We offer programs in 3 areas to help you reach your goals:
Building Your Career
Managing Your Money
Starting a Business


How do I get help?

You may call the office nearest you to learn more about our programs. You can also find all of our upcoming tuition-free workshops and training here.

Is there a fee for your services?

New Ventures Maine (NVME)’s programs are offered free of charge. Our services are supported by a mix of public and private funders including donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.

How do I know if I am eligible?

All Maine adults are welcome to participate in our programs. We do not have income guidelines; we may give priority to individuals with limited resources. We administer matched savings programs that have income guidelines and other eligibility requirements.

How many people are in your classes?

Class size varies from 5 – 25 depending on the topic, location, or time of day or year. Some classes have limited enrollment (Venturing Forth is limited to 15) and others are limited by space. Classes are open to all adults.

Non-Discrimination Notice

NVME adheres to the University of Maine System’s policy. The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Director of Equal Opportunity,  101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Below is a visual flipbook of our program brochure. For an accessible text only version, click here: Accessible-Version Brochure

Program Overview Brochure