A Getting Started Guide
Do you have a great idea for a new business, but wonderwhere to begin? Need help with your business plan? Or maybe you need a small business loan to start or expand a small business? MaineStream Finance can help from start to finish. We can help turn your idea into a viable business with our New Business Education and Assistance.
MaineStream Finance has three microenterprise (small business) consultants available to provide technical assistance to individuals interested in starting a business or in expanding an existing small business. The services include: Developing Business Plans, Marketing Strategies, Outreach and Advertising, Loan Preparation, Business Start-up & More.
These courses help individuals start and expand businesses with five or fewer employees. During the courses the following topics are discussed: Is Starting a Business for Me, Business Concept, Legal Structures of Business, Business Plan, Marketing, Credit, Record Keeping, Financials, Cash Flow and more.
Do you have a passion for creating or is your hobby sellable? This free two night workshop will discuss what to think about before creating a new business.
The Hatchery is a series of seven seminars on how to start a business or grow an existing one. These classes take place in the Midcoast area. They provide a start with creating a business plan, finding financing, building a support team and other business essentials. To learn more about The Hatchery and its current schedules, please go here.
Penquis Family Development Accounts (FDA) helps individuals save
money to start a business, purchase a home or to continue their
education. The FDA offers a 4 to 1 savings match.
MaineStream Finance is pleased to offer small business loans to
help start a business or help an existing small businesses expand or
meet its financial needs. Loans are available from as little as $500 up