Maine District Office  – November 18, 2022

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Introduction to SBA Programs Information Session

SBA Programs & Services: How Can The SBA Help My Business

When: Tuesday, November 29, 3:30-4:30pm
Register: HERE

The SBA has several programs and services to help entrepreneurs start, run, grow, and recover. Most of which are at no cost to you. This one-hour class will familiarize you with the assistance available to you through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This webinar will also offer EIDL borrowers information about managing their COVID 19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans as they transition into repayment.  

Boots to Business, Veterans

Boots to Business

When: Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30, 9:00am-4:00pm
Register When you get to this link, go to the calendar and select: Online Portsmouth, NS, ME

Boots to Business is a two-step training program developed to introduce Veterans and transitioning service members to business ownership. This 2-day workshop helps ensure that every participant has access to a standardized entrepreneurship training track and the small business resources in their local communities.  Any veteran, spouse and/or dependent children over 18 are welcome to participate!

After completing the 2-day Boots to Business session, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local small business resources, and launch their small business.  If you have any questions, please contact William Card at 207-622-8555 or email at

Tax Season

Deeper Dive Into Emerging Cyber Crimes and Crypto Tax Compliance

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2:00-3:30pm
Register: HERE

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Understanding and responding to a business email  compromise and/or data breach
  • Identifying what the Dark Web is and how it is utilized for  cybercrime and identity theft
  • Recognizing general terms and information pertaining to  virtual currency
  • Understanding the efforts by IRS-Criminal Investigation to  combat cyber criminals and illicit activity
  • Plus, Q & A

Offered with closed captioning.  Closed Captioning displays the words that descrbe the audio portion of the program for viewers who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Captions are available in English only.

All participants who qualify will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Tax Professionals – Earn up to 1 CE Credit. Category: Federal Tax

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Cybersecurity Basics to Keep Your Small Business Data Safe (2 part series)

When: Tuesday, November 29 and Tuesday, December 6, 12:00-1:00pm

Small businesses, beware! Hackers, scammers, and data thieves have you in their sights. But there are simple, cost-effective steps you can take to help protect the security of the sensitive corporate, customer, and employee information in your possession. Isn’t it worth a brief investment of time to learn what you can do to safeguard confidential data?

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Rhode Island and Maine District Offices are excited to host the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), America’s consumer protection agency, for a two-part “Lunch and Learn” series on this vitally important topic. The webinars are free, but registration is required. You will also receive links to free resources to help streamline security at your business, including training materials designed by the FTC and SBA especially for employees at small businesses.

WEBINAR # 1: Tuesday, November 29th, 2022, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Protecting Personal Information: Ten Cybersecurity Principles for Small Businesses”

This webinar will focus on the fundamentals:

  • Start with security: Building security into office practices and product development
  • Data minimization: Collecting only what you need, keeping it safe, and disposing of it securely
  • Limiting access on a need-to-know basis
  • Configuring your network for superior security
  • Keeping your guard up: Vulnerabilities hackers look for in spotting their next target

WEBINAR # 2: Tuesday, December 6th, 2022, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“Putting Those Principles into Practice at Your Small Business”

This webinar will cover:

  • Best password and authentication practices
  • Do your vendor contracts include essential security provisions?
  • How to respond in case of a data breach
  • Assisting victims of identity theft
  • What the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires of your business
  • The weakest link or your strongest defense? Training your staff to put security first

Approximately 30 minutes prior to each webinar’s start, you will be sent the login information via the email address you used to register.

Please contact Lana Glovach at 401-528-4575 or with any questions you may have about these webinars.


Préstamo COVID EIDL Conozca el Proceso de Pago – Seminario Web (Spanish Language Webinar)

Si la repuesta es SI – el primer pago de su préstamo COVID EIDL se está acercando rápidamente.

Es importante que los negocios que recibieron un préstamo COVID EIDL conozcan y entiendan el proceso de pago. Únase a la oficina del SBA de Connecticut y Massachusetts en este seminario web donde aprenderá el “Cómo Hacer” su primer pago y el proceso de hacerlo.

Puntos Destacados del Taller:

• Portal de Capital Access Financial System (CAFS)

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• Cómo hacer pagos y mantener su cuenta COVID EIDL

• Sesión de Preguntas y Respuestas

Para participar en este seminario web, haga clic en el enlace abajo para conectarse.

miercoles, 7 de diciembre del 2022 a las 6:00pm ET

Enlace de ZOOM Aqui!