University of Maryland Extension

Growing Your Business

These resources will help direct entrepreneurs towards the ‘Next Steps” for planning and launching their new ideas.  Resources for financing and risk management are also found throughout this website.

Successful businesses requires thoughtful time and planning  Writing a business plan for a new venture can cost you time up front but save you many dollars in the long run.  You will find the tools for business planning, a business plan template, and several enterprise assessment tools on this site under the ‘Dream, Plan, Implement’ section.

This website:

Other Resources:

  • Study Analyzes Traits of Successful Small Business Owners:  Traits.pdf
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