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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.

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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