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Loans For Maryland Business Owners And Entrepreneurs

Do you own your own business or are you searching for the possibility to become self-employed? You are in the right place! Since 2000, Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. (MCE), a private nonprofit, has worked to build communities by supporting local small businesses. Maryland Capital Enterprises provides counseling and develops business plans for over 100 entrepreneurs per year within our service area. We assist in finding information, improving skills and acquiring financing to start, expand or purchase an existing business. Let us help to make all of your business dreams come true!

Women's Business Center

MCE Women's Business Center (WBC) is designed to assist businesswomen in starting and expanding small businesses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, and Anne Arundel County. The Women's Business Center operates to assist women entrepreneurs to succeed. It offers training, consulting, counseling, one-on-one mentoring, and micro- and small business loans to women entrepreneurs from both center locations in Salisbury and Baltimore.

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Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of Year

Entrepreneur Of The Year

The Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award is designed to celebrate entrepreneurs that have taken the risk of starting their own business, have created jobs in their local communities, and have written a business plan for the future. These individuals have a fighting spirit and are sleep deprived and worn down. Despite this, they refuse to give up and are ready to take on the world!

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What Business Owners Are Saying

"Without MCE Pemberton Coffeehouse would be a dream that never came true! Thanks to the entire office in Salisbury we are proud to say that Pemberton Coffeehouse is a real working coffeehouse providing quality service to our community of Salisbury. The office helped us tremendously with any kind of paperwork, guidance, bureaucracy, and support. It is good to know that there are people who believe in your dream, and who are willing to help you to realize it. Thank you Maryland Capital Enterprises for everything!"

Alex Failaev Owner
Pemberton Coffeehouse - Salisbury, MD

"Maryland Capital Enterprises was a great help to me in starting my business. They really educated me as I went through the process. They worked with me every step of the way in writing my business plan and gave me practical advice that I still use today. They also follow up with me and that helps me to stay focused and have someone that I can bounce ideas off of. I am so busy running my barbershop and MCE helps me with the everyday aspects of running my business. Thank you to MCE for helping me out along the way!"

Carlos Gomez Owner
Gomez's Barbershop - Salisbury, MD

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff of Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. for their professional advice and dedication to helping me get my taxi business up and running in the shortest amount of time. Even after my loan was made, they quickly amended my loan package to include an extra $1,500 to cover an unexpected expense that the Town of Ocean City, MD. surprised me with. Without their help I don't think my new taxi business would have made such a successful start. Thank you very much."

James Yambor Owner
OC Taxi and Delmarva Taxi - Ocean City, MD

"Much thanks to Maryland Capital Enterprises, especially Kristen Bacon and Hayley Gallagher. We would not have been able to start our business without the help of this organization and these professionals. They provided one-on-one assistance in helping us to finalize our business plan and obtain the funding we needed to get started. Kristen has been wonderful to work with and I look forward to her site visits to give her an update on our current status. I would highly recommend that anyone interested in pursuing their own business to schedule an appointment with MCE."

Luann Kosicki, R.N., B.S.N. Executive Director
Passport Health - Salisbury, MD

"Gateway Pediatrics highly recommends MCE for any start-up business. It was our local bank that suggested we contact MCE about our business plan. They were friendly and continue to be very helpful. Small businesses strengthen our community and we are grateful for MCE helping us realize our dream of starting our own practice."

Melissa Graves Owner
Gateway Pediatrics - Salisbury, MD

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Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. is the only CDFI, SBA and USDA intermediary lender in the state of Maryland.

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