Branden Densmore is using his journey through recovery and a near-death experience to develop Gathering Minds Media, a coaching and consulting business for others in recovery who want to start and grow businesses. Referred through the state’s Vocational Rehabilitation Self Employment Program he connected with Maine SBDC at AVCOG Business Advisor Lori Allen. Working together they completed a business plan with financial projections, a market analysis, as well as clarifying his target market and his value proposition. Focusing his energy on social media platforms to provide his programming, he also developed a course curriculum for several area adult education programs, as well as for an out-of-state community college. As a result of their work together, Densmore was approved for funding from the self-employment program to secure technology to grow his business!