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-Employment2019-01-22 January 22, 2019Start a BusinessCaribouNorthern
Work for Yourself@50+2019-01-25 January 25, 2019Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-02-05 February 05, 2019Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Business Basics2019-01-23 January 23, 2019
(ends February 06, 2019)
Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-02-07 February 07, 2019Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-02-11 February 11, 2019Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-02-12 February 12, 2019Start a BusinessBrunswickMidcoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-02-26 February 26, 2019Start a BusinessCamden MaineMidcoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-02-27 February 27, 2019Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2019-03-05 March 05, 2019Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2019-03-07 March 07, 2019Start a BusinessBrunswickMidcoast
Immigrant Entrepreneurs – Starting a Busines…2019-02-25 February 25, 2019
(ends March 13, 2019)
Start a BusinessPortlandSouthern
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2019-03-13 March 13, 2019Start a BusinessCamden MaineMidcoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-03-20 March 20, 2019Start a BusinessWaldoboroMidcoast
Business Basics2019-03-14 March 14, 2019
(ends March 28, 2019)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2019-01-10 January 10, 2019
(ends April 04, 2019)
Start a BusinessBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-04-04 April 04, 2019Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-04-08 April 08, 2019Start a BusinessMexicoWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-04-23 April 23, 2019Start a BusinessOaklandCentral
Business Basics2019-04-18 April 18, 2019
(ends April 25, 2019)
Start a BusinessBrunswickMidcoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-04-25 April 25, 2019Start a BusinessMechanic FallsWestern
Business Basics2019-04-22 April 22, 2019
(ends April 29, 2019)
Start a BusinessCamden MaineMidcoast
Business Basics2019-04-29 April 29, 2019
(ends May 13, 2019)
Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2019-03-06 March 06, 2019
(ends May 22, 2019)
Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Business Basics2019-05-15 May 15, 2019
(ends May 29, 2019)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-06-04 June 04, 2019Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-06-06 June 06, 2019Start a BusinessLewistonWestern