Small Business Development Center
Over 98% of the firms in Maine are classisfied as small, yet they provide 85% of the jobs. CEI's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides technical services which help strengthen the companies that are vital to the state's economy. The SBDC operates one of the seven subcenters of the Maine Small Business Development Center (MSBDC).
With considerable experience in manufacturing, construction, research, or service sectors, all SBDC counselors understand the challenges of daily operations, finances, marketing and personnel. SBDC counselors also bring professional qualifications in certified public accounting, engineering, law, electronics and management.
In 1998, the SBDC at CEI held over 1,000 meetings with 440 clients, averaging over two meetings per client. Numerous workshops were held on such subjects as "Starting Your Own Business" and "Marketing Your Small Businesses."
The MSBDCBusiness Assistance Program helps small businesses grow through business counseling, training, conferences, seminars, trade shows and business research. Headquartered at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, this statewide network has seven subcenters and 15 satellite offices.
Business Plan Worksheets
Brief outlines of the various types of business entities.
For more information, please contact:Coastal Enterprises, Inc.Small Business Assistance Center
Tyrell A. Russell, Business Technician, email@example.comP.O. Box 268
Wiscasset, Maine 04578-0268
207/882-4340; FAX: 207/882-4456