Business Growth

Congratulations! Your business is successful and you are looking at new opportunities to take your business to the next level. Maybe you are interested in obtaining government contracts, or developing international business. If you are interested in contracting opportunities with the State of Maryland, please click on the link to our need business page.

The following websites provide tips and information about how to safely grow your business:


The U.S. Small Business Administration - Small Business Planner

Careful planning is fundamental to success.  The Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of the business lifecycle.  Within this section you will also learn about leadership traits, decision-making skills, and how to manage your employees. Additionally, the SBA will walk you through a host of important topics to manage your business including: marketing basics, setting prices, filing your business taxes, legal considerations, forecasting for future growth, and financing options.  For more information please click on the link below:    
http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/manage/index.html

The U.S. Small Business Administration - Women’s Business Center

The Office of Women's Business Ownership (OWBO) assists women achieve their dreams and improve their communities by helping them start and run successful businesses, regardless of social or financial disadvantage, race, ethnicity or business background.  For more information please click on the link below:
http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/onlinewbc/index.html

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America.  For more information please click on the link below:
http://www.mbda.gov/index.php?section_id=1&tools=3

Entrepreneur Online

Want to network with other Entrepreneurs, or have questions concerning franchising opportunities?  For more information please click on the link below:
http://www.entrepreneur.com/grow/index.html

 

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