Technical Assistance

You can receive Technical Assistance from any of the following companies listed below:

SBDC - The Maryland Small Business Development Center (MDSBDC) is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration and the University of Maryland College Park. This partnership links private enterprise, government, higher education and local economic development organizations to provide management training and technical assistance to Maryland's small businesses. For more information visit
SAFF- Strategic Assistance Consulting Fund “this new initiative is designed to provide expert private – sector-consulting services to small, minority and micro-enterprise business. Booth Management Consulting, LLC will administer the strategic Assistance Consulting Fund to build upon the basis services currently offered through the Maryland Small Business Development Center, (SBDC) network to qualifying clients and provide more advanced and specialized consulting services.” For more information about SAFF call 410.625.1297

SCORE- Counselors To America’s Small Business - What is SCORE? Score, the Services Corps of Retired Executives, is a 13,000-member volunteer association sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since 1964, the association has matched volunteer business management counselors with clients in need of expert advice. SCORE has experts in virtually every area of business management and maintains a national skills roster to help identify the best counselor for a particular client.

Through in-depth counseling and training, SCORE volunteers help prospective and established small business owners and managers identify problems, determine the cause and find solutions.

To locate the Score office nearest you, call (800) 634-0245

SBA - The U.S. Small Business Administration, Baltimore District Office, serves the State of Maryland with the exception of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Whether you are starting a business or operating an established business, the U. S. Small Business Administration has a variety of programs to assist you. The Baltimore District Office provides assistance to help you develop your business. Counseling is offered in the areas of finance, management, technology and procurement.

The Baltimore District Office staff is committed to providing quality customer service. Please feel free to contact any of our staff for information at

DEVCORP - Consulting Corporation - The City of Baltimore Local Contractor Development Program (BLCDP) is managed by DevCorp consulting Corporation. DevCorp is the industry leader in achieving small contractor participation in public and private construction projects. The program provides surety bonds and contract financing, detailed technical and business assessments of participating contractors, contractor improvement work plans and roadmaping for contractor development. DevCorp currently targets Department of Public works, Department of Recreation and Parks, Department of Housing and Community Development and the Office of Transportation. Visit their web site at
EBMC & BEC - Empower Baltimore Management Corporation and the Business Empowerment Center is a non-profit organization. EBMC moves toward the four-core area of Baltimore’s strategy: Job Creation, Workforce Development, Improving the Quality of Life and Community Capacity Building. The Business Empowerment Center (BEC) this office is staffed with experienced professional from banking. EBMC will assist you in finding the right site for your business using their own computer mapping system, commercial realtors, and the Baltimore Development Corporation. For further information visit