Monthly Archives: December 2019

Hiring & Managing Your First Employees

Hiring and Managing Your First Employees By: Diana Grandoni, Maine SBDC Graduate Assistant Making the first new additions to your team is an exciting milestone and a sign that your hard work is paying off! For many small business owners, hiring can also be overwhelming and stressful. These four tips will help you make the… Read more »

Maine SBDC’s Business Plan Guide

Writing a business plan is an important step in starting or expanding any business. A business plan provides an essential roadmap for your business that outlines goals and provides details on how you plan to achieve these goals. It is also a great tool in communicating your business’ potential to investors and financial institutions. We’ve developed… Read more »

Seminars to Prepare for Your Next Trade Show

Exhibiting at a trade show is an investment.  Learn how to make the most of your next trade show! These seminars are especially helpful for those exhibiting at the New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show, but are open to anyone interested in learning more about trade shows.

Recent Success Stories

Recent success stories across Maine from the Maine Small Business Development Centers

True North Beauty – Milo, Maine

Heather reached out to Maine SBDC Business Advisor Ann McAlhany in late 2018 for assistance in developing her business plan, creating financial projections and guidance on marketing her products. The pair have worked together extensively over the last year to obtain several rounds of technology-based funding from Maine Technology Institute for her unique Chaga Infused Formula process.

Bub ‘n Muthas – Winter Harbor, Maine

Several bottles of rub on a tree

Ever since he can remember, John Fuhrman’s “mutha” had a real knack for cooking. In DownEast Maine, her kitchen skills were almost legendary. One day, after tinkering around with spices in the kitchen, “mutha” developed a special blend of spices that needed to be shared. The blend combined a Maine attitude with local ingredients such… Read more »

Science Dogs of New England – Ellsworth, Maine

Logo, Science Dogs of New England

Lindsay Ware has a passion for wildlife and conservation. That is why she started Science Dogs of New England. This new business creates opportunities and solutions for conservation and environmental research in New England using highly trained dogs for efficient, low-impact data collection and conservation processes.

Grasshopper Academy – Houlton, Maine

Happy baby, Grasshopper Academy

Lacey made the decision to leave her business partnership and go out solely on her own. She wanted to purchase this existing daycare and keep the doors open. She turned to Josh Nadeau, Maine SBDC business advisor located at Northern Maine Development Commission.