Business Licensing and Regulation Cost Saving Ideas

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  1. Reduce the regulations pertaining to small water bottling business. The costs are too great and discourage small businesses.

    We have great drinking which has passed all of the tests for drinking yet we cannot bottle or sell it from the tap because of the high cost imposed by the state. A well need only be tested once and that is acceptable to drink. One should be able to sell that same water.

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    • please help to stop outsourcing our jobs, fairpoint included.

      my credit card bank of america customer service phone calls are answered in the phillipenes, 1 800 flowers phone call i used yesterday was answered in the phillipenes......I drive a Ford 150. can we get manufacturing for vehicles driven on our roads we pay for with our taxes made in america again please. please help americans before we are all broke.

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      • Scout Firearm Companies to Open Factories in Maine

        Many of New England prestigious firearm companies are leaving to other regions of the U.S. and abroad. Bring back the art and tradition by offering tax breaks and waivers to remain in the New England region and provide jobs here in Maine.

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        • Liability Insurance

          Liability Insurance . Not Expensive. $ 46 a month for
          $ 1million coverage. If you want clients, get it, show them it,, and do the right thing. Get bureaucrats a real job and let us contractors do Ours. Period.!!!!!

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          • Require Contractors to Carry Insurance

            We require automobile drivers to carry insurance. However, we do not require someone tearing down a home or building a home to carry insurance. This could cost the home owner dearly. "Tail-Gate Contractors" are killing the contractors who are registering their vehicles commercially, carrying insurance and paying taxes. The last idea of licensing contractors was out of touch with reality. It is silly to make contractors get a separate license for everything they do. It was far too costly to small businesses. However it is as simple as requiring businesses to carry liability coverage to protect the REAL Contractors and…

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            • The Agriculture et al committee may recommend hemp legislation with an aim of growing our government.

              The hemp legalization recommendation will be including license fees, applications and regulations. It shouldn't be called legalization. It's political blackmail. A license for growing an agricultural crop? Will we start licensing potatoes? If hemp should be legalized, it shouldn't enlarge government in the process and help our taxes grow. We need hemp but we don't need more government inhibiting our good work and effort. It should be simple - make it legal.

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              • Reduce the Paperwork and Cost to Start a Business

                Simplify the paperwork. Make it clear on the state's website. Have a single link and a single cost to establish an LLC, Corporation, Partnership, etc...

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                • Reform the Maine Liquor Commission

                  Why can't the Maine Liquor Commission be reformed to make Maine competitive with NH. They want to create a "Investigator" to go after free trade. If they were to adjust pricing the public would buy in Maine. Does anyone think NH sells for a loss? They make Millions and more each year. Get competitive Maine!

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                  • I lost my business because Sanford is NOT business owner friendly.

                    Sanford makes it extremely difficult for small businesses to be accommodating to the customers on the most basic levels. Parking on the street is discourage, unlike the tourist towns of Kennebunk or Kennebunkport. Not even handicap spaces are readily available on Main St., discouraging patrons from walking from shop to shop, inviting tourists to join us and enjoy the small businesses and what they have to offer, as they do in all tourist locations. Springvale has an abundance of summer visitors that wonder into town from the lakes, but feel unwelcome to stop, walk, experience and shop. It's killing down…

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                      Sanford has recent become a certified business friendly community.
                      If there are problems, one can contact DECD at 207-624-9800 or the “Business Answers” hotline at 1-800-872-3838.

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