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Calling all Baltimore Makers!   Made In Baltimore is creating Baltimore's first ever all-local product lookbook, and we want to feature your goods. This publication will be printed in the thousands and distributed to retailers and consumers throughout the Baltimore region.  This is an opportunity to reach...

This is a guest blog post by Rich Mokuolu, CEO at Inventaprint Inventing and producing a product – from conception to completion – is a long, but exciting and rewarding process. One of the trickiest parts of this process is finding a manufacturer to produce your...

By Kevin Wells, Economic Development Officer, Baltimore Development Corporation Did you know that the Baltimore Development Corporation offers microloans to small businesses in Baltimore City? Launched in 2013, the program, BaltimoreMICRO, has given out over 60 loans ranging from $5,000 to $30,000. Funds are available for capital...

By Kevin Wells, Economic Development Officer Façade Improvement Grants (FIGs) are an indispensable tool provided by the Baltimore Development Corporation whereby grants are made available to Baltimore City businesses for the sake of beautifying or rehabilitating the public-facing exterior of their location. Since 2015, BDC has...

Made In Baltimore was invited to curate an all-locally-furnished showcase unit at the new Nelson Kohl Apartment building in Station North.  With the help of Goodwood Design, Limonata Creative, and a host of our favorite furniture makers, we made it happen. Check out this gallery for...

By Mark Frieden, President of Crossbow Strategies In the 20th century, the business model for companies was to maximize the profits for their shareholders. There was only one reason to exist: make money. As companies targeted higher and higher quarterly profits, shareholders and company executives made more money....

By Abbie Garcia One of the biggest components of successful marketing strategy is consistency of communication, both in terms of form and content. In fact, communication is the single most important factor that will lead to the success or demise of your entrepreneurial endeavor. Getting your...

By Martha Lucius, Strategist   Want to quit your day job? Know you shouldn’t quit your day job? My experience, as a former cafe owner, is that the tortoise and hare fable is a big part of your business success. Take the steps to be prepared, and...