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Port of Baltimore
InternationalSmall Business

The Maryland Department of Commerce has awarded 18 small and mid-sized Maryland companies with ExportMD grants to help promote their products and services in the global marketplace. The ExportMD grant program helps businesses finance the costs of marketing internationally, including trade show fees, brochures, and travel expenses. Applications are accepted

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Maryland First Deaf Business Summit
EventsMaryland EconomySmall Business

Guest feature: Allysa Dittmar is the communications and policy manager for the Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter. Last week, the Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing hosted the nation’s first Deaf Business Summit: “Deaf Ecosystem: Maryland’s Open

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Maryland Government Contracting Guide
MilitarySmall Business

Washington D.C. and its many federal entities are in Maryland’s backyard. In addition, Maryland has a high  concentration of federal and military centers that create significant business opportunities for Maryland companies. Government contracts can yield great opportunities for businesses, but the bidding process may seem overwhelming. To help companies navigate the

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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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SBA awards
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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