The AWEVATOR is a space-saving elevating rolling shelf system for residential or business use. With the push of a button, each shelf lifts up to 200 lbs to store items such as mowers, power washers, generators and snow blower out of the way until needed again. Safety pins ensure the shelf is not accidentally pulled. To operate, put elevator in position to store, pull out the clevis pins, flip the angle arms out and down, and voila it's out ...more
Jerry Palmer owns and operates Jerry's Towing, DBA Jerry's Auto & Cycle Repair at 78 Houlton Road in Presque Isle. A military veteran, he's been in business since 1991 and has always had a keen eye for smart ways to diversify and grow his business. He is sure that the key to the success of his business is giving better customer service than anyone else, and the repeat customers and large number of referrals he sees is a testament to this. Jer ...more
For more than 19 years, Bradley Wiseman and Paul Spaulding have produced high-quality, ceramic tile available primarily to the trade. Wholesale companies, architectural and design firms, commercial and residential builders around the world have come to rely on Antiquity Tile's artistry, creativity and customization capabilities.
Featured on HGTV's Modern Masters program, each of Antiquity Tile's 800-plus designs is a carved r ...more
If necessity is the mother of invention, then Ruby Moon was undoubtedly such a creation. Frustrated by the effect of traditional cloth diaper detergents on their baby daughter, Doug and Lyndsay Sanborn began experimenting with making one on their own. Months of research and laundry were rewarded when they stumbled on the ideal formula – gentle on their baby daughter, yet effective and environmentally safe.
When friends ...more
NexStraps were created around one simple concept; never lose your eyewear again. Jeff Wright, founder and inventor of NexStraps, was tired of losing his glasses and patented his neck-leash retention system. In 2008, he established the company and by April, Wright was in Ellsworth meeting with Maine SBDC counselor Betty Egner – "they have been helping us stay on the right course ever since."
Wright, both a former Force Recon ...more
Last year, BusinessWeek featured Becky McKinnell as one of the nation's top 25 entrepreneurs under 25. She then received the U.S. Small Business Administration's Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This summer, McKinnell was named one of Maine's Forty under 40 by Maine Today Media. Her team has grown from one volunteer to a staff of eight in three years. A web design and online marketing firm specializing in mobile websites, iBec Creative combines cr ...more
Philip A. Lander served as a traditional Guardsman with the Maine Air National Guard while working full time for Sargent Corporation, formally H.E. Sargent, Inc. He was recalled to active duty numerous times for Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and concluding duty during Iraqi Freedom in 2004.
Lander then turned his attention to building Atlantic Defense Company (ADC), a general construction company able to win contracts set ...more
Micro entrepreneurs are the owners of small businesses that have fewer than five employees and have startup costs of less than $35,000 and annual revenue of less than $100,000. Microenterprises add value to the economy by creating jobs, enhancing income, strengthening purchasing power, lowering costs and adding business convenience. ...more
Forbes' 30 under 30 - Food & Wine Special Report , featured Baxter Brewing's Luke Livingston. December 2011.
The journey began in August 2009, when Luke Livingston walked into Maine SBDC's Auburn office with the dream of making a craft beer in the Lewiston/Auburn area. He had a good business plan, but no money a ...more
The Veterans Business Initiative is meant to help bridge the gap between your military service obligations and the challenges of starting, owning or operating a business. It is designed to help military servicemen and women address the issues they face as business owners. ...more
When Team BMW's "Oracle" raced to win the 2010 America's Cup, few knew just how much Maine manufacturing was involved with the racing yacht. The mold for the two-hundred foot wing mast was carbon fiber and vacuum-infused in Bath at custom Composite Technologies, Inc. (CCTI), and carved by Topsham's Janseneering, LLC. CCTI celebrated ten years in 2010. A pioneer in advanced composite technology and application, the company creates cust ...more
Maine Small Business Development Centers (Maine SBDC) provide comprehensive business management assistance to the small business community through a network of professional, certified business counselors.
- Business owners meet with counselors to address their concerns - from starting, managing and diversifying, to marketing, growing and financing.
- Workshops and seminars expand small business know-how and practical applications.
- No-cost and confidential - over 90% of clients would recommend the MaineSBDC to other businesses.
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