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Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: March 29, 2017 to June 14, 2017
  • Time of day: 9:30-3:00 pm
  • Region: Western
  • Location: USM Lewiston/Auburn College
  • 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

Application deadline: March 21

Orientation: March 22 9:00-12:00
Followed by interviews, March 22 & 23

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