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Business resources

Your comprehensive online directory of organizations and resources to support your business banking needs.

Business Answers Online

Everything you need to know to start and conduct business in the state of Maine.

1-800-872-3838 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays)

Business Banking FAQs

City of Portland Economic Development

The Economic Development Department (EDD) focuses on cultivating a healthy and vibrant economic climate in the city of Portland. We strive to maintain and grow a diversified tax base that supports strong employment opportunities while positioning Portland to compete in the global marketplace. Comprehensive assistance is available to businesses at every stage of development and growth, whether just starting up, expanding or relocating to the city. Our services are designed to streamline doing business in Portland and are free and confidential. 

City Hall
389 Congress St., Room 308, 
Portland, ME 04101
207-874-8683

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

CEI is part of the Maine Small Business Development Centers and offers the CEI Women’s Business Center resource.

2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 201
Portland, ME
207-772-5356

Finance Authority of Maine

FAME's commercial division helps businesses access capital to grow, expand and succeed, creating new employment opportunities for the people and communities of Maine.

5 Community Drive
Augusta, ME
1-800-228-3734

Greater Portland Council of Governments

Providing business development assistance and financing in Cumberland and York Counties via the Southern Maine Economic Development District.

68 Marginal Way
Portland, ME
207-774-9891

Internal Revenue Service

The IRS provides an online tax center for small business. Look here for updated forms, instructions, educational products, videos and business-related news.

1-800-829-4933 (7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. weekdays)

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development

DECD is the umbrella organization for business development, tourism, innovation, film and international trade for the state of Maine.

59 State House Station
Augusta, ME
207-624-9800

Maine Small Business Development Center

The SBDC provides comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to Maine’s micro, small and technology-based business communities. These services are provided by Certified Small Business Counselors at no cost.

York County:

24 Braden Street, Suite 304
Springvale, ME
207-324-0316

Cumberland County:

68 High Street
Portland, ME
207-780-4949 

Scarborough Economic Development Corporation

Providing business development assistance in the town of Scarborough.

29 Black Point Road
Scarborough, ME
207-883-4893

Secure Document Upload

Need to upload and send sensitive documents to Saco & Biddeford Savings? 

Small Business Owner's Toolbox

Use our Small Business Owner's Toolbox to help you work through your business cash flow, assets and liabilities, and determine your expected income. 

Southern Maine Finance Agency

Providing business development assistance and financing for small businesses in York County.

20 Pomerleau Street, Suite 400
Biddeford, ME 04005
207-282-1748

U.S. Small Business Administration

The SBA offers a wide array of assistance and resources to small business owners through advocacy, training and finance programs. They maintain a highly interactive website to assist small business owners.

Edmond S Muskie Federal Building
68 Seawall Street, Room 512
Augusta, ME
207-622-8551

Westbrook Economic & Community Development

Providing business development assistance and financing in the city of Westbrook.

2 York Street
Westbrook, ME
207-591-8126