Announcing new staff

NVME Hires Three Small Business Advisors to Microenterprise Team

New Ventures Maine is pleased to welcome three new staff members to the microenterprise team: Oyebanjo Ogunlela, Dion Olmstead, and Destin DeCambre. These three small business advisors join a strong team of experienced instructors, coaches, and business owners that is ready to serve existing and would-be entrepreneurs across the state.

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Advice for Changing Jobs

New Ventures Maine workforce specialists offer guidance on four areas of self-care to help class participants take care of themselves during the process of changing jobs, making it a positive process.

Work For Yourself@50+

New Ventures Maine has launched an initiative, Work for Yourself@50+ Taking the Next Step to support low and moderate-income adults, age 50 and up, as they explore self-employment and develop businesses. Taking the Next Step builds upon the exploration of self-employment through AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ curriculum and provides individualized assessment, advising, and business training to entrepreneurs ready to implement their business ideas. NVME provides ongoing support, referrals and resources for “encore entrepreneurs” as they move forward …

Five Session Career Class Offered

Five Session Career Class Offered

Are you interested in learning more about what career best fits you? Maybe you’re transitioning out of a job that no longer works for your lifestyle, family, or goals. Whether you’re just starting out or ready to change career fields, New Ventures Maine can give you the tools you need to take the next step. Our upcoming class, My Next Career Move, will prompt you to think about what kind …

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 …

New Series on Online Marketing and Website Development

We are excited to be offering a series of three (3) free workshops designed to provide microenterprise owners the tools, skills and mentorship to build a successful digital presence. This new series of workshops is in partnership with Empower by GoDaddy.

Let’s Talk Money!

For years WWC has started the personal money management class  My Money Works with a discussion of our attitudes and beliefs about money.  “We believe that if we don’t look at our attitudes and beliefs about money, then it’s hard to change our behavior,” says Jean Dempster,  WWC Central Region trainer.  “If it were only about the tools, we would all be sticking to our budgets.  It is the change …

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