New Ventures Maine is offering an online, on-demand course, Grow Your Business Online, designed to provide small business owners with the tools, skills and mentorship to build a successful digital presence. This course is offered at no charge to participants and is made possible through Empower by GoDaddy in partnership with New Ventures Maine.

Grow Your Business Online is offered through an online design and development platform. Entrepreneurs complete lessons at their own pace on topics that focus on their company’s brand, determining the most effective website type, creating and building a website, making the social media/website connection, using email marketing to grow sales, and understanding cybersecurity to keep customer information safe.

Entrepreneurs who participate in the class receive free tools, including: Domain name (.com or .org); website hosting  (commerce or non-commerce); branded email address; and Empower Alumni annual discount program

Participants engage in remote orientations, working/lab sessions, and drop-in hours that are strategically scheduled for participating entrepreneurs to network and troubleshoot in a remote group environment as they develop their online presence.

Preregistration is required and accessible online at For more information, contact Alicia LaFosse at 207-753-6581 or

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