Welcome to Maryland Capital Education - Online (MCEd-Online). The "First Steps of Starting a Business" online course is free and open to the public. Click the "Log In" button at the top right of the page to register. Once you are logged in select "Site Home" and enroll in the course. 

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    Welcome to the First Steps of Starting a Business program presented online by Maryland Capital Enterprises. If you are thinking about opening a business, start here! This course is instructor-led but fully online and flexible, so you can work at your own pace. 

    A good business plan guides you through each stage of starting and managing your business. You’ll use your business plan as a roadmap for how to structure, run, and grow your new business. In this course, you will be paired with a professional skilled at helping new business owners produce high-quality business plans. 

    Welcome to the MCE online consulting portal. This resource will allow you to connect with mentors and advisors that will provide ongoing technical support as you develop your company. You will also find a wealth of resources that will help you grow your business. 

    Connect and collaborate with professionals that will help you build your loan application. This is a step-by-step process during which you will receive feedback on each portion of your application.