Welcome to the Southern Region
Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

The SBTDC is dedicated to assisting small businesses start, grow and be profitable. Our services include the following:

  • business plan assistance
  • market analysis and research
  • sources of capital
  • specialized services for Retail, Restaurants, Construction, Technology and Contracting
  • managerial and technical support

You will receive sound advice from professional staff and, if necessary, referral to industry experts or other business consultants. The SBTDC has offices located in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties where you can receive professional and confidential assistance for your business.

If you're looking for assistance starting a new business, click here. If you are an existing business, you can obtain valuable resources and assistance by clicking here.


Helping Small Businesses Grow and Succeed

Tips for Surviving & Thriving in a Recession
Click here to download.


How does your restaurant measure up?
Take our restaurant check-up here.


How does your retail establishment measure up?
Take our retail check-up here.


Fast Start
Services & Training

In order to better assist start up and early stage companies, please click on the button below and take our start up business assessment.

Smart Start Getting Started

If you have an existing business, click here to request one-on-one confidential counseling. We can assist you with business/marketing plans, funding resources, procurement and other strategies to grow your existing business.

Grow Smart Already in Business

26 FREE online trainings:
Starting your business
Managing your finances
Foundations of marketing

Virtual Classroom

Available in Spanish