The staff of Enoch Pratt Free Library is here to connect you with resources to help you navigate this difficult and uncertain time. Below is a list of reliable resources for local Maryland businesses.
Some self-employed individuals, such as independent contractors or gig workers who have lost income due to the pandemic are now eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. Visit the Maryland Department of Labor's COVID-19 Employer and Claimant Information for more information about applying.
For the latest updates, resources, funding opportunities and executive orders relevant to small businesses in Maryland, please check out the State government’s Maryland Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Business which includes an ongoing list of frequently asked questions for Maryland businesses planning and responding to the Coronavirus.
Stay in touch with staff, virtually meet with customers, or create a video to share. Many of these platforms offer free versions with limited functions, with the option to pay a monthly fee for more features.
Baltimore-based groups that are actively sharing updates through social media and their own resource guides.
Use these free library resources to conduct market research, stream business videos, read, or take an online class. You will need a library card to access these resources.