Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: March 07, 2018 to June 06, 2018
  • Day of the week: Wednesday
  • Time of day: 9:00-3:00 pm
  • Region: Western
  • Location: USM LAC
  • Address: 51-55 Westminster Street, Lewiston ME, 04240 - 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. You must complete an application, come to the orientation, have 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

To register or for more information, please call: Karleen Andrews at 557-1885

Deadline for registrations: March 2
Orientation: March 7, 2018 9:30-12:00
Classes: March 14 - May 30, 2018
Graduation: June 7, 2018

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
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