Statewide program develops resources for small businesses in English, French and Somali

The Maine Small Business Development Centers, a statewide program that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses, announced the development of small business resources now available in English, French and in Somali, according to a press release from the Portland-based program.

Two useful guides are available for free in English, French and Somali.

“The Guide to Starting a Business in Maine” helps aspiring entrepreneurs understand how to start a small business in Maine. Guide provides answers to questions about selecting a business entity, finding financing, registering your business, obtaining insurance, selecting a name, filing taxes and more .

The “Guide to Writing a Business Plan” provides entrepreneurs with step-by-step advice on how to write a business plan. It highlights the important parts and provides useful tips and tricks for each section.

“Maine SBDC has supported thousands of entrepreneurs and small business owners from diverse backgrounds. Creating easy access to resources has always been a priority as we strive to remove barriers that might otherwise prevent someone from accessing the tools available to start and run their small business,” commented the director of State of Maine SBDC, Mark Delisle.

Entrepreneurs can access these resources at

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