Tuesday, January 15 Time: 2pm-5pm Location: 100 Middle St., 2nd Floor, Portland
Learn all the "nuts and bolts" needed to get a new business up and running from experienced small business operators. Sponsored and presented by the Portland Chapter of SCORE, counselor's to America's small business.
For more information, or to register contact 207-772-1147 or email@example.com
Wednesday, January 16 & Wednesday, January 23 Time: 9am-2pm Location: WWC Office, UMA Gannett Building, 5th Floor, 331 Water St., Augusta
Spread over two Thursdays in January, this 9-hour class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, cash planning and is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. It will help you assess the feasibility, desirability and viability of your business idea and get you started with your plan. Sponsored and presented by the Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community. This event is free to attend.
For more information or to register contact Jean Dempster at 621-3434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, January 16, Wednesday January 23, and Wednesday January 30 Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Belfast
I. 1/16: Improving Your Relationship with Money
Using the “Money Habitudes” card sort activity developed by Syble Solomon, you will learn about your money habits and attitudes; how they affect your money choices; and how you can change old practices.
II. 1/23: Finding Your Money Power Payment
Looking at your household spending plan, find places where you can reduce expenses, increase income, and create a “power payment” you can use to save for the future or reduce debt.
III. 1/30: Reducing Your Debt
Learn strategies for reducing your debt and improving your credit score.
Workshops are supported in part by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, through a partnership with United Way Worldwide.
Sponsored and presented by Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community. These events are free to attend.
For more information, or to register, contact 207-596-2615
Wednesday, January 16 Time: 6pm-9pm Location: Maine SBDC, 501 Forest Ave., Portland
Explore how to use the creative process, descriptive language, graphics and photography to help you increase the power of your trade show experience. Sponsored and presented by the Maine Small Business Development Center.
For more information, or to register, contact 207-780-4420 or email@example.com
Thursday, January 17 Time: 6pm-8pm Location: Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St., Auburn
New Year , New Career: Preparing a Business Plan. Join us in the Androscoggin Community Room for our new series of business programs for those looking to start their own company or expand their existing operations. Leading business experts will present a new topic each Thursday night from Jan 10 to Mar 14th and be on hand to anwser your questions. Sponsored and presented by the Maine Small Business Development Center. This event is free to attend.
For more information, or to register, contact 207-783-9186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are working with (or for) a small business, or small business champion that deserves recognition, please call Diane Sturgeon at 207-622-8286, or e-mail Diane at email@example.com to discuss nominating that business for one of our Small Business Awards.
Additional information about nominations can be found at: http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/2013%20Award%20Categories%20&%20Nomination%20Packet%20Requirements.pdf. We are pleased to announce that the nomination deadline has been extended to January 31, but please submit nominations as soon as possible.
Whether you are a lender, small business owner or new entrepreneur, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please call or e-mail us whenever we can be of service to you. Our staff includes:
Acting District Director, Marilyn J. Geroux, 207-622-8382 firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting Deputy District Director, Alden R. Turner, 207-592-5322 email@example.com
Lender Relations Specialist, Diane Sturgeon, 207-622-8286 firstname.lastname@example.org
Economic Development Specialist, William S. Card, 207-622-8555 email@example.com
Economic Development Specialist, Sandra A. Fontaine, 207-622-8381 firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Support Assistant, Keith E. Lind 207-622-8551 email@example.com
District Counsel, Mark S. O'Brien, 207-622-8558 firstname.lastname@example.org
Procurement Center Representative, Northern New England, Keith E. Waye, 207-622-8554 email@example.com
U.S. Small Business Administration, Maine District Office
68 Sewall Street, Room 512, Augusta, ME 04330
207-622-8551 (phone) 207-622-8277 (Fax)