Applications are open for NVME Online Entrepreneurship Training
AUGUSTA – New Ventures Maine has an open call for Venturing Ahead: Business Planning for Entrepreneursa full, tuition-free online course starting August 23.
For new entrepreneurs or existing business owners, Venturing Forth helps participants create a written business plan from start to finish with feedback from facilitators and fellow entrepreneurs. The 14-week course covers topics such as customer, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal, and more. Classroom activities, guest speakers, and homework lead to the business plan and roadmap to success. This comprehensive course includes three follow-up networking sessions.
Individuals complete an online application and attend an orientation and individual interview to participate in the course. Applications are due by noon on Monday August 15 and are available online.
The Venturing Forth class will meet remotely via Zoom on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., August 23 to November 22.
“Business owners work through this intensive class with their peers who are facing similar challenges and solving similar problems,” said Jean Dempster, NVME program director. “We cover a lot of material in depth with the aim that every entrepreneur completes the course with a complete business plan.”
Anyone with a business idea or an ongoing business is welcome to apply. The 60-hour course is also eligible for three pass/fail credits from the University of Maine at Augusta upon approval of a complete business plan.
NVME’s mission is to help the people of Maine succeed in the changing economy and achieve economic security for themselves and their families. NVME achieves its mission by providing one-on-one training and guidance in career planning, business start-up, money management and asset building. New Ventures Maine is a statewide education and economic development program at the University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine System, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. For more information on the Venturing Forth program and other courses and services offered by New Ventures Maine, visit www.newventuresmaine.org.