SKOWHEGAN – Officials from a Skowhegan-based nonprofit are seeking to make the town’s businesses boom.
Early Thursday, officials from Main Street Skowhegan announced their new technical assistance grant program for Skowhegan area businesses.
“We were able to get a pot of $5,000 dollars and we’re going to be able to give $500 to $2,000 technical assistant grants for new or existing business looking to either start or expand,” said Sam Hight, chairman of Skowhegan’s Business Enhancement Committee.
The program was announced during Main Street Skowhegan’s business workshop, which was filled with small business owners looking to get a leg up.
Hight said the grants could be used for marketing purposes, buying necessary pieces of equipment or even necessary business consulting.
“It’s a pot of money that normally businesses wouldn’t be able to have access to, because it’s small and maybe they’re not quite at the right position to go see a bank yet. So they come see us, get some consulting, get some money and then we hand them off to the bankers,” Hight said.
More information about the grant and its requirements can be found at mainstreetskowhegan.org.