Venturing Forth

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: September 12, 2017 to December 19, 2017
  • Day of the week: Tuesday
  • Time of day: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Region: Central
  • Location: UMA Handley Hall
  • Address: 331 Water Street, 5th floor, Augusta ME, 04330 - Map

Class Description

A 60-hour course in business planning. The following topics are covered in depth: your customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects, and more. At the end of the class, you will have a completed business plan. There are also 3 monthly follow-up networking sessions at the completion of the class. Class size is limited to 15. You must complete an application, come to the orientation, have an individual interview, and be accepted into the class.

This course qualifies for 3 Pass/Fail credits from the University of Maine at Augusta upon approval of your completed business plan and payment of a small processing fee. 

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used for additional UMA classes at any location.

Registration/More Info

NEW CLASS DATES!
Application Deadline: Tuesday, 9/5/17, 12:00 p.m.

Orientation Session: Tuesday 9/5, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Individual interviews: 9/5 & 9/6.

Class starts: Tuesday 9/12, 5:30 p.m.
In addition to Tuesday evening classes, there are three workshop sessions on Saturdays 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. on 9/16, 10/14, and 11/4.

To register and request an application, contact Jean Dempster at 621-3434, dempster@maine.edu, or use the link below.
Click Here To Register

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(ends August 22, 2017)
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Introduction to Self-Employment2017-08-31 August 31, 2017Start a BusinessStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-09-13 September 13, 2017Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
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Work for Yourself@50+2017-09-20 September 20, 2017Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Work for Yourself@50+2017-09-21 September 21, 2017Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
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Introduction to Self-Employment2017-10-10 October 10, 2017Start a BusinessTurnerWestern
Work for Yourself@50+2017-10-11 October 11, 2017Start a BusinessPittsfield Central
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-10-12 October 12, 2017Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-10-16 October 16, 2017Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-10-17 October 17, 2017Start a BusinessOaklandCentral
Tax Prep for the Self-Employed2017-10-19 October 19, 2017Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-10-23 October 23, 2017Start a BusinessMexicoWestern
Business Basics2017-10-18 October 18, 2017
(ends November 01, 2017)
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Business Basics2017-10-30 October 30, 2017
(ends November 13, 2017)
Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Venturing Forth2017-09-05 September 05, 2017
(ends November 28, 2017)
Start a BusinessHoultonNorthern
Venturing Forth2017-09-26 September 26, 2017
(ends December 12, 2017)
Start a BusinessBangorNorth Central
Venturing Forth2017-09-20 September 20, 2017
(ends December 13, 2017)
Start a BusinessBrunswickMidCoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-12-14 December 14, 2017Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Venturing Forth2018-01-10 January 10, 2018
(ends March 28, 2018)
Start a BusinessSouth PortlandSouthern