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Resources to Help You Strengthen and Grow Your Business

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Business Answers

Business Answers, a program of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, exists to assist new and existing businesses with start-up and expansion. In conjunction with the online service, we also operate a toll-free 800-line which you can call and get answers to all of your questions, including:

  • Starting and operating a business
  • State licensing requirements
  • Your business name
  • Becoming an employer
  • Being self-employed
  • …. And much more!

Business answers can be accessed from the maine.gov website at: https://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/businessanswers/index.pl


Cooperative Development Institute (CDI) is the source for cooperative business development in the Northeast. Their mission is to work with people in the Northeast to create cooperative businesses and networks that grow a prosperous, equitable economy.

Many business owners have not prepared adequately for a smooth transition to the next generation of ownership, leaving the future of the jobs, products and services they provide in question.  CDI’s Business Ownership Solutions program works with business owners to think through whether conversion to a cooperative could meet their needs, and with employees or community members to execute the co-op conversion.

More Information:  http://cdi.coop/our-work/programs/business-ownership-solutions/

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Where to eat, play, stay and just hang out. A great resource for finding out what’s happening and what’s special about visiting and living in Waldo County. It’s all here in the 2019 Belfast & the Wonders of Waldo County magazine—the official publication of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce!

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