“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to meet and work with the supportive group at Women, Work, and Community.” Julie Tilden enrolled in Creating Your Future to explore possibilities for what to do next in her career. She had worked at several jobs and tried self-employment and was ready to use her talents in [...]
With help from WWC staff, Lisa tapped into several different resources to develop her farm and business. This video was produced by WWC in collaboration with the Maine SBDC, under a project funded, in part, by the SBA.
By taking the Introduction to Self-employment as well as accessing the on-line classes WWC has developed with the Small Business Development Centers, Kayte was able to complete a business plan.
Gail Thibault completed one year of college right out of high school, but she left school to work in an optical lab and marry her husband. She told her teacher she would return to complete her associate degree at a later time, and he replied, “We’ll see!” A year later when Gail found out she [...]
When she first came to Women, Work, and Community, Karen Garland-Kidder was a stay-at-home mom with two young children. She attended Creating Your Future as a favor to a friend and wasn’t looking to make changes to her home/work situation. She found that she enjoyed the process involved with career exploration: being at the table [...]
In the spring of 2010, Stephanie Harp had been running her freelance writing business for several years, but knew she needed to get more organized and write a business plan. Two friends of hers, both New Ventures graduates and WWC Ambassadors, posted information about the next New Ventures class to their Facebook pages. The timing [...]
To escape the corporate frenzy and feed her “bead addiction,” co-owner of CHART metalworks, Charlotte Leavitt, began creating jewelry in 2002. A friend and graduate of Women, Work, and Community recommended Charlotte take the New Ventures Entrepreneurship Training program in 2005 to help her turn her hobby into a profession. During the training, Charlotte became [...]
The training Judy received from WWC has proven invaluable to her business, now beginning its 14th season. Check out the DaVinci Experience site! This video was produced by WWC in collaboration with the Maine SBDC, under a project funded, in part, by the SBA.
Cyndi Prince didn’t start out to create a “green” laundry product- energy-saving, chemical-free and clothes-softening. In fact, when she first took WWC’s New Ventures class in 2009, she had a completely different business idea. The birth of her first child changed everything! Not liking what she found for the effective washing and drying of cloth [...]
This video was produced in collaboration with the Maine SBDC.