The website for the Department of Assessments and Taxation provides the necessary forms for many business functions. Forms are supplied for creating, changing, ending, and reviving a business, and for foreign businesses. Guidance is also available on what steps must be taken to start a business.
The Maryland Department of Commerce strives to create, attract, and retain jobs while promoting the state's culture and history. Users can find information about Maryland and its business environment, the state's key industries, and a database of statistics. Necessary information about starting, moving, growing, and funding a business is also available on the site.
The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) aims to help small businesses. The network offers training, consulting, financing and certification assistance, as well as specific programs and assessments for technology, retail and restaurant, and procurement.
The Maryland-China Business Council promotes business communication and activity between China and the Mid-Atlantic region. This is a member organization, but all users can view the different events and opportunities currently available, including meetings, forums, and trips.
The Office of Workforce Information and Performance (OWIP) works to collect, analyze, and produce labor market and workforce information in order to make workforce and economic data easily accessible for businesses, job seekers, and the community. Economic publications are also available for download in PDF.
The Maryland branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary based on the service being provided.
This document describes Maryland's freedom of contract laws and their restrictions on non-compete provisions and exclusivity. The Maryland Fair Distributorship Act is also explained in detail, along with information regarding sales taxes. Prepared by: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP
The University of Maryland Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) is focused on four major initiatives: government policy, emerging markets, global entrepreneurship, and sustainability. The website offers resources for businesses in Maryland, as well as CIBER news and events.