New Ventures Maine (NVME) can help you:

  • Research your idea-can you do it? Is it worth it? Can it bring the necessary rewards?
  • Get organized and put a plan together.
  • Turn your dream into reality.

Core classes include:

  • Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs
  • Business Basics
  • Introduction to Self-Employment

Other resources include:

  • FDA for business
  • a three-step guide to planning a business
  • Maine Business Works for information on workshops statewide.
  • The Maine SBDC for business counseling and assistance

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-10-23 October 23, 2018Start a BusinessOaklandCentral
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-10-25 October 25, 2018Start a BusinessMechanic FallsWestern
Work for Yourself@50+2018-10-29 October 29, 2018Start a BusinessEast MillinocketNorth Central/Downeast
Business Basics2018-10-23 October 23, 2018
(ends November 06, 2018)
Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2018-11-08 November 08, 2018Start a BusinessOnlineStatewide
Business Basics2018-10-30 October 30, 2018
(ends November 13, 2018)
Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-11-15 November 15, 2018Start a BusinessBoothbay HarborMidcoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-11-15 November 15, 2018Start a BusinessBethelWestern
Business Basics2018-11-01 November 01, 2018
(ends November 15, 2018)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2018-08-28 August 28, 2018
(ends November 27, 2018)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2018-09-11 September 11, 2018
(ends December 11, 2018)
Start a BusinessBrunswickMidcoast
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2018-12-12 December 12, 2018Start a BusinessOnlineStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2018-12-13 December 13, 2018Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2018-09-26 September 26, 2018
(ends December 19, 2018)
Start a BusinessSouth PortlandSouthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2019-01-10 January 10, 2019
(ends April 04, 2019)
Start a BusinessBangorNorth Central/Downeast