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Session I So, You Want to Open an AirBNB…

$30

with Deb Arter

Calendar Feb 25, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that the number of people turning to choose Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled from two years ago? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine was roughly $40 million. If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest bedroom or summer camp for short-term rental this a class not to miss. Debra has operated River Escape for two years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb. She has also interviewed many other Airbnb or VRBO owners and put together a packet with good information, tips, and actual stories of unusual events in the life of a short-term landlord. Included will be issues dealing with the ordinance, insurance, expectations, fees, hosting, communication, neighbors, and more. No discounts. Class meets on Webex.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

The Basics of Bookkeeping

$195

with Sharon deFonteny

Calendar Mar 1, 2021 , runs for 4 weeks

How do you keep track of the day-to-day financial transactions of a business? Whether you are looking to advance in your career, or you’re an entrepreneur, (or maybe you are a part of a family business), this course will help you if you are looking to understand the numbers. The Basics of Bookkeeping course will help you understand, and know how to record, every penny that comes into your business and every penny that goes out of your business. This course shows you how to create a chart of accounts that meet your needs. All of the money you spend, and all of the money you earn, have a place to go. How do you record them? What are debits and credits? What do the numbers mean? How do I label accounts? Even if you outsource your bookkeeping needs, you should still have a basic understanding of what happens with the money earned and the money spent. No one should be blind to his or her finances! In this course you will learn where the numbers go, and why! You will learn the bookkeeping terminology as well as what it means to keep track of the numbers. At the end of the cycle, what do the numbers mean? The Basics of Bookkeeping will show you how to keep track of the numbers and why! CEUs/ILUs: 1.6 Length (in hours): 16 

Legally Speaking

Free

with Madelyn Breerwood

Calendar Mar 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Participants will learn about the legal system, with a focus on planning for their own future and the future of loved ones. Topics will include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, death tax, guardianship/conservatorship, elder care, and more. Bring your own legal questions! Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

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Session II So, You Want to Open an AirBNB…

$30

with Deb Arter

Calendar Apr 8, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Did you know that the number of people turning to choose Airbnb for lodging in Maine has almost doubled from two years ago? The revenue earned by Airbnb owners in Maine was roughly $40 million. If you have entertained the idea of opening up your guest bedroom or summer camp for short-term rental this a class not to miss. Debra has operated River Escape for two years in Damariscotta as an active and popular Airbnb. She has also interviewed many other Airbnb or VRBO owners and put together a packet with good information, tips, and actual stories of unusual events in the life of a short-term landlord. Included will be issues dealing with the ordinance, insurance, expectations, fees, hosting, communication, neighbors, and more. No discounts. Class meets on Webex.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.

Understanding Medicare

Free

with Robert Harvey

Calendar May 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Is it time for you to look into Medicare? This workshop will answer all of your questions. It will cover eligibility, timeline to enroll, what it covers, and what it doesn't cover additional plans that are available and financial assistance options. Come with paper and pens to take notes. Class meets on Zoom.

Students must have an audio and video-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate.





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