Free workshops and classes to help you reach your goals.

Venturing Forth

Our comprehensive business planning class for entrepreneurs starts September 3. Apply today!

Join Our Team

Be part of a team that creates an empowering environment for Maine people to define and achieve their goals.

Find a Class

Choose a free class to build your career, start a business or manage your money.

Find a Coach

Schedule a free individual session with one of our professional coaches to discuss your goals.

Find a Center

Choose from seven centers located across Maine.

Partner With Us

We welcome collaborations with organizations and businesses.

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NVME empowers Maine people to define and achieve their career, self-employment, and financial goals.

Through free classes and individual coaching, we help people find success in their careers, start and grow small businesses, and gain financial stability.

Celebrating Your Wins

Participants in our programs accomplish all kinds of personal, work, and financial success, big and small. Here are recent stories of people from all across Maine who are reaching their goals.

Sally Lehtinen: Dreams Do Come True
My treasured vision was to see the Swiss Alps, which had been on my bucket list since I saw “The Sound of Music” when I was six years old. I vowed that I would go there one day. Miraculously, my dream came true! I traveled to Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Prague...
Craig Reimer: A Path to Success
I connected with New Ventures Maine and took the My Money Works class. I was able to fix my credit; I purchased a newer, safe, reliable minivan with the help of a Family Development Account, for which NVME walked me through the process; and, we found a nice house to ren...
Shari Hamilton: Hello Good Pie
I have built long-term relationships with customers through many stages and milestones of life. I love being able to be profitable and steer my own destiny financially. I like working with young people and helping them develop. I really love food, too.
Micah Smith: Trust the Process
When I think about how far we’ve come—we literally started from scratch 4 years ago—I can appreciate all of the steps it took to get here. I truly enjoy taking care of my customers and employees and that’s really important to me.
Circe MacDonald: Diligence Pays Off
I signed up for the Venturing Forth class to work on business planning in late February of 2020. After a few short weeks of classes, the pandemic brought my plans to a grinding halt, but I still had the desire to create a business plan.