New Ventures Maine (NVME) can help you:

  • Research your idea-can you do it? Is it worth it? Can it bring the necessary rewards?
  • Get organized and put a plan together.
  • Turn your dream into reality.

Core classes include:

  • Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
  • Business Basics
  • Introduction to Self-Employment

Other resources include:

  • FDA for business
  • a three-step guide to planning a business
  • Maine Business Works for information on workshops statewide.
  • The Maine SBDC for business counseling and assistance

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-06-20 June 20, 2018Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-08-02 August 02, 2018Start a BusinessMadawaskaNorthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-08-08 August 08, 2018Start a BusinessCaribouNorthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-08-09 August 09, 2018Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-08-14 August 14, 2018Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Business Basics2018-08-08 August 08, 2018
(ends August 22, 2018)
Start a BusinessMadawaskaNorthern
Customer Service: Focus on what matters2018-09-12 September 12, 2018Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Business Basics2018-09-11 September 11, 2018
(ends September 25, 2018)
Start a BusinessBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-10-18 October 18, 2018Start a BusinessStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-11-15 November 15, 2018Start a BusinessBoothbay HarborMidcoast
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2018-08-28 August 28, 2018
(ends November 27, 2018)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2018-09-11 September 11, 2018
(ends December 11, 2018)
Start a BusinessBrunswickMidcoast
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2018-09-26 September 26, 2018
(ends December 19, 2018)
Start a BusinessSouth PortlandSouthern