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Small Business Programs

Montgomery County supports the growth and success of our small businesses.
Small business is big business in Montgomery County – this is said time and again, but it’s not just a slogan, it’s a fact! More than 96% of businesses in Montgomery County have 50 or fewer employees.

To help ensure the engine of small business runs smoothly, Montgomery County has developed a Small Business Toolkit of services and resources to assist with the issues and challenges that might get in the way of success.

Montgomery County’s Small Business Toolkit is comprised of the following services:

Small Business Navigator

Montgomery County's resource specifically for local small businesses.
Although every effort is made to provide information in a helpful and accessible manner -- sometimes a small business just needs someone to talk to for assistance.

In an effort to provide a new level of service to our small business community, the Montgomery County Council established the Small Business Navigator role.

This position is specifically designed to help small businesses navigate County government. Assistance might be related to rules, regulations or licensing; permitting; procurement, or simply improved communication with County departments and agencies.

If you are a small business and you have run into an obstacle in your efforts to work in or with the County, please leverage the services of the Small Business Navigator.
small business navigator

Judy Stephenson




Public Library Business Guide

Visit Montgomery County Public Libraries for a wealth of business resources. Explore branches for business services and leverage the Library Guides on valuable information on business and finance. Topics include everything from starting and running a for-profit or non-profit business to databases of corporate information for market research.  

Business Membership Organizations

As small businesses grow, the many business organizations in the county offer alternatives for networking, education and business development. 

Additional Small Business Resources

Information and services available to small businesses

There are many resources available to help small businesses get started, thrive and grow. Check back here often as we will update information as we discover helpful services. If you come across something you feel would be helpful for other small business owners, please send an e-mail with the information to  Judy Stephenson, Small Business Navigator.


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