Supporting Female Entrepreneurship Across Maine
The CEI Women’s Business Center is a home for women* who want to start or grow their own business in Maine.
We work to understand the challenges that disproportionately effect female entrepreneurs and provide resources to help address those challenges.
Our team will help you build and hone your business skills and confidence from developing your business idea, to accessing capital, making strong management decisions based on a deep understanding of your financials, and more:
We offer courses, cohorts, workshops, and events which encourage peer-to-peer learning and community building, as well as 1:1 business advising support.
Until further notice, our services are entirely online.
*CEI aligns with the definition of women and female that explicitly includes not only cis women, but also trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary individuals.
Want to learn more about what we’re offering?
The CEI Women’s Business Center offers a variety of courses, cohorts, and workshops, as well as networking events; all geared towards aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. Join us for one of our upcoming programs!
INDIVIDUALIZED BUSINESS ADVISING
The CEI Women’s Business Center offers free, confidential business advising on topics such as:
- Business plan development
- Accessing capital: how and when to access the right amount of financing for your business
- Business skills such as marketing and financial management
- Growth and expansion
- Buying or selling a business
Our experienced, knowledgeable business advisors can help you at any stage of your business, from start-up to expansion to exit. We will support you in building business skills through access to timely, accurate, tailored information and resources.
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.