New Ventures Maine announces tuition-free online classes in managing money, building careers, and starting businesses

New Ventures Maine has announced tuition-free online workshops and classes for April aimed at helping Maine people build a career, start a business and manage money. The full class schedule is online at

New ventures Maine has announced tuition-free online workshops and classes for April designed to help Maine people build careers, start businesses and manage money. The full course schedule is online at

Courses planned for April – Financial Literacy Month – that focus on money management include:

Build your savings: Wednesday, March 30 10-11 Putting money aside helps you plan for the future and achieve your goals. While saving can be a challenge, small steps can make a difference. Also offered on April 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m

Let’s talk credit: Monday, April 4 6:30-7:30pm Learn how to reduce your debt, improve your credit score and maintain good credit. Create your own step-by-step plan to pay off your debt.

Matched Savings Information Session: Monday, April 4, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m

Learn more about matched savings programs like the Rainy Day Savings and Family Development Account programs. They can help you save towards a specific goal by matching your savings with additional funds. Find out how the programs work, verify eligibility, and ask questions.

My money works: Wednesdays, April 6-May 4, 10am-11am Gain the skills and confidence you need to stretch your money, pay your bills, reduce debt, find money to save, prepare for retirement to plan and set financial goals with a plan to achieve more financial stability. Also offered on Mondays, April 25-May 23, 6:30-7:30pm

Courses focused on building careers and starting businesses include:

Grow your online business: Self-determined, log in anytime, complete by May 31st. Gain the skills, knowledge, and confidence to create a compelling web presence and website for your small business. Work online at your own pace with self-paced courses on branding, GoDaddy tools, website design and content, SEO & marketing, ecommerce, and more. Interactive remote sessions and exercises are included. Made possible by Empower by GoDaddy in partnership with New Ventures Maine.

Next steps: work & life beyond the pandemic: Thursdays, March 31-May 5, 6:30-8:00 p.m. In this interactive online course, participants take steps toward work and life changes, make connections with other participants and community-based resources, sit down personal goals and develop an action plan to make progress toward their goals.

business success: Thursdays, March 31 – April 21, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Business Success is a series of dynamic online workshops designed to help you understand and navigate the many components to successfully starting and growing your business . March 31: Accounting Solutions; April 7: Projected Cash Flow; April 14: Quickbooks – Is It Right For Me?; April 21: Tax readiness.

Job Search Classes: Mondays 4-25 April 6:30-7:30pm Ready for a new job or career change? Attend one, two, or all three of these workshops. 4 April: Job Search Strategies; April 11: Resume Strategies; April 25: Interview strategies (no classes on April 18).

make a career choice: Tuesday, April 5 10-11 am Ready for a career change but don’t know where to start? This workshop will help you get started in the right direction. We cover what to consider when choosing a career and what resources are available to you to be successful. Also offered Thursday, April 21 6:30pm-7:30pm)

build up trust: Tuesdays, 5th–19th April 18:30-20:00 Whether you are coping with recent changes, looking for a job, starting a business or just want to become more confident, take this course to assess your confidence and learn specific tools to help Helping you build your confidence and keep it strong.

Work for yourself @50+: Thursday, April 28 6:00pm – 7:30pm Gain the knowledge, support and resources you need to make informed self-employment decisions and take the right first steps toward successful self-employment.

For the full schedule of upcoming courses and to register, visit or call toll-free in Maine: 800-442-2092.

New ventures Maine offers training and individual advice in the areas of career planning, starting a business and managing money. A statewide program from the University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine System, NVME is helping Maine people thrive in the changing economy and achieve economic security for themselves and their families. For more information visit

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