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Business planning workshop series starts April 17

Ellsworth- University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free 4-session business planning workshop with an optional consultation session starting April 17 from 9 a.m.-12 noon at UMaine Extension, 63 Boggy Rd, Ellsworth. The remaining dates are May 14, May 25 and June 1. Consultations will be scheduled July 2.

‘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.

This series is free; registration is required through the Hancock County Cooperative Extension Office. For more information on the workshop visit To register and/or to request a disability accommodation, contact:
667.8212 or (in Maine) 1.800.287.1479 or email [email protected]

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.

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