Small Business Resources

Use these websites to find information on business plans, funding, business counseling and more.

Learn more about CASH’s work with small business owners, including how to schedule a free small business consultation.

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The IRS has compiled tax resources for self-employed taxpayers, with details about self-employed tax obligations, business structures, and more.

A joint project by the Get It Back Campaign and CASH Campaign of Maryland, is designed to support Rideshare (ex: Lyft, Uber) drivers at tax time by educating them about tax deductions (such as mileage) and how to be tax compliant.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was established to protect consumers by carrying out federal consumer financial laws.

The United States Small Business Administration (US SBA) provides numerous resources to small business owners throughout the country, including free business counseling, SBA-guaranteed business loans, and more.

The Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free individualized consulting, from start up to established businesses, as well as comprehensive training programs at low to no cost.

The Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Minority Owned Business Development serves as the City of Baltimore’s primary advocate for small, local, minority, and women-owned companies.

KIVA was launched in 2005 as the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website. A nonprofit organization, KIVA underwrites zero-percent, zero-fee business loans of up to $15,000 and facilitates crowdfunding on their online platform.

Mission: Launch supports individuals living with records and amplifies the voices of families impacted by mass incarceration through a holistic and multi-thronged approach, including: financial education; inclusive entrepreneurship, and community engagement.

The mission of Innovation Works is to reduce Baltimore’s neighborhood and racial wealth divide by supporting and accompanying leaders of social enterprises working to create sustainable neighborhood economies.

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