Useful Links & Resources

Surveys and Studies

2008 Brewer Retail Consumer Survey

2012 Brewer Threshold Analysis Report (provided by our wonderful colleagues at the University of Maine School of Economics, Dr. James McConnon, Jr., and Dr. Todd Gabe!)

Starting Your Own Business

A great How-To guide for entrepreneurs on starting your own business, and a free publication by SCORE: Simple Steps for Starting Your Business.

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov

Starting a Business – State of Maine
http://www.maine.gov/portal/business/starting.html

How to Start a Business
http://www.inc.com/guides/start_biz/

How to Hire Your First Employee
http://www.inc.com/guides/hr/20710.html

How to Write an Operational Plan for Your Business
http://www.inc.com/guides/201107/how-to-write-an-operational-plan-for-your-small-business.html

More How-to Guides
http://www.entrepreneur.com/howto/startyourbiz.html

Expanding Your Business

A great How-To guide for entrepreneurs on growing your business, and a free publication by SCORE: Simple Steps for Growing Your Business.

Small Business Administration
www.sba.gov

10 Ways to Grow Your Business
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/70660

Things to Consider Before Expanding Your Small Business
http://www.powerhomebiz.com/vol75/expand.htm

How to Take Your Business to the Next Level
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220495

Should I Expand My Business?
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/203666

The Do’s and Don’ts of Business Expansion
http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en/content/en/2618/The-do’s-and-don-ts-of-business-expansion

How to Develop a Business Growth Strategy
http://www.inc.com/guides/small-business-growth-strategies.html

Relocating Your Business

How to Relocate Your Business
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/81406

Why, When and How to Move Your Business
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/207682