Maine SBDC Launches New Resource Center to Help Small Businesses Respond to the Pandemic


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Maine Small Business Development Center (SBDC) announces the official launch of a new resource center that will help equip Maine’s small businesses with the tools and training they need to respond, relaunch and recover from the pandemic.

Maine SCDC’s Recovery and Relaunch Resource Center will provide business owners access to enhanced resources that will help them more confidently navigate the challenges and next steps.  This unique initiative will integrate specialized and individualized resources for Maine entrepreneurs to strengthen their ability to recover, relaunch or start fresh. A collaborative approach will comment and coordinate resources to help owners recover and relaunch their small businesses.

“The goal of the Resource Center is to get business owners the tailored information they need to manage their business through this stressful time.  We want business owners to know they have support and that they are in the right place to get the information they need to make good decisions for themselves and their business.  We want them to feel confident in the steps they take to move forward,” commented Maine SBDC State Director Mark Delisle.

Enhanced services include access to:

confidential, no cost advise for small business owners;

collaborative efforts tailored to business needs – including connections to other entrepreneurial resources in Maine

specialists with in-depth expertise

comprehensive website that walks business owners through recovery and relaunch and

online and webinar educational content that is relevant to what small businesses need access to the University of Maine and the University of Southern Maine students, resources and services.

This robust initiative is funded by a grant from the US Small Business Administration as part of the CARES Act.  The additional funds provided to the Small Business Development Centers across the country help to expand advising and training capacity to address issues facing small businesses as a result of the pandemic.

“…..The Small Business Administration is pleased to support the Maine SBDC in its efforts to provide a wide range of accessible and timely assistance to aid Maine small businesses, our job creators and economic drivers,” commented Amy Bassett, Maine District Director with the US Small Business Administration.

Please go to: or  1 800-679-7232.