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Merrymeeting Adult Education



Finance & Business

Business Basics
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Business Basics

Free

with New Ventures

This multi-session class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, and 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. Pre-registration required, no cost. Contact Jenn Dobransky at 386-1664 or jenn.dobransky@maine.edu.

Get Your Press Releases Published

$20

with Raye Leonard

Calendar Mar 6, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you an artist, gallery, small business, or nonprofit with news you want to share with the wider community? Join Raye Leonard, former editor of the Coastal Journal, for an evening of tips to writing a press release that gets published - or even better, catches the eye of a reporter who wants to explore your news in greater detail! Bring ideas for news you want to share so you can leave with a release that's ready to print.

Introduction to Self-Employment
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Introduction to Self-Employment

Free

with New Ventures

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. Pre-registration required, no cost. Please contact Jenn Dobransky at 207-386-1664 or jenn.dobransky@maine.edu.

Money Management 201
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Money Management 201

Free

with New Ventures

This multi-session class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, and 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. Pre-registration required, no cost. Contact Jenn Dobransky at 386-1664 or jenn.dobransky@maine.edu.

My Next Career Move
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My Next Career Move

Free

with New Ventures

Take charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success. Learn how your current skills connect to future careers. Identify high-growth job fields. Explore education and training options. Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search. Graduates of this class are eligible to apply for the University of Maine at Augusta GEN Scholarship, to be used at any UMA location. Pre-registration required, no cost. Access the month-long course anytime from your own computer. Pre-registration required, no cost. Contact Jenn Dobransky at 386-1664 or jenn.dobransky@maine.edu.

Social Media for Small Business

$35

with Meleena Erikson

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you been wondering how to use social media for your small business? This course will help you to understand an evaluate the big players in business social media: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Pinterest. We will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each, how companies are successfully using them to grow their customer base and advertising options. No discounts.

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Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

$40

with Mariah Cunningham-Knaus

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks
How does your nonprofit grow? Developing a strategic plan is the backbone document to executing your nonprofit's mission. This two-week workshop will deliver the basics of a strategic plan and will also provide time to review any existing strategic plan documents to assess their effectiveness. This workshop will be very hands on and tailored to your organization.
Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed
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Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed

Free

with New Ventures

Learn what you need to go through the tax return preparation process whether you use an online method, a tax preparer, or a free tax preparation service (for qualified individuals). Pre-registration required, no cost. Contact Jenn Dobransky at 386-1664 or jenn.dobransky@maine.edu.





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