Entrepreneurship Workshop - Starting Your Own Business 10.7.15
with Jim Potter West Bay Rotary
Oct 7, 2015 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Once again, members of West Bay Rotary will present this popular class for students who are thinking about starting their own business. Sessions will cover topics new entrepreneurs need to know such as financing, legal concerns, accounting and tax issues, writing a business plan, sales and marketing and managing a successful business as well as the traits necessary for successful entrepreneurship. Speakers and panel members are all West Bay Rotary members who either own or have owned their own businesses. A staff member from the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development will also make a presentation outlining their services for new entrepreneurs. For more information, you may call Jim Potter, class moderator, at 230-2400 Monday-Friday. Please call the Adult Ed office to register. Registration $30. 5 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 10/7 CHRHS Rm 223 This class is taught by members of the West Bay Rotary Club of Camden, all of whom either own or have owned their own businesses.
Independent Publishing for Maine Writers 12.3.15
with Jane Karker
Dec 3, 2015 at 6:15 pm
Are you ready to publish your book independently? Advances in printing technology have created a boom in independent publishing. Many first time authors as well as previously published authors are choosing to self-publish. This class will guide authors through the steps needed to publish responsibly and effectively while avoiding the many pitfalls in the fast-changing world of independent publishing. We will cover the importance of editing, eBooks, marketing plans, and the technical assistance you need to get your book in print. Registration $20. 1 night 6:15-8:30 p.m. Class Thurs 12/3 CHRHS Rm 235 Jane Karker lives in Maine and is the owner and president of Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative and the newly emerging Boston Writers Publishing & Cooperative. With over 20 years of experience in the publishing and printing industry, Jane is well qualified to address affordable ways to produce, publish and market books for self-publishing authors.
Think Like A Customer - Five Steps to Success 10.6.15
with Bill Packard
Oct 6, 2015 at 5 pm, runs for 5 weeks
Consider this class for yourself AND your employees! We will discuss the importance of defining your business culture to build the foundation for how you do your business. Next, we will look at what makes your business unique. What is it that brings your customers back time and again? We will examine the Pareto Principle: if 80% of your income comes from 20% of your customers, who constitutes that 20% and what do they need? Why do customers leave a business? We'll share the SBA numbers and discuss them so that you won't make the same mistakes. Finally, we will go over the importance of checks and balances and look at systems that eliminate double or triple entries and remove the possibility of missed billings. Registration $35. 5 wks 5:00-6:30 p.m. Begins Tues 10/6 CHRHS Rm 223 Bill Packard was born in Camden and has lived in midcoast Maine all his life, currently residing in Union . He began Packard Landscapes in Lincolnville then started B & F Safety Lines, which evolved into Packard Transportation which maintained parking lots all over Maine and delivered paper goods from Maine to the metropolitan New York City and Philadelphia areas. Bill also worked for a Fortune 500 company for over nine years, and currently owns and operates Down to Earth, a specialty site work business solving drainage and small space sitework problems.