Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Mustard Seed Bookstore – Bath, Maine

Six years ago, Julie and Mike Shea approached Maine SBDC with a dream. They wanted to purchase a small bookstore in downtown Bath. They reached out to Brad Swanson, a business advisor at the Maine SBDC at CEI, for assistance in developing a business plan and financing proposal. Julie and Mike worked diligently with Brad… Read more »

C.W. Hunt Photography – Ellsworth, Maine

Charles Hunt has always had a passion and natural talent for photography. When he decided he wanted to make it his career, Charles worked through the Vocational Rehabilitation program to get connected with  Shannon Byers, a business advisor with the Maine SBDC hosted at CEI. Charles, who has autism, was determined to start his own… Read more »

Illuminated Me – South Portland, Maine

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Sharon has accessed assistance from several business development resources in Maine along her entrepreneurial journey. She turned to SBA partners CEI’s Women’s Business Center and the Maine SBDC at the University of Southern Maine for guidance on her business plan and marketing strategy.

5 Practical Tips to Prep Your Business for Sale

Are you are considering selling your business? Perhaps you are ready for retirement? How can you prepare your business to get the most value out of the sale? It takes a lot longer to sell a business than it does to buy a business. Here are some practical tips that you can do now that will prove valuable later.

Maine SBDC Releases 2019 Small Business Client Results, Helps Start a New Business Every Three Days

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC), a statewide program that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, is pleased to announce its annual results. 2019 ANNUAL REPORT  View / Download In 2019, certified business advisors across Maine provided no cost business advising to over 1,500 entrepreneurs which helped them to: Start 133 new businesses Save… Read more »