Corridor Region of the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Corridor Region provides Free Counseling and Low-Cost Training services to new and existing businesses. Designed for all stages of business development, themed workshops range from transforming ideas into business plans, to developing growth strategies for existing businesses.  The Corridor Regions provides a road map to support and develop small businesses through every stage of their business development.


Most 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 problems or develop and implement new strategies for success. We train and collaborate with local business leaders to stay abreast of economic trends, market conditions and financial resources. Our offices are conveniently located throughout the Corridor Region of Maryland, which services Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery and Prince Geroge Counties, and Baltimore City.


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    Client Success Story


Vanna and Julia Belton, Founder and Co-owners of FLAVOR

FLAVOR, cocktails • small plates • lounge, began as a concept and over the course of a year with persistence and hard work we brought that concept to life. In December 2014, Julia and Vanna decided to take their passion for quality hospitality open a dual space in Baltimore: a restaurant and a lounge. The restaurant showcases Julia's culinary training from The Culinary Institute of America and experience at New York City's famed Eleven Madison Park. The lounge is a separate space on the upper two levels dedicated to Fridays and Saturdays Live entertainment. Sunday-Thursday, the lounge is rented out for Holiday Parties, Corporate Cocktail Events, Bridal Showers, MeetUp Events and Fundraisers. FLAVOR offers fresh-ingredient handcrafted cocktails and simple American favorites on sharable small plates in our main level restaurant. Drinks such as our Cucumber- Pear Gimlet are made with house-infused cucumber gin and our house-made pear purée. 

We first met with Maryland SBDC consultant Gabe Omaru in July 2015, seeking a fresh pair of eyes before submitting our final business narrative to the SBA for funding. In truth we navigated through most of the process solo, prior to engaging SBDC, making several mistakes along the way. Immediately Gabe invited us to a SEO (search engine optimization) seminar to improve our website, as well as a QuickBooks class to educate us on the software. Gabe was able to meet us where we were and advise accordingly. Despite having what we thought was a foolproof business narrative, Gabe was able to fine-tune it in a way that got us an approval for nearly a $900K SBA project loan! The only regret that we have with the entire process is not going to SBDC sooner. We would have saved time, money and stress. No matter what your business is, at SBDC there is an entire community of professionals waiting and ready to assist you in every way possible. For further information on FLAVOR, please click here.

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Prince Georges County
Montgomery County

Headquarters - Corridor Region

7100 Baltimore Avenue #400
College Park, MD 20740

Wheaton Business Innovation Center

11002 Veirs Mill Rd #700
Wheaton, MD 20902

Bowie Business Innovation Center

Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Rd 2nd floor
Bowie, MD 20715

Montgomery Economic Development Center

111 Rockville Pike #800
Rockville, MD 20850

Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City & Baltimore County

Economic Development Corporation2660 Riva Rd #200

Annapolis Maryland

University of MD BA UM Ventures

620 West Lexington St 4th Floor

Baltimore MD 21201

Chesapeake Innovation Center

2288 Blue Water Blvd. Bldg. 300, #310 Odenton, MD  21113


Centro Hispano de Negocios


Howard County

11002 Veirs Mill Rd #700
Wheaton, MD 20902

9250 Bendix Road Columbia Maryland USA 21045

7100 Baltimore Ave Suite 400

College Park MD 20740


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