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Welcome to Cooperative Extension: Small Business Education

University of Maine Cooperative Extension provides small-business education for Maine people. Workshops help home-based and micro-enterprise business entrepreneurs improve their decision-making and business management skills, especially in the “thinking about it” stage, so their businesses can grow and prosper.

Workshops and business management publications cover a variety of business-related topics, including

  • marketing,
  • pricing,
  • financial management,
  • Internet marketing,
  • record keeping, and
  • customer service.

Our highly successful “Small-Business Clinic” program is available through selected UMaine Extension county offices across the state. Small-business clinics are confidential individual consultations with Umaine Extension faculty that provide information and learning opportunities that are based on research and practical experience.