Maryland Small Business Development Center

Southern Region

Serving Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's Counties in Maryland

The Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Southern Region, provides Training and Business Consultation for new and existing businesses. Designed for all stages of business development, themed workshops range from business planning, to how to comply with legal and tax issues.

Mission: To provide proven, expert advice and training to current and aspiring small businesses in Maryland. We do this with integrity, one business at a time, through a network of knowledgeable, professional staff and engaged stakeholders. We provide guidance in the areas of money, management, and marketing. Our efforts result in successful businesses that  create economic impact and a better quality of life in our communities.

    Our Vision:To be the preferred resource partner for small business's success.

Regional Office in Charles County: 301-934-7583
Calvert County Office: 410-535-4583 Ext. 2726
St. Mary's County Office: 301-475-4200 Ext. (*)1687
SBDC SHA BDAP: 301-539-4687
PTAC: Counseling Services

Our Locations

Charles County

Regional Headquarters - Southern Region 
College of Southern Maryland 
8730 Mitchell Rd. CE Building; Suite 139 
La Plata, MD 20646

Phone: 301-934-7583 
Fax: 301-934-7681 
E-mail Lisa Creason, Program Assistant:

Area map:  College of Southern Maryland La Plata campus map
Note: From Parking Lot 1 enter CE Building from the front / left entrance (under the canopy).

Calvert County


Calvert County Business Consultant position is currently vacant. Replacement procedures have begun. Please contact Lisa Creason, Regional Program Assistant, 301-934-7583 to arrange for assistance in Calvert County.




St. Mary's County

Wynne Briscoe, Business Consultant
St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development
23115 Leonard Hall Dr. 
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Phone: 301-475-4200 ext. *1678 

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SBDC provides training and development themed workshops including business planning, understanding and managing business finances, complying with legal and tax issues, human resources, various growth strategies - such as having the right mindset, knowing your competition, branding, marketing, advertising.

More Information about Upcoming Training, Workshops, Events in Southern Maryland
Questions Regarding Counseling, Trainings, Workshops, Events
Phone: 301-934-7583
Fax: 301-934-7681

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Maryland PTAP
Subcontracting with federal government agencies
Maryland PTAC serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
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.
Most startup and small business owners do not have adequate past performance to obtain prime government contracts. To strengthen their proposals and bids, firms can partner with other companies that have a government contract. Smaller companies often fill niches that round out a prime contractor's services.
Subcontracting opportunties can present small businesses with opportunties that might otherwise be unattainable because of limited resources, personnel, financial stability, or experience. Many federal government resources can help subcontractors identify and locate prime contractors to partner with.
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