A Getting Started Guide

Do you have a great idea for a new business, but wonderwhere to begin?  Need help with your business plan?  Or maybe you need a small business loan to start or expand a small business?  MaineStream Finance can help from start to finish. We can help turn your idea into a viable business with our New Business Education and Assistance.

Business Consultants

MaineStream Finance has three microenterprise (small business) consultants available to provide technical assistance to individuals interested in starting a business or in expanding an existing small business. The services include: Developing Business Plans, Marketing Strategies, Outreach and Advertising, Loan Preparation, Business Start-up & More.

Business 101 and Incubator Without Walls (IWW)

These courses help individuals start and expand businesses with five or fewer employees. During the courses the following topics are discussed:  Is Starting a Business for Me, Business Concept, Legal Structures of Business, Business Plan, Marketing, Credit, Record Keeping, Financials, Cash Flow and more.

Turning your passion or hobby into a business

Do you have a passion for creating or is your hobby sellable?  This free two night workshop will discuss what to think about before creating a new business. 

Do you have a passion for creating or is your hobby sellable?  This free two night workshop will discuss what to think about before creating a new business.  - See more at: http://www.mainestreamfinance.org/index.php?id=1105&sub_id=2373#sthash.fskgQnqv.dpuf

The Hatchery

The Hatchery is a series of seven seminars on how to start a business or grow an existing one. These classes take place in the Midcoast area. They provide a start with creating a business plan, finding financing, building a support team and other business essentials. To learn more about  The Hatchery and its current schedules, please go here.

Saving for a Business

Penquis Family Development Accounts (FDA) helps individuals save money to start a business, purchase a home or to continue their education.  The FDA offers a 4 to 1 savings match.

Small Business Loans

MaineStream Finance is pleased to offer small business loans to help start a business or help an existing small businesses expand or meet its financial needs.  Loans are available from as little as $500 up to $50,000. 

For more information call 1-800-215-4942.