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Business planning workshop series starts May 1

Community Author: Tara Wood
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MACHIAS — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free four-session business planning workshop with an optional consultation session 9 a.m.-noon starting May 1, at UMaine Extension, 28 Center St., Machias. The remaining dates are May 25, 31, and June 1. Consultations will be scheduled June 27.
“‘Starting your business: Planning for success” begins the series with participants reviewing key questions to consider in business planning. Additional workshop topics are cybersecurity, pricing goods and services, and descision-making with market research. Scheduled presenters are Extension business and economics specialist and UMaine economics professor Jim McConnon, Extension Professor Louis Bassano, UMaine business reference librarian Grace Yan Liu, and Bangor Savings Bank chief information security officer Russell Patton.
The series is free; registration is requested. Register at https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/business-workshops-machias/.  For information or to request a disability accommodation, contact 800.287.1542 (in Maine), 207.255.3345, or email tara.a.wood@maine.edu
About University of Maine Cooperative Extension: As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaineExtension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated.  UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.