PARIS — Oxford Hills SCORE, in collaboration with New Ventures Maine (formerly Women, Work and Community), is offering a workshop to those who wish to decide if self-employment is the right choice for a business startup and career.

This free workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St..

The class covers entrepreneurship, pros and cons of owning a business, ways to manage risk, major elements of a business plan, important financial pieces, important steps needed for startup and the many resources available to help succeed.

Instructor Karleen Andrews is the microenterprise specialist for New Ventures Maine in the Western Region, which consists of Oxford, Androscoggin and Franklin counties. She spent nine years as manager of Titcomb Mountain ski area in Farmington, where she was responsible for overall operations, budgets, sales, marketing, event coordination, employee and volunteer training, among other duties. She is also a state licensed forester and worked for many years in the forest products industry in Maine and New York.

Register online at: no later than Monday, Dec. 7. For more information, contact SCORE at 207-743-0499. Returning veterans of the armed services are encouraged to attend.  

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