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Certified Business Advisors Giroux, Harriman, Hebert and Nadeau recognized

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC), a state-wide program that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, recognized four business advisors – Larry Giroux, Peter Harriman, Roy Hebert and Josh Nadeau – who received their Core Competencies Professional Certification from the New England Professional Development (NEPD) group on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  

Bucksport Bay Area Business Breakfast & Small Business Resource Fair

You’re Invited! Bucksport Bay Area Business Breakfast & Small Business Resource Fair Small business owners and entrepreneurs!  Join us for a fun and informative morning with a FREE buffet breakfast featuring Maine’s own Bob Crowley, small business owner and winner of Survivor: Gabon. Bob will entertain you with stories of his time on Survivor, his experiences as a… Read more »

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 »