Small Business Training Sessions Offered in March

March 3, 2015

Does your business need help developing a plan for expansion or financing? Are you a start-up looking for support or wondering what the next steps are to begin your business? The Maine Downtown Center and Women, Work and Community are partnering to bring resources to downtown businesses. Together, they offer some great educational sessions for small businesses, and they may be able to help you!

Women, Work and Community offers trainings online, in Main Street Maine communities, and around the state to help small businesses succeed.  Two of the upcoming training sessions are:

Business Basics

Fridays, March 13, 20, and 27 at 10:00-11:30 AM (3-session webinar)


This class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, cash planning and is suitable for those thinking about or in the early start-up phase of a new business. It will help you assess the feasibility, desirability, and viability of your business idea and get you started with your plan.

Register online by March 10

Introduction to Self-Employment

Wednesday, March 18, 9:00-11:00 AM

Register: Augusta Career Center 624-5120


Wednesday, March 25, 2:00-4:00 PM

Register: Waterville Public Library 680-2603

This one-session workshop will help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. The 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.


For more information on these and other courses offered, or to find out about other services available to help your small business, visit the Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community website.