Posts Categorized: COVID

COVID Stories: Farmington Underground Escape Room | Events & Entertainment

COVID has caused massive disruptions in the way we all do business. Businesses throughout Maine are finding unique and interesting ways to connect with their customers, find new revenue streams, and keep their businesses afloat. Want to share how your business is pivoting? Contact us here. Joseph Musumeci and Mary Ellms own Farmington Underground Escape Room… Read more »

COVID Stories: Wine Wise in Portland | Events & Experiences

COVID has caused massive disruptions in the way we all do business. Businesses throughout Maine are finding unique and interesting ways to connect with their customers, find new revenue streams, and keep their businesses afloat. Want to share how your business is pivoting? Contact us here. Erica Archer owns Wine Wise. In normal times, Wine Wise… Read more »

COVID Stories: My-FIT-24 in Gorham | Heath & Fitness

COVID has caused massive disruptions in the way we all do business. Businesses throughout Maine are finding unique and interesting ways to connect with their customers, find new revenue streams, and keep their businesses afloat. Want to share how your business is pivoting? Contact us here. Stacey and Jesse Coleman own My-FIT-24, a 24-hour fitness facility… Read more »

COVID Stories: Acacia House Inn in Bar Harbor | Lodging & Hospitality

COVID has caused massive disruptions in the way we all do business. Businesses throughout Maine are finding unique and interesting ways to connect with their customers, find new revenue streams, and keep their businesses afloat. Want to share how your business is pivoting? Contact us here. Anna Durand and her husband own Acacia House Inn located… Read more »

Tips to Prepare for Reopening

By: Business Advisor Susan Desgrosseilliers Though your business may be closed, now is the time to start preparing for your next chapter.  We recommend you develop a well thought out plan for when you can open again. While not all businesses are brick and mortar, many of these tips can be applied to your business…. Read more »

How YOU Can Support Local Businesses Right Now

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Small businesses need you now more than ever. Maine would not be complete without the small businesses that make our communities unique, or without the hardworking business owners who create quality jobs for our families, friends and neighbors. We are all in this together. Pay It Forward and Maine Helps initiatives encourage Mainers to come… Read more »

What You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Need help? Contact your SBDC advisor. Request Advising Here. Revised 4/27/2020 What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? The PPP provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities. The goal of the loan is… Read more »

Coronavirus Impact on Your Business

The Maine SBDC is committed to doing everything we can to help you navigate the challenges your business faces as a result of COVID-19.    Last Updated: 5/18/2020 UPCOMING WEBINARS: Understanding PPP Forgiveness | COMING SOON!! More webinars coming soon…

What You Need to Know About SBA’s Disaster Loan (EIDL)

Need help? Contact your SBDC advisor. Request Advising Here. Revised 5/5/2020 Please note: This program is only available for agricultural businesses at this time. The U.S. SBA is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19. Through this process, SBA is providing an emergency cash advance of up… Read more »