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About Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs perceive opportunities and pursue them by creating new businesses or organizations, or propelling organizations in new directions. Innovators solve problems by designing, building, and delivering services and products in new ways. Small independent businesses comprise the vast majority of firms in the U.S. 


Source: The U.S. Small Business administration


Suggested Resources

The Entrepreneurship database (from Gale) offers many resources for your business. From the homepage, we recommend browsing:

  • the Plan section for information about budgeting, business ideas, business plans, and market research
  • the Fund section for information about financial resources for your business

Gale Legal Forms offers Maine-specific legal forms such as LLC formation, nonprofit bylaws, service contracts, permissions/releases, employment agreements, and many more. If you plan to operate your business in places other than Maine, please look for local versions of this source (start with a local library). 

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