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 !

On Your Own: In Business

Check out offerings available online at OYO:


One-on-one assistance, information and referral is available by appointment.  Other resources 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.
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ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Introduction to Self-Employment2014-07-23 July 23, 2014Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
Introduction to Self-Employment2014-07-23 July 23, 2014Start a BusinessRocklandMidCoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2014-07-31 July 31, 2014Start a BusinessStatewide OnlineMidCoast
Business Basics2014-09-15 September 15, 2014
(ends September 22, 2014)
Start a BusinessBangorNorth Central
Introduction to Self-Employment2014-10-22 October 22, 2014Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
New Ventures2014-09-08 September 08, 2014
(ends December 15, 2014)
Start a BusinessHoultonNorthern
New Ventures2014-10-01 October 01, 2014
(ends December 17, 2014)
Start a BusinessEllsworthNorth Central
New Ventures2014-09-24 September 24, 2014
(ends December 17, 2014)
Start a BusinessSouth PortlandSouthern