New Ventures Maine will offer tuition-free online and in-person workshops and classes in March in three program areas: career, business and financial education. Workshops and classes are designed to help people in Maine gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to start a business, build a career, and manage money.

The full class schedule is updated frequently and is accessible online.

Online and in-person classes in the three program areas include:

Manage Your Money

My Money Works: Wednesdays, March 1-29, 6 to 7 p.m. Online. Gain the skills and confidence needed to stretch money, pay bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals with a plan to achieve greater financial stability.

Managing Your Money: Thursdays, March 16-30, 10 to 11 a.m. Online. Learn to budget, repair credit and create a savings plan. Join for one, two, or all three workshops. March 16: Budgeting Basics; March 23: Let’s Talk About Credit; March 30: Build Your Savings.


Build Your Career

Connecting Women to Construction Careers: Thursday, March 2, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 6 to 7:30 p.m. Online. This virtual session is designed for women and underrepresented workers to explore high-wage careers within the construction trades, as well as low-cost or no-cost training programs and job opportunities.

Building Confidence: Thursday, March 2-16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Online. Whether navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or simply wanting to be more confident, this class will assess confidence and teach concrete tools to help build confidence and keep it strong.

Making Career Choices: Tuesday, March 7, 10 to 11 a.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Online. It will cover what to consider when making a career choice and resources to help bring success. Also offered Tuesday, March 21, 10 to 11 a.m.

Job Search Workshops: Tuesdays, March 14-28, 10 to 11 a.m. Online. Join for one, two, or all three workshops. March 14: Job Search Strategies; March 21: Resume Strategies; March 28: Interview Strategies.

Changing Jobs: Finding Work That Fits: Wednesdays, March 22 to April 5, 6 to 7:30 p.m. This online class designed for women will help identify work options and benefits that align with interests, skills and values.


Start a Business

Introduction to Self-Employment: Tuesday, March 7, noon to 1 p.m. Online. The class covers the pros and cons of owning a business, steps needed for startup, major elements of a business plan, and resources to help bring success.

Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed: Thursday, March 9, noon to 1 p.m. Online. Learn how to organize financial records, understand tax responsibilities, become familiar with tax forms, and file taxes with confidence. This workshop is designed for sole-proprietors.

Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs: Mondays, March 13 to June 12, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In-person in Brunswick. The 60-hour course covers the following topics in depth: customers, competition, marketing, record keeping, taxes, financing, legal aspects and more. For new or existing business owners. Applications are due by noon Friday, March 10.

Business Basics: Wednesdays, March 29 to April 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Online. This class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, and cash planning. It will help assess the feasibility, desirability and viability of a business idea and get one started.

To learn more or sign up, visit and “choose a class” or call 207-621-3440.

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