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Small Business Grants for Women in Maine

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Six Steps to find a grant:

1. Analyze Your Organization?s Needs & Determine:
  • The problem or need you want to address
  • The audience or target beneficiaries you will serve
  • The amount & types of support you need
  • The resources & commitment your group brings to the project
  • Potential partners in the community
2. Research Foundations & How They Operate:
  • Learn as much as possible about corporate, civic, and private foundations
3. Look for Funding Matches By Considering Funders Who:
  • Are able or likely to fund projects in your geographic area
  • Have a similar core mission or goals
  • Have already supported similar ventures or projects
4. Compile A List Of Prospects:
  • By Geographic Location (city, state, region)
  • By field of interest or program subject
5. Refine Your List & Eliminate Sources That:
  • Do NOT fund in your state
  • Do NOT fund your subject
  • Do NOT fund the type of support you need (See Types of Funding Support)
  • Fund your type of organization
  • Fund your size project
6. Select The Most Appropriate Funding Sources & Research In Detail
  • Contact funder directly for annual report and other publications
  • Search newspapers and the Internet for former grant recipients and contact them for advice or tips, why they felt they were successful as opposed to other applicants

Looking for small business grants for women in Maine is anything but easy.

A Google search will bring up a long list of sites.  But most either look like scams or complicated government (Small Business Administration) sites.

We’re different.  WomensNet.net can help you find REAL grants, loans, and other funding for your business venture.  Yes, you’re still going to have to put in some hard work and time.  But if you’re serious about getting your business to the next level, you’ll find our site a big help.

A simple place to start is with our Amber Grant for Women.  Business women from Maine (and all around America) are eligible to apply for this grant.  Our judges award this grant every month – so today would be the perfect time to apply.

After you’ve applied for our grant, please take a bit of time to check out the resources below.  There are folks in Maine waiting to help women business owners just like you!

We have also done the research of finding the 21 top grants available for women today. To get a copy of our report sign up below.

Resources for Women in Maine

Augusta SCORE
68 Sewall Street, Room 512
Augusta, ME 04330
Ph: 207-622-8509

Bangor SCORE
202 Harlow Street Federal Office Bldg, Room 230
Bangor, ME 04401
Ph: (207) 942-0103

Central Maine SCORE
415 Lisbon Street Chamber Business Center
Lewiston, ME 04240
Ph: (207) 782-3708

Downeast Maine SCORE
PO Box 1507
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Ph: (207) 667-5800

Oxford Hills SCORE
2 Market Square
South Paris, ME 04281
Ph: (207) 743-0499

Portland SCORE
100 Middle Street, 2nd Fl.
Portland, ME 04101
Ph: (207) 772-1147

SCORE Androscoggin County
100 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101
Ph: (207) 782-3708

Maine Women’s Business Center
36 Water Street
Wiscasset, Maine 04578
Telephone: (207) 882-7552
Fax: (207) 882-4456
E-mail: mwbc@ceimaine.org

Maine Centers for Women, Work, & Community
WWC, UMA
Mail:
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME 04330-9410
Location:
Gannett Building, 5th Floor
331 Water Street
Augusta, ME 04330-9410
Fax: 207-621-3429
Reception Desk: 207-621-3440
Toll Free in Maine: 800-442-2092

Small Business Development Center
Mail: 96 Falmouth
P.O. Box 9300
Portland, Maine 04104-9300
Location: 501 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine 04103
Telephone: Information (207) 780-4420
Fax: (207) 780-4810
TTY Number: (207) 780-5646
Email: mainesbdc.@usm.maine.edu