Ignite PI

  • Client: Clinton Deschene
  • Business: Ignite PI
  • Location: Presque Isle
  • County: Aroostook
  • Client Since: 2021
  • Business Advisor: Brandon McDonald

Clint Deschene connected with the SBDC at NMDC Business Advisor Brandon McDonald to create a new foundation and convert a hotel into a co-working space and upscale lodging for business travelers. They’d collaborated on local projects in the past, but never to this capacity. Brandon got to work with Clint on creating a solid business plan, along with cash flow projections for one of the largest hotels in Aroostook County. Together they worked on securing over a million dollars of financed and grant capital. They have since jointly advised businesses and potential start-ups in the region, and Ignite PI has continued to solidify the entrepreneurial success of Northern Maine.

Brandon was great in helping us fill out grant assistance and ensure that we had what we needed to get on a strong footing. He was able to come on-site safely and professionally to help Ignite PI during these turbulent times. Ignite PI owes so much to his office and team.”