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Help is available for small business
CARIBOU— It’s no stretch to say small business is the backbone of the U.S. economy. Half of all private sector employees work for small businesses. According to the U.S. Department of Labor 65 percent of the 15 million net new jobs created between 1993 and 2009 were in small business. Impressive numbers, but another number that is equally impressive, but for the wrong reason is, 660,900 firms closed in 2009. From that it is apparent — running a small business is hard, but there is help available.
Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) are dedicated to helping the state’s small businesses succeed. Through a network of Service Centers, SBDC counselors engage small business owners and micro business owners in development activities that help improve their chances for success, as well improve the economic climate throughout Maine.
More information is available at www.mainesbdc.org, www.nmdc.org or by contacting Josh Nadeau at (800) 427-8736.
SBDC is a partnership program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, the University of Southern Maine and NMDC.
Center Director/Business Counselor Josh Nadeau
Toll free in Maine: 800-427-8736
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