Posts By: Jennifer Boutin

Business Owners Beware: Tips to avoid getting ripped off from online loan scams

When cash flow is an issue and convenient online loan applications just a few clicks away, business owners have access to hundreds of alternative financing options, both legitimate and deceptive. You need money, they say they have it. They offer fast cash and guaranteed, instant pre-approval. Bad credit? No business plan? No problem.  Just send in… 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 & Loire – Portland

“You have been an integral part of this whole process – your sage advice has been indispensable.  We can’t thank you enough!”  Orenda and Peter Hale

Maine Cloth Diaper Company & Central Street Farmhouse – Bangor

Betsy and Zeth Lundy originally contacted Center Director and Business Advisor Tom Gallant in 2010. The husband and wife team wanted to buy a building in historic downtown Bangor in which they could live on the top floor and open a business on each of the two bottom floors.   Gallant has since spent over 50… Read more »

JAI Software – Farmingdale

“I am deeply grateful for your assistance which helped our company protect jobs and navigate a complex growth path.” – John Joseph, Business Owner

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 »

The Maine Pie Co., – Biddeford

“Your guidance and help in the business plan and projections helped me accomplish something I have never done.” – Jill Miller, Business Owner