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Mike Gill
Small Business

Earlier this month, we saluted Maryland small business owners and advocates at the 32nd annual Maryland Small Business Week Awards lunch. Among this year’s winners was one of Maryland Commerce’s own team members Les Hall, who won Minority Small Business Champion of the Year. The event underscores the importance of

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AboutSmall Business

This month, the Maryland Small Business Week Awards Program celebrated its 32nd year by honoring the area’s small business community under one roof. Held at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, the program highlighted the importance of small business to the local economy and across the nation. Les Hall, Maryland Commerce’s program

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Mike Gill Commerce
Small Business

Did you know that small businesses in Maryland make up more than 97 percent of all employers in the state and employ 1.1 million of the state’s workforce? This week, we join with our economic development partners around the U.S. to celebrate National Small Business Week, which recognizes the important

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County Line Auto Repairs
ProgramsSmall Business

County Line Auto Repairs, a family-owned auto repair business located in Salisbury, is constructing a new shop and office space to better meet consumer demand. The company was founded in 2005 by James and Alisha Matthews and specializes in automotive repairs and maintenance work. As part of the project, County

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doctors office bayview services maryland
Job CreationSmall Business

Bayview Services Group, an Anne Arundel County startup that provides administrative support to medical practices, has received a $40,000 loan from the Maryland Department of Commerce. The loan, made through the state’s Military Personnel and Veteran-Owned Small Business No-Interest Loan Program, will assist Bayview Services with purchasing computer software and office

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RapidAdvance commercial
Job CreationMaryland EconomySmall Business

RapidAdvance, a leader in the small business finance industry, has added 50 new jobs this year and plans to add more than 50 additional jobs in the coming years at its new Montgomery County headquarters. The Bethesda-based firm recently expanded and relocated its existing office to a larger 28,000 square-foot

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Columbia, Maryland
Innovation & TechProfilesSmall Business

The Downtown Columbia restaurant scene is coming together with help from a local Maryland tech company. Founded in 2014, Loyal Tap is a mobile loyalty solution that taps into what it means to be a local business community. The company just released its second loyalty app, Downtown Columbia Eats, uniting the

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Finance & ServicesPrograms

Six Maryland companies have been selected to participate in the Advance Maryland program, an initiative that accelerates expansion of second-stage growth companies. Run by the Maryland Department of Commerce and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore (EAGB), the program offers critical, customized strategic information at no cost to selected companies

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InternationalProgramsSmall Business

Seven small and mid-sized Maryland companies have been awarded ExportMD grants to help promote their products and services in the global marketplace. Among the companies included in this round of ExportMD grants is EndoMaster Medical Inc. of Beltsville. “Because of the ExportMD grant, our small company has an excellent opportunity

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Link Labs Maryland Venture Fund
Innovation & TechMaryland Venture Fund

Link Labs, a tech company based in Annapolis, announced today it has raised $5.7 million in venture capital. The funding round was led by TCP Venture Capital and included a $500,000 investment from the State-run Maryland Venture Fund. The company is developing cutting edge technology to better connect the “Internet

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