Below are some of the local, state, and national resource websites most frequently accessed by Downeast Maine SCORE clients. For templates, forms, and other free downloadable files, please visit our Tools and Templates page.


Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce
Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce (representing businesses in Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, and Sedgwick)
Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce
Down East Business Alliance (a division of Washington Hancock Community Agency (WHCA)


State of Maine (official website)
Maine Business Topics and Licenses
SBA of Maine (U.S. Small Business Administration – Maine Division)
Maine Department of Economic Development
Maine Sales Tax Information
Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community
State Registration of Trademarks ( – Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions)
Maine Limited Liability Corporations Information ( – Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions)
Maine Workers Compensation Board
Maine Unemployment Insurance (Department of Labor)


Veteran Business Services (division of the U.S. SBA)
National SCORE
Internal Revenue Service (general site for all IRS information, publications, and forms)
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center (a division of the IRS)
U.S. Small Business Administration
Social Security Administration (General information regarding Social Security payments and benefits)
Application for Employee Identification Number (a division of the IRS)

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