New Ventures Maine has created a series of 10 online workshops to help entrepreneurs understand and manage the components of starting and growing a small business. This series is intended for individuals exploring new business ideas and is also appropriate for established businesses looking for new strategies.

Business Advisor and Microenterprise Specialist Jenn Dobransky announced the Business Success Series is offered at two different times over the course of the next four months, one during the day and one in the evening.

The daytime series will be from noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday, starting Feb. 2 to April 8. The evening series will be from 6 to 7 p.m. every Tuesdays, starting Feb. 9 to April 13.

Workshops in the series cover topics including an introduction to self-employment, values and missions, marketing strategy, getting a business online, pricing strategies, bookkeeping solutions, projecting cash flow, understanding business financials, Quickbooks and tax readiness for the self-employed.

Entrepreneurs are encouraged to review the workshop list and choose ones that meet individual and specific needs. Each workshop is designed to provide tools and resources to break down steps into manageable tasks.

“Being self-employed requires ongoing learning. The pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty for budding entrepreneurs and established businesses, both big and small," said Business Advisor and Microenterprise Specialist for New Ventures Maine Karin Petrin, "Entrepreneurs who engage in continuous learning are proven to be more resilient. This is the time to pause and assess what is working and what is not."

Registration is required. The deadline to register is one hour before the start of the workshop. For more information or to register, visit There is no fee for the training. Recordings are not available.

New Ventures Maine is a statewide organization serving all counties from six locations and 12 outreach centers. All interactive classes and workshops are available online. Individual appointments are available by video conference or phone.

For more information on programs and services by New Ventures Maine, visit