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Business 101 Offered in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Knox Counties

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BANGOR, Maine –¬† MaineStream Finance, a subsidiary of Penquis, is offering free Business 101 classes throughout the month of September in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Knox counties. Workshops are open to anyone interested in starting a small business and provide an overview of the pros and cons of operating a microenterprise or small business, including the basics of a business plan and available resources for business development.
Additional topics include: Being An Entrepreneur, Business Success, Professionalism, Networking, Budgets and Credit. MaineStream Finance also offers small business lending and business technical assistance, financial training, and business plan development with a Microenterprise Consultant available to provide one-on-one assistance.

Workshops Dates, Times & Locations:
Monday, 9/12 from 2pm – 4pm at Penquis, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland
Monday, 9/12 from 6pm – 8pm at Penquis, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland
Tuesday, 9/13 from 1pm – 3pm at Penquis, 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft
Tuesday, 9/13 from 6pm – 8pm at Penquis, 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft
Wednesday, 9/14 from 9am – 11am at Penquis, 262 Harlow St., Bangor
Monday, 9/19 from 6pm – 8pm Penquis, 262 Harlow St., Bangor
Tuesday, 9/20 from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Penquis, 115 Main St., Lincoln
Thursday, 9/22 from 9am – 11:00pm at the Kathadin Area Higher Education Center, East Millinocket
Monday, 9/26 from 2pm – 4pm, at the UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast
Monday, 9/26 from 6pm – 8pm, at UMaine Hutchinson Center, Belfast
This workshop will be instructed by James Macomber, Microenterprise Consultant and 2008 SBA Home Based Business Champion for Maine and New England. To register for the Business 101 class visit www.mainestreamfinance.org and click on “Workshops and Trainings”, then complete the registration form or call 1-800-215-4942 ext. 2476 or email jmacomber@penquis.org.

This class is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Find us on Facebook at IWW – Incubator Without Walls of Eastern Maine.

For More Information:

Contact Name: James Macomber

Telephone Number: (207)973-3500

Website: http://www.mainestreamfinance.org

Email: jmacomber@penquis.org