Home Business Resources Portland ME

Local resource for evaluating home business potential in Portland. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to business consulting, business loans, angel investors and venture capitalists, as well as advice on starting a home business, business management and business plan.

Maine SBDC Outreach Office: Skowhegan
207-453-4258 ext. 16
68 High Street, 2nd Floor,P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME
 
Maine SBDC/SBTDC
(207) 780-4420
96 Falmouth Street
Portland, ME
 
Maine SBDC Outreach Office: South Paris
(207) 743-5297
68 High Street, 2nd Floor,P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME
 
Maine SBDC Outreach Office: Saco
(207) 282-1567
68 High Street, 2nd Floor,P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME
 
Life in Balance Consulting
(207) 358-0482
73 Harbor Place
South Portland, ME
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Maine SBDC Outreach Office: Rockland
(207) 882-4340
68 High Street, 2nd Floor,P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME
 
Maine SBDC Outreach Office: Rumford (ATDC Manufacturing)
(207) 783-9186
68 High Street, 2nd Floor,P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME
 
Maine SBDC Outreach Office: South Portland (ATDC Environmental)
(207) 780-4949
68 High Street, 2nd Floor,P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME
 
Maine SBDC
(207) 324-0316
68 High Street, 2nd Floor,P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME
 
Maine SBDC
(207) 324-0316
68 High Street, 2nd Floor,P.O. Box 9300
Portland, ME
 

Home Business

Starting a home business may mean you need business loans, a business plan or business consulting with a business start-up firm. Business management at a home business can be a bit difference than at an external location. You will be able to claim different deductions for a home business, but some of these can be tricky so it is a good idea to get with a consultant about your tax needs as well as the daily aspects of business management.

If you are interested in obtaining any sort of business loans you will want to have a business plan in place before contacting lenders. Not only will having a business plan create a professional presentation to the lender right off the bat, but if you don’t have one that is definitely a red flag to business loan lenders that you haven’t thought your business start-up through to a level they prefer. If you need help creating a business plan there are many business consulting firms that can help you.


Both for profit and non-profit agencies exist to help individuals with starting a home business. The group or individual that you choose to work with in defining your business needs will depend on your level of expertise as well as the focus of your business endeavor. Not for profit groups such as SCORE and the Small Business Administration exist to help new small business owners and entrepreneurs get on the right path from the start. They can help with business consulting, business management, business loans and help you write a business plan.

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