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Prepare for Success

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.

Research

While preparing your startup endeavor, be sure to research and understand the market that you will be entering. Several organizations in the Baltimore Resource Navigator offer assistance in this area (click on the links below).

Classes

Many support organizations have classes and workshops for all types of entrepreneurs.  Explore the Calendar of Events to find an event near you.

Coffee with Capital

  • Dates: 13 – 13 Feb, 2019
  • <strong>Location:</strong> Baltimore, MD
  • <strong>Address:</strong> Cherry Hill Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • <strong>Contact:</strong> Sharlene Paul
  • <strong>Email:</strong> <a href='mailto:SharleneT.Paul@baltimorebusinesslending.org'>SharleneT.Paul@baltimorebusinesslending.org</a>
  • Website: http://www.baltimorebusinesslending.org
  • <strong>Phone:</strong> (410) 319-0732
Baltimore Business Lending is a game-changer! This innovative program provides access to capital to startups and growing small businesses that have great business ideas and reasonable credit, but lack the collateral necessary to qualify for traditional business loans. It is a collaborative program of small business lenders, small business educators, and small business bankers. And on February 13th, they will all be at the Cherry Hill Library to meet you! Join us for coffee, pastries and conversation.

Counseling

The Maryland Small Business Development Centers and Baltimore Small Business Resource Center both offer no charge one on one business appointments to the public.  Find these organizations and many more near you that provide business counseling via the Resource Navigator or give us a call at 443-451-7160.