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Brian Bickford – Caribou

Brian Bickford

Photo Credit: Chris Bennett

40 Stories for 40 Years – Profilee 2

When Brian took NVME’s Venturing Forth class in 2016, he was looking for support from an organization that “instilled confidence.” He found that at New Ventures Maine.

Brian During his time with NVME, Brian learned helpful skills to redefine failure and feel empowered. He shares that before the class his self-growth was hindered due to lack of good information and knowledge. By completing the Venturing Forth Class, he “gained the confidence to move forward and expand” his gourmet marshmallow business.   In addition, he enjoyed learning techniques like how to better price and market his products.

Brian has expanded Sweet Delight Confections since taking Venturing Forth.  Brian says, “I feel successful now as I am finally able to take a draw from my business.” Bringing his son Levi on board will help Brian meet future demands and build a legacy with his business. Having his son work with him also brings him great joy!

Brian hopes to further expand his business as he works on recipes for his adult marshmallow line – marshmallows infused with alcohol. He is also planning to add fudge as a new product.

Brian recommends that people consider taking Venturing Forth. He affirms, “Everyone has a talent that they can market.” He describes the class as, “fun, enlightening, and beneficial in all aspects of my business.”

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Exploring Self-Employment2024-06-25 June 25, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Work for Yourself@50+2024-09-10 September 10, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2024-09-12 September 12, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Exploring Self-Employment2024-09-18 September 18, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Business Basics2024-09-18 September 18, 2024
(ends October 02, 2024)
Start a BusinessONLINE EveningStatewide
Work for Yourself@50+2024-10-09 October 09, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeWestern
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2024-10-10 October 10, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE EveningStatewide
Exploring Self-Employment2024-10-16 October 16, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Business Success- Your Marketing Strategy2024-10-17 October 17, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Business Success- Pricing Strategies2024-10-24 October 24, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Business Success- Bookkeeping Solutions2024-10-31 October 31, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2024-11-07 November 07, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Work for Yourself@50+2024-11-13 November 13, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Business Success- Projecting Cash Flow2024-11-14 November 14, 2024Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Business Basics2024-11-05 November 05, 2024
(ends November 19, 2024)
Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeCentral
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2024-09-03 September 03, 2024
(ends December 03, 2024)
Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Grow Your Business Online2024-01-01 January 01, 2024
(ends December 31, 2024)
Start a BusinessONLINE AnytimeStatewide