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View our full March 2017 Newsletter (PDF download) In this update: Help us celebrate 40 years! * March 22nd is SBDC day * New guide to starting a business released
You have an idea and want to start a business. Starting a business is challenging – there are many things to think about, decide upon and do. At the Maine SBDC one of the most frequent requests we get is for assistance with starting a business. Our goal is to make sure you are on… Read more »
It was a record year for Maine small businesses securing capital to start and grow their companies in 2016, according to a recently released annual report compiled by the Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC).
Record Year for Client Success in Securing Capital * Hiding in Plain Site – The IRS Website * Meet an Advisor * Meet a Partner * Upcoming Events
Maine SBDC client Joel Alex and his business Blue Ox Malthouse featured in Maine Startup Insider! The other thing that emboldened me to pursue this and decline graduate school was that I had come across Top Gun, I had come across the Maine SBDC. Because in November 2012 when I made the decision to pursue… Read more »
The IRS has taken great strides to keep the website updated. They offer an Interactive Tax Assistant for Questions, detailed PDF publications on topics, and videos for free. While it is true that the materials are written to answer general situations or questions, often this is enough for the client to feel comfortable in understanding more of their own situation.
View our full January 2017 Newsletter (PDF download) In this update: Helping weave new future for family business * Growing in 2017: Time for a Marketing Plan * Meet an Advisor * Meet a Partner * Trade Show Seminar
PORTAGE LAKE — An Aroostook County native and former marine said her purchase of Portage Lakeside Cabins, not far from her childhood stomping grounds, fulfills her longtime dream for a business while allowing her to raise her children in a region she loves. In a transaction finalized Sept. 13, Shannon Currier purchased the business for… Read more »
What is a marketing plan and why do you need one? Marketing plans help you plan to grow your business and achieve your goals. Template included.