Recognize Successful Small Businesses, and Resources to Start or Grow Your Own!

Maine District Office  - April 10, 2019

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Small Business Awards May 15th


Please join us for our annual Small Business Awards event at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport on May 15th! We'll have networking, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar available from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, followed by the awards ceremony. Last year this was a jam packed event, so register by clicking HERE


2019 New England Regional Matchmaker

When: Thursday, April 25th through Friday, April 26th, 8:00am-4:00pm
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, Portland
Register: HERE

Are you interested in selling your goods or services to the government?

​Join us for a two day event where you will build long-lasting relationships through networking, training, and one-on-one meetings.

​This is your opportunity to meet:

  • ​Federal/state agencies
  • Prime contractors
  • Small businesses

​The 2019 New England Regional Matchmaker is co-hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC), and New Hampshire Division of Economic Development.

Currently registered agencies and prime contractors include:

  • BAE Systems
  • General Dynamics/Electric Boat
  • Soldier Systems Natick
  • Cobham
  • General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works
  • Triumph Engine Control Systems
  • Colt's Manufacturing Company
  • Industrial Economics, Incorporated
  • S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • KMK Construction
  • S. Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Providence
  • Dept of Veteran Affairs, Network Contracting Office 1
  • Kollsman Inc, Elbit Systems of America
  • S. DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center, NE Region
  • Education Development Center, Inc.
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • S. EPA
  • Ensign Bickford Aerospace & Defense
  • Moog Inc.
  • Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems Inc.
  • Ganneston Construction Corp.
  • Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • GEI Consultants
  • Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
  • Wood PLC

Registration cost for small business is $75. Registration cost for prime contractors is $250.

Ready to Grow Your Business? SBA can Help.

Basic Business Startup

When: Wednesday, May 1st, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Where: York County Career Center, 9 Bodwell Court, Springvale
Register: HERE

Are you thinking about starting a new business or purchasing one but do not have the knowledge or experience?

Many people consider business ownership as an alternative to employment. Do you have a great idea to fill a need? Are you a subject matter expert in your field? Have you been working in your industry and are now interested in branching out on your own? Do you need to know more about the ins and outs of operating a business? This workshop will help you start out on the right path!

This two (2) hour workshop will cover the basics of starting a business. We will cover paths to business ownership, sources of financing, developing a business plan, and who the SBA resource partners are as well as many other topics to help you decide if small business ownership is for you.

Small business training

SBA 101

When: Wednesday, May 8th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Portland Public Library, Rines Auditorium, 5 Monument Square, Portland
For More Information: Click HERE

The “SBA 101” will inform you, the entrepreneur and small business owner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s programs and services that empower you to confidently start, grow, expand, or recover your business.  Information to be covered included resource partners that provide free business advising and workshops, selling to the government, access to capital, exporting assistance, and disaster assistance.