Helping you strengthen and grow your Maine business
Providing no-cost, confidential business advising to help entrepreneurs in the creation, growth, and success of their small businesses.
The Maine SBDC program helps build and strengthen small businesses through business advising, training and educational resources. Certified Business Advisors provide guidance on topics such as business feasibility, business plan development, capital acquisition, financial management, marketing and sales, e-commerce, customer service, personnel management, small business strategic planning and more.
The Maine SBDC is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Southern Maine. CEI is proud to be one of a number of organizations that host Maine SBDC service centers across the state.
Interpretation services are available upon request.
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
- personnel management
- loan packaging
- business liquidation/sale
- international trade
- various other business issues
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Interpretation is available upon request.
The Maine SBDC is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and the University of Southern Maine.
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