Business development agencies in Bangor have joined together to form the Business Resource Partners for Greater Bangor. The collaborative helps businesses grow through education, referrals, and personalized advising services.
Maine SBDC is joined in this partnership by Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC), Four Directions Development Corp., MaineStream Finance, New Ventures Maine, SCORE, and Scratchpad Accelerator. While the partners have always worked together organically, this new initiative makes it easier for area entrepreneurs to access the services they need to start and grow their businesses with the help of these nonprofit organizations.
“The collective goal of all participating organizations to make sure those involved in small business in Greater Bangor have access to the assistance they need to achieve their greatest level of success. We’re all really excited to be working together and know that entrepreneurs can reach out to any organization for assistance where they’ll be assisted and directed to the best resource to help them with their current stage of business,” comments Ashleigh Briggs, Maine SBDC Business Advisor in the CEI-hosted Bangor Office.
An official Launch Party will be held for the group on January 16th from 5-7 pm at Eastport Hall at the UMA Bangor campus. The group welcomes new and existing business owners to come out to learn about the free services that are available to them and network with other business owners in the Bangor area. Registration for the free event can be found here