Ask an Expert

Expert help for specific challenges

Free business support sessions with expert consultants

To help you get your business in tip-top shape, we offer you the opportunity to connect for 1:1 sessions with experts in the areas of e-commerce, bookkeeping, social media, website development, and shipping.

Our Ask an Expert offerings change frequently and will be updated here. Just like our regular WBC advising, “Ask an Expert” sessions are free and confidential.

If it’s been more than three years since you’ve worked directly with a WBC Advisor, please fill out our request for advising form when you schedule an “Ask an Expert” session, so that we can keep our records current and our funders happy.

Credit Scores with Jill Lorom

For clients who need help building, repairing, or understanding their credit.

Jill Lorom is a Financial Counselor with Financial Development Services at Coastal Enterprises, Inc. Jill is passionate about helping clients understand credit scoring and how to protect, build, or repair their credit. Jill helps clients identify and modify ineffective money management behaviors to help them build or improve their credit history and develop successful strategies for achieving financial goals.

Technology with Hannah Cyrus

For clients looking for some general assistance with software, computer technology, or online tools.

Hannah Cyrus is the Digital Media Librarian at the Bangor Public Library. She regularly offers workshops and one-on-one help sessions on a variety of subjects related to technology, assisting everyone from first-time computer users to folks looking to brush up on skills with a range of software programs and online tools. Hannah loves working with people to find answers to questions, help them to solve their technology problems, and empower them to be confident technology users.

Note: Please indicate in the form that you were referred by the CEI Women’s Business Center. 

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.

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