Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) provide no-cost business advising to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the state of Maine, including the USM community. The Maine SBDC program helps build and strengthen small businesses through business advising, training, and educational resources. 

Certified business advisors provide individualized assistance to businesses at all stages. Meet with an advisor who can provide assistance to both new and existing businesses on a wide range of topics including: 

  • Business Planning
  • Business Startups
  • Credit and Financing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Operations and Management
  • And More

Whether you have an established business or are about to acquire or start a new one, you can obtain no-cost, confidential, business advising from the Maine SBDC. More info at