Helping immigrants and refugees start or grow a business
We have assisted immigrants and refugees from over 101 countries of origin transfer their skills and experience to business ownership in Maine. Let us help you start or grow your Maine business too.
Interpretation services are available upon request. Click on the links below for a description of CEI’s services in your language.
We work to help you transfer your skills and experience to business ownership in Maine.
We provide no-cost access to:
- Evaluate your business idea
- Develop a business plan
- Review location choices
- Help identify sources of financing
- Organize your bookkeeping
- Strengthen marketing and advertising
- Rebuild your credit
- Apply for a business loan
LEGAL AND REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS
- Permits and licenses
Let us know how we can help you
Crown Fried Chicken & Kebab
“Visit Crown Fried Chicken & Kebab any day of the week and you’re likely to find an eclectic mix of patrons there. Since…”
Empanada Club & Mariama’s Beauty Supply
“Coastal Enterprises, Inc., exemplifies how support from Wells Fargo’s Diverse Community Capital program can bring economic opportunity to underserved populations. The American dream…”
Rhona Beauty LLC
“When Rhona Johnson Deah first immigrated to the US in 2006 from West Africa, Guinea, she earned a degree as a medical assistant…”