Whether you are a young entrepreneur in age, in business years, or veteran – Let’s explore how to recognize, cope with, and overcome the feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy that plague many (aspiring ) business owners. Throw off your imposter mask! Bring your cup of tea or coffee. Let’s use this confidential and supportive space to share ideas, get ideas. (Ruth will use and share this resource: How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome as a Young Entrepreneur | Entrepreneur)
In this 6 week workshop, Brand Strategist Mallika Malhotra, will help you compose the key brand statements your business needs to stand out and thrive. Get ready to tackle your brand Mission, Vision, Positioning statements and more! While we all know branding is important, getting the ball rolling can be difficult. As you begin to work on all of the various brand statements to communicate your story, you may end up feeling more confused. Often, even the most motivated business owners get stuck in this step, struggling to articulate their brand message in a way that resonates with their ideal customer
On Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00 pm, Western Maine Audubon is sponsoring a talk titled, “Wildlife Tracking in Maine” by Charles “Chuck” Hulsey. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Thomas Auditorium, Preble Hall, at UMF. Chuck will be sharing wildlife tracking and species ID tips and techniques that he has used over the years while doing winter wildlife tracking surveys for lynx, bobcat, pine marten, and fisher. These techniques allow for accurate identification of the owner’s tracks, even if of poor quality. which is often the case. As an example, Chuck will
Do you need money to start or grow your business? If you answer YES, you are not alone - most business owners do. In this presentation, Maine SBDC at CEI Business Advisors Ann McAlhany and Chris O'Brien will discuss common sources of business funding from your piggy bank, to commercial banks, and sources in-between. They will also give an overview of non-bank (alternative) lenders and grants, and provide an overview of funding sources to be wary of. This lunch-time presentation will last 30 minutes, and follow with time for Q&A with those who can stay longer. Funded in part through
Under the Maine Retirement Saving Program, employers with 5 or more employees are mandated to provide their employees with a Qualified Retirement Plan or facilitate employee deferrals into a newly formed State of Maine Roth IRA account program. The mandate will take in effect in April 2024. What are employers' obligations and options? What tax implications are there for employers who opt to provide a match to employees’ contributions? Join us in learning more about this new state-wide program. Our Retirement Planning Series will be presented by Ben Daigle and Jake Kenyon, Wealth Advisors from Old Port Advisors, a Portland-based financial
First Aid Bag, Recipe Swap, and Mystery Project
Mt. Blue Area Garden Club is excited to host Andrew Hutchins, aka "Chef Andy", to hear about his audacious vision for a locally sourced, hyperconnected, multipurpose, and sustainable nutrition program that will add resiliency to our community. This free event is open to the public and will be held on November 21st at 12:30 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church located at 612 Farmington Falls Rd in Farmington. Like anything built to last, big ideas need strong, deeply rooted pillars on which to stand. Imagine a regional culinary and teaching center at Mt Blue High School where students and the community
Placemats and a Mystery Project
Are you intimidated or overwhelmed by the task of bookkeeping? Are you ready to simplify your approach to bookkeeping? In this 1-hour workshop, Frances Keil of Modern Bookkeeping Services will highlight some best practices so you can feel more confident bookkeeping for your small business. This workshop will also cover: Transactions: Learn how to track your financial transactions effectively, create categories, and stay organized so nothing slips through the cracks. Analyzing Your Books: Understand how to interpret your financial data, enabling you to make informed decisions for your business's growth and stability. Bookkeeping Tools: Discover bookkeeping solutions that fit your business needs and preferences. Register
In this 1-hour webinar, WBC Social Media Consultant, Katie Kelley, will explore how to creatively engage with your Instagram audience to show off your product or service using short form video. We will cover the basics of Instagram Reels, discover trends, implement best practices and learn how to incorporate this form of sharing into your marketing strategy. Register Today!
Join this session ready to discuss and learn from each other about winter business prep. What are you thinking of to leverage holiday sales or production? Feel overwhelmed and don’t even know what you don’t know? During this interactive session, we’ll address how you keep your BUSINESS and YOURSELF balanced, sustainable and vital in the months ahead. In small groups we’ll discuss, then share all together: External Business Communications (Marketing, outreach, promotions etc.), Internal Business Practices (Operations, financials, HR, etc.), Personal (Self-care as a business owner). This will be a supportive and engaging time together to learn, discover, and build
With so many digital tools available, it can be hard to know what software or platform will actually help you stay organized, save time, and run your business efficiently. In this 1-hour workshop, WBC Web Design and Marketing Consultant, Mercedes Arnold will share an overview on popular digital tools that are out there to help you get and stay organized in your business. The resources shared in this workshop will help you find the right platforms for your business operations and help you feel confident implementing these tools in your day-to-day so you can work smarter, not harder. Register Today!