The Women’s Business Center at CEI: Southern Maine

The The Women’s Business Center at CEI: Southern Maine serves entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in Cumberland, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and York counties.

Our office is located in Portland. Our business counselors work virtually and over the phone to offer free one-on-one business counseling.

Click here for more information about our workshops.


Sarah Guerette: Program Director, Certified Business Advisor
Address: 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 201, Portland, ME 04101
Telephone: (207) 535-2914
Fax: (207) 772-5503

Click here to learn more about Sarah Guerette, Director of the Women’s Business Center!

Kate Curran: Program and Training Developer
2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 201, Portland, ME 04101
Telephone: (207) 535-2942
Fax: (207) 772-5503



Telephone: (207) 535-2914
Counselor: Sarah Guerette
Counselor Email: 
Office Location: 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 201, Portland, ME 04101

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 or by appointment. Please call for an appointment prior to coming in.


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.

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Upcoming Southern Maine Women’s Business Center Events

  • Brand Activation: Bringing Your Brand to Life

    Please note that this workshop has been rescheduled from April 10 to May 1.  What are some top-priority communications and experiences you can create, to make your brand come to life? Hooray - you know what brand experience you need to create and you can articulate how it looks and feels! How do you really…

  • Content Calendar Creation for Social Media

    Are you a small business owner who is unsure of what or when to post on social media, and never has enough time to strategize? In this workshop you'll learn how to set up and implement a social media content calendar, utilize the scheduling feature on Facebook, and gain helpful resources to minimize daily frustration…

  • Social Media Advertising for Small Business Success

    Are your social media marketing efforts failing to generate the results you want? Are you unsure of when to pay for ads or how much to spend on them? This workshop is designed to simplify the best practices of paid advertising across multiple social media channels. We’ll cover the budgeting, planning, execution, adjustment and analysis…

  • From Panic to Peace: Making a Budget That Works For Your Life

    In this workshop, we’ll learn how to make a budget that finally works - even if your income is unpredictable, you’re in debt, your situation is in flux, or all of the above - by using a zero-based budget. We’ll also discuss how to figure out how much to pay yourself and how to know…