New Ventures Maine has announced tuition-free online workshops and classes for November to help people in Maine gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to start a business, build a career, and manage money.

Classes include single and multi-session classes, provided in interactive and self-paced online formats.

The full class schedule with offerings for November 2022 and beyond is accessible at and include the following:

Manage Your Money

My Money Works is set for 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 1. Gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money for savings, plan for retirement, and set personal financial goals with a plan to achieve greater financial stability.

Managing Your Money workshops will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 2-16. Learn to budget, repair your credit, and create a savings plan. Attend one, two, or all three workshops.


Budgeting Basics is set for Nov. 2, Let’s Talk About Credit is scheduled for Nov. 9, and Build Your Savings will take place Nov. 16.

Build Your Career

Making Career Choices will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1. The class will cover what to consider when making a career choice and resources to help you succeed. (Also offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6).

Building a Strong Future is set for 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 2-16. Take steps toward work that aligns with your values and skills while also meeting your needs, such as desired salary and benefits. In three, 90-minute class sessions, you will begin to build your plan for the strong future you envision.

Building Confidence will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 8-22. Whether you are navigating recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business, or simply want to be more confident, join this class to assess your confidence and learn concrete tools to help you build your confidence and keep it strong.

Job Search Workshops will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 8-22. Participate in one, two, or all three of these workshops. Nov. 8 will cover Job Search Strategies, Nov. 15 is Resume Strategies, and Nov. 22 will focus on Interview Strategies.


Start a Business

Introduction to Self-Employment is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Nov. 1. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, steps needed for start-up, major elements of a business plan, and resources to help you succeed. (Also offered at noon Tuesday, Dec. 6).

Tax Readiness for the Self-Employed will begin at noon Wednesday, Nov. 30. Learn how to organize your financial records, understand your tax responsibilities, become familiar with tax forms, and file your taxes with confidence. This workshop is designed for sole-proprietors.

Self-paced classes include:

Grow Your Business Online: Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create a compelling web presence and website for your small business. Made possible by Empower by GoDaddy in partnership with New Ventures Maine. Enroll anytime. Work at your own pace. Complete by Dec. 31.

My Next Career Move: Assess your skills, interests, and experiences and relate them to career options. Identify high-growth job fields, explore education and training options. Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search. Enroll by Nov. 18. Work at your own pace, complete by Dec. 31.

To sign up for any of the above classes, visit or call 207-621-3440.


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