Marketing Strategy Seminar Series in Jay

Marketing Strategies that Help Build Your Business
3-Seminar Series

For existing business owners

Cost: Free with registration

Location: Jay-Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St., N. Jay, ME


Series Summary: In this three-part series, business owners will develop a better understanding of the marketing strategy for their business. The seminars will help them create their marketing message, understand their customers and influencers, and develop inexpensive marketing strategies that work for their business, including  digital and social media marketing. Each session offers tons of info and networking time among fellow business owners. The sessions are lead by Dick Dyer, APR who has worked to market businesses nationally for more than 35 years.Read More

News Release: Maine SBDC to Celebrate 2nd Annual SBDC Day March 21

Maine SBDC to Celebrate 2nd Annual SBDC Day March 21
Small Business Development Centers Around the Country Celebrate Impact on Small Business

For over 40 years the Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) has helped aspiring and emerging business owners achieve the American dream of entrepreneurship. On Wednesday, March 21st the Maine SBDC will come together with SBDCs around the country for one special day to celebrate their impact on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators and doers – America’s small businesses.Read More

Demystifying Estimated Taxes

By: Business Advisor Peter Harriman

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One of the hardest and least understood topics I find small businesses face, especially new start-up businesses, is the issue of Estimated Taxes. Part of the problem is that a taxpayer needs to understand their adjusted gross income for the year, in addition to deductions and credits, in order to properly plan the four quarterly payments throughout the year. With a business in its first or second year, this can be problematic to say the least. Paying late or paying too little will incur penalties with the IRS.Read More

News Release: Maine SBDC Releases 2017 Small Business Client Results

February 13, 2018

Statewide (Maine) –Today the Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC), a state-wide program that helps entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses, is pleased to announce its annual results.

In 2017, certified business advisors across Maine provided no-cost business advising to 1,400 entrepreneurs which helped clients to:

  • Save and create 661 jobs
  • Start 98 new businesses
  • Access $44 million in capital to start or grow their businesses.

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Katahdin Communications – Millinocket, Maine

KataKatahdinhdin Communications is a locally owned radio broadcasting company. It’s main station WSYY AM and FM broadcasts in a sports format and serves Northern and Downeast Maine. It features programming from CBS Radio and CBS Radio News as well as covering local school sporting events.

Business owner James Talbot has big plans for the business. He wanted to expand his business, but was struggling to secure the funding needed to do so.  His lender recommended he connect with Maine SBDC’s Ann McAlhany for assistance in mid-2015, and the pair have been working together regularly since. McAlhany listened to his plans. She helped him to organize his vision into manageable and executable phases.Read More