AUGUSTA — New Ventures Maine will offer free online and in-person workshops and classes statewide in September 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.

Classes in the three program areas include:

Manage Your Money

  • My Money Works: Wednesdays, Sept. 13-Oct. 11, 10-11 a.m. Online.

Gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your 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-Sept. 27, 10-11 a.m. Online.

Learn to budget, repair your credit, and create a savings plan. Join us for one, two, or all three workshops. Sept. 13: Budgeting Basics; Sept. 20: Let’s Talk About Credit; Sept. 27: Build Your Savings.


Build Your Career

  • My Next Career Move – Self-Paced, Online: Sept. 15-Dec. 15.

Assess your skills, interests, and experiences and relate them to career options. Work at your own pace.

  • Changing Jobs: Finding Work that Fits: Wednesdays, Aug. 30-Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m. Online.

Are you considering a job change? This online class for women will help you identify work options and benefits that align with your interests, skills, and values. (also offered Sept. 21-Oct. 5)

  • Job Search Workshops: Mondays, Sept. 11-25, 6-7 p.m. Online.

Ready for a new job or a career change? Join us 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 you are navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or simply want to be more confident, join this class to assess your confidence and learn concrete tools to help you build your 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.


Start a Business

  • Grow Your Business Online, Self-paced:

Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create a compelling web presence & website for your small business. Work at your own pace; complete by December 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 your business idea and get started with your plan.

  • Exploring Self-employment: Thursday, Sept. 14, 12–1 p.m. Online.

This class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed for start-up, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed. (Also offered Sept. 20, 6-7 p.m.).

  • Business Success – Pricing Strategies: Tuesday, Sept. 26, 12-1 p.m. Online.

In this interactive workshop, we will explore various pricing strategies to help you develop the best methods for your business.

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

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