We offer programs in 4 areas to help you reach your goals:
Building Your Career
Managing Your Money
Starting a Business
Becoming a Leader


How do I get help?

You may call the office nearest you to learn more about our programs. You can also find all of our upcoming tuition-free workshops and training here.

Is there a fee for your services?

New Ventures Maine (NVME)’s programs are offered free of charge. Our services are supported by a mix of public and private funders including donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

How do I know if I am eligible?

All Maine adults are welcome to participate in our programs. We do not have income guidelines; we may give priority to individuals with limited resources. We administer matched savings programs that have income guidelines and other eligibility requirements.

How many people are in your classes?

Class size varies from 5 – 25 depending on the topic, location, or time of day or year. Some classes have limited enrollment (Venturing Forth is limited to 15) and others are limited by space. Classes are open to all adults.

Non-Discrimination Notice

NVME adheres to the University of Maine System’s policy and shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, national origin or citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University.  The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request before the start of the class. Questions and complaints about discrimination should be directed to Sheri R. Stevens, UMA’s Equal Opportunity Director at 207.621.3110 (TDD 207.621.3107), 46 University Drive, Augusta, Maine 04330.