AUGUSTA — New Ventures Maine is set to offer free online and in-person workshops and classes statewide in September in areas of business, financial education and career.

Workshops and classes are designed to help people gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a business, build a career and manage money.

The full class schedule is accessible at and updated frequently.

Manage Your Money

My Money Works: Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 11, 10-11 a.m. Online. Gain the skills and confidence 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.

Money Management Workshops: Wednesdays, Sept. 13-27, 10-11 a.m. Online. Learn to budget, repair credit, and create a savings plan. Join for one, two, or all three workshops. Sept. 13: Budgeting Basics; Sept. 20: Let’s Talk About Credit; Sept. 27: Build Your Savings.


Start a Business

Grow Your Business Online, Self-paced: Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create a compelling web presence and website for a small business. Work at own pace; complete by Dec. 31.

Business Basics: Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 4, 6-7:30 p.m. Online. This class covers the business plan, marketing and cash planning. Assess the feasibility, desirability, and viability of a business idea and get started with a plan.

Exploring Self-employment: Thursday, Sept. 14, noon to 1 p.m. Online. This class covers the pros and cons of owning a business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help bring success. Also offered Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m.

Business Success – Pricing Strategies: Tuesday, Sept. 26, noon to 1 p.m. Online. This interactive workshop will explore various pricing strategies to help develop the best methods for a business.

Build Your Career


My Next Career Move – Self-Paced, Online: Sept. 15–Dec. 15. Assess skills, interests and experiences and relate them to career options. Work at own pace.Changing Jobs: Finding Work that Fits: Wednesdays, Aug. 30-Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m. Online. This class for women will help identify work options and benefits that align with interests, skills and values. Also offered Sept. 21-Oct. 5

Job Search Workshops: Mondays, Sept. 11-25, 6-7 p.m. Online. Join for one, two, or all three workshops. Sept. 11: Job Search Strategies; Sept. 18 Resume Strategies; Sept. 25 Interview Strategies.

Building Confidence: Tuesdays, Sept. 12-26, 10-11:30 a.m. Online. Whether navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or simply wanting to be more confident, this class is to assess confidence and learn concrete tools to help build confidence and keep it strong.

Connecting Women to Construction Careers: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Online. This 90-minute virtual session is designed for women and underrepresented workers to explore high-wage careers in the construction trades as well as low-cost or no-cost training programs and job opportunities.

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

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