Starting A Business

Federal EIN: You may apply for an Federal EIN online with the IRS if your principal business is located in the United States or U.S. Territories.

RegistrationMaryland Business Express provides you with all the resources you need to start a business in Maryland (Incorporation, Registration, Trademark, Non-profit Status etc..)

Licensing: A State of Maryland business license is required for most businesses, including retailers and wholesalers. A trader's license is required for buying and re-selling.

Non-Profit: The State of Maryland checklist for starting a non-profit

Funding: The State of Maryland Funding Resources and Programs


Social Media Tips

Social Media Tips for Small Businesses

Grow Your Business With Social Media

Facebook for Businesses 

Instagram for Business and Marketing

Twitter for Business

YouTube for Business 

Linkedin for Business


Start a Website

Planning Worksheet by Google ; Web Design Worksheet by SignalFire

GoDadddy - start for free and pay $14.99 for the first year

Wix - $7 a month ($8.50 for online store)

Google Business - email, website and ads


Create a Business Card

How to Make A Business Card by Fit Small business

Vista Print - 500 for $9.99

Staples - 500 for $14.99 


Free Templates and Forms by Score

Business Plan Template for a Startup Business 

Bank Loan Request for Small Business

Balance Sheet Template

Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery


Free or Discount Business Training and Consultation

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an existing business owner in Maryland… the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers FREE individualized consulting

Learn how to grow your business with Google

The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) helps start, sustain, and grow women-owned enterprises. 

The State of Maryland Business Resources

Free small business Live Webinar by Score. Learn about the latest business strategies, and get answers to your questions from our expert speakers. 


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