Ros Morgan – Linneus

Ros standing with her camera leaning against a brick wall

Photo Credit: Chris Bennett

40 Stories for 40 Years – Profilee 31

Ros did not have a job and was in the start-up phase of her business when she enrolled in New Ventures Maine’s Venturing Forth class. She wanted to establish a business that would utilize her “specific talents” and that she “could make a living from.”

Ros, a talented photographer and designer, knew that she could turn her passion into profit.  Her goals were to write a viable business plan and make a living doing what she loves to do. As a result of taking Venturing Forth, Ros did indeed complete her business plan and is now self-employed. She operates RosWerks, a design and photography business.

Ros sitting in a chair To her surprise, she has come to like event photography in addition to other photography genres. She enjoys photographing events like NVME’s 2017 ALL for Women Conference. In addition, she particularly likes working with authors – helping to put their personal stories into print form.

If you are getting ready to start a business, Ros advises, “Take advantage of the resources that are available to you. Understand that nothing is written in stone – and you will need to remain flexible.”  She also suggests, “Don’t be too hard on yourself – no matter what happens, the world will keep spinning, and you can recover from challenges.”

Ros sees NVME as the “catalyst” that inspired her to “light a fire.”  Now she sparks others with her powerful images.

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-04-02 April 02, 2020Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-04-15 April 15, 2020Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Business Basics2020-04-14 April 14, 2020
(ends April 28, 2020)
Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-05-13 May 13, 2020Start a BusinessMexicoWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-05-14 May 14, 2020Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Grow Your Business Online2020-03-18 March 18, 2020
(ends May 15, 2020)
Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-05-27 May 27, 2020Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Business Basics2020-05-19 May 19, 2020
(ends June 02, 2020)
Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-06-11 June 11, 2020Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-06-18 June 18, 2020Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide