Down East Business Alliance
Small Business Assistance Programs and Information
The mission of Down East Business Alliance is to help create jobs in eastern Maine by helping people start and grow small businesses. We provide workshops, one-on-one business counseling, and networking opportunities to businesses that qualify for our programs.
Down East Business Alliance's Incubator Without Walls series encourages for-profit business owners to operate their businesses from their own locations while participating in valuable business training.
The handbook is a combination Resource Guide and Directory of small businesses in Down East Maine who have been through the Incubator Without Walls program.
Asset Formation includes programs that build wealth and assets.
Down East Business Alliance is engaging farmers and farmers' market managers in a professional development program offering training, technical assistance, educational and networking opportunities to enhance professional development and expand markets.
Loans up to $10,000 to start or expand a small business. Interest rate is Prime plus 1%, with no loan origination fees.
These loans help businesses get loans of up to $50,000 to match other funding they can access.
Contact info for the dedicated staff members of Down East Business Alliance.
The training Mitokine received from DBA is critical to move our research and our business forward so that those with diabetes may benefit."
-- Brooke Ligon, M.D., Ph.D., Founder and CEO Mitokine BioScience
DBA has been a god send."
-- Calais forum participant
Your business grows because of the contacts you make. The workshops are great for the networking which helps other people put you out there, too."
-- Steve Ftorek, Cobscook Hikes and Paddles
IWW is funded in part by a grant from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. "