The first place to get information about starting a business in Maryland is the state’s business start-up page. This site has all of the licensing, taxation, and contact information you’ll need to get your business off the ground.
Maryland’s Economic Development Center’s Business Services division provides information about getting started in a new business through the state’s Small Business Development Centers. Counseling and training are available through the MDSBDC. The Microenterprise Council of Maryland works with companies which have fewer than five employees. Community developers, business development institutions, financial companies and more join MCM and offer several services to microbusinesses such as technical assistance, training, business loans, and networking opportunities.
Below are more links that will assist you in navigating through Maryland’s business resources and regulations.
State Website: http://www.maryland.gov/
Business Resources: http://www.choosemaryland.org/businessresources/pages/default.aspx
Chamber of Commerce: http://www.mdchamber.org/
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