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Championing Frederick as a Premier Entrepreneurial Community

WELCOME TO THE FREDERICK ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORT NETWORK. This site and the ESN are your front door to a wealth of free business support from a number of professional and dedicated agencies and organizations. Use this site to learn more about the support and resources available to existing and prospective business owners in Frederick County, Maryland. You'll find a service grid that describes the support provided by each network member, helpful downloadable resource guides, and links to valuable resources outside the organization. Check back often as the network and site expands with additional online resources and links to new network members.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. What other kinds of support and resources would you like to receive from the ESN or this website? Email the Frederick County Office of Economic Development at info@discoverfrederickmd.com.

Detailed ESN membership directory



Additional Support Available
These organizations also provide support to businesses in Frederick County:
Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Thurmont, Maryland Main Street Office


Downloadable Resources
Women-Owned Business Resource Guide (Courtesy of the Frederick County Office Of Economic Development)
Government Contracting Guide (Courtesy of the Frederick County Office Of Economic Development)
Minority-Owned Business Guide (Courtesy of the Frederick County Office Of Economic Development)
Veteran-Owned Business Resource Guide (Courtesy of the Frederick County Office Of Economic Development)
Annotated Business Plan Outline (Courtesy of the Frederick Small Business Development Center)
Annotated Business Plan Outline (Franchise Version) (Courtesy of the Frederick Small Business Development Center)
Financial Projections Template (Courtesy of the Frederick Small Business Development Center)
Business Plan Pointers (Courtesy of the Frederick Small Business Development Center)


Topics of Interest

Web-based Resources for Starting Your Business (Courtesy of the Frederick Small Business Development Center)
Includes live web links for business charter, licensing research, and Tax ID number creation.

Hiring Your First Employee (Courtesy of the Frederick Small Business Development Center)
A web-based, step-by-step guide to the procedures and requirements of becoming and employer.
Includes live weblinks to forms and registering agencies.

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