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Start A Business

Taking the first step in any enterprise can sometimes be the most difficult. Here are eight possible first steps for you to get started with your business enterprise. 

1. Assessing Your Potential as an Entrepreneur

2. Researching Your Idea and Developing a Business Plan

3. Selecting Your Legal Business Structure      

4. Registering the Name of Your Business

5. Filing Articles of Incorporation with the State of Maryland

6. Obtaining a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)

7. Registering for
Tax Accounts with
Maryland

8. Researching and
Obtaining Required Licenses and Permits

Additional Resources for Start-ups

Whether you are bringing a brand-new idea into reality, looking for cost-effective office space, or wanting to connect with other business people; you’ll find a wide variety of resources in the Montgomery County business community.

  • • Germantown Innovation Center
  • • Rockville Innovation Center
  • • Silver Spring Innovation Center
  • • Relevant Heatlh Accelerator

Montgomery County has a wide range of office space to meet just about any requirements.

Link up with an unparalleled selection of organizations through which you can meet the nation’s best and brightest.

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A public-private partnership with a fresh perspective, entrepreneurial spirit, and proactive approach to economic development. MCEDC is focused on maximizing Montgomery County’s rich diversity of people, talent, workforce and business expertise to stay at the leading edge of today’s hyper-competitive economic development environment. MCEDC is committed to increasing the county’s competitive edge, spurring business growth and improving the overall quality of life. When you think success, think MoCo.

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WorkSource Montgomery is the County’s resource linking local and regional economic development and workforce efforts by developing a deep understanding of target and emerging industry demands, creating sustainable workforce solutions tailored to the region, increasing the ability for individuals to compete for higher-quality jobs and employers to compete within the marketplace. Most importantly, WorkSource Montgomery is creating lasting change in Montgomery County’s labor market system.

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BHI is a regional innovation intermediary that accelerates and facilitates technology transfer and commercialization of market-relevant research in federal labs, universities, and biohealth companies in the Region. It is a private-public partnership in the form of a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that connects the Region’s innovation assets to provide integrated technical knowledge, financial means and entrepreneurial/managerial expertise to turn promise into prosperity for the region while advancing human health.

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