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Maine business owners air concerns with SBA chief

Renee Cordes |

Linda McMahon, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, hosted a roundtable in Portland on Monday during which Maine-based entrepreneurs shared challenges they face in running their...

Maine's female entrepreneurs best in nation for jobs and revenue growth

Over the course of the past 20 years, Maine's female entrepreneur sector has become a national leader for job and revenue growth.

How to: Avoid the high cost of a data breach

Sterling Kozlowski |

In August, the Equifax data breach left more than 145 million Americans vulnerable to identity theft. Sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, addresses and consumer names...

L-A chamber takes over Top Gun LA and annual Maine B2B Trade Show

The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce agreed to take over the Top Gun LA program and the annual Maine B2B Trade Show from the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, which faces an...

Grant to help business owners impacted by mill layoffs and closings in Jay and Madison


Business owners affected by mill layoffs and closings in Jay and Madison will get help from the Maine Small Business Development Centers through a grant program designed for economically distressed...

Bangor business an SBA InnovateHER runnerup in national competition


A Bangor business, The Willie Wags, was one of seven final runners-up in the InnovateHER Business Challenge. The business, owned by Jamie Clark, is a subscription shopping service that supports...

Pro Search now owned by its employees


Pro Search Inc., a Portland-based company that provides recruitment and staffing services, is now owned by its 11 employees.

Bangor business a finalist in U.S. SBA ‘InnovateHER’ competition


Jamie Clark, owner of The Willie Wags, a Bangor store that collaborates with other women-owned businesses, is competing against nine other national finalists today in the U.S. Small Business...

Bethel Area Chamber promotes from within for new leader

The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce's Executive Director Robin Zinchuk, a 31-year veteran, has passed on those duties to her co-worker of five years, Jessie Perkins.

Loyal Biscuit named 2017 ‘Retailer of the Year’


The board of directors of the Retail Association of Maine has named Loyal Biscuit Co., headquartered in Rockland, as the nonprofit trade group's 2017 Retailer of the Year.