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Women, Work, and Community Offers Introduction to Self-Employment Workshops

Madawaska, Fort Kent, Caribou -

MADAWSKA – Do you have a business idea you want to put into action? Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community will offer an introductory business planning workshop in three locations in Aroostook County this summer. The Introduction to Self-Employment training is scheduled at 9:30-11:30am for Monday, August 2 at the Madawaska ACAP Center; Monday, August 9 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent; and Monday, August 16 at the Caribou Learning Center.

Erica Quin-Easter, Microenterprise Coordinator for Women, Work, and Community in Aroostook County and the trainer for the workshops, notes, “If you are thinking about opening your own business but aren’t sure where to begin, this training will give you the tools you need to evaluate your idea and start planning for success.”

The Introduction to Self-Employment workshop will walk participants through the pros and cons of owning your own business, show you how to get started step by step, point out the major elements of a business plan, introduce resources available in Aroostook County and statewide, and help you decide whether self-employment is the right choice for you. The training is open to women, men, couples, and all entrepreneurs who are considering starting a business. Business owners who want a refresher on business planning, marketing, and financial cash flow planning are also welcome to attend.

Women, Work, and Community will also be offering New Ventures, a comprehensive 12-week business planning class, from September 13 through December 13 in Madawaska. Entrepreneurs who are considering attending the New Ventures class should register for the Introduction to Self-Employment workshop nearest you, where you will receive an overview of the business planning process and where New Ventures applications will be made available to all participants, or you may request a New Ventures application directly from Women, Work, and Community.

For more information or to register for the Introduction to Self-Employment workshop in the location most convenient for you, contact Erica Quin-Easter, Microenterprise Coordinator at Women, Work, and Community at 764-0050 or erica.quineaster@maine.edu. Pre-registration is required, and there is no fee for the trainings.

For More Information:

Contact Name: Erica Quin-Easter

Telephone Number: (207)764-0050

Website: http://www.womenworkandcommunity.org

Email: erica.quineaster@maine.edu