Maryland Business Adapts 20/21

The Center for Global Business actively supports Maryland companies that compete in international markets through capacity building workshops, programs that connect companies with student talent, and thought leadership events.

Maryland Business Adapts 20/21

Maryland Business Adapts 20/21

While COVID-19, an unanticipated global pandemic brought much of the world economy to a sudden lockdown in 2020, it offers a wealth of rapid response information for study that can form the basis of identifying the lessons learned and best practices for SMEs in a pandemic and post-pandemic business environment. More specifically, a study of SME resilience, i.e., what prepared companies strategically or tactically (whether intentionally or by default) to cope with the sudden impact of the pandemic will be helpful. Answers to issues such as what steps and in what sequence did management take these actions to minimize business risk of their global operations (be it in finance, production, supply chain, management or marketing) will be useful for all entrepreneurs.

Nominations Closed

This new initiative recognizes the resilience of Maryland industry in overcoming the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative showcases their stories in case studies written for both student and peer industry audiences and honor their success at the first annual Maryland Adapts Business Roundtable event in spring 2021. Nominations are now closed, but contact CGB is you are interested in applying for future cohorts.

What’s Involved

Participating companies will dedicate approximately four hours to sharing their insights and details of their experience with Center staff and provide final sign off on the written cases. Participants will be honored during the spring 2021 Maryland Adapts Business Roundtable event in spring 2021 and invited to be featured speakers.  

Contact for Questions

Rebecca Bellinger, Executive Director at

This initiative is sponsored in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

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