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BANGOR, DOVER-FOXCROFT and LINCOLN - MaineStream Finance, a subsidiary of Penquis, is offering a free Business 101 workshop via an online webinar and in a classroom setting in Bangor, Dover- Foxcroft and Lincoln. This workshop is for 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 workshops will be offered as a webinar on Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. and on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. It will be offered in a classroom setting on Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. at Penquis, 262 Harlow St., Bangor; Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at Penquis, 50 North St., Dover-Foxcroft; and Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Penquis, 40 Main St., Lincoln. Individuals interested in the online workshop will receive instructions for participating upon registration.

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  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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. Visit Facebook at IWW - Incubator Without Walls of Eastern Maine.                             

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