Business Consulting Assistance

Association of Consulting Expertise (A.C.E.) 
A professional organization of consultant entrepreneurs. Those seeking services can search the database by needed professional skills. Request consulting at
(Special 5 hr. Pro Bono program for emerging entrepreneurs)

Coastal Enterprises, Inc (CEI) 
General business counseling is provided by counselors located throughout the state, as well as targeted programs for: women, refugees or immigrants, fishermen/women &/or sustainable agriculture. Wiscasset office: 207-882-7552; Portland office: 207-772-5356

Maine & Company 
A private, non-profit corporation that provides free and confidential consulting services to businesses looking to locate to Maine or grow in Maine. They assist companies in identifying and packaging together available programs for their business expansion and relocation activities, and will analyze the short-term and long-term value of these incentives. These programs include state, regional, and local tax reimbursements, tax credits, sales tax exemptions, training, and financing resources. Peter DelGreco, President & CEO, , 207-871-0234 

Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED)
A catalyst for scalable sustainable innovation, technology commercialization and growth oriented companies. Don Gooding, Exec. Director,, 207-460-1755
Located at Casco Bay Technology Hub, Suite 204, 30 Danforth Street, Portland, ME 04101;

Maine Small Business Development Center (Maine SBDC) 
Funded by the SBA, the professional staff offer free business consulting and a wide range of workshops from offices throughout the state. Submit an SBDC request for counseling at; Contact: or
207-780-4420; Located at 501 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04103; 
Mailing address: 96 Falmouth St, PO Box 9300, Portland, ME 04104-9300

SCORE (“counselors to America’s small businesses”)
Experienced business volunteers provide counseling and assistance to those wishing to start or improve their businesses. Available to start-ups in any business sector. Call 207-772-1147 M-F from 8:30-12:00 noon to set up a counseling session at no charge – specify the talent/experience you need. FMI: or visit their website SCORE.

Women’s Business Center (WBC) 
Certified business counselors provide free one-on-one business assistance to help Maine entrepreneurs start, manage, and grow their business. Also free and low-cost workshops & networking events in locations throughout the state, as well as via an online workshop & training platform. Southern ME Women's Business Program: Portland office: 207-772-5356
Rim Counties Women's Business Program: Wiscasset office:(207) 882-7552

Women Standing Together (WST) 
WST is a supportive community for women entrepreneurs & leaders who are interested in growing professionally and finding a bolder voice. Women entrepreneurs can connect with a community who will support them in the growth of their business. Quarterly round table sessions provide feedback & referrals on the entrepreneur's challenge.
Contact: Kristin Chase Duffy,; or; (207) 233-0724

Women, Work & Community(WWC) 
A training, advocacy and assistance organization for women that “meets women where they are” providing support, guidance, and the tools to Build a Career, Start a Business, Manage Finances, and Develop Community Leadership.  WWC helps entrepreneurs assess the feasibility of their idea, put a plan together and map out a path to successful implementation. See website for a schedule of classes and services statewide.  Within Maine Toll Free: (800) 442-2092; Southern Maine Office: 175 Main Street,
South Portland, ME 04106

Targeted, project-based solutions in marketing, finance, IT, web development, software development, business process & change management by qualified professionals at very affordable rates. A nonprofit workforce development organization that connects volunteer unemployed & recently graduated professionals with entrepreneurs to expand opportunities for both. Projects are defined in advance and customized to the specific business needs of the client.WORK it UP maintains a comprehensive database of more than five-hundred member professionals. Contact: Bill Taylor; 207-221-6987; PO Box 8106,
15 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04104-8106

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Company Stage at Initial Investment

Pre-Revenue   41%

Post-Revenue 59%

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Total Maine Angels Investment Per Company

Up to $100k  26%

$100-$199k  26%

$200-$399k  28%

Over $400k   19%

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Invested Company Locations

Maine        47%

New England  46%

Other          7%

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