This class will be offered exclusively online via Zoom.
Venturing Forth is a 60-hour course in business planning. At the end of the class, you will have a completed business plan. The following topics are covered in depth: your customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects, and more.
There are also 3 monthly follow-up networking sessions at the completion of the class. You must complete an application, come to the orientation session, and have an individual interview to be accepted into the class.
Venturing Forth is open to entrepreneurs across the state. However, opportunities to connect with regional business planning resources and staff will be highlighted and encouraged.
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 at any University of Maine System University, Maine Community College, or the University of New England.
An application, attendance at the Orientation session, and an interview are required.
Class size will be limited.
Application deadline- 9/3
Orientation session- 9/7, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
First class- 9/14, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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|Work for Yourself@50+||2021-08-12 August 12, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE Evening||Statewide|
|Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed||2021-08-17 August 17, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE Daytime||Statewide|
|Introduction to Self-Employment||2021-08-24 August 24, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE Evening||Statewide|
|Work for Yourself@50+||2021-09-15 September 15, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE daytime||Statewide|
|Grow Your Business Online||2021-06-19 June 19, 2021|
(ends September 17, 2021)
|Start a Business||ONLINE Anytime||Statewide|
|Introduction to Self-Employment||2021-09-22 September 22, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE daytime||Statewide|
|Business Basics||2021-09-14 September 14, 2021|
(ends September 28, 2021)
|Start a Business||ONLINE Daytime||Statewide|
|Work for Yourself@50+||2021-10-14 October 14, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE evening||Statewide|
|Business Basics||2021-10-06 October 06, 2021|
(ends October 20, 2021)
|Start a Business||ONLINE evening||Statewide|
|Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed||2021-10-27 October 27, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE evening||Statewide|
|Introduction to Self-Employment||2021-11-04 November 04, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE evening||Statewide|
|Work for Yourself@50+||2021-11-18 November 18, 2021||Start a Business||ONLINE daytime||Statewide|
|Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed||2021-12-02 December 02, 2021||Start a Business||DAYTIME online||Statewide|