Business Resource Partners
We don’t think we can do this alone, and we love the idea of working with passionate and creative organizations that have business needs in mind. In a world where we have so many opportunities to help our business members, we have also decided to work with organizations that specialize in the things our members will need.
Let us be your liaison, give you the warm introduction that creates a relationship with one of our partners. Whether you are looking for funding, advice, mentoring or some direction many of these organizations will be there for you.
New Hampshire & Maine
Maine and New Hampshire Small Business Administration
The NH SBA provides services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. We can also connect you to our partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed.
Finance Authority of Maine
To meet the financing needs of Maine’s business community, FAME offers a wide array of business assistance programs, ranging from traditional loan insurance programs for both small and larger businesses, to investment tax credits. FAME has also established taxable and tax-exempt bond financing programs that allow strong, creditworthy firms in Maine to access capital at favorable rates and terms.
Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network
Our mission is to provide veteran small business owners and family members an opportunity, free of tuition, to attend a program in entrepreneurship that is being put on exclusively for veterans in order to provide them with the skills, resources, mentoring and networking necessary to grow their own small business. This program is a six month VETRN program based on a course in strategic business planning, business cash flow and financial management.
Veterans Business Outreach Center
In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, VBOC equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses. VBOC of New England serves veterans in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The VBOC of New England is operated by the Center for Women & Enterprise who offer quality classes, programs and services to those who want to start and grow their business.
New Hampshire Small Business Development Center
SBDC’s dedicated team of professional business advisors delivers highly individualized, confidential advising at no charge to enterprises across New Hampshire. We are proud to support clients from every walk of life, regardless of race, ethnicity, ability, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, religious or political beliefs. Our team has more than 235 years of experience working with small businesses to help them grow and be successful, resilient, and always prepared to respond to the unexpected.
APEX Accelerator (formerly ME PTAC)
Maine APEX provides training and technical assistance to local businesses statewide so they can find, win and perform on government contracts. As part of a nationwide network of APEX Accelerators, our partnerships and in-depth knowledge of government contracting gives businesses the tools to sell their goods/services to local, state and federal governments.
Maine Small Business Development Center
The Maine SBDC program helps build and strengthen small businesses through business advising, training and educational resources. Certified business advisors provide guidance on topics such as business feasibility, business plan development, capital acquisition, financial management, marketing and sales, e-commerce, customer service, personnel management, small business strategic planning and more.
Southern Maine Finance Agency
The SMFA promotes sustainable economic prosperity though regional business lending. We work collaboratively with communities, financial institutions and local, regional, state and federal organizations to offer a variety of financing options and support to Maine businesses.
York County Career Center
Job hunting isn't always easy, Whether you’re looking for your first job, trying to find another job or striving for a better job. Maine CareerCenters can help you navigate your search through a variety of no-cost employment and training services. You do not need to be claiming unemployment benefits or be out of work to use our services. Give us a call, send us an email or stop on by. We’ll take a look at each step of your career-decision process and make recommendations as to which CareerCenter resources might be most helpful in your situation.
Catapult is the Seacoast’s Young Professionals Network. Catapult’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower young professionals who live or work in the Greater Seacoast area. Whether you’re new to the area and looking to make friends or moving back home and hoping to expand your professional network, we host a variety of events to help you thrive.