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"Jobs are important to Montgomery County and are the lifeblood of our economy.  And we know the number one contributor of those jobs is our small business sector.  Our County needs to help our small business community network, collaborate and share best practices in order for them to succeed and thrive." - Council President Craig Rice

Small Business is Big Business


“Business is Local” Sandra Eberhard “Growth Strategies for Women Owned Businesses” - Focused on the importance of business certifications.

Montgomery County Small Business Navigator

Montgomery County small business navigator is a primary point of contact between a small business and County departments or agencies with which the small business must interact.

Small Business Navigator Video - In English
   Small Business Navigator Video - In Spanish


Department of Permitting Services Goes Green “ePlans” and “ePermits"

Need Assistance Getting Started?

Judith Stephenson, Montgomery County's Small Business Navigator

Testimonials - Small Business Navigator

Robin Hamilton (ARound Robin Productions in Silver Spring)

Alonso Roche (Bold Bite in Bethesda)

Emmanual Mdingi (DCI Architects in Darnestown)

Edgardo Zuniga (Twin Valley Distillery in Rockville)

Jim Conlon (Elysian Energy in Silver Spring)

Debbie DeChambeau (Select Business Team LLC in Montgomery Village)


                                                                  Make Office Vacancies Extinct (MOVE)

Helpful Links:

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development

Department of Economic Development Program Services

Financial assistance for small businesses in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Small Business Navigator




Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville MD 20850
Phone: (240) 777-7900 (voice) • (240) 777-7888 (fax) • (MD Relay) Dial 711 or 800-201-7165
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