We are happy to provide our business customers with a directory of contacts, helpful organizations, sample business documents and more. Looking to explore what is available to you? Check out our list below, or contact one of our experienced business bankers.
Business Answers exists to make it easier to start and conduct business in the State of Maine.
1-800-872-3838 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays)
The Economic Development Department (EDD) is focused 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.
389 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101 207-874-8683
CEI offers financing and technical support for a wide range of small business and real estate projects.
2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 201, Portland, ME
FAME's Commercial division helps businesses access capital to grow, expand and succeed; thus, creating new employment opportunities that will benefit the people and communities of Maine.
5 Community Drive, Augusta, ME
Providing business development assistance and financing in Cumberland and York Counties via the Southern Maine Economic Development District.
68 Marginal Way, Portland, ME
The IRS provides an online tax center for small businesses where you can find updated forms, instructions, educational products, videos and business-related news.
1-800-829-4933 (7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. weekdays)
DEDC is the umbrella organization for business development, tourism, innovation, film and international trade for the State of Maine.
59 State House Station, Augusta, ME
The SBDC provides comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource and information services to Maine’s micro, small and technology-based business communities.
York County: 24 Braden Street, Suite 304, Springvale, ME
Cumberland County: 68 High Street, Portland, ME
Providing business development assistance in the town of Scarborough.
29 Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME
Use our Small Business Owner's Toolbox to help you work through your business cash flow, assets and liabilities, and determine your expected income. Here are some documents you may need:
Providing business development assistance and financing for small businesses in York County.
20 Pomerleau Street, Suite 400 Biddeford, Maine 04005
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.
Looking for COVID-19 relief loans?
Edmond S Muskie Federal Building,
68 Seawall Street, Room 512, Augusta, ME
Providing business development assistance and financing in the city of Westbrook.
2 York Street, Westbrook, ME