Starting August 5, Business Basics classes will be held at the Houlton Town Office, 21 Water St, Houlton, Fridays from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

New Ventuires Maine

Classes meet for three sessions on August 5, August 12, and August 19.

The 9-hour 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. The Business Basics class will help you assess the feasibility, desirability, and viability of your business idea and get you started with your plan.

Karin Petrin, Microenterprise Specialist for New Ventures Maine in Aroostook County and the trainer for the class, notes that “If you plan to enter the Houlton Entrepreneur Challenge in September, seek bank financing for your business endeavor, want to reach all of your customers the first time, or just want to see if your idea will work as a business, you need a business plan."

The Business Basics class is open to all entrepreneurs. The class is suitable for those who are thinking about starting their own business, those in the early start-up phase, or established business owners who want a refresher on planning for successful business operation or expansion.

Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, August 3. There is no fee for the class. For more information or to register today, call 768-9468, email karin.petrin@maine.edu or go online to register at newventuresmaine.org/schedules/business-basics-34/. Class is limited to 15.