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-Employment2019-12-12 December 12, 2019Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-12-12 December 12, 2019Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2019-09-16 September 16, 2019
(ends December 16, 2019)
Start a BusinessSacoSouthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-01-13 January 13, 2020Start a BusinessStatewide
Business Basics2020-01-15 January 15, 2020
(ends January 29, 2020)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2020-01-29 January 29, 2020Start a BusinessStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2020-02-10 February 10, 2020Start a BusinessStatewide
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2020-02-26 February 26, 2020Start a BusinessStatewide
Build Your Business Series2020-02-26 February 26, 2020
(ends March 25, 2020)
Start a BusinessCaribouNorthern
Foundations for Online Marketing2020-03-30 March 30, 2020Start a BusinessGorhamSouthern
Creating your Web Presence2020-04-06 April 06, 2020Start a BusinessGorhamSouthern
Fueling Your Online Presence2020-04-13 April 13, 2020Start a BusinessGorhamSouthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2020-02-19 February 19, 2020
(ends May 13, 2020)
Start a BusinessSouth PortlandSouthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2020-03-05 March 05, 2020
(ends May 21, 2020)
Start a BusinessBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2020-03-12 March 12, 2020
(ends June 11, 2020)
Start a BusinessBrunswickMidcoast