The University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides small business education for Maine people through a network of 16 county Extension offices throughout the state. Using research-based information and other resources, faculty, and staff provide educational programs targeting home-based and micro-enterprise businesses in any stage of their business life, especially the “thinking about it” stage. Our programs help Maine entrepreneurs improve their decision-making and business management skills so their businesses can grow and prosper.
Educational workshops, programs and business management publications are available to Maine people on a variety of business-related topics, such as: marketing, pricing, financial management, Internet marketing, record keeping, and customer service. Our highly successful “Small Business Clinic” program is available through selected county Extension offices across the state. Small business clinics are confidential individual consultations with Extension faculty that provide information and learning opportunities that are based on research and practical experience. To learn more about UMaine Extension’s small business education program, contact your UMaine Extension county office.
Image Description: Extension educator talks with small business owner; photo by Edwin Remsberg
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