Three Legislators Attend Graduation of Saco New Ventures Class

The state legislators, Sen. Justin Alfond (D-Portland), Rep. Mary Nelson (D-Falmouth), and Rep. Alan Casavant (D-Biddeford), listened to many of the business plan presentation and offered words of encouragement to the class of fourteen. The event marked the finish of a 60-hour entrepreneurship training course that helps budding entrepreneurs develop a complete business plan. The course was facilitated by Gigi Guyton, Microenterprise Coordinator for WWC’s Southern Region.

In the photo, left to right: Melissa Rivera of lalo Boutique, Sally Lehtinen of The Essential Touch, Sen. Justin Alfond, Karen Wyman of Soft Landings, Emily Eschner of The Sage Organizer, Mary Stockmeyer of A Helping Hand LLC, Willow Femmechild of Create A Life You Love, Courtney Bird of Sky Parlor Clothing, and Gigi Guyton of Women, Work and Community.

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
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Grow Your Business Online2022-08-15 August 15, 2022
(ends December 31, 2022)
Start a BusinessONLINE AnytimeStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2023-01-10 January 10, 2023Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2023-01-24 January 24, 2023Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2023-02-07 February 07, 2023Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Business Basics2023-01-26 January 26, 2023
(ends February 09, 2023)
Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2023-02-09 February 09, 2023Start a BusinessONLINE EveningStatewide