Resources for Businesses

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Resources for Bowdoinham Businesses

 

Whether you are relocating, expanding your business or starting a new business in Bowdoinham, Nicole is available to help you. Please contact her at nbriand@bowdoinham.com or 666-5531  to set up an appointment.

 

 

Resources for Local Businesses

Below are some organizations that can provide technical, professional and financial assistance.

 

Midcoast Council of Governments & Midcoast Economic Development District

The role of the Midcoast Council of Governments (MCOG) as a secondary lender is to work with banks and other private and public funding sources to leverage the capital available to small businesses. Business and micro-loans are available to eligible businesses. The business must be located in Sagadahoc County, or in the towns of Brunswick or Harpswell. The business must be unable to finance the proposed project from its own resources or through commercial credit or other Federal, State or local programs at reasonable rates and terms.

 

Southern Midcoast Chamber

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber's vision is to increase prosperity in our region. Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber's mission is to champion the growth, success, and quality of life in our region.

 

Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc.

CCWI’s vision: To meet the changing workplace needs of business and job seekers by creating economic opportunities through developing workforce skills in demand. CCWI supports the regional economy by advancing a range of workforce training services that meet current business needs.

CCWI’s mission: To accomplish our vision of creating economic opportunities, CCWI is committed to the effective use of available resources to improve workforce skills throughout the region. Existing resources are leveraged and enhanced through strategic partnerships with organizations of similar vision, thereby raising the economic capacity of our regional community, its businesses and citizenry.

 

Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP)

The Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) is committed to advancing and strengthening Maine's nonprofit sector.

MANP is a membership organization offering professional skill development programs, affordable healthcare and benefits plans, discounts on related programs and services and advocacy resources, and is part of a national network of state associations.

 

Maine Business Works

Mission: A resource for people who drive Maine's economy: small business, employees, and the service providers who support them.

 

Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community

Their mission is “Helping Women succeed in the Maine Economy and achieve economic security for themselves and their families.” They offer guidance, classes and workshops at no cost to individuals.

 

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA)

The Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) is an organization whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State.

MEREDA accomplishes its mission through legislative advocacy, regulatory oversight, sponsorship of programs and conferences, and by serving as a unified and proactive representative for real estate and economic development interests.

 

Maine Small Business Development Centers

Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) provide comprehensive business management assistance to the small business community through a network of professional, certified business counselors.

Business owners meet with counselors to address their concerns - from starting, managing and diversifying, to marketing, growing and financing.

Workshops and seminars expand small business know-how and practical applications.

No-cost and confidential - over 90% of clients would recommend the MaineSBDC to other businesses.

 

SCORE

SCORE ("Counselors to America's Small Business") is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA).

 

Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative

BCDI stimulates, grows and sustains healthy local enterprises, creates resilient local jobs, and facilitates collaboration among the for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors in the local community. BCDI’s focus is on farms, food, forests, the music the art and the artisans that accompany them and the local businesses that support them.

 

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