Ideas for a better future

CCBC's Center for Business Innovation works to expand the economy one business at a time.

The Center for Business Innovation (CBI) is dedicated to serving CCBC students and alumni who are interested in learning how to turn their ideas for new products, services, business and organizations into sustainable entities. Entrepreneurial-minded students and alumni are mentored by School of Business, Technology & Law faculty and local business owners.

Our goals:
  • promote entrepreneurship among students & alumni
  • foster economic development in the community
  • help students apply classroom concepts to real-world challenges

Starting your business

Interested in being an entrepreneur? See how CCBC can help start your business»

Growing your business

Are you already in business, and interested in learning more? See how CCBC can help grow your business»

Additional Resources

Business Tools and Resources

Learn about COVID-19 resources

  • U.S. Small Business Administration
    Support America's small businesses by connecting entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business.

  • MARYLAND Business Relief Wizard
    The Maryland Business Relief Wizard is a tool that helps connect businesses with the resources and programming for which they're eligible, streamlining the process of funding support.

  • Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
    The State of Maryland has taken far-reaching and proactive steps to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across our state.

CCBC Library

Small Business Research Guide that includes information for entrepreneurs on business plans, legal concerns, marketing & sales and much more. Guide also provides online books, valuable resources, and helpful videos.

Maryland Business Express

Plan, Start, Manage and Grow your Business. Get resources to help your business succeed.

Maryland Small Business Development Center

Offers free individualized consulting, from start-up to established businesses. They also offer comprehensive training programs, from those just thinking about starting a business to executive training, with most classes at low to no cost.

Entrepreneurship & Small Business Resource Guide

This is an excellent tool with a long list of resources available from Job Hero on topics such as HR, Marketing, Small Business Industry Groups, Blogs, Podcasts, and Publications.

Baltimore SourceLink

The Baltimore City SourceLink is an online resource, which connects small businesses and entrepreneurs to resource partners who provide services to help businesses grow and prosper. These resources include, but are not limited to financing & loans, grants, site selection, tax credits, permit expedition, and technical & business assistance.


Sponsors help to make this Center possible. View our latest sponsors » 

If you’re interested in sponsoring the Center for Business Innovation, contact Dennis Sullivan at

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