Marketing Strategies that Help Build Your Business
For existing business owners
Location: Jay-Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St., N. Jay, ME
SEATING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER. Register for the Series Here.
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
The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) at Northern Maine Development Commission (NMDC) will be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration for its outstanding performance and commitment to the small business community. Read More
David Jacobson has worked with Maine SBDC Business Advisor David Hill since 2004. Jacobson, a successful cartoonist and glass blower, had just moved to Maine from New York City and wanted to establish his own studio in Montville.Read More
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
By: Business Advisor Peter Harriman
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
Five exhibitors were recognized for their booth designs at this years New England Made show which took place from March 17-19, 2018 at the Sports Complex in Portland. Read More
February 13, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
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.
The Village Market has stood in the heart of the Town of Carmel for over 70 years. After being closed for five years, Jamey Brown and his wife Raquel came to Business Advisor Ann McAlhany with a dream to purchase and re-open a local market. Read More
Katahdin 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