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PowerUp Business Solutions, LLC was founded in August of 2014 by its President, Marita Fairfield.  The company’s mission is to provide accessible online training for individuals and nonprofits in the small business community.  This is accomplished by not only providing affordable online business courses for individuals, but also by providing organizations the opportunity to provide online training to their constituents through a number of online training program options.

 

About Marita Fairfield, President

Marita Fairfield Prior to starting the business, Ms. Fairfield was a Program Director and business counselor for nearly 12 years for an SBA-funded Women’s Business Center Program at CEI in Wiscasset, Maine.   In this position, she was known throughout the state of Maine for her expertise with website development and marketing.  She also developed one of the first programs of online training for rural entrepreneurs nationally and in 2007 was selected by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a presenter for the SBA National Technology Leadership Conference.

Empowering others to feel comfortable accessing markets and resources online is a primary value guiding Ms. Fairfield’s professional history and the development of her company.  She has provided training – both online and in person – as well as one-on-one business counseling to hundreds of Maine residents.   She has developed and conducted a number of Train-the-Trainer Programs for Online Training to train peers in the economic development community in the implementation and use of online training and been invited to speak about her program of online training at national conferences and webinars.