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Business 101 Workshops Offered

August 14, 2012

Bangor, ME- MaineStream Finance, a subsidiary of Penquis, is offering a free Business 101 workshop to anyone interested in knowing more about starting a business. Many people have an idea for a business but are unsure of the next steps or what is involved in starting a business. Business 101 will help answer those questions.

The two hour workshop will be offered on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, September 6th at 6:00 pm at Penquis, 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft. It is also being offered Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, September 5, at 6:00 pm at Penquis, 262 Harlow St., Bangor.

The workshop provides an overview of the pros and cons of operating a small business, including the basics of a business plan, the importance of networking, creating and managing a budget, available resources for business development and understanding credit. MaineStream Finance also offers small business lending and one on one business technical assistance with a Microenterprise Consultant.

The workshop instructor will be James Macomber, Microenterprise Consultant and 2008 SBA Home Based Business Champion for Maine and New England. To register for the Business 101 workshop visit www.mainestreamfinance.org and click on "Workshops and Trainings", then complete the registration form, or call 1-800-215-4942 extension 2476 or email jmacomber@penquis.org.

This class is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Find us on Facebook at IWW - Incubator Without Walls of Eastern Maine.

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