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Starting a Business

One of the first decisions to make when starting a business is what structure you will use to form your business.  Business structures include LLCs and Corporations. is a great resource for legal information both for personal and business topics.

Following are some of the NOLO pages useful for deciding on a business structure and starting a business.

Information provided on this web site is not intended as legal or accounting advice.  Please consult your attorney and accountant before proceeding.

Choose a Business Structure

How to Start a Business in Maryland (see link below for starting a business in another state)

Maryland Business Search –

Here’s the correct link for the Maryland Business Search page as the link on the NOLO page was incorrect.

MD Charter Fax cover sheet

This cover sheet is mentioned in the MD Articles of Organization (for forming an LLC) but isn’t attached as indicated.

How to Start a Business in Other States

Howard County Economic Development Authority

If you’re a business owner (or want to be!) in the Howard County, Maryland area, check out the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA).  They have resources and events to support new and existing business owners.

The HCEDA includes the HTC (Howard Tech Council) which offers a monthly Membership 101 event, usually on the first Friday of each month, to introduce programs available through the HTC and includes a free lunch.

You can join the HCEDA/HTC email list to receive newsletters listing upcoming speakers and networking events.

If you’re not sure whether you want to purchase an HTC membership, you can subscribe to the email list to see the type of programs available.  Many events are open to non-members, but at a higher price than members.