Start a Business

​​​​Starting a business can be a challenge, but Maryland makes it as easy as possible to get your business up and running by working across state agencies to remove barriers to business success. This section contains the following information:​​

  • The Process – Learn about our convenient online registration and licen​​​se tools and all the major steps needed to make your business official in the state.

  • Resources – Many organizations are out there to help you if you get stuck in your quest to start a business, including the Small Busines​s Development Center, SCORE, Small Business Administration, and local and federal resources. Find help here.

  • FAQs – From planning your business to finding financing to choosing a name and structure, these frequently asked questions walk you through starting a business in Maryland. 

Need to talk to someone? Contact Sean McEvoy, DBED's Director of Small Business Resources, at (410) 767-6300.​