Ready, Set, GROW! Webinar (Dec 6 @ 10 a.m.): Are you interested in contracting opportunities with state government agencies? If so, our Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Webinar is for you. Join us online for a look at how our small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. We will also share strategies for mining public data to help with your business development efforts. You’ll meet buyers from four state agencies. Each will share what they are looking to buy right now, what is in the pipeline, and how to connect with them directly. They will also have an informative panel discussion on the issues they encounter most.
Our guests for this event are:
MDOT – State Highway Administration
Maryland Department of General Services
Maryland Department of Health
Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Maryland State Police
Click here to register!
Telework assistance grant: A new $1 million program will help businesses across Maryland expand telework capabilities for their employees. The Business Telework Assistance Grant Program will provide grants of up to $25,000 to help businesses purchase the equipment necessary to develop and implement telework policies, including hardware, software, and technical services. Click here to learn more.
Maryland’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program: Maryland’s State Small Business Credit Initiative consists of nine programs that support a small business during its entire lifecycle, from startup to maturity. The loans or equity/investments are designed to help businesses seeking loans for expansion (working capital loans, contract financing, business owner occupied real estate acquisition, etc.), businesses seeking equity investments for expansion and growth, and Community Development Financial Institutions seeking capital to re-lend to small businesses. All SSBCI programs are now open and applications are being accepted. Learn about the different Maryland SSBCI programs and find the right one for you here!