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-Employment2019-09-10 September 10, 2019Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-09-17 September 17, 2019Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
Private: Foundations for Online Marketing (Empower…2019-09-21 September 21, 2019Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Work for Yourself@50+2019-09-24 September 24, 2019Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Business Basics2019-09-16 September 16, 2019
(ends September 30, 2019)
Start a BusinessBangorNorth Central/Downeast
Work for Yourself@50+2019-10-01 October 01, 2019Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Is Art your Business?2019-10-02 October 02, 2019Start a BusinessTenants HarborMidcoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2019-10-03 October 03, 2019Start a BusinessFort FairfieldNorthern
Work for Yourself@50+2019-10-10 October 10, 2019Start a BusinessWindhamSouthern
Work for Yourself@50+2019-10-16 October 16, 2019Start a BusinessGorhamSouthern
Work for Yourself@50+2019-10-18 October 18, 2019Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Business Basics2019-10-15 October 15, 2019
(ends October 29, 2019)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2019-08-28 August 28, 2019
(ends November 27, 2019)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed2019-12-03 December 03, 2019Start a BusinessONLINEStatewide
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2019-09-17 September 17, 2019
(ends December 10, 2019)
Start a BusinessYork County location TBDSouthern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2019-09-12 September 12, 2019
(ends December 19, 2019)
Start a BusinessBrunswickMidcoast
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2020-02-19 February 19, 2020
(ends May 13, 2020)
Start a BusinessSouth PortlandSouthern