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About Business Answers

Business Answers, a program of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, exists to assist new and existing businesses with start-up and expansion. In conjunction with the online service, we also operate a toll-free 800-line which you can call and get answers to all of your questions, including:

  • Starting and operating a business
  • State licensing requirements
  • Your business name
  • Becoming an employer
  • Being self-employed
  • …. And much more!

If we don’t know the answer to your business question, we will refer you to someone who does. Through our One-Stop Business Licensing Center, we offer information on all of the state licenses your business is required to have. Our Governor’s Account Executives are available to help with problems and concerns which arise as you work with other State agencies.

Questions about this service? Please contact Business Answers toll-free telephone system (1-800-872-3838 in Maine and 1-800-541-5872 outside Maine) or

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