Your Coworking Network for Innovation & Startups on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Resources for Small Business Owners on the Eastern Shore

Anyone starting a business or wanting to take a business to the next level – especially in today’s environment – faces many challenges and problems. Smart business owners take advantage of every resource they can to meet these challenges and solve these problems. Fortunately for hotDesks members on the Eastern Shore there are several resources that can help them start a business or take one to the next level.

Entrepreneurs Wanted: Apply by April 29 for Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge

The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is seeking entrepreneurs to apply online for the 2023 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge. Now in its ninth year, this national business competition showcases U.S. startup companies developing innovative solutions to challenges faced by America’s farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

Enterprise Zones on the Eastern Shore of Maryland: Their Importance to Businesses

Business owners looking to relocate their business need to consider a number of factors when making this decision. Most business owners will evaluate the tax situation, rental and/or land availability and costs, utility costs, infrastructure and availability of technology, availability of employees, the knowledge and skill level of employees, and the quality of life in a given location. What a business owner may overlook, however, is whether or not the area being considered is an Enterprise Zone (EZ). 

An Enterprise Zone is a very specific area, ranging in size from hundreds to several thousand acres, th