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New Ventures Maine Video Now Online

Our 40th Anniversary Film, featuring words from our executive director, founders, staff, and participants is now available to watch on YouTube. Thank you to Pica and Rachel Epperly Film & Photo for making this lovely video!

How to Connect with Us During the Coronavirus Outbreak

All New Ventures Maine in-person classes and workshops have been postponed or moved to an online format through the end of April. Individual appointments are available by video conference or phone. To reach a local staff person visit our locations page. We will continue to add daytime and evening online workshops and classes to our schedule. Please check back frequently to see new listings. Stay tuned for updates. We encourage you to take good …

Welcoming Our New Central Region Workforce Specialist, Kelley Glidden

We are pleased to welcome Kelley Glidden to New Ventures Maine as the Workforce Specialist in our Central Region.   Kelley is providing career planning and financial education workshops and coaching services for community members and UMA students in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. Kelley is also on the MoneyWise team, providing guidance on money topics. Kelley joins our staff after many years as a program director, educator, and advocate for a domestic violence program. This …

Happy Holidays

All of New Ventures Maine staff wish all of you a happy holiday season. We hope for the very best for you in the New Year.

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Be Resourceful with Your Money

Written by Sherrie Brann, Central Region Workforce Specialist Have you been looking for websites or apps to help you reach your money goals? The following websites are dedicated to doing just that! In this article, you will find trustworthy and free online tools that can help you set and reach savings goals.   Money Website for Everyone America Saves Set a savings goal and get tips to help you reach …

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It’s Your Time: Enroll in a Fall Class

Written by Sherrie Brann, Central Region Workforce Specialist   School’s out for summer! Your kids are at the finish line of another school year – now is a great time to start thinking about doing something for you!   Consider enrolling in a fall course, either in person or online.   University College centers across Maine make it easy to find a class close to home. There are centers in: …

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8 Tips for Saving Money this Spring

Written by Jean Dempster, Central Region Microenterprise Specialist and Regional Manager    Saving money is one of those tasks that is much easier said than done! There’s more to it than spending less money, although that part alone can be a challenge.   Here are some tips to set realistic goals, keep your spending in check, and make saving a priority! 1. Set savings goals. If you want to buy a …

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Now Hiring: IT & Technology Jobs in Maine

Written by Sherrie Brann, Central Region Workforce Specialist Have you ever been interested in a career in technology or computing? If you have strong communication, organization, and problem-solving skills you are a strong candidate for an IT job. Best of all, there is no need to leave Maine to find training and a rewarding career in IT. In fact, Maine businesses need employees like you! Why IT? Job Satisfaction and …

Photos from Farmers Market in Augusta

Have you visited your local farmers’ market lately? The service is friendly and the food is fresh!

Farmers markets provide agricultural education, healthy food, and money spent at farmers markets stays in the local economy.  Farmers selling locally create jobs and draw customers to area businesses, making this growing trend a win-win for communities.   Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be a “foodie” to enjoy the nutritious selection at the farmers’ market.  Many people come primarily to meet the farmers who grow their food, and …

Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity

Micro Enterprise Research Internship Flexible schedule, 150 – 200 hours, Evening availability required Based in Augusta $12.50/hr.   Background: NVME has provided entrepreneurship training and technical assistance for 30 years and is active in advocating for policies and programs that support entrepreneurship development, particularly in rural areas. As a member of E-Tracker, a national project of The Aspen Institute, Washington, D.C., NVME tracks performance and outcomes designed specifically for the …

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