Posts Categorized: News & Events

Demystifying Estimated Taxes

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… Read more »

2018 Best Booth Awards – New England Made

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. 

News Release: Maine SBDC Releases 2017 Small Business Client Results

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… Read more »

The IRS’s Best Kept Secret: First Time Penalty Abatement (FTA)

First Time For Everything By: Business Advisor Peter Harriman 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… Read more »

Maine SBDC Secures Grant to Help Promote Entrepreneurship in the Madison and Jay Regions

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

Steps to Success: New video series from the Maine SBDC

Series focuses on key info to start or grow your small business Maine SBDC is pleased to announce a new video series that gives entrepreneurs and small business owners key information about starting, operating and growing their businesses. Five short videos feature Maine SBDC business advisors and small business clients. They provide information on starting… Read more »

Maine SBDC at CEI hires Rose Creps as Business Advisor

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC), a state-wide program that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Rose Creps as Business Advisor in their Waterville office located at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI). Creps will provide business advising to new and existing entrepreneurs and small businesses… Read more »