SBA News & Events; Week of November 13, 2012

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November 13, 2012

Maine District Office Newsletter

Events for the Week of November 13, 2012


Brought to you by the Maine District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration


Federal Tax Filing and Business Recordkeeping 

Sponsored and Presented by the US Internal Revenue Service in conjunction with libraries in numerous locations in Maine

One of the biggest challenges small business owners face is understanding and meeting their federal tax filing requirements. It can be confusing and overwhelming. This free workshop will cover basic tips for business owners to avoid potential problems such as classifying workers properly, paying estimated tax payments, protecting financial and tax records to name a few. There will also be a discussion on how easy it is to find federal tax information when you need it. Ways to best organize your business records will also be covered.  

The workshop will be held on November 14 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM and  based at the Maine State Library in Augusta,  and simulcast at public libraries in  Portland, York, Skowhegan, Bangor, Houlton, Cherryfield, Norway and Belfast.

This is an interactive session, so participants will be able to ask questions, regardless of their location.  To register, please call Shawn Savage at 207-491-1888 or e-mail

Marketing Tips for Business Success

Customers are the most important part of any business and how you commuinicate with them will determine how many you have.  Marketing is the pathway through which you communicate with your customers throug your products, packaging, pricing, branding and promotional techniques.

This workshop is sponsored and presented by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and is focused on small and home based businesses.  The workshop will be held at the Penobscot County Extension Office on November 14 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM.  There is no charge to participate.  For more information, please call 207-942-7396 or 800-287-1485 or e-mail


Small Business Award Nominations


If you are working with (or for) a small business, or small business champion that deserves recognition, please call Diane Sturgeon at 207-622-8286, or e-mail Diane at to discuss nominating that business for one of our Small Business Awards.  Additional information about nominations can be found at:  Nominations are due January 3, but are welcome anytime. 

SBA Maine District Office

68 Sewall Street, Room 512

Augusta, Me 04330


Fax 207-622-8277