Additional assistance for new businesses. In addition to GPEDC, Greater Portland has other local business organizations to help your business get off the ground. Within each GPEDC community, local economic development offices provide basic business counseling, and can also facilitate connections with other business counseling agencies.

SCORE Maine provides free business counseling.

MAINE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTERS offer comprehensive business management assistance to small businesses.

The SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Entrepreneurial Center offers a number of business programs in a collaborative, supportive environment.