Local Resources Available For Career & Small Business Planning

New Ventures Maine offers a variety of tools that help individuals and small business succeed in the changing economy.

Whether your goal is building a career, starting or growing your small business, managing money, returning to school, or being active in the community, NVM presents classes and workshops at no charge, including in-person and online options, as well as one-on-one coaching for individuals. NVM also provides resources such as mini-grants for marketing your small business and matched-savings programs for building an emergency fund, going to college, growing your business, or buying your first home.

New Ventures Maine’s Midcoast Region covers from Brunswick to Belfast, and travel assistance may be available to help you attend trainings and access services.  Boothbay area residents are welcome to contact the Community Navigator of Boothbay Region Community Resources Council, 633-6272. The LCRPC can provide small businesses with information about workforce training, business financing, and other resources and can be reached at 882-5983 or [email protected]

New Ventures services are free and open to adults of any age or background. We offer classes and workshops at no charge, in-person and online options, and one-on-one coaching to individuals in four areas:

Build Your Career

  • Review your interests, skills, and experience
  • Discover new job and career possibilities
  • Identify education and training options
  • Develop your own career plan

Start or Grow Your Small Business

  • Research the feasibility and viability of your idea
  • Get organized and put a plan together
  • Turn your dream into reality
  • Learn to prepare your business taxes and organize your recordkeeping

Manage Your Money

  • Learn to budget
  • Repair your credit
  • Make a savings plan
  • Match your savings as you build your emergency fund (Rainy Day Savings)
  • Save to purchase your first home, fund your own education, or develop your business

Become a Leader

  • Find your voice
  • Explore leadership opportunities
  • Contribute to your community
  • Learn how government works

New Ventures Maine, Midcoast Region

12 Sewall Street, UCBB Orion Hall, Brunswick, Maine 04011
91 Camden Street #402, URock, Rockland, Maine 04841

Jenn Dobransky, Microenterprise Specialist, [email protected], 386.1664
Melinda Wildes, Workforce Specialist, [email protected], 593.7942