Brush up on business basics and get on solid ground this spring with a free three-session business planning class offered by New Ventures Maine.

New Ventures Maine

Starting June 8, Business Basics will be offered to community members in The Valley. Classes will be held on the University of Maine Fort Kent Campus, in the Grindle Conference Room, Tuesday mornings from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Classes meet for three sessions on June 8, 15, and 22.

The 9-hour class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, and cash planning and is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. The Basics of Starting a Business will help you assess the feasibility, desirability, and viability of your business idea and get you started with your plan.

Karin Petrin, Microenterprise Specialist for New Ventures Maine in Aroostook County and the trainer for the class, notes that “If you will be seeking bank financing for your business endeavor, want to reach all of your customers the first time, or just want to see if your idea will work as a business, you need a business plan. This class will give you the foundational plan for financing, marketing, start-up, or expansion.”

The Business Basics class is open to all entrepreneurs. The class is suitable for those who are thinking about starting their own business, those in the early start-up phase, or established business owners who want a refresher on planning for successful business operation or expansion.

Pre-registration is required and there is no fee for the class. For more information or to register today, call 768-9468, email karin.petrin@maine.edu, or register online at http://bit.ly/BizBasicsFortKent.

For more information on these classes and other programs and services offered by New Ventures Maine, visit us online at www.newventuresmaine.com.

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