Help for Entrepreneurs

Here is a list of service providers for entrepreneurs in Maine that you may find helpful.  Some organizations are better for those just getting started with an idea and some are better for businesses looking to take operations to the next level.  Explore your options.

To add your organization to the list please contact us.

The KVEN does not endorse any single organization or individual.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Business

Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Maine Women’s Business Center at CEI

CEI is a private, nonprofit Community Development Corporation and Community Development Financial Institution that provides financing and support for job-creating small businesses, natural resources industries, community facilities, and affordable housing.

Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments  207-453-4258

Legal Zoom – advice and document preparation services

Maine Business Works

Maine Development Foundation

Maine Department of Community and Economic Development

Maine and Company – Solutions for Business

Maine Small Business Administration,

For program and service information contact the Marketing Division at 207-622-8551

Maine Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Businesses


Offices in Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston-Auburn, Ellsworth, Oxford Hills, Portland, and Rumford

Small Enterprise Growth Fund

John Burns, CFA, 207-373-9606

Waterville Public Library

Tammy Rabideau, Business and Career Librarian, 207-680-2611

Women, Work, and Community – offering men and women in Maine help with starting a business, financial planning, and leadership skills.  A wide array of workshops and classes all over Maine.

1-800-442-2092 or 207-621-3440