New Year, New Opportunities for Your Small Business

Maine District Office  - January 7, 2020

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SBA Programs and Services Overview
And Basic Business Startup

When: Thursday, January 9th, 2:30pm-4:30pm
Where: Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Boulevard, Portland
Register: HERE

Are you thinking about starting a new business or purchasing one but do not have the knowledge or experience? The U.S. Small Business Administration can help you start, grow, expand, and recover your business.

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!

The Better Business Bureau will also be attending. The BBB strives to make
businesses better in our community through trust. Small businesses can benefit from being Accredited by the BBB through our free services such as website design, business cards, and more.


Finding, Hiring, and Retaining Great Employees

When: Wednesday, January 15th, 8:00am-9:30am
Where: Lincoln County Regional Planning Commission, 297 Bath Road, Wiscasset
Register: HERE

LCRPC is teaming up with a number of economic development partners to present free, small business-related workshops in 2020. The first one, on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 8 – 9:30 am will focus on that every-constant challenge of finding and retaining great employees.

"Finding, Hiring, and Retaining Great Employees" is designed to help small businesses find the right people for their businesses, and how to keep them in this tight labor market.

Presented by Mary J. LaFontaine, Regional Director for the Maine Department of Labor and Bill Card, Economic Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration, this workshop will provide specifics on how to identify prospective employees, how to make the best hiring decisions for your company, and how to get employees to maximize their value to your firm.


Contract Bonds & Surety Bond Guarantee Webinar

When: Thursday, January 30th, 11:00am-12:00pm
For More Information: James.pineau@sba.gov

Limited or no bonding experience?
Difficulty qualifying for bonding?
Want to increase your bond limits?

Learn how to obtain contract bonds up to $10 million!

Presented by Jennifer Black, Underwriting Marketing Specialist, Hosted by:
Maine District Office, Jim Pineau, Senior Area Manager.