Central Region: Who We Are


About Central Region:

Hosted by University of Maryland, Baltimore/UM Ventures, the Central Region SBTDC is staffed with professional business consultants who collaborate closely with local businesses leaders in the greater Baltimore region to offer the types of assistance small business owners would value most. All of our certified, professional business counselors have owned or managed successful businesses. Through practical experience and continual professional development, they have gained the knowledge and insight to help resolve your business challenges or develop and implement effective business strategies. We also collaborate with local business leaders to stay abreast of economic trends, market conditions and financial resources.


We can conduct research on all aspects of your business, industry and market through our exclusive access to SBDCNET, a national business information clearinghouse. In addition, information on print, video and electronic media is available through our resource libraries, and other research systems.

We want to help you start, grow and succeed in your business, and have special programs geared towards meeting you where you are in your business lifecyle. In the Central Region all of our counselors are certified global business professionals (CGBP) through Nasbite International a respected international commerce certifying body. We also have an advanced technology liaison available to work with and address the needs of tech companies throughout the region. Lastly, our strategic growth advisor, will work with more advanced stage companies to ensure that they develop and implement a strategic growth plan that effectively works with their business model.

Our offices are conveniently located throughout the Central Region of Maryland, which consists of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, and Howard Counties, and Baltimore City. Please, contact us today at 410-706-5466!


About UM Ventures:

Launched in 2012 by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents and the Governor of Maryland, University of Maryland Ventures (UM Ventures) is accelerating technology commercialization and advancing industry collaboration by integrating the entrepreneurial programs of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and College Park.


An initiative to channel the tremendous technical resources and research expertise of the University of Maryland, UM Ventures is engaging partners in industry and social ventures to expand the real world impact. By encouraging students and faculty, providing expert advice and business services, it is anticipated that more discoveries will reach the market. By engaging directly with external partners UM Ventures will bring new investment, expanded markets and more start-up ventures to the State of Maryland.