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Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: September 03, 2024 to December 03, 2024
  • Days of the week: Tuesday, Thursday
  • Time of day: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Delivery: Online

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

For more information please contact Alicia LaFosse at alicia.lafosse@maine.edu.
An application, attendance at the Orientation session, and an interview are required.
Application deadline - Tuesday, August 27 at 12:00 pm
Orientation session - Tuesday, September 3, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Interviews - September 4, 5, & 6 - individually scheduled, informal, zoom meetings approximately 30 minutes long
Classes - Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 10 - October 15, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm and Tuesdays, October 22 - December 3, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. No class on Tuesday, November 26.
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