Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: March 19, 2014 to June 11, 2014
  • Time of day: 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Region: MidCoast
  • Location: University College Bath Brunswick
  • Address: 9 Park Street, Bath ME, 04530 - Map

Class Description

A 60-hour course in business planning. The following topics are covered in depth: your customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects, and more. At the end of the class, you will have a completed business plan. There are also 3 monthly follow-up networking sessions at the completion of the class. Class size is limited to 15. You must complete an application, come to the orientation, have an individual interview, and be accepted into the class.

This course qualifies for 3 Pass/Fail credits from the University of Maine at Augusta upon approval of your completed business plan and payment of a small processing fee. 

Graduates of this course are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used for additional UMA classes at any location.

Registration/More Info

An application, attendance at the Orientation session, and an interview are required.
Application Deadline: March 13
Orientation: March 19
Interviews: March 19 & 20
Class Begins: March 26.
For more information, and/or to request an application: or 207 386 1664

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2016-09-13 September 13, 2016
(ends December 06, 2016)
Start a BusinessPresque IsleNorthern
Work for Yourself@50+2016-12-07 December 07, 2016Start a BusinessBangor North Central
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2016-09-08 September 08, 2016
(ends December 08, 2016)
Start a BusinessBrunswickMidCoast
Work for Yourself@50+2016-12-08 December 08, 2016Start a BusinessPortlandSouthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2016-12-08 December 08, 2016Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Work for Yourself@50+2016-12-15 December 15, 2016Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-01-18 January 18, 2017Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
Business Basics2017-01-05 January 05, 2017
(ends January 19, 2017)
Start a BusinessBiddefordSouthern
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-01-23 January 23, 2017Start a BusinessWiltonWestern
Work for Yourself@50+2017-01-24 January 24, 2017Start a BusinessBrunswickMidCoast
Work for Yourself@50+2017-01-25 January 25, 2017Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2016-10-13 October 13, 2016
(ends February 02, 2017)
Start a BusinessAugustaCentral
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-02-09 February 09, 2017Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-02-13 February 13, 2017Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Work for Yourself@50+2017-02-23 February 23, 2017Start a BusinessBrunswickMidCoast
Business Basics2017-02-15 February 15, 2017
(ends March 01, 2017)
Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Business Basics2017-03-02 March 02, 2017
(ends March 09, 2017)
Start a BusinessCamdenMidCoast
Business Basics2017-03-07 March 07, 2017
(ends March 14, 2017)
Start a BusinessBrunswickMidCoast
Tax Prep for the Self-Employed2017-03-22 March 22, 2017Start a BusinessBrunswickMidCoast
Tax Prep for the Self-Employed2017-03-23 March 23, 2017Start a BusinessCamdenMidCoast
Introduction to Self-Employment2017-04-13 April 13, 2017Start a BusinessLewistonWestern
Business Basics2017-05-08 May 08, 2017
(ends May 22, 2017)
Start a BusinessFarmingtonWestern
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrep2017-03-29 March 29, 2017
(ends June 14, 2017)
Start a BusinessLewistonWestern