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  Check back for Q&A profiles on all the competition finalists. The first-ever InvestMaryland Challenge is down to its final round with just 33 companies competing for more than $300,000 in grants and business services. The final winners will be announced during the Governor’s Cup Awards Ceremony on April 15.

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Looking for a supportive environment for your startup—a low cost space with easy access to educational resources and exposure to investors? You might consider setting up shop in one of Maryland’s 27 business incubators, designed to support early-stage entrepreneurial companies in fields ranging from medical research to clean energy. Incubators

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Looking to transform your small business? JJ Ramberg, the longtime host of MSNBC’s “Your Business,” may offer some ideas. On April 9, at 500 West Baltimore St. in Baltimore, the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is sponsoring a free book signing and lecture featuring Ramberg. Starting

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“Though Maryland has built up one of the most highly-skilled workforces in the nation, too many of our workers lack the skills they need to compete for the jobs in highest demand. The EARN initiative will help us bridge that skills gap by creating employer-driven partnerships with businesses so together,

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Whether you provide landscaping or cybersecurity, government agencies may be in need of your products or services. So, how do you make your company an eligible government contractor or vendor? The process is easier than you think, especially if you follow the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development’s Business-Government

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Check back for Q&A profiles on all the competition finalists. The first-ever InvestMaryland Challenge is down to its final round with just 33 companies competing for more than $300,000 in grants and business services. The final winners will be announced during the Governor’s Cup Awards Ceremony on April 15. One

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The InvestMaryland Challenge is heating up with 33 companies advancing to the final round. Hosted by the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, the competition will award $300,000 in grants and business services to companies in the life sciences and high tech industries. Companies also have the opportunity to

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You’ve developed the next big idea in business, but now you’re looking for a little outside advice. Fortunately, the Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development has connections with several resources for free or affordable business counseling. Small Business Development Centers have six regional offices and 20 statewide locations which

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Technically Baltimore breaks the news today of an ambitious project to turn disused and dilapidated buildings and lots in East Baltimore along the tracks that carry Amtrak trains into the city into an innovative “Food Hub.” This entirely new food-oriented campus — The Baltimore Food Hub — would feature farming,

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For a small business that specializes in hand-made chocolates, there’s no more important day than Valentine’s Day. But for one such Maryland company, Glarus Choclatier, a series of events led to their need to move to and prep a totally new retail location in the days leading up to the

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