Maine SBDC Business Advisor Since 2019
Advising Specialties: Business Development & Planning, Start-Ups, Restaurants & Food Service
Education: M.B.A in Management, University of Maine Business School, B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship, University of Maine
Certifications: FranFit Certified Advisor through FranNet Franchise Experts
Professional Background: Alison comes to the SBDC with over 10 years of experience in customer service-based roles and first-hand experience developing small businesses in the Greater Bangor region. She executed the successful start-up, growth, and sale of a restaurant in an emerging region of the City of Brewer. Her past experience includes serving as the Office Manager for a small business, where she helped systemize customer relations management, marketing efforts, and collections activities.
Recognition & Awards: 2021 Maine SBDC State Star