Posts Categorized: News & Events

Multi-Level Marketing: Too Good To Be True?

“Work from home!”  “Earn $1,000 a week working one hour a day!” “Make money while you are on vacation!”  Too Good To Be True? Shakes, candles, leggings, vitamins, and makeup are just a few examples of direct sales products marketed as “start your own business” ventures.  With promises of top earners winning extravagant vacations and… Read more »

Small Business Saturday Prep

White bold font on a dark blue background says Preparing for Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022. Inlcludes a light blue small business graphic with a front door and window.

This year Small Business Saturday is November 26, 2022! The day is dedicated to supporting and buying from small local businesses. It’s become a holiday shopping tradition over the past twelve years and continues to grow in both sales and participation. But it takes preparation to make the best of the day! Below you’ll find… Read more »

Preventing Partnership Pitfalls: Part 3

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Preventing Partnership Pitfalls: Best Practices So… you and your best friend, brother, or spouse want to go into business together? Of course, you agree on everything right now, but what happens when you don’t? In many cases being realistic and pragmatic can be the kindest, mostly loving thing you can do for your partner and… Read more »

Partnership Pitfalls: Part 2

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Partnership Pitfalls: When everyone is in charge, no one is in charge. So… you and your best friend, brother, or spouse want to go into business together? Of course, you agree on everything right now, but what happens when you don’t? In many cases being realistic and pragmatic can be the kindest, most loving thing… Read more »

Partnership Pitfalls: Part 1

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Partnership Pitfalls So… you and your best friend, brother, or spouse want to go into business together? Of course, you agree on everything right now, but what happens when you don’t? In many cases being realistic and pragmatic can be the kindest, most loving thing you can do for your partner and yourself. Our very… Read more »

Big Changes to the 1099-K: Is your small business ready?

If your small business receives income via third-party settlement processors like PayPal, Venmo, and CashApp, you may be in for a surprise. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) passed by Congress in 2021, provided pandemic relief to many small businesses.  It also included a bill that significantly changed reporting requirements for third-party settlement organizations like… Read more »

Maine SBDC names Raynor Large as 2022 State Star

Portland, Maine –The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) has selected Raynor Large as the 2022 State Star. The award, given annually, recognizes a member of the Maine SBDC staff that has shown exemplary performance and a strong commitment to small business success. 

Small Business Resources Now Available in Multiple Languages

The Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC), a statewide program that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, announces the development of small business resources now available in English, French and Somali.

Ressources disponibles en français

Ressources disponibles en français – Resources available in French Vous souhaitez réussir et vous sentir compétent et confiant vis-à-vis de ce que vous êtes sur le point de faire. C’est la raison pour laquelle nous avons développé ces outils pour vous. 

Khayraadka Lagu Heli karo Af-Somali

Khayraadka Lagu Heli karo Af-Somali (Resources Available in Somali) Waxaad rabtaa inaad ku guulaysato ganacsigaaga oo aad dareento karti iyo kalsooni inaad u leedahay waxa aad qabanayso. Taasi waa sababta aan adiga kuugu samaynay qalabkan.