Monthly Archives: January 2016

Hawkeye Fiber Optics – Poland

Ryan Hawkes had 13 years of experience on every level as a telecommunications contractor before deciding to strike out on his own doing fiber-optic cable splicing and installations in business and campus environments.  He met with Business Advisor Larry Giroux to find out if he needed a license or certification to start this kind of… Read more »

Maine SBDC Announces 2015 Annual Results

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC), a state-wide program that helps entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses, is pleased to announce its annual results. In 2015, fourteen certified business advisors across Maine helped 1,633 clients to: Save and create 619 jobs Launch 102 new businesses Access $37.6 million in capital to start… Read more »

Maine SBDC Secures Grant to Help Transition Unemployed to Entrepreneurship in the Bucksport Region

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) has received funds from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Portable Assistance Grant Program to develop a program that will provide entrepreneurial advising and training for potential and existing business owners in the Bucksport Bay Area who have been adversely affected by the closure of the Verso… Read more »

County Kidz Child Care – Houlton

“We really enjoyed working with Josh, he was very knowledgeable and if he didn’t have the answer he was quick to get one.” Amanda Crane, Business Co-Owner

Open Bench Project – Portland

Jake Ryan initially contacted the Maine SBDC for assistance in writing a business plan, determining the appropriate form of business ownership and management issues. His concept was to create a shared learn/work facility that would, for a membership fee, provide access to work space, tools, resources, instruction and guidance to members for use with their… Read more »