New Ventures

  • Program Area: Start a Business
  • Date: April 05, 2012 to June 28, 2012
  • Day of the week: Thursday
  • Time of day: 9:00-2:30 pm
  • Region: Western
  • Location: USM LAC
  • Address: 51 Westminster Street, Lewiston ME, 04240 - 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.


Note: 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. 

Registration/More Info

Please Call: Shirley at 753-6505 for more information and get an application to register.
Deadline for applications will be: March 19
Orientation will be April 5 followed by interviews. Class size is limited to 15.

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