Small Business Week Celebrations of Entrepreneurship Are Coming!

Maine District Office  - September 14, 2020

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SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness and SBA Loan and Technical Assistance Programs

When: Wednesday, September 16, 12:00pm-1:30pm
Register: HERE

If your business received an SBA PPP Loan, then this webinar is for you. We will discuss how to apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness, as well as traditional SBA Loan Programs and Technical Assistance Programs that can help you in moving your business forward.
Amy Bassett, SBA District Director for Maine will be the lead presenter on this webinar. In her role as district director, Ms. Bassett is responsible for leading the Maine SBA team in the delivery of SBA’s financial assistance, entrepreneurial development and contracting programs throughout the state.  Key to the delivery of programs and services is the close collaboration she helps foster with lending partners, SBA resource partners, economic development professionals and local and state entities. These relationships promote entrepreneurship and small business creation and growth.

Bill Card, Economic Development Specialist will also present on SBA Loan Programs and Technical Assistance Programs.

Celebrating Women's Entrepreneurship

Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship: The Power of Passion and Perseverance 

When: Monday, September 21, 8:30am-10:00am
Register: HERE

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in conjunction with SCORE Maine and the CEI Women's Business Center, is hosting Celebrating Women's Entrepreneurship, a virtual business panel event.

Experience a motivating virtual event that will showcase the passion and perseverance of women entrepreneurs in Maine, as we navigate doing business in the times of COVID-19. All are welcome to attend, including seasoned and new entrepreneurs, as well as those that are looking to start a business. Our speakers will share about the peaks and valleys of their journeys—including their achievements, roadblocks & challenges, and lessons learned along the way.

Keynote Speaker: Beth Shissler, President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Sea Bags


  • Amanda O'Brien, Eighteen Twenty Wines
  • Roberta Alexander, Soakology Teahouse
  • Kathleen O'Heron, Jynx Productions
  • Kerry Hanney, Night Moves Bread

Introduction to SBA Programs Information Session

SBA Maine Update and Programs & Services Virtual Training

When: Thursday, September 24, 2:30-4:00pm
Register: HERE

It has been an interesting 2020 thus far to say the least. Many people weren't fully aware of the SBA's capabilities before the coronavirus pandemic when they needed disaster assistance.

There is SO much more to the SBA! Find out how we can help with access to capital, selling to the government , exporting, amazing business advisors, and more. Please join us on September 24, 2020 from 2:30pm to 4pm.