Maine’s outdoor industry is a vital and thriving state economy component. With its rugged coastlines, dense forests, and stunning mountain ranges, Maine is one of the top five states in the country for the outdoor recreation industry. In 2022 alone, Maine attracted over 15 million visitors, adding around eight billion dollars in revenue to the… Read more »
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Introductory Guide to Mobile App Development for Small Businesses
By: Maine SBDC Intern Ryan McNally From banking to social media, mobile apps have become a part of our daily routine. Some businesses only exist as apps, like Uber, and other businesses develop apps to enhance their existing services, like clothing stores. For small businesses, developing a mobile app may seem intimidating and costly, but… Read more »
Networking For People Who Hate It
Some of the best parts of networking are meeting people from all backgrounds, building your business, finding new clients, and getting your name out there, but it can also be an uncomfortable experience. If you’re an introvert, networking may be one of your least favorite activities. So here are some tips and tricks to make… Read more »
Developing Your Brand Identity
Did you know that establishing your brand identity is crucial to your marketing strategy and helps you better articulate your brand image? After all, the brand’s personality and originality are what people remember about your company and how your customers recognize and experience your business.
Recruiting – Thinking Outside The Box
With the summer season right around the corner, you’ve probably already started thinking about different recruitment techniques for your company. In the last few years, there’s been an ongoing shift towards focusing on the importance of smart recruitment techniques to improve results and the candidate’s experience. There are many ways to attract talented employees to… Read more »
Reflections From Our Team on SBDC Day
SBDCs work with hundreds of thousands of small businesses in local communities across the country each year. While our impact is quantifiable, what’s behind those numbers comes straight out of the hearts and minds of our business advisors. For SBDC Day this year, we asked the Maine SBDC business advisors about their own experience and… Read more »
March 2017 Newsletter – Celebrating 40 Years, #SBDCday and more!
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
February 2017 Newsletter – Record year for Maine SBDC clients accessing capital, the Best of the IRS Website and more!
Record Year for Client Success in Securing Capital * Hiding in Plain Site – The IRS Website * Meet an Advisor * Meet a Partner * Upcoming Events
January 2017 Newsletter – New future for family business, Growing in 2017, and more!
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
December 2016 Newsletter – Changing the funeral industry, LLC vs S-Corp, and more!
View our full December 2016 Newsletter (PDF download) In this update: Changing the funeral industry * LLC or S-Corp – Why not both? * Meet an Advisor * Meet a Partner