Venturing Forth

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: January 10, 2018 to March 28, 2018
  • Day of the week: Wednesday
  • Time of day: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Region: Southern
  • Location: New Ventures Maine office
  • Address: 175 Main St , South Portland ME, 04106 - 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

Application deadline: December 29, 2017

Orientation: January 3, 2018 10:00 am - 12:30 pm; followed immediately by interviews

For more information please call 207-799-5025 or email sarahp@maine.edu
Click here to request an application

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-10-17 October 17, 2017Start a BusinessOaklandCentral
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-10-18 October 18, 2017Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
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)
Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-11-02 November 02, 2017Start a BusinessBethelWestern
Customer Service: Focus on what matters2017-11-09 November 09, 2017Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Business Basics2017-10-30 October 30, 2017
(ends November 13, 2017)
Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Business Basics2017-11-02 November 02, 2017
(ends November 16, 2017)
Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
Venturing Forth2017-09-05 September 05, 2017
(ends November 28, 2017)
Start a BusinessHoultonNorthern
Legal Workshop for Small Businesses2017-11-29 November 29, 2017Start a BusinessBrunswickMidCoast
Starting a Child Care Business2017-12-04 December 04, 2017Start a BusinessHoultonNorthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-12-06 December 06, 2017Start a BusinessOnlineStatewide
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