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
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
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.
Please join us in celebrating the career of Jane Mickeriz, who is retiring from the Maine SBDC on February 22, 2018.
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
Kimberly Ortengren started Wallace James Clothing Company in Portland’s Bayside neighborhood with the hope of inspiring confidence in new and existing designers to make clothing right here in Maine. She understood the challenge independent designers faced to produce apparel, and wanted to create an incubator-like space that would allow them to take their concepts and make them a reality. Wallace James is a place where new designers could make their ideas come to life, while receiving expert mentorship on the design, development and production process. It also helps companies scale up, with streamlined, sustainable practices that save money and waste. Read More
First Time For Everything
You started a business and are pretty excited. Excited that is until you get a letter from the IRS that the business failed to file their taxes, pay on time, and/or deposit taxes when due! Ooops! While understandable, the penalty letter and associated fee has just ruined your day… and perhaps your budget as well.Read More