Programs For Small Businesses in Lincoln County

Picture There are many resources available to business owners in Midcoast Maine. We have included links to several. Courtesy, Lincoln County Economic Development Office

Coastal Enterprise, Inc.
Regional revolving loan funds for most Lincoln County businesses, packaged with bank financing including FAME and SBA guarantees.
Finance Authority of Maine
Public financing options including loan guarantees, tax exempt and taxable bond financing, as well as patient capital for small growing enterprises.
IRS Small Business Self-Employed Tax Center  
IRS New (Social) Media Page    
IRS e-News for Small Businesses
Maine Made America’s Best Marketing assistance, including Maine Made product identification, wholesale catalog and online presence for Maine producers of consumer goods.
Maine Department of Economic and Community Development 207.624.7485
59 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
The role of the DECD is to promote economic development resources of several chamber regions, assisting with the creation of new jobs and the promotion of economic opportunities. 
Maine Department of Environmental Protection
Free education and on site pollution prevention assistance to improve compliance with environmental regulations.
Maine International Trade Center
Technical assistance and training offered to businesses involved in, or interested in, international trade.
Maine Revenue Services
Tax incentives for job creation, investment in business equipment and research and development, and sales tax exemptions for custom computer programming, fuel and electricity used for manufacturing, and manufacturing equipment.
Counselors to America’s small businesses working in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Sdministration (SBA) to provide information vital to success.  Topics: business planning, marketing strategies, counsel on financing options, product development, and more.