Maryland Small Business Development Center

Southern Region

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

The 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.

    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
PTAC: Counseling Services

Our Locations


Charles County

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
T. 410-535-1600 ext. 2726



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 

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If you're already in business and need assistance please click here; 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

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Impact Statement from Maryland SBDC
How to Stand Out from Your Competition
Success Stories Yours, Theirs and Ours!
Tell-Tale Signs You're Ready to Expand Your Business
How'd We Do? Survey Says!

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