MaineStream Finance’s Power Up provides affordable and accessible financing for entrepreneurs (with 10 or fewer employees) seeking to purchase technology-related equipment and software. The Power Up program will provide access to capital for the purchase of business technology such as a laptop or tablet, printer, modems, routers, software, and internet service. Participants will receive ten hours of technical assistance training in business planning and technology topics. Grants are available to income eligible business owners in amounts up to $500.

MaineStream Finance offers courses for entrepreneurs in computer literacy, including accounting software, social media strategy, e-commerce, Microsoft Office and more.

Our loan and grant types include:

• $500 Power Up Micro Grants

• $3,500 Power Up Micro Loan

• $3,500 to $50,000 micro loans will be available for the purchase of computers, office equipment, software and other business assets.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration

For more information, please contact a MaineStream Finance Micro Business Consultant:

James Macomber: (207) 974-2476

Kenneth Greenleaf:  (207) 974-2437

Matt Lewis:  (207) 973-3509