Maryland Small Business Development Center

Southern Region

Serving Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's Counties in Maryland


Maryland SBDC Southern RegionThe Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Southern Region, provides Training and Business Consultation for new and existing businesses. Designed for all stages of business development, themed workshops range from business planning, to how to comply with legal and tax issues.

Mission: To provide proven, expert advice and training to current and aspiring small businesses in Maryland. We do this with integrity, one business at a time, through a network of knowledgeable, professional staff and engaged stakeholders. We provide guidance in the areas of money, management, and marketing. Our efforts result in successful businesses that create economic impact and a better quality of life in our communities.

Facebook twitter     Our Vision:To be the preferred resource partner for small business's success.

Regional Office in Charles County: 301-934-7583
Calvert County Office: 410-535-4583 Ext. 2726
St. Mary's County Office: 301-475-4200 Ext. (*)1687
SBDC SHA BDAP: 301-539-4687
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You MUST be registered to attend. There will be 2 Rounds. Everyone should be in attendance, ready to pitch to lenders and talk with resource partners no later than 11:05 AM. You are welcome to arrive as early as 10:05 AM, the first pitches will be given at 10:20 AM. First to arrive - First to pitch!

Your confirmation email will provide links to help you prepare your brief 5 minute pitch.

The EFEA Investment Marketplace provides an arena of financial resources with financing options for businesses seeking to interact and engage with the investment and lending community.

Lenders, Angel-investors and investment resource partners will participate in our Funders Lounge, a simulated speed-dating type of event where initial conversations can help both the investors and the business owners determine if "a second date" is desired.

You will have 5 minutes to share your company's financial needs with each lender and get the financing you need! Lending Partner Commitments Include: Eric Franklin, Angel Investor; M&T Bank; Community Bank of the Chesapeake; FSC First; Meridian Management Group; PNC; Syndicate Group Funding; Maryland Partners Bank; SoNA Bank; Woodforest National Bank; TEDCO; Calvert County Economic Development; Charles County Economic Development; St. Mary's County Economic Development; Maryland Department of Commerce.

Date And Time

Thu, July 18, 2019
10:20 AM - 11:45 AM EDT


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Our Locations

Charles County

Charles County

College of Southern Maryland

Regional Headquarters - Southern Region
College of Southern Maryland

8730 Mitchell Rd. CE Building; Suite 139
La Plata, MD 20646

Phone: 301-934-7583
Fax: 301-934-7681
E-mail Lisa Creason, Program Assistant:

Area map: College of Southern Maryland La Plata campus map
Note: From Parking Lot 1 enter CE Building from the front / left entrance (under the canopy).

Calvert County

David Jenkins
hosted by: Calvert County Department of Economic Development
205 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 Calvert County Economic Development
T. 410-535-1600 ext. 2726


St. Mary's County

St. Mary's County

Wynne Briscoe, Business Consultant
Hosted by: St. Mary's County Department of Economic Development
23115 Leonard Hall Dr.
Leonardtown, MD 20650

Phone: 301-475-4200 ext. *1678

If you are contemplating starting a business sign up for our FREE Seminar/Webinar Ready Set GO!

If you're already in business and need assistance please take the Consulting Assessment; and check out our training calendar!

SBDC provides training and development themed workshops including business planning, understanding and managing business finances, complying with legal and tax issues, human resources, various growth strategies - such as having the right mindset, knowing your competition, branding, marketing, advertising.

More Information about Upcoming Training, Workshops, Events in Southern Maryland
Questions Regarding Counseling, Trainings, Workshops, Events
Phone: 301-934-7583
Fax: 301-934-7681

Our schedule is packed with workshops, seminars and more keep up to date! - sign up to receive the SBDC Southern Maryland Regional Newsletter with business tips, news, and events sponsored by SBDC and other regional partners.

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