/Extension

Information for amending or extending a construction permit.

Cyprium Partners

Cyprium Partners (Cyprium) is a private investment firm that makes non-control investments in profitable middle-market companies, allowing company owners and their management teams to retain controlling interest in their business after we invest.

Department of Public Works - Boards and Commissions

The Office of Boards and Commissions prequalifies all construction contractors and design consultants intending to perform contracts with the City of Baltimore that exceed $25,000.00

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore is a community development organization focused on making Downtown a more vibrant place to work, live, and play.

Driveway Installation Permit

Application to install a driveway.

EMaryland Marketplace

Would you like the ability to procure jobs in Maryland?

Emerging Technology Center


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

Enoch Pratt Free Library

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is the free public library system of the City of Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission is "to provide equal access to information and services that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all."

Enterprise Development Group

Micro Lender that supports and works hand in hand with small business owners in order that they may succeed and prosper. Business loans from $500 to $50,000 and credit builder loans of $500. Counseling for Start-ups and those in need of credit repair.

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.

FastForward 1812

On August 15, 2013, President Ronald J. Daniels and Dean Paul B. Rothman formed a Committee on the Innovation Ecosystem to consider options for an innovation center to support entrepreneurship in the life sciences. The Committee consulted widely across the university community, considered a wide range of internal and external studies and information, visited innovation hubs around the nation, and solicited feedback from prominent venture capital firms and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. In May 2014, the Committee produced its Final Report.

Federal Hill Main Street

The Baltimore Main Streets program is a neighborhood revitalization program that provides customized support and technical assistance to the City’s commercial corridors.

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.

Food License

Anyone who wishes to sell or distribute food must obtain a food license from the Baltimore City Health Department.

Food Service Manager License

Each moderate and high priority risk food facilities must employ a certified food manager (CFM) who is licensed with the City Health Department.

Gabriel Venture Partners

Gabriel Venture Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in capital efficient companies while actively assisting entrepreneurs to build market leaders.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses


Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a $500 million investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing them with greater access to education, financial capital and business support services. The 10,000 Small Businesses program currently operates in 19 markets in the U.S. through a network of more than 100 academic and community partners, and the program continues to expand on a city-by-city basis.

Education for Business Growth
Designed by Babson College, the nation’s top-ranked entrepreneurship school, the curriculum focuses on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by business owners, including negotiation, marketing and employee management.

Access to Capital
Small business owners learn how to become more bankable and position their businesses to access financing and capital. Through partnerships with local, regional and national Community Development Financial Institutions [CDFI’s] and other mission-driven small business lenders “Capital Partners”, loans are available to qualifying small businesses that lack access to affordable capital or may not qualify for traditional sources of credit. Loan applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, independent of acceptance into the business and management education program. Learn more.

A Network of Support
By partnering with a one-of-a-kind consortium of local academic partners, we are able to help drive economic growth within small business communities while also providing a curriculum that focuses on immediately applicable skills. Through the program you will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing and employee management that you can immediately put into action.

Good Business Works

Good Business Works is a collaboration of Baltimore leaders who believe good jobs can be good for business. We promote businesses creating great places to work in our communities and provide tailored support for your human resources challenges & goals

Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce

The GBBCC mission is to provide support and leadership for the growth and development of black owned and operated businesses and to advocate for economic empowerment in the African American Community in the Greater Metropolitan Area.

Greater Baltimore Committee

The Greater Baltimore Committee
Regional Business Leaders Creating a Better Tomorrow… Today.
The Greater Baltimore Committee is a regional, membership organization of more than 500 businesses, nonprofit organizations, and educational and civic institutions. The GBC’s mission is to improve the region’s business climate by organizing its corporate and civic leadership to develop solutions to problems that affect the region’s competitiveness.

Greater Baltimore Urban League

The Greater Baltimore Urban League – Since 1924, we have been helping disadvantaged Marylanders gain access to equal opportunity in employment, education, health care, housing and the civic arena. We encourage you to join the GBUL and take advantage of the many opportunities available to improve the quality of life for you and your community.

The Greater Baltimore Urban League, Inc. (GBUL) is one of the local affiliates of the National Urban League– a nonprofit, nonpartisan, multi-ethnic, social service organization. Through direct service delivery, advocacy, referrals, community capacity building, information dissemination and technical assistance, the League accomplishes its mission to improve social and economic conditions and opportunities for African-Americans and other people who face barriers to full participation in American society.

Greenspring Associates, Inc.

At Greenspring Associates, we solely focus on venture capital and have built a comprehensive platform dedicated to the asset class.

HABC Section 3 Program

The Section 3 program requires that recipients of certain HUD financial assistance, to the greatest extent possible, provide job training, employment, and contract opportunities for low- or very-low income residents in connection with projects and activities in their neighborhoods.

If you live in government-assisted housing or if your household income falls below HUD's income limits, you may qualify as a Section 3 resident or Section 3 business concern. Learn more about Section 3

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street

Hamilton-Lauraville Main Street works to support and promote existing businesses while working to attract complementary businesses that will best serve the surrounding community.

Harbor Designs & Manufacturing

At Harbor Designs & Manufacturing our associates take a lot of pride in their innovative ideas. With diverse experience in the world of product design and manufacturing we have made great strides in the consumer, industrial, biomedical, transportation and defense markets.

Harbor Launch

Harbor Launch at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) is a startup incubator and community for science and science support companies. Focus: Life Science / Biotechnology Startups. Wet labs, office space, coworking.


Founded in 1926, HASA provides education, hearing health, inclusion, language access, and speech & language programs - both on its Baltimore campus and in the community. We are building a world where everyone can understand and be understood.

Highland Capital Partners

There’s an art and science to scaling a company, and it’s a process made easier with partners who have successfully done it before. We're partners, but more than that, we're patrons to your vision.

Highlandtown Main Street

Highlandtown’s Main Street, which runs along Eastern Avenue from Ellwood Avenue to Haven Street, is a thriving 10 block stretch of shops, restaurants, grocers and art spaces with merchants and clientele from all over the globe.

HMS follows the model from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and helps merchants create business plans, find available properties and understand market demographic information. We also manage a facade grant program to help businesses make improvements that attract more customers to their shops. We partner with local businesses, residents and organizations to host some of the most popular events in Baltimore.

HUB Baltimore

At HUB Baltimore we offer flexible and affordable workstations and office amenities to individuals and groups. Floor 2 of 217 N Charles St. provides fully furnished work stations, dedicated offices, large private offices, and conference rooms for rent at affordable monthly prices. Enjoy a natural sunlit work space with exposed brick and modern furnishings.


iFundWomen is a crowdfunding ecosystem for women-led startups and small businesses. Our mission is simple: to drive cash funding into the hands of early stage female entrepreneurs so they can start and grow their businesses.

Impact Hub

Impact Hub Baltimore is where good ideas go to work. Part innovation lab/part incubator, our community offers an accessible space for co-working, offices, events, & more. We believe in a better world when individuals are focused on a common purpose.

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.

Inflection Point Ventures

IPV provides venture capital and business support for early stage telecommunications, information technology, and electronic commerce companies.

Innovation Works

The mission of Innovation Works (IW) is to reduce Baltimore’s neighborhood and racial wealth divide by teaching and accompanying members of disinvested communities to build and own successful social enterprises that create sustainable neighborhood economies and result in better family living, more resilient communities, and a safer, more vibrant city.


InvestEd is a Baltimore-based Registered investment Advisory Firm (RIA) that believes everyone should have the opportunity to reach their financial goals. InvestEd provides free financial education, free financial planning and fee-only investment advising.

Kinetic Ventures

Every day we look forward to partnering with entrepreneurs creating the next big thing.

Latino Economic Development Center

LEDC is a nonprofit organization that equips entrepreneurs and small business owners with capital and technical assistance / LEDC es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que apoya emprendedores y empresarios con asistencia técnica y microcrédito.

Launch Workplaces

Launch Towson is centrally located in the heart of Towson, MD. Just three blocks from Towson Town Center, Cheesecake Factory, Bahama Breeze, Stoney River, & Bonefish Grill. A weekly farmer’s market across the street keeps the area buzzing with activity and is only a short ways from Towson University. Launch offers 24 hour access, internet, mail services and more! Launch Towson has the services and amenities to help your small business grow!


Lendistry is a responsible minority-led lender that uses a fully-online application to help Maryland small business owners access loans, including SBA 7(a), in amounts ranging from $25,000 - $5 million.

Lexington Business Center

Lexington Business Center provides:

Shared Office Space and Conference Room.
Free WiFi.
Free Black and White printing.
Mail/package receipt and storage.
Small Conference room for use by members.
Business Center also provide Business Coaching at a discount to members.

Liquor License

This license is required if you wish to serve alcohol at your establishment.

Loyola University Maryland Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CI&E) educates and engages students in the critical skills that help us be innovators in our lives and work. The Center will also play a role in transforming Baltimore, by supporting the city's entrepreneurs and social ventures.

Made In Baltimore

Made In Baltimore aims to spur re-investment in Baltimore City by growing the market for locally-produced goods. We do this by supporting local maker and manufacturers through our local-brand certification program, promotion and marketing events, and business development services.

Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.

Maryland Capital Enterprises Inc. provides small business loans, business counseling & education, and helps to develop business plans to assist entrepreneurs who start, expand, or purchase businesses.

Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation

Real Property Division
Real property is reassessed on a three-year cycle by reviewing one-third of all property in Maryland every year. The review includes an exterior physical inspection of the property. The Real Property Valuation Division participates in all appeals court proceedings where assessment questions are involved.

Assessments are certified by the Department to local governments where they are converted into property tax bills by applying the appropriate property tax rates. An assessment is based on an appraisal of the fair market value of the property. An appraisal is an estimate of value. There are three accepted approaches to market value: (1) the sales approach; (2) the cost approach; (3) the income approach. While differing in the method of calculation each approach is designed to indicate the property’s fair market value. The property tax is primarily a local government revenue. Counties and cities depend on the property tax and a portion of the income tax to make up their budgets.

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.

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation

If you are seeking information about a License in the State of Maryland for your business log on to

Maryland Department of Labor/Maryland Occupational Safety and Health

This site will provide you with the resources to start a business in Maryland.

Maryland Department of the Environment

MDE Regulations
The Code of Maryland Regulations, often referred to as COMAR, is the official compilation of all administrative regulations issued by agencies of the state of Maryland. The Maryland Department of the Environment's (MDE) regulations are under Title 26.

Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is to promote the establishment, growth, prosperity and retention of Hispanic businesses, and those entities, and persons that support them in the State of Maryland.

Maryland Insurance Administration

Welcome to the Maryland Insurance Administration. The agency's goal is to provide efficient, effective service to both the consumers of insurance products and the insurance industry. Th?e Maryland Insurance Administration best serves its core constituents by assuring fair treatment of consumers. This consumer protection begins by regulating the availability of insurance coverage at fair prices and extends to issues of solvency and fair sales, claims and settlement practices.

Maryland Intellectual Property Legal Resource Center

Intellectual property assistance for startup companies and small businesses.

Maryland Nonprofits

Maryland Nonprofits is the state association of nonprofit organizations, which works to advance the quality of life in Maryland by strengthening, educating, and engaging nonprofits.

Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance - MDPTAP

Maryland PTAP, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.

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

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

TEDCO was created to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technology and to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based businesses in all regions of the State.

Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development

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.

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.

MD Washington Minority Companies Association

In 2002, Md. Washington Minority Companies Association, Inc. (MWMCA) originated to assist minority and women-owned companies.

MDOT MBE/DBE/SBE Certification

If you are looking to procure jobs in the state of Maryland and need to obtain your Maryland Department Of Transportation (MDOT) Certification, apply today with MDOT.

Meridian Management Group

The Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA) was created by the Maryland General Assembly in 1978 to assist in the development of socially or economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the creation of Maryland businesses.

Minor Privilege

Guidelines on what can and cannot be placed outdoors within the public right of way.

Minority and Women Business Opportunity Office MWBOO

The Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) is responsible for the Certification of Minority Business Enterprises and Women's Business Enterprises.

Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center

The Mid-Atlantic Region MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore, located in Baltimore, MD, partners with organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region to deliver services. The Center is staffed by business specialists who assist minority businesses access markets and capital. Four centers, nationwide, are funded by the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. The centers promote the minority manufacturing community’s growth and global competitiveness, better equipping minority manufacturers to create and retain jobs, impact local economies, and compete successfully in domestic and global marketplaces.
These centers and their strategic partners assist minority entrepreneurs and business owners with consulting services, contract and financing opportunities, bonding services, building business-to-business alliances, global/ teaming/joint venture opportunities, and executive training.

Mt. Sinai BioIncubator

The Sinai Hospital BioIncubator
Our Mission as a business incubator is to improve human health by bringing together emerging businesses, innovative technologies and leading physicians. The future of healthcare is here and we invite you to be a part of it.

New Enterprise Associates

NEA started nearly 40 years ago with a big idea: to create an enduring venture capital firm that would help exceptional entrepreneurs build transformational businesses.

No Limits Selling

We use Applied Neuroscience and Neuro-Linguistic Programming to make salespeople, executives and leaders awesomer!

Mindset is the number one determining factor on how well an individual or a team does. We offer Mind Training to make leaders, salespeople and teams more confident.

Novak Biddle Venture Partners

Novak Biddle Venture Partners provides equity financing and assistance to early-stage, information technology companies principally located in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our mission is to help build successful, long-term, sustainable companies.

Open Works

Our mission is to make tools, technology, and the knowledge to use them accessible to all.

Baltimore is a brilliant, beautiful city with a magnificent manufacturing legacy. It birthed the bottle cap, the railroad, and legions of Liberty ships. The twists of history have deleted some of that legacy, but remnants of that industrial power still remain all over town. Open Works sits in the heart of one of Baltimore’s original manufacturing districts, a stone’s throw from the old Crown Cork and Seal complex and the former Lebow Brothers Clothing factory.

But it’s not all distant history — making is mounting a comeback in Baltimore. This city is full of artists, hackers, micro-manufacturers, inventors, students, teachers, entrepreneurs, and builders. The manufacturing economy is growing. Social entrepreneurs are succeeding. New businesses are blooming. Open Works is a place for all of us to learn from one another and collaborate on building out this new economy to its fullest potential – together.

Operation Hope Baltimore

Operation HOPE provides complimentary financial literacy education and empowerment programs and services to youth and adults in the Baltimore area HOPE Inside is a unique empowerment model that brings free financial dignity programming to underserved communities.

Pawnbroker License

This license is required for any business that wants to operate as a pawnbroker facility.

Pennsylvania Avenue Main Street

Empowering businesses. Empowering people.
Historic Pennsylvania Avenue-Main Street operates using the favorably and effective five point Baltimore Main Streets model approach. This collective impact approach, is made to measure and meet the local needs of the community.

Pigtown Main Street

We provide assistance to business owners and commercial property owners along the 700-1300 blocks of Washington Blvd in Historic Pigtown.

Retail Business District License

This license is required for all retail business establishments located within the ten retail districts.

SCORE-Greater Baltimore

Non Profit aligned with SBA to foster vibrant small Business Communities through mentoring and education.

Simulated Slot Machine License

This license is required for any establishment that wants to operate simulated slot machine games on its premises.

Solid Waste Permit

Anyone who wishes to transport waste to the City landfill must obtain a permit from the City Health Department. The type and cost of permit depends on the size and weight of the vehicle.

Spark Baltimore

Spark Baltimore is a collaborative workspace for growing tech startups, creatives, entrepreneurs, and freelancers located within the downtown Baltimore hubzone. Spark is designed with growing companies in mind, with space options that range from mailbox memberships and coworking desks to private offices and custom office suites. Spark serves as a connecting force for the technology-focused companies and entrepreneur ecosystem in the Baltimore region, and fosters connections between our members and established/traditional enterprises within the downtown central business district.

Sterling Partners

We seek to invest $35-$120 million in companies with greater than $5 million in EBITDA.

Street Vendor License

The license is required for anyone wanting to sell food products or merchandise of any kind on any street in Baltimore City. This License is provided by the Department of Transportation Right of Way Services Division.

Tattooing License

Anyone who wishes to maintain, operate, or conduct a tattoo establishment in Baltimore City must obtain a license from the Baltimore City Health Department.

TCP Venture Capital

Venture Capital firm focused on investing in high growth technology companies that will headquarter in Baltimore City.

TEDCO/Maryland Venture Fund

TEDCO and the Maryland Venture Fund makes $50,000 - $2,000,000 investments in seed and early-stage companies based in Maryland. We are dedicated to funding and growing the next generation of outstanding businesses in Maryland. We are an experienced team with significant operating and venture experience whose focus is on making the entrepreneurs successful. With more than $100M in assets under management, we partner with exceptional entrepreneurs and help them build valuable companies that last.

Temporary Use of Right of Way

For builders or citizens temporary use of the right of way includes excavation, scaffolds, dumpsters, fences and parking. Right of Way is any public space such as streets and sidewalks.

The Abell Foundation

The Foundation funds nonprofit organizations located and active in Maryland. Our focus is on Baltimore City, with more than 95 percent of our grants being awarded to organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

The Grid

The Grid, a partnership between University of Maryland Ventures and the University of Maryland Graduate School, is an innovation space where students, entrepreneurs, faculty, and staff connect to bring innovative health and social impact ideas to life through education, early-stage funding, and programming.Location Exclusions

The Grid’s resources are primarily focused on supporting members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore community. However, there are resources that are free and open to the public. Those resources are the Small Business Development Center, the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, and the educational courses and seminars that run during the fall and spring semesters. All of these opportunities are available by appointment or require registration.

Towson University Incubator

TU Incubator is Towson University’s business incubator for seed and early stage companies. Primary goals are to support regional entrepreneurs and induce mission-driven innovation in industries such as education (edtech) and healthcare.

University of Baltimore Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The center directs assistance and support to students interested in building or growing an enterprise.

University of Maryland Extension

The goal of the University of Maryland Extension Urban Agriculture Program is to help urban residents learn what they need to better achieve their urban agriculture goals.

University of Maryland Medical Systems

University of Maryland Medical System Overview
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) is a university-based regional health care system focused on serving the health care needs of Maryland.

We bring innovation, discovery and research to the care we provide all while educating the state’s future physicians and health care professionals through our partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the UM Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work and Dentistry in Baltimore.

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.

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.

Use and Occupancy Permit

A Use & Occupancy permit is required for any newly-constructed structure or addition, to use for any purpose previously vacant land, to make any change in the authorized use of any land structure, or to make a change in a business' ownership.

USM Maryland Momentum Fund

UM Ventures is a joint initiative of the MPowering the State Program, bringing the University of Maryland, Baltimore and University of Maryland, College Park together to commercialize discoveries, and create economic impact by engaging partners in industry and social ventures. By encouraging our students and faculty, providing expert advice and business services, more discoveries will reach the market. By engaging directly with external partners we will bring new investment, expanded markets and more startup ventures.


Venturize is an online resource that puts the power in your hands to feel good about your loan options, access responsible capital, and discover possibilities you didn’t know existed. It’s not a lender – but a program from Small Business Majority, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide entrepreneurs with the education and resources they need to thrive.

Use our clear, trustworthy information and mobile-friendly tools – no strings attached. We’re here for one simple reason – to help you borrow confidently.

Wastewater Discharge Permit

Any discharge of non-residential waste into the City wastewater system will require a Wastewater Discharge Permit.

Waverly 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.

WIB-Capital Region Chapter

The Capital Region Chapter is dedicated to creating opportunities and careers for women in the life science industry and to encouraging women in our region to translate novel discoveries into products.

Will Holmes Consulting WHC

Will Holmes Consulting is an award-winning, MBE DBE SBE certified, business management and technology consulting firm serving government agencies, financial institutions, universities and thousands of growing companies across the globe.

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