Find Business Information
Maine SBDC - Start Up: Find recommendations, resources, templates, FAQs and a wide variety of information from the Maine Small Business Development Centers to help you get started.
Maine SBDC - Business Plan: A business plan is basic to any start-up; get information on how to write one, and download a free step-by-step workbook [pdf 860k], from the Maine SBDC, to use as you launch your business.
Maine Business Answers: All you’ll need to know about licensing and Maine State requirements for stating a business are here on this Department of Economic and Community Development website.
Maine Business Works: Find hundreds of business seminars, workshops, courses and events, including those from Maine’s Community Colleges, to help you learn about starting a new venture.
Check About Business Financing Programs
SBA - Financing: If you want to generate capital for your business, it pays big dividends to do your homework. Learn from the U.S. Small Business Administration about raising capital and SBA programs for your business.
Finance Authority of Maine: FAME helps businesses access capital to grow, expand and succeed.
Maine SBDC - Financing: Find recommendations, resources, templates, FAQs and a wide variety of information from the Maine Small Business Development Centers to help you get your new business properly financed.
Get Personal Business Assistance
Maine SBDC - Business Counseling Services: At no cost to potential and existing business owners and managers, the Maine SBDC provides one-on-one counseling - business management assistance to Maine's small business community.
Submit a Request for Counseling
Email a question: Send the Maine SBDC your business question and a Certified Business Management Assistance Counselor will respond quickly to your inquiry.
Meet the MPBN Starting a Business in Maine Collaborating Advisory Team
Frederic Aiello, Chair and Consultant to "Starting a Business in Maine,"
Associate Professor, Business Administration: University of Southern Maine
John Massaua, State Director,
Maine Small Business Development Centers
Mary McAleney, Maine District Director,
U.S. Small Business Administration
James McGowan, State Director, Maine Quality Centers
Maine Community College System
The Maine Public Broadcasting Network recognizes its program collaborators, the Maine Community College System, the Small Business Administration and the Maine Small Business Development Centers.