SKOWHEGAN — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer free business planning workshops for farmers and small-business owners from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 12 and 19, at the UMaine Extension Somerset County Office, 7 County Drive.

On Nov. 12, Developing a Business Plan will aim to help small- and home-based business owners better understand the business planning process. Workshop participants will explore the importance of developing a business plan while identifying key components and reviewing sample agendas.

Know Your Market, set for Nov. 19, will present essential elements and practical methods of conducting market research. Participants can learn how to gather information to turn business plans into reality.

Registration for either or both workshops is required by Monday, Nov. 9. To register or request a disability accommodation, call 474-9622 or 800-287-1495e, or email [email protected].

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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