Business resources

GBA provides a variety of resources to business owners. From offering grants for storefront improvements to providing technical assistance in a variety of forms, the Greater Baybrook Alliance is dedicated to supporting the entrepreneurs and business owners on the Baybrook Penninsula. Read about our resources and opportunities below, and reach out to Elias, our business programs manager, if you would like more details on any of them or have ideas about other ways we could help!

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Baybrook Façade Improvement Grant

Baybrook Façade Improvement 

The Baybrook Façade Improvement Grant (BFIG) offers business owners up to $15,000  to significantly improve commercial building fronts in the Greater Baybrook Commercial Target Areas.

​Set up your required info session today by emailing the program manager at:

elias@greaterbaybrookalliance.org

Download the BGIF info packet, design recommendations, and application by clicking the appropriate link below:

Click the appropriate link below for info on how to apply!
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Technical Support

GBA offers technical support in a variety of ways. Our in-house experts can help with many common business challenges, such as setting up accounting systems, writing employee handbooks, registering your business with the state, establishing standard operating procedures, and many other essential activities. 

Additionally, we offer grants to pay for up to $2,000 worth of services from outside consultants and service providers, such as graphic designers, accountants, and marketing professionals.

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Baybrook Merchant Renovation Funds

Baybrook Merchant Renovation Fund is a commercial corridor revitalization program that incentivizes the activation of vacant storefronts. The program provides up to $50,000 in grants to new businesses for tenant fit-out, code compliance, and interior upgrades. The application process is highly competitive, and projects will need to illustrate readiness to move forward quickly.

 

GBA also provides technical assistance and funding for architectural consultation. The grant criteria and application are provided below via the link.

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Community Marketing

GBA offers marketing opportunities through our Instagram and Facebook, as well as on our "Baybrook Business Showcase" banner on our homepage and our "Featured Businesses" page on our website. Would you like to advertise your business on our site? Reach out!

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Join our business directory!

GBA is compiling a comprehensive database of all of the businesses in Baybrook and collecting information on each company to inform what programs we develop and the opportunities we pursue. Please add your business to our list by clicking the link below!

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Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.

GBA partners with the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation, which offers many valuable resources to Business Owners in the county, as well as a 0% financing opportunity through the Arundel Community Reinvestment (ACR) Fund. 

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MD Small Business Development Center

The MD SBDC offers a wide array of services, including no-cost consulting and a large number of courses on different business subjects. Additionally, they can help[p you apply for funding through the SBA. Check out the MD SBDC website for more info.

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Other Free Consulting Services

Many large companies are looking for ways to give back to the economic communities they do business in, and small business owners can benefit from these free services! Check out the menu of free consulting and educational opportunities available below.

Ideas? Questions?

Reach out to Elias, our business programs manager! 

GBA is a nimble and dedicated organization, and simply because you don't see an existing service or opportunity that would help you on our website, that does not mean we can't make it happen if we know there is a need. Please, reach out and tell us about your business, your struggles, and your strengths!