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About the Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC)

Since 1977, the Maine SBDC has been recognized as a leader in the small business economic and development arenas. The SBDC concept is a simple but effective one: assist entrepreneurs and small businesses through no-cost confidential business advising and training.

The Maine SBDC program helps build and strengthen small businesses through business advising, training and educational resources. Certified business advisors provide guidance on topics such as business feasibility, business plan development, capital acquisition, financial management, marketing and sales, e-commerce, customer service, personnel management, small business strategic planning and more.

The Maine SBDC is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Southern Maine. Accredited by America’s Small Business Development Centers, the Maine SBDC operates a network of service centers in partnerships with the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, CEI and Northern Maine Development Commission. Our experienced advisors are certified by the New England Professional Development Group (NEPD).

For 40 years, the Maine SBDC has provided individualized business assistance to tens of thousands of clients. Even more individuals have received management training through Maine SBDC-conducted seminars, workshops, and courses. And even more have been served through our Maine SBDC online workshops.

How can we help your business succeed? Meet with a business advisor now!