A ropewalk is a long platform where strands of small gauge rope
are twisted together to form large hawsers, traditionally for
sailing vessels. At Ropewalk, we think this is a fitting analogy.
We help pull together all the strands a successful business requires.
recognizes that small business owners and entrepreneurs undertake
unique challenges. Growth requires a coherent business strategy.
Ropewalk can help. We work with businesses in critical areas of product
marketing, communications, raising capital, operations and
partnerships. Let's talk about what we can do to help you achieve the
success you envision.
Meriby Sweet is Ropewalk's Senior Partner. As such, she defines the strategic approach and method of work that best suits a client's needs. Her background includes more than two decades working with growth companies, including those in information technology, manufacturing, biotechnology, composites and agricultural and food companies. Her specific expertise is in commercialization of new products and services, from conception to launch.
Ropewalk's consulting is just talking -- an
exchange of ideas -- so we don't charge for that. Our deliverables
include grant writing, business plan development, marketing strategy
plans, website content development and enhancement, marketing
communications, technical/instructional materials and advertising
messages. We do charge for that.
Talk to us (for free) about what you want to do with your business. We could decide to do business together.
understand that we are not the right partner for all
businesses, but are happy to refer you to other, more
appropriate, sources of expertise.
We are a Collaborative Consultancy
Ropewalk collaborates with the best in their fields, offering a great deal more than our expertise alone. It broadens your opportunities for accessing the best information, the highest levels of service and top-notch advice as you build your business.
On Point Research: Jane John has
completed over 100 research projects for small to mid-sized companies
in New England – many of them seeking to commercialize early stage
products or services.
Ohman Business Services: Christine Ohman has worked for small business growth for over 15 years, including stints within manufacturing, information technology, federal contracting, grants development and federal capital projects.
Transformative Knowledge: Suzanne Hamlin has extensive experience with the application of new and emerging
technologies for revenue growth and streamlining of work processes.
Colin Powell has both deep and broad expertise in website development
for small and medium enterprises, creating interactive
'smart' sites that allow your customers to see you at your best when
they conduct business online.
Philbrook and Associates: Renee Philbrook and her staff of knowledgeable Associates provide a rare mix of services for business. In addition to traditional bookkeeping and tax assistance, P&A can also help with job costing, payroll and business consulting.
state funds MTI to provide patient capital to research and development
leading to commercialization of products, processes and services that
generate high-quality jobs across Maine.
Maine Angels:Chris Speh is Chair of Maine Angels, which provides a cooperative mechanism for
qualified investors to collaboratively locate,
investigate and make investments in promising early-stage
PolicyOne Research:Jim Damicis specializes in economic and community development, state and local fiscal
policy, science and technology policy, and policy analysis to support
Maine International Trade Center: It is MITC's mission to promote the expansion of Maine's economy through increased
international trade in
goods and services and related activities.
SEGF: John Burns has played a role in bringing capital to more than 20 Maine companies
to date, and has steered the SEGF through a number of returns of
capital to the Fund.
FAME: The Finance Authority of Maine provides access to innovative financial
solutions to help Maine citizens pursue business and higher educational