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Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: September 05, 2013 to December 05, 2013
  • Day of the week: Thursday
  • Time of day: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Region: Southern
  • Location: WWC South Portland
  • Address: 175 Main St., South Portland ME, 04106 - Map

Class Description

A 60-hour course in business planning. The following topics are covered in depth: your customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects, and more. At the end of the class, you will have a completed business plan. There are also 3 monthly follow-up networking sessions at the completion of the class. Class size is limited to 15. Complete an application, attend the orientation and an individual interview, and be accepted into the class.

This course qualifies for 3 Pass/Fail credits from the University of Maine at Augusta upon approval of your completed business plan and payment of a small processing fee. 

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used for additional UMA classes at any location.

Registration/More Info

Orientation Session will be held on Thursday, September 5, form 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Class dates: Thursdays, September 12 - December 5 (no class November 28; snow date December 12)

For more information and an application please call 799-5025 or email sarahp@maine.edu.

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