Support and sustain the next generation of Portland business leaders today!
As a Corporate Partner, you’ll be helping to provide a path to business start-up and ownership for those who may not have the resources to do so otherwise, including young entrepreneurs, seniors, refugees and immigrants.
Plus by supporting the growth of new businesses you’re contributing to the entire Greater Portland business community!
Our experience shows operational costs, marketing expenses and access to business counseling to be the greatest barriers to a new businesses’ success, so our goal is to raise $100,000 in 2019 to help ensure the success of Fikiria’s emerging entrepreneurs.
Here are some examples of how funds could be utilized:
$5,000 Funds marketing initiatives to increase visibility for a Fikiria tenant for one year, including, but not limited to a logo, website and social media support
$15,000 Supports paid advertising efforts for Fikiria’s to raise the profile of the creative
marketplace among shoppers in the greater Portland community
$25,000 Funds a part-time designated Fikiria business counselor on-site for tenants
$50,000 Supplements rent and lowers operational costs for one year for all (12) tenants, removing one of the few barriers to entry for the program
Please contact Catholic Charities’ Manager of Social Enterprise to discuss how you can help nurture Maine’s next best brands!
Become a Corporate Partner
Manager of Social Enterprise and Workforce Development
Catholic Charities Maine
Current Corporate Partners
Fikiria is proud to count the following businesses as Corporate Partners: