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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 …

ONLINE: Two distance learning options for Career Planning this Fall!

ONLINE: Two distance learning options for Career Planning this Fall!

WWC is excited to offer two options: ONLINE and BLENDED. BLENDED: Begins week of October 15, and has live class meetings the first and last weeks. In the four intervening weeks, students will work on their own online, with direction and resources provided weekly.  Students have a choice of live sessions  in Belfast, Augusta, or Rockland (choose one). For this class, the registration deadline is September 28. For more information …

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Build Your Career: Try a college class!

A new school year is just around the corner.  Why not try a college class?  It’s a great way to see what’s new in college learning, find out if college is a good fit for you now, and invest in yourself by learning something new. In today’s world of work we all need to keep learning and increasing our skills. One class can be the beginning of your journey to …

Congratulations to our emerging ‘new ventures’  on their graduation!

Congratulations to our emerging ‘new ventures’ on their graduation!

Twelve weeks, 60 hours  of class time that included: market research, guest speakers from professionals in marketing, accounting, business law, and financing, peer support, class presentations, all of which resulted in written business plans designed to make their businesses a reality. Retail, service businesses for the elderly, home inspections, high end art projects and products are among the businesses represented in the Spring 2012 New Ventures graduating class in Bangor. …

Are You Hiring an Independent Contractor or an Employee?

    By Gigi Guyton, Special to the BDN One of the biggest hurdles for a growing business is knowing when and how to hire employees once the business shows some success. It can be oh-so-tempting for entrepreneurs to consider hiring help and misclassifying independent contractors when really they are employees, or worse, paying for help “under the table.” Both scenarios may seem like a good way to avoid paying payroll …

Takes a Village…

“All of the workshops had helpful points and covered good topics. Learning how to use O*NET and the importance of career research helped me understand how I can use my degree once I’m out of school”. The familiar saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child”.  It also takes a village to help an unemployed or underemployed individual.  Women, Work and Community has always understood the importance of …

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