Resources for Maryland Small Businesses

Knowledge is Power
Business knowledge is critical, not only to research and plan for success, but also to run and sustain a successful business. You have to be knowledgeable about many different aspects of business and have many different skills, or at least have done enough research to find and hire the people who have the skills you lack.

Research, Research, Research
To run a business, you need to have a working knowledge of:

  • Recordkeeping
  • Financial management
  • Federal, state and local taxes
  • Legal structures
  • Personnel management
  • Market analysis
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Product(s) or service(s)
  • Communication skills

As your business grows, you need to be increasingly flexible, efficient and high-performance oriented in each of these areas. This can be achieved through a combination of maximizing technologies, proactive leadership, identifying and taking advantage of new opportunities, and minimizing risk. Solid research helps you every step of the way.

Help with Research - Learn more about our exclusive access to SBDCNET, a national business information clearinghouse. Your local SBDC can help you with the research you need.  Contact your local office today!