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Posted on: September 15, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Main Street Skowhegan Entrepreneur Challenge



The challenge is open to anyone looking to start or expand a business in Skowhegan.

Participants will attend business seminars to learn more about starting a business. They'll craft and present a business plan, ultimately vying for a benefits package of more than $23,000.

 The benefits package includes the following: 


  • $10,000 forgivable loan from partner and leading sponsor Skowhegan Savings Bank
  • Consulting from Kyes-Carpenter Insurance
  • Three months of payroll services from Total Payroll Solutions, Inc.
  • Consulting services from H&R Block
  • Carpentry services from Dionne & Son Builders
  • One-year membership to the Skowhegan Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Computer supplies and business backup software from Computer Improvements
  • Legal consulting from Mills, Shay, Lexier & Talbot
  • Three months of internet access and up to two phone lines from Bee Line Cable
  • Photography services from Brandie Burrill Photography
  • Promotional video produced by Somerset Community Television
  • Reduced rent from participating property owners
  • Storefront signage design and development from York Signs
  • Website design, marketing consultation, and promotional services from Main Street Skowhegan.  

Developed by Main Street Skowhegan's Business Enhancement Committee, the Entrepreneur Challenge is designed to strengthen Skowhegan's economy and spur business development in the region.




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