Start a Business

Starting and owning a small business can bring great rewards – the satisfaction of realizing a dream, growth in income, serving customers and a community. Turning a dream into reality will take careful planning and hard work.

WWC can help you explore your options, gather tools, get organized, and plan for business success.

Core Classes include:

  • New VenturesTM
  • The Basics of Starting a Business
  • Introduction to Self-Employment

Other training:

  • Basic Money Management Now on-line!
  • E-Commerce

Explore the Option!

Gather Tools, Get Organized, Get Started !

Online: check out offerings available through this portal:

On Your Own: In Business

One-on-one assistance, information and referral is available by appointment.  Other resources available include:

  • New Ventures Loan Fund — Micro loans up to $1,500 for microentrepreneurs in start-up or early development stage of a small business.
  • FDA for business
  • Click here for a three-step guide to planning a business
  • Find additional resources here
  • Maine Business Works is a clearinghouse for information on workshops and training opportunities statewide.
  • The Maine SBDC offers professional help and valuable information to develop and grow your Maine small business.
Women, Work, and Community adheres to the University of Maine System’s policy and shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, or veterans status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University System.  The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Basics of Starting a Business2014-04-15 April 15, 2014
(ends April 29, 2014)
Start a BusinessHoultonNorthern
Basics of Starting a Business2014-04-15 April 15, 2014
(ends April 29, 2014)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Basics of Starting a Business2014-04-16 April 16, 2014
(ends April 30, 2014)
Start a BusinessMadawaskaNorthern
Small Business Cash Flow2014-05-14 May 14, 2014Start a BusinessKennebunkSouthern
Basics of Starting a Business2014-05-15 May 15, 2014
(ends May 22, 2014)
Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
New Ventures2014-03-19 March 19, 2014
(ends June 11, 2014)
Start a BusinessBathMidCoast
Beyond Start-up: Moving your Business Forward2014-06-02 June 02, 2014
(ends June 30, 2014)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Beyond Start-up: Moving your Business Forward2014-06-02 June 02, 2014
(ends June 30, 2014)
Start a BusinessHoultonNorthern
Beyond Start-up: Moving your Business Forward2014-06-04 June 04, 2014
(ends July 02, 2014)
Start a BusinessFort KentNorthern
New Ventures2014-09-08 September 08, 2014
(ends December 15, 2014)
Start a BusinessHoultonNorthern