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2016 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 19-21, 2016 at the Sports Complex in Portland.  Veteran Exhibitor Award: First Place: Becky Wright Pottery of South Portland, Maine. This booth featured an open design with great colors and effective lighting that highlighted the contrasting levels and… Read more »

Katahdin Region Tourism Summit

Katahdin Region Tourism Summit Destination Katahdin – Creating Unique and Memorable Experiences for Residents & Visitors Join us for a day immersed in creating unique experiences for both residents and tourist of the Katahdin Region. We’ll spend the day discussing tourism, its impact on the local economy and simple, achievable ways small businesses can prosper from… Read more »

Maine SBDC Newsletter – February 2016

Click here to view our February 2016 Newsletter In this issue: Maine SBDC Announces New Website Redesigned site provides instant access to small business resources and Maine SBDC program information 2015 Annual Program Results Another strong year – Program continues to demonstrate value to taxpayers by generating incremental tax revenue. To sign up for our… Read more »

Maine SBDC Announces 2015 Annual Results

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC), a state-wide program that helps entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses, is pleased to announce its annual results. In 2015, fourteen certified business advisors across Maine helped 1,633 clients to: Save and create 619 jobs Launch 102 new businesses Access $37.6 million in capital to start… Read more »

Maine SBDC Secures Grant to Help Transition Unemployed to Entrepreneurship in the Bucksport Region

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

Meet the team at the University of Southern Maine Portland, Saco locations.

Pictured (left to right): Steve Lovejoy, Center Director and Business Advisor (Portland)* Pete Harriman, Business Advisor (Portland) * Roy Hebert, Business Advisor (Saco) *Tom Leach, Business Advisor (Portland) * Chris Long, Administrative Manager (Portland) * John Sanders, Business Advisor (Portland)  Steve Lovejoy Named Center Director Business Advisor Steve Lovejoy was recently named to Center Director at the Portland office located at the… Read more »

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Protect your business and your customers from growing cybersecurity threats. Small businesses are an easy target for cyberattacks as they have weaker security and therefore it is easier to gain access to their information, systems and networks.  Small Business Cybersecurity Defensive Measures: Train and educate employees Establish basic security practices and policies for your employees such as strong… Read more »

New Business Advisor in Aroostook County

Meet Josh Nadeau, Center Director/Business Advisor at Northern Maine Development Commission serving all of Aroostook County.   Born and raised in Caribou, Josh is the son and former employee of a small business entrepreneur who successfully owns and has run a business for over 20 years. His past experience includes serving as a Commercial Lines Underwriter for MG Insurance… Read more »

Maine SBDC Announces 2015 State Star

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) has selected Ann McAlhany as the 2015 State Star. The award, given annually, recognizes a member of the Maine SBDC staff that has shown exemplary performance and a strong commitment to small business success.   “Ann is an incredible asset to our program and role model among… Read more »