Small Business Resource Center (SBRC)


The Small Business Resource Center (SBRC), an initiative of the BDC, cultivates and supports the growth and development of small businesses and entrepreneurs in Baltimore City through technical assistance, training, counseling, workshops and a vast resource library.  SBRC is now housed at the Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development.  To find out more about its programs, please visit

 At the SBRC you can learn more about:

  • Starting your own business;
  • Preparing a business plan, including cash flow control and pro forma financial statements;
  • Applying for small business and micro loans;
  • Getting credit, and what your banker expects;
  • Business taxes and regulatory responsibilities; and
  • Networking with other professionals.

Throughout the year, SBRC hosts a variety of workshops on topics including: Accounting, Assisted Living, Basic Digital Photography for Small Business, Business Plan Writing, Government Contracting, The Psychology of Selling, QuickBooks Intermediate, Small Business Opportunities with FedEx, Operating a Home Office, Smart Online Marketing, The Business of Doing Business, Thinking of Starting A Nonprofit?, and Evening Business Plan workshop sessions given at various city libraries.

Additionally, the SBRC serves as a location for the Maryland Procurement and Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) in preparing for and engaging in the procurement process with federal, state and local government agencies. PTAP provides counseling services at no cost to the small business owner, while offering training and outreach programs for businesses to help them acquire the skills needed to pursue government contracts.