New Ventures Maine Offering Free Business Basics Online Workshop in February

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FARMINGTON – New Ventures Maine (NVME) will offer a free, three-session workshop, Business Basics, to Maine business owners this winter. The class is designed for those thinking about, or in the early start-up phase of, a new business.

Business Basics will be offered online, via Zoom, on Wednesdays from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Classes meet for three sessions: February 2, 9, and 16. The class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, and cash planning and can help assess the feasibility, desirability, and viability of a business idea.

Karin Petrin, Business Advisor for New Ventures Maine in Aroostook County and a trainer for the class, notes, “If you will be seeking bank financing for your business endeavor 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.”

There is no fee for the class, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 386-1664, email, or register online at

New Ventures Maine creates an empowering environment for Maine people to define and achieve their career, financial, and small business goals. Through tuition-free classes and individual coaching, people find good jobs, start or return to college, launch small businesses, manage their money, and build their assets. New Ventures Maine is a statewide program of the University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine System, an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. For more information, visit

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