Services Offered

Business Counseling Services

One-on-one management assistance is provided at no cost-to-client, to potential and existing business owners and managers. Maine Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Counselors are qualified business people with diverse educational and business experience. They provide assistance 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, operations, personnel management, loan packaging, business liquidation/sale, international trade, and various other business issues.

Please fill out and mail or email back the Pre-Business Start-Up Questionnaire.

Start-Up Questionnaire (PDF)

Training Programs

The Maine SBDC offers training seminars and conferences on business-related topics. Training events are held at key locations around the state; minimal fees are sometimes charged. Programs are geared to local and regional needs as well as to fundamental business subjects. Additionally, there are several no-cost, on-line training workshops available at Maine SBDC.

Research and Information

Maine SBDC Counselors can aid access to information, resources, technology, markets, and research that assists business owners in the profitable operation of their businesses.

Maine SBDC Program

Request for Counseling

The support given to the Maine SBDC at AVCOG by the fore-mentioned organizations through funding or otherwise does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, products or services. All Maine SBDC programs are equal opportunity events. Locations are handicap accessible.