Right in the middle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday. It’s a national push to get more customers out to community stores.
Maryland has yet to distribute $3.6 million that was set aside from slot machine revenue for small businesses owned by minorities and women.
The challenges of maintaining a mom-and-pop store in a big-box age are nothing new, but in an economy that has even giants such as Starbucks and Borders scaling back, keeping a small business alive takes hard work, creativity and sacrifice, local business owners and advisers said.
How would you like thousands of dollars to start your own business in Baltimore? There’s a new program that makes it possible.