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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!

COVID-19 Notice

We wanted to let you know what we are doing in the face of this public health situation. Our first priority is the health and safety of our clients and the MCE staff, so we are following the advice of public health authorities in terms of workplace interactions.

Our Office is open however we are working remotely. Please email us at or call 410-546-1900 and leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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7th Annual Conference

NEW DATE April 23, 2021, Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, Salisbury, MD

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Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of Year

Entrepreneur Of The Year

The Palmer Gillis Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates 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! Learn More...

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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. 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 on the Eastern Shore.

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

Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.

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