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Business Answers was designed to make it easier to start and conduct business in the State of Maine. Need help now? Contact weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern time. 1-800-872-3838 in Maine or 1-800-541-5872 from outside of Maine.


Starting a Business  ~

 How to Get a Business License, Other Licensing & Permit Requirements  - See more at:

Corporate Resources ~

Online Services, Resources for Starting or Running a Corporation  - See more at:

Business Taxes ~

File Taxes Electronically, Get Tax Forms and Information  - See more at:

Employer Resources ~

Hiring & Employee Management, Labor Market Information, Unemployment Insurance & Taxes, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety, Federal Resources  - See more at:

Agriculture & Industry ~

Agriculture Industry, Agriculture Boards & Commissions, Timber, Forest, & Paper Industry, Marine Fishing & Commerce, Shipping, Tourism & Film Industry  - See more at:

Economic Development ~

Business Climate, Business Incentives, Labor Market, Rural Development, Community Development, International Trade, Technology  - See more at:

Laws & Regulations ~

Ask the Expert, Labor Laws, Employment Laws & Standards, Required Posters, Environmental Regulation & Licensing, Workers' Compensation Law - See more at:

Resources by Profession ~

Licensing & Regulatory Information Listed by Profession - See more at:

Procurement & Vendor Information ~

How to Do Business with the State of Maine, RFPs, Bid Opportunities  - See more at:


Augusta Maine SCORE is a local chapter of SCORE, "Counselors of America Small Business Owners," the U.S. association designated as a "resource partner" by the U.S. Small Business Administration and dedicated to helping small business owners form and grow their businesses. SCORE is comprised of 12,400 volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. There are about 364 SCORE chapters in urban, suburban and rural communities.  SCORE was formed in 1964 and nearly 8.5 million business owners have utilized SCORE services.

Augusta Maine SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of individual small business owners and their personal objectives. It also offers workshops, for a modest fee, for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs. SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Augusta Maine SCORE counselors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, management and business plan preparation. They have assisted many clients in obtaining business loans.

To learn more about SCORE:

Contact information

Augusta Maine SCORE



Please visit our toolkit page at for a wealth of materials that you can start using now to support National my Social Security Week. The toolkit includes eye-catching web banners and publication-ready content for internal and external web pages, blogs, newsletters, social media, and email listservs. Social Security home page:

Through the activities around this special week, we hope to educate workers about the
importance of planning thoughtfully for retirement—starting with creating a secure my Social Security account at By viewing their personalized Social
Security Statement, workers with a my Social Security account can get a realistic idea of what to expect from Social Security, at age 62, full retirement age, or at age 70.

Visit for more information about the Social Security disability insurance program, as well as informative videos and personal stories from people living with disabilities. I hope you will consider sharing this link with your members, associates, and external audiences. Create a my Social Security account at This secure online account lets workers verify the earnings information we have for them in our records and view estimates of their future Social Security benefits. Those who are currently receiving Social Security can use it to conveniently conduct business with us concerning their benefits.


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Helpful, easy to understand IRS tax information and essential tax products and services all in one place.

Business Tax for Self employed

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center



Convention Centers & Meeting Spaces

Find the perfect location for your business outing or full sevice convention center here. The hospitality members of our chamber are ready to provide you with great service and the right sized space.

For a list of Chamber Restaurants/Catering/Conventions Centers  

Governor Hill Mansion


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  Gov Hill Mansion.1


 Maple Hill Farm Inn & conference Center

Gathering place at Maple Hill Farm


 Augusta Civic Center

Augusta Civic Center