COVID-19 NOTICE – Our Office is open,  however we are seeing clients virtually or by telephone appointments only at this time. You can reach us by phone at  410-546-1900 or email us at [email protected] . We will gladly assist you. If you have to leave a message, someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


What We Are about

Maryland Capital Enterprises Women’s Business Center (WBC) is designed to empower business women in starting and expanding small businesses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and across the state. The Women’s Business Center operates to empower women entrepreneurs to succeed. It offers training, consulting, one-on-one mentoring, and micro- and small business loans to women entrepreneurs from both center locations on the Eastern Shore.


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Aspire to Succeed & Lead: 8th Annual MCE Women’s Business Conference

March 3, 2023   

This conference is for any business woman, aspiring women entrepreneurs, or current women business owners looking to expand their knowledge in various areas of the business world. The MCE WBC is designed to empower women-owned businesses to grow, create jobs, and generate wealth on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and across the state by nurturing and encouraging entrepreneurship.

We are looking forward to an in person conference – will have also be offering spots in the online marketplace for vendors to purchase space in and link to your website to highlight holiday specials, new products, services etc. as well as in person vendor space.

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Women’s Business Education

Current Events & Information

MCE Women’s Business Center empowers businesses to grow, create jobs, and generate wealth on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and across the state. As part of our mission, MCE WBC provides business training classes to individuals who wish to start or expand their business. MCE WBC offers classes for starting a business, marketing a business, financial education, providing networking opportunities, and more. If you have specific questions, please contact MCE’s Women’s Business Center Director, Lisa Twilley, by email: [email protected] or by phone 410-546-1900 ext 108.

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Entrepreneur of the Year

Maryland Capital Enterprise’s annual Entrepreneur of the Year Award is named in honor of one of our very own local businessman that has that great entrepreneurial spirit Palmer Gillis! Palmer Gillis, a Salisbury native, has spent the last 37 years building his construction company into the one of the largest general contracting firms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Along the way, he continues to give back through public service, including as an elected member of the Salisbury City Council, and as a board member for numerous charitable causes and foundations. He has been a leading voice in trying to make his community a better place.

Support Us

How You Can make a Difference

The MCE Women’s Business Center (MCE WBC) is able to assist small women owned businesses and help provide jobs to our community because of the efforts of people like you. Your financial contribution helps us show local support. Local support is vital to our efforts to secure other funding sources in order to support our mission. MCE WBC is recognized by the State and Federal Government as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization. Your donation is tax deductible.

Donate to MCE WBC today and see your contribution generate more wealth for your community!

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