Starting and running a small business requires resources. There are businesses, government groups, and nonprofits ready to help you.
We’ve compiled a list of Silver Spring small business resources and created tools and guides to help you operate a successful business in Maryland.
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Local Resources for Small Business in Silver Spring
Using local resources can make a big difference. Here are some of the best local resources for small businesses in Silver Spring.
To get more Maryland business resources, visit our Maryland Small Business Resources guide.
SCORE Washington DC
SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.
409 3rd St. SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone Number: 800-634-0245
Montgomery County Public Library
Montgomery County Libraries have dedicated resources for business owners and entrepreneurs. The library system has what you would normally expect to find within a library system, such as business databases, reservable collaboration spaces for private meetings, public computers, etc. In addition to these services, the library system has an in-house SCORE mentor with whom you can schedule meetings, 3D printing services, digital media labs, and in the Rockville Memorial location, a makerspace. All branches also include access to the Montgomery County Small Business Navigator. The MCSBN can assist you with navigating the often complex world of county government.
You will need a library card to access databases remotely and to access 3D printing and the digital media labs.
900 Wayne Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone Number: 240-773-9420
Maryland Women's Business Center - Montgomery County
Women's Business Centers are nationwide programs established by the SBA to assist women in starting small businesses. Some of these centers are combined with other local organizations and use that relationship to offer even more services. Each Women's Business Center has counselors who can provide mentorship and assistance with business planning. Women’s Business Centers also provide a network of other businesses, and some have loan programs available
The Women's Business Centers are, as the name implies, meant for women primarily.
51 Monroe Street, PE-20
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone Number: 301-315-8096