For financing assistance and guidance, below is a listing of available resources.
The Small Business Loan Fund for Minorities, Women and Veterans helps local minority, women, and veteran-owned small businesses with microloans up to $35K.
The U.S. Small Business Administration assists small businesses in understanding their financial needs and offer several types of financing options to help companies start and sustain a business. Options range from traditional loans to bonds and investor-based capital.
The Maryland Department of Commerce provides a number of resources to help business owners access loans and guarantees.
The Maryland Agriculture and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation offers several low-interest loan and grant programs that are designed to leverage affordable rural business financing, assist with alternative or value-added enterprise development, and support the next generation of producers.
The United States Department of Agriculture offers numerous financial programs for farmers and ranchers as well as for rural communities and businesses within those communities.
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Ignite Entrepreneurship: Tips for Success from the College of Southern Marylandís Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute
In our newest blog series, “Ignite Entrepreneurship,” we profile local entrepreneurs to learn more about what “ignited” their success, and also gain insights about being an entrepreneur in Charles County. For the first blog of this series, we sat down with Thomas Luginbill, director of the College of Southern Maryland’s newly-established Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute (EII).
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