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 »
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Need help? Contact your SBDC advisor. Request Advising Here. Revised 6/16/2020 THIS PROGRAM IS HAS BEEN REOPENED FOR ALL ELIGIBLE BUSINESSES. 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 to $10,000 ($1,000… Read more »
Are you are considering selling your business? Perhaps you are ready for retirement? How can you prepare your business to get the most value out of the sale? It takes a lot longer to sell a business than it does to buy a business. Here are some practical tips that you can do now that will prove valuable later.
Hiring and Managing Your First Employees By: Diana Grandoni, Maine SBDC Graduate Assistant Making the first new additions to your team is an exciting milestone and a sign that your hard work is paying off! For many small business owners, hiring can also be overwhelming and stressful. These four tips will help you make the… Read more »
Small Business Saturday helps promote Maine communities and the businesses that make them special. It’s a great day to highlight your business and show how much you appreciate your customers. It provides a unique opportunity for small businesses throughout Maine to increase holiday sales. Use Small Business Saturday to generate sales, foot traffic and visibility… Read more »
There are many low or no-budget actions that can be taken to generate awareness, optimize service, and keep customers coming back.
Small Business Week is May 5-11. We are hosting *FREE* webinars on topics that are most important to you. Here’s the lineup: Starting a Business in Maine On-Demand Workshop | REGISTER Monday, May 6th – RELEASE DATE New on-demand workshop will be released on May 6th, just in time for Small Business Week. Business Advisor Josh… Read more »
By: Raynor Large, Business Advisor Too often, a Seller lets external forces push them out. Unfortunately, selling a business isn’t like selling a home; a buyer’s due diligence looks deeper than the fresh coat of paint and some curb appeal. Instead, the Seller needs to start their planning years in advance for an ideal outcome.
Exhibiting at a trade show is an investment. Learn how to make the most of your next wholesale trade show at one (or all three) of our Trade Show Success seminars!
The sun is shining, temperatures are (finally) warming up, and the black flies are coming (sadly). It’s almost summer in Maine, which means it’s also a busy time of year for so many of our small businesses. We are lucky enough to welcome tourists to our beautiful state. Is your business ready? Will they remember… Read more »