Main Street Provisions

  • Client: Zachary Brann
  • Business: Main Street Provisions
  • Location: Waterville
  • County: Kennebec
  • Client Since: May 2023
  • Business Advisor: Chris Dodge
Main Street Provisions logo
Zachary Brann of Main Street Provisions standing outside his location with a
Front of building at Main Street Provisions with flag and sign
Inside of Main Street Provisions with lots of shelves filled with locally and regionally sourced food, beverages and gifts

Zachary Brann’s entrepreneurial journey is a testament to his passion for locally sourced food and beverages, coupled with a love for the Waterville area where he grew up and plans to raise his family. Now, he proudly contributes to Waterville’s revitalization through his new business, Main Street Provisions.

To get his new business off the ground, Zach reached out Chris Dodge, business advisor at the Maine SBDC at CEI. Together, they crafted a business plan, fine-tuned financial projections, and developed a strategic timeline. Chris’s guidance not only streamlined the planning process but also ensured Zach stayed on track to meet crucial milestones.

Zach was able to secure a grant from the Central Maine Growth Council, along with private financing, laying a solid foundation for the new business. Main Street Provisions (MSP) officially opened its doors in October 2023. Located in downtown Waterville, MSP features locally and regionally sourced craft beer, fine wines, and a curated selection of specialty foods and gifts.

Zach comments, “There are so many little things you need to know and do—especially in the right order. Having an advocate that can prioritize those things for you makes it easy for you to focus on the important things at the right time.”