Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: February 26, 2020 to May 20, 2020
  • Day of the week: Wednesday
  • Time of day: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Region: Southern
  • Location: New Ventures Maine
  • 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. 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

An application, attendance at the Orientation session, and an interview are required
Application Deadline: Friday, February 21, 2020
Orientation Session: Wednesday, February 26, 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Interviews: February 26 - 28
Class dates - Wednesdays, May 4 - 20, 2020, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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sarahp@maine.edu or 207-799-5025
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