Tools and Links

The goal of this page is to provide quick links for easy access to resources frequently required by our local business community.

Entrepreneurial Resources:

Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education & Workforce Development - PH: 301.784.5000

Frostburg State University

Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development - PH: 301.387.3000

Maryland Entrepreneurs Guide (Wikibook)

SCORE (Mid-Maryland Office) - PH: 443.860.6194; Email: [email protected]¬†

Small Business Development Center - Western Region (SBDC) - PH: 800.237.9007, ext. 6

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - Starting Your Business Guide

Export Assistance:

Explore Upcoming Trade Show & Mission Opportunities

ExportMD Program

International Trade Administration

Maryland/DC District Export Council

Maryland's Global Gateway Exchange Program

Maryland's Office of International Investment & Trade

U.S. Commercial Service - Baltimore

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Financing, Incentives, Grants, Savings Programs, & Tax Credits:

EmPOWER Maryland

Maryland Agricultural & Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO)

Maryland Clean Energy Center

Maryland Department of Commerce

Maryland Department of Housing & Community Development

Tri-County Council for Western Maryland, Inc. - Summit Financing Solutions

USDA Rural Development

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Incorporation & Business Name:

Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation (Garrett County Office) - PH: 301.334.1950

Licensing & Regulation:

Business Law & Regulations (U.S. Small Business Administration)

Garrett County Health Department

Garrett County Liquor Control Board

Garrett County Permits & Inspections

Guide to Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Maryland (MD Attorney General/MD Commerce)

Maryland Department of the Environment - PH: 410.537.3000

Maryland State Highway Administration - Outdoor Advertising Program

Maryland Department of Labor

Maryland Entrepreneurs Guide (Wikibook)

Maryland Home Improvement Commission

Maryland Insurance Administration

Maryland Occupational Safety & Health (MOSH)

Maryland State Fire Marshal

Maryland Tax Connect (Maryland Comptroller's Office)

Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission

Official Small Business Website of the U.S. Government

Minority, Women, Socially/Economically Disadvantaged Individuals, & Veterans' Assistance:

Maryland Governor's Office of Small, Minority, & Women Business Affairs

Maryland Department of Labor - Veteran Services

Maryland Department of Transportation - Small, Minority, & Disadvantaged Business (MBE)

Maryland Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) - Minority Business Pre-Seed Fund

Small, Minority, & Women-Owned Business Account - Video Lottery Terminal Fund (VLT)

U.S. Department of Commerce - Minority Business Development Agency

U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) - Office of Veterans' Business Development

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) - Office of Women's Business Ownership

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights:

Maryland Secretary of State - Trademarks & Servicemarks

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


ACT Personnel Service, Inc.

Appalachian Crossroads

Maryland Workforce Exchange

Western Maryland Consortium


Maryland Comptroller

Maryland Tax Connect

Internal Revenue Service

Technology Assistance:

Maryland Tech Council

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute

Maryland World Class Consortia (LEAN principles)