Technical assistant grants available to Skowhegan businesses, startups

PHOTO: Sam Hight, left, Main Street Skowhegan Business Enhancement Committee member and dealer principal for the Hight Family of Dealerships, spearheaded the town’s TA Grant Program in 2020. (Submitted photo)

SKOWHEGAN — Skowhegan Main Street is offering 6,000 in funding to Skowhegan business owners and new entrepreneurs in 2021. Mini grants of $500 to $2,000 is available to owners who have a business in town and also to new entrepreneurs planning to start a business in Skowhegan. Application deadline is May 15. The money can be used for technical assistance, including, but not limited to:
* Hiring someone to help with business planning
* Hiring a consultant or advisor
* Marketing/logo/brand development
* Website creation
* Attending a course or mentoring opportunity
* Hiring an architect, engineer, or other specialist
* Buying a needed piece of machinery/equipment
* Getting legal support
* Other potential business needs, but not to hire employees.