Venturing Forth

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: September 01, 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 June 06, 2018)
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