Chapter 1 Private Financing
Chapter 2 Maryland Financing Programs
Chapter 3 Federal Financing
Chapter 4 Incubators
Chapter 5 Business Enterprise Programs
Chapter 6 Opportunities for Business Growth
Chapter 7 Tax Credit and Incentive Programs
Chapter 8 Intellectual Property Protection
Chapter 9 Choice of Entity
Conditions of Use; Contributor's Disclaimer
Mark A. Sargent, former dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Members of the Mid-Market and Small Business Committee f/k/a the Emerging Companies Committee, Business Law Section, Maryland State Bar Association.
Members of the Business Law Committee, Bar Association of Baltimore City.
Members of the Business Law Society, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
Personnel of Agencies of the State of Maryland, including the Office of the Comptroller of Maryland.
Brief History, Administration
The first draft of the Maryland Entrepreneur’s Guide was contributed by Mark A. Sargent, former dean of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law. The Guide was then expanded and developed in hard-copy form by members of the Mid-Market and Small Business Committee (then known as the Emerging Companies Committee) of the Section of Business Law of the Maryland State Bar Association. Members of the Committee on Business Law of the Bar Association of Baltimore City later assisted in the conversion of the Guide into Wikibooks format and contributed further material. Members of the Business Law Society of the University of Maryland School of Law re-formatted and further edited the Guide. The Guide is administered by members of those two Bar Associations, the Business Law Society of the University of Maryland School of Law, and the University of Maryland Law School Journal of Business and Technology Law.
It is hoped that the community of businesses and their counsel who are users of the Guide and personnel of federal, state and local agencies, as well as other governmental, educational, and private organizations and individuals, including those identified in the Guide, will continue the process of contribution, editing, and improvement. The Guide is to be a dynamic resource which both helps Maryland businesses identify public sector support for their individual business and helps the Maryland business and legal community develop Maryland as a good place to do business.