Small Business Development Center

No cost, 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 Advisors 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 advisor, please contact the office nearest you or request a consultation here. Office locations are listed below.


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