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Mind Your Own Business: A 4-week Exercise to Plan your Business

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

Is the idea of preparing a business plan overwhelming? Whether you’ve been in business for years, or are imagining starting your own business, a plan can serve as your compass. It can help you to tell your story, to articulate your goals, and to design the actions that will help you get there. We will approach this lean planning process mindfully, in a low pressure, creative manner through independent prompts and responses to get the juices flowing. You’ll receive 1-2 prompts per week delivered to your inbox that will complement your independent work, the larger group discussion and partner conversations

Free

February Biz Fit: Let’s Get Physical

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

Whether you work outdoors, in a gym or kitchen, or pull lobster traps - What are the pros / cons of physical work? What do you do to prevent injury / self-care? How does the physicality of your work impact long term business planning? Do you ever feel like you need to “prove” yourself physically in your line of work? Bring a cup of coffee or tea and join us for a great conversation!

Free

The Purpose of Pinterest

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

In this interactive 1-hour virtual workshop, WBC Social Media Consultant Katie Kelley will explain how Pinterest can be used to generate traffic to your website through SEO and keywords. Katie will provide an overview of Pinterest basics and how to get started, and then will work with participants on branding and developing a business profile. Register Today!

Free
Recurring

Mind Your Own Business: A 4-week Exercise to Plan your Business

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

Is the idea of preparing a business plan overwhelming? Whether you’ve been in business for years, or are imagining starting your own business, a plan can serve as your compass. It can help you to tell your story, to articulate your goals, and to design the actions that will help you get there. We will approach this lean planning process mindfully, in a low pressure, creative manner through independent prompts and responses to get the juices flowing. You’ll receive 1-2 prompts per week delivered to your inbox that will complement your independent work, the larger group discussion and partner conversations

Free

Google Analytics: Refining & Maintaining SEO

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

Google is the largest search engine in the world. In using and reviewing Google Analytics, you can gain insight into how traffic is getting directed to your website and how to interpret GA reports and implement changes to your online presence to attract a higher volume of people to your website. In this 1-hour session, WBC Web Design and Marketing Consultant, Mercedes Arnold, will review: How to interpret Google Analytics reports How to refine your keywords to further increase quality traffic to your site Register today to receive a Zoom link to join!

Free

Scaling Up: From Strategy to Action

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

Scaling your business means increasing revenue while also increasing efficiency. What does your business need to scale? More employees? Increased efficiency through new systems or equipment? Or more robust or seamless distribution through clearer procedures? Join Facilitator Tara Servilio in this interactive 4-part workshop series to identify your specific needs to scale, evaluate your options, develop a plan to get it done, and discover new tools for the future. You will leave with a plan of action for what you need to do to scale now and in the future. This workshop is beneficial for any size or type of

Free

Women Owned Small Business Certification 101

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

In this 1-hour workshop, Bryan Wallace, Senior Procurement Counselor at Maine Procurement Technical Assistance Center will present on the Women Owned Small Business Certification. What are the benefits of being a certified WOSB? Who is eligible? How do I apply for the certification? There will be time for Q+A, come with questions!

Free

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification 101

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

Each year, the Federal Government awards about 10% of all federal contract dollars to Small Disadvantaged Businesses. In this 1-hour workshop, Leesah Patt, Disadvantaged Business Services Specialist at Eastern Maine Development Corporation will present on the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification. What are the benefits of being a certified DBE? Who is eligible? How do I apply for the certification? There will be time for Q+A, come with questions!

Free

Upta’ Camp: So you want to run a Camp?

Online via Zoom 30 Federal St, Brunswick, ME

Whether you are in start-up mode, or part of a family dynasty that needs updating, this session is for you. We’ll learn from two experienced camp operators, Katie Dunn of Pleasant Mountain Camp, and Rheanna Sinnett of Otoykwa and Just Add Water Floating Camps. In a moderated discussion plus an interactive Q+A , we’ll share some of the basics and successful practices from rustic to “glamping”, how your vision translates into business model, legal / entity structure, and behind the scenes marketing ideas and reservation system. Register Today!

Free