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Incubators + Business Counseling

Incubators + Business Counseling

Factory Portland provides business and marketing support for local bands and musicians.

Finance Authority of Maine provides guides for writing business plans and other resources to help Maine businesses grow, expand, and succeed, creating new employment opportunities that will benefit the people and communities of Maine.

Lift 360 offers consulting services that help nonprofits address their challenges and issues and take advantage of new opportunities. Lift 360's purpose is to develop stronger community leaders and build more effective nonprofits in order to create lasting social impact across Northern New England.

Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development is part of a state-wide incubator, runs the Top Gun entrepreneurship accelerator, and is part of the Portland Innovation Hub funded by Blackstone Accelerates Growth.

Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community is a statewide organization that offers skills development and support in the areas of career planning, entrepreneurship, and financial management, to help Maine women build skills, gain confidence, and develop professional networks.

Maine International Trade Center is a public-private nonprofit organization that helps Maine businesses increase their international trade in goods and services through trade missions and related activities.

The Maine Small Business Development Centers provide comprehensive business management assistance, training, resource, and information services to small and technology-based businesses in Maine.

SCORE Maine provides free confidential business planning counseling, low cost workshops, and access to their extensive resource library.

Startup Portland is a "community of entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and creative misfits." Entrepreneurs can use the resources on their site and at their events to help new ventures get off the ground, while supporting others who are doing the same.

USM’s Center for Law & Innovation hosts conferences on legal and business issues affecting various technology sectors, and sponsors regular forums and lectures on law and innovation.

The Women’s Business Center at Coastal Enterprises Inc supports women business owners and entrepreneurs through free business counseling, workshops, training, and networking opportunities.