Small Business Resources

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
SB/SE serves taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million. We also provide links to major business subjects, such as Business Expenses, which provides a gateway to all related information on that subject. Starting a Business Guide
Starting and maintaining a business can be a challenge. This section contains information about starting your business, counseling and advice, access to capital, and registration and permitting requirements.

The Foundation Center
Individuals and non-profits who are seeking grants will find help on how to search for a grant, help writing grant requests, and how to apply.

Free Small Business Advice, How-to Resources, Tools, and Templates

Census Business Resources
Study your competition, benchmark your performance, review your local economy and get data about your industry.

Maryland Capital Enterprises
Supports local businesses with free one-on-one counseling, education and small business loans.

Business Resources for Veterans
Offers no interest loans to military personnel and service-disabled veterans in certain categories as well as business advice and support for veterans.

Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions: Access to Capital (Business Financing), Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training), Government Contracting (Federal Procurement), and Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)

BusinessUSA from
Empower your business with the data that can drive better decisions, create new services, and reach new customers.

Small Business Statistics 2018 Edition
An updated list of statistics about the small business marketplace provided by

Office of Minority Business Enterprise
Your online resource for information regarding certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and/or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE).

Better Business Bureau: U.S. and Canada
Business Center: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Business Startup - Wall Street Journal
Charity Navigator
Maryland Business License Information System