2015 Summer Start Your Business Series – Self Start/Study Course

This online business course is designed for people that are thinking of starting a business or are currently in business now.  Every Tuesday a new session of videos and materials will be posted. The class materials will include downloadable handouts, resources, videos and more.  The student will be able to view them anytime during the week. Access to the Internet and an Internet – ready device (ex. laptop, tablet, or smart phone.) are required for this course. Students must meet with the instructor in person or online at least 3 times. 

Areas that we cover include deciding to start a business, business plans, using SWOT, 60 second introductions, legal structures of business, mission statements, credit, using Google, goal setting, market research, marketing, regulations, contracts, finances, record keeping, management and business growth.

Our courses are frequently augmented with guest speakers from the local business community which allows participants to network with local bankers, accountants, insurance agents, web & media designers, and an array of other experts.

Location & Dates: Online starting the week of June 22nd. This course is free, but we ask that you please preregister. You may do so at www.mainestreamfinance.org and click on “Register” located in the upper right hand corner and then on “Classes and Workshops”.

For more information you may contact the instructor, Microenterprise Consultant James Macomber, on Facebook at IWW – Incubator Without Walls of Eastern Maine, by email at jmacomber@penquis.org, by phone at 1-800-215-4942 ext. 2476 or in person at his office at 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME. 04426.