Small Business Development Center

No cost to client, one-on-one assistance is provided to potential and existing business owners and managers in Maine by the Maine Small Business Development Center (Maine SBDC) at CEI. Maine SBDC Counselors at CEI are qualified business people with diverse educational and business experience. Assistance is provided in the following areas:

  • business start-up/acquisition
  • sources of credit and financing
  • marketing and sales
  • market research
  • government procurement
  • accounting, record keeping and cash flow analysis
  • operations
  • personnel management
  • loan packaging
  • business liquidation/sale
  • international trade
  • various other business issues

For more information about the services available or to make an appointment with a business counselor, please contact the office nearest you:

Midcoast East
35 Water Street, P.O. Box 268
Wiscasset, ME 04578
207/882-4340; Fax: 207/882-4456; E-mail

Midcoast West
CEI at MidCoast Council for Business Development & Planning
7 Park Street
Bath, ME 04530-2828
207/443-5790, ext. 15; Fax: 207/443-8675;

210 Main Street, Suite 7
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207/664-2990; E-mail

c/o Finance Authority of Maine
5 Community Drive, Augusta, ME 04332
207/620-3521; E-mail

CEI at the Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG)
17 Main Street
Fairfield, ME 04937
207/453-4258, ext.14; Fax: 207/453-4264;     E-mail

One Cumberland Place, Suite 302
Bangor, ME 04401

Outreach Office by appointment: 207/882-4340

The Maine SBDC is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)/Office of Small Business Development Centers, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Southern Maine. Accredited by the Association of Small Business Development Centers, the Maine SBDC operates a network of service centers in partnership with the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, CEI, and the Northern Maine Development Commission.

Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) provide comprehensive business management assistance, training and information to the small business community through a statewide network of professional, certified business counselors.