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Penquis: Free Business Workshop Classes 

MaineStream Finance offers business workshops and classes in Bangor, Dover-Foxcroft, East Millinocket and Lincoln for free.

Business 101: Thinking of starting a business?

These free workshops will provide an overview of the pros and cons of operating a microenterprise or small business.  What a business plan is and why it is needed; plus resources for your business development. Learn More About Being An Entrepreneur, Business Success; Professionalism; Business Plans,  Networking; Business Loans; Resources; Budgets; Credit; and Review of Upcoming Classes & Workshops.

Dover-Foxcroft Bangor Lincoln E. Mill
Business 101

Mon 1/23 6pm

 

Business 101

Tues. 1/24 6pm

Business 101

Wed. 1/25 6pm

Business 101

Tues 1/24 1pm

FMI or to sign up visit go here and click on “Register” then “Classes and Trainings” or email: [email protected] or call 974-2476for Bangor, call 564-7116 for Dover-Foxcroft, call 794-3093 for Lincoln or Toll Free: 1-800-215-4942 Ext. 2476

 

 

Turning your passion or hobby into a business. 

Do you have a passion for creating or is your hobby sellable?  This free two night workshop will discuss what to think about before creating a new business.  Areas that will be discussed:  Questions to ask myself; Is there a market for my products and/or services; Business Plan; Recordkeeping; Regulations; Taxes; Marketing; Funding sources and more.  The workshop is FREE!!  Live in the Classroom! A two part workshop.

Dover-Foxcroft Bangor Lincoln E. Millinocket
Turn your hobby or idea into a business

Part 1 Mon. 1/30 6pm

Part 2 Mon 2/6 6pm

Turn your hobby or idea into a business

Part 1 Tues 1/31 6pm

Part 2 Tues 2/7 6pm

Turn your hobby or idea into a business

Part 1 Wed 2/1 6pm

Part 2 Wed 2/8 6pm

Turn your hobby or idea into a business

Part 1 Tues 1/31 1pm

Part 2 Tues 2/7 1pm

FMI or to sign up visit www.mainestreamfinance.org & click on “Register” then “Classes and Trainings” orEmail: [email protected] or call 974-2476for Bangor, call 564-7116 for Dover-Foxcroft, call 794-3093 for Lincoln or Toll Free: 1-800-215-4942 Ext. 2476

 

 

 

The Incubator Without Walls Express Program
helps individuals start and expand businesses with five or fewer employees.  The course stresses that good management, effective marketing and financial controls lead to increased profits, and that business planning leads to business growth, profits and personal satisfaction in just seven classes. The following topics will be discussed: Credit, Business Plan, Business Concept, Legal Structures of Business, Marketing, Record Keeping, Financials & Cash Flow, Loans & Grants, and Technology. The classes are frequently augmented with guest speakers from the local business community which allows participants to network with local bankers, accountants, insurance agents, web & media designers, and an array of other experts. In addition, participants can receive one on one business counseling.

Dover-Foxcroft Bangor Lincoln E. Millinocket
IWW Express

Starts Mon. 2/13 6pm

IWW Express

Starts Tues 2/14 6pm

IWW Express

Starts Wed 2/15pm6

IWW Express

Starts Tues 2/14 1pm

FMI or to sign up, go here and click on “Register” then “Classes and Trainings” orEmail: [email protected] or call 974-2476for Bangor, call 564-7116 for Dover-Foxcroft, call 794-3093 for Lincoln or Toll Free: 1-800-215-4942 Ext. 2476

 

Grant opportunity:

Do you have a business technology need that you haven’t been able to meet due to lack of funds? MaineStream Finance’s PowerUpprogram provides SBA Prime loans or grants for businesses with 10 or fewer employees seeking to purchase technology-related equipment and software. Our loan and grant types include: $500 PowerUp Micro Grant and/or $3,500 to $50,000 PowerUp Micro Loan
For more information, please contact our MaineStream Finance Business Advisor:
James Macomber at [email protected] or (207) 974-2476