Message from the Governor
Grants available for International MarketingExportMD grants offer Maryland small and mid-sized businesses up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses associated with an international marketing project. Traditionally, many companies used the funds to offset travel expenses related to international marketing, but the funds can be applied for other marketing initiatives, ranging from website development, to fees for shipping sample products. Learn more: https://commerce.maryland.gov/exportMD
Attention eMMA Vendors!Tired of paper purchase orders and invoices? Does your company have the ability to transact business electronically? Well, the eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA) platform does! Help us understand how you transact business with the State, and assess your technical capabilities to perform business transactions electronically through eMMA by completing a 10-minute Vendor Enablement Assessment. Your response is needed by March 20th. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/26GV5YQ
SBA Pilot ProgramThe Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a $100 million Community Navigator Pilot Program, a competitive grant program intended to utilize a community navigator approach to aid small businesses in underserved communities. Applications are being accepted through July 12, 2021, with award decisions by August 2021. For more information see: SBA Launches $100M Community Navigator Pilot Program
Starting a business involves planning, making key decisions, and filing the appropriate federal, state, and local registrations. This checklist will help you keep track of your progress.