Start, Manage, and Expand Your Business With These Resources from the SBA

Maine District Office  - September 16, 2021

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Go Global: Expand Your Market With Exporting

Grow Your Export Sales with STEP Financial Support

When: Thursday, September 23, 8:00am-8:45am
Register: HERE

Did you know that eligible Maine companies may receive up to $20,000 per year to increase export sales? We’ve made several changes to the SBA-funded STEP Financial Assistance Awards.

In this live webinar, MITC President Wade Merritt will discuss the range of activities supported, increased cap amounts per activity, reduced match requirements, and expanded reimbursement guidelines to include international travel. You’ll leave this session with the information and inspiration needed to develop your strategy for global markets in the year ahead.

There is no cost to attend; however, advance registration is required.


How to start a business

Basic Business Startup

When: Friday, September 24, 8:30am-10:30am
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! This two (2) hour workshop will provide an overview of SBA programs and service, and cover the basics of starting a business.


Safe Business

OSHA Region I Small Business And Consultation Virtual Event

When: Thursday, October 14, 11:00am-12:30pm
Register: HERE

The foundation of the American workforce is where Small Businesses are located, who provide sound products, services and construction. To support Small Businesses ability to thrive, OSHA’s Consultation Services offer an opportunity for small businesses to learn about free confidential safety and health services and programs available for their workplace. When safety and health in the workplace is assured, workers are more productive, there are less injuries and illnesses, and costs from insurance and worker’s compensation decrease.