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Posts Categorized: Success Stories
“Your guidance and help in the business plan and projections helped me accomplish something I have never done.” – Jill Miller, Business Owner
Mark and Kelly LaCasse have been working with Business Advisor Janet Roderick since February 2011. They planned to purchase a building in downtown Skowhegan, and renovate for businesses on the first floor, one of which would be their new food business, and an apartment on the 2nd floor.
“We really enjoyed working with Josh, he was very knowledgeable and if he didn’t have the answer he was quick to get one.” Amanda Crane, Business Co-Owner
Jake Ryan initially contacted the Maine SBDC for assistance in writing a business plan, determining the appropriate form of business ownership and management issues. His concept was to create a shared learn/work facility that would, for a membership fee, provide access to work space, tools, resources, instruction and guidance to members for use with their… Read more »
“In no small part, the ability to leverage this funding and bring the business into pilot production has been a result of the support and resources that Janet Roderick, and more broadly the Maine Small Business Development Centers have provided.” – Joel Alex, Owner
After eighteen successful years in business, Kenny and Ronnie Jacques came to see Maine SBDC Center Director and Business Advisor Jane Mickeriz for assistance expanding their business, Ski Depot. With a reputation for quality customer service and expert knowledge, Ski Depot includes a retail and web shop, full service tuning, boot fitting and rentals to… Read more »
“It was great to be able to utilize the resources of the Maine SBDC and to tap into John’s knowledge. Without the Maine SBDC, I wouldn’t have known about the bank I eventually ended up receiving the loan from, and without John I would have never heard about the Libra Future Fund Grant.” – Zachary… Read more »
“You [Brad Swanson] absolutely made a significant difference not only in our potential for borrowing success, but in my personal development as an entrepreneur.” – Alden Blease, Owner
Ronna Lugosch relies on the counsel of Brad Swanson, her Maine SBDC business advisor, when making critical, strategic business decisions that require sorting through a myriad of ideas.