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CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation works to expand the economy one business at a time.

The Center for Business Innovation (CBI) is dedicated to serving area business owners, CCBC students, and CCBC alumni who are interested in growing their businesses and learning how to turn their ideas for new products and services into sustainable entities.

Our goals:

  • promote entrepreneurship among students & alumni;

  • foster economic development throughout the Baltimore area;

  • help students apply classroom concepts to real-world challenges.

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Programs We Offer

Entrepreneurship Classes

Learning how to launch a product or idea is a skill that is in high demand today. One out of three employers are looking for employees who have a background in entrepreneurship, according to a survey by Experience Inc.

Annual Business Plan Competition

Have an idea for a new product, service or business? Submit your business plan to CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation Annual Business Plan Competition (BPC) and you could win up to $20,000 in seed money.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business

Small business owners gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action and take their business to the next level.

Business Mentorship

If the greatest athletes and most successful CEOs need coaches, a new business owner certainly could benefit from a mentor too. That's why participants in the Annual Business Plan Competition are matched with business owners who can...

Business Tools & Resources

Learn about COVID-19 resources: U.S. Small Business Administration — Support America's small businesses by connecting entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start ...


Sponsors help to make

this Center possible. If you’re interested in sponsoring the Center for Business Innovation, contact Dennis Sullivan at

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