Posts Tagged: small business

Are You Ready for Business Ownership? 

The first of a two-part series on how to start a business (or maybe not?) Many people are excited by the idea of owning their own business and come to the Maine SBDC wanting to dive right in.  We typically hear questions like, “how do I register my business, get the needed licenses, set up… Read more »

Multi-Level Marketing: Too Good To Be True?

“Work from home!”  “Earn $1,000 a week working one hour a day!” “Make money while you are on vacation!”  Too Good To Be True? Shakes, candles, leggings, vitamins, and makeup are just a few examples of direct sales products marketed as “start your own business” ventures.  With promises of top earners winning extravagant vacations and… Read more »

Custom Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness – Auburn

 As a healthcare worker negatively impacted by COVID, Jennifer Frazier decided to launch her own physical therapy practice where she could uphold her values and create personal plans to help her physical therapy clients recover. Out of that grew Custom Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness, an outpatient physical therapy clinic that assists clients develop and… Read more »

Black Bear Mobile Maintenance – Harrison

Two white people standing in front of a red tractor in rural Maine, leaves and grass on ground with pine trees in the background.

 Jonathan Daggett of Black Bear Mobile Maintenance is a military veteran with the ability to repair everything from small engines to helicopters! Through his years of working experience at a tractor repair shop, he saw an opportunity to (quite literally) serve customers where they are at.

Preventing Partnership Pitfalls: Part 3

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Preventing Partnership Pitfalls: Best Practices So… you and your best friend, brother, or spouse want to go into business together? Of course, you agree on everything right now, but what happens when you don’t? In many cases being realistic and pragmatic can be the kindest, mostly loving thing you can do for your partner and… Read more »