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New Ventures Maine Offers Small Business Marketing Mini-Grants

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05/05/17
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Does your small business need money for marketing? Apply by May 5 for a grant of up to $400 from New Ventures Maine: newventuresmaine.org

New Ventures Maine‘s marketing mini-grant/pitch program strengthens access to markets for entrepreneurs by supporting the development of professional, well-planned marketing tools, materials, and activities.

Up to $400 is available to the winners of the Midcoast pitch. Eligible applicants include individual small business owners, business partners, or groups of business owners in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties or the town of Brunswick and/or Harpswell. Criteria for the contest: having 5 or fewer full-time employees, and having gross annual sales of $250,000 or less.

Recent marketing minigrant recipients in Midcoast Maine include:

Molly Perry, owner of Go Babe Boutique in Harpswell, received $400 to go towards logo redesign and marketing materials for wholesale accounts, becoming a premium vendor on projectnursery.com.   Molly’s minigrant helped her reach new markets, increasing visibility, brand awareness, and sales.

Jeff Wilbur, LCSW Counseling in Belfast received $300 for the production of brochures and promotional materials to market his new private practice to referral sources in the Belfast area.

Luci Timblim, owner of I’m Amazing, LLC in Harpswell, received $100 for Facebook advertising during the holiday season.

Applications are due by May 5 and are available online: tinyurl.com/NVMEPitchMay2017

The Pitch will be held at the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street in Brunswick on Thursday May 11, 1-4pm.

FMI or for a paper application, please contact Jenn Dobransky jenn.dobransky@maine.edu or 386-1664.

New Ventures Maine helps Maine people find success in their jobs, businesses and communities through tuition free classes and workshops, on-site and online, and one-on-one coaching in four program areas: Build a Career, Start a Business, Manage your Money, Become a Leader.

New Ventures Maine is administered by the University of Maine at Augusta and operates out of 10 offices statewide. For more information and to find classes: newventuresmaine.org.

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