Workshops and Events

Join us for an event!  The Women’s Business Center at CEI offers a variety of  workshops, as well as networking groups; all geared towards aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners.

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March 29show details + $10.00 (USD)  

  • March 29
    March 29, 2017
    7:30 am - 9:00 am

After a statewide referendum, Maine’s minimum wage increased from $7.50 an hour to $9.00 an hour as of Saturday, January 7, 2017. Portland’s minimum wage, previously at $10.10 an hour in 2016, increased to $10.68/hr. on January 1, 2017. How can small businesses manage the financial and organizational impact of this new law? The Women’s (more…)

Event Phone: 207.535.2942


  • Pitch Contest
    April 4, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event is open to Men and Women! Compete for cash prizes of up to $70,000! The Women’s Business Center at CEI is hosting InnovateHER 2017! Please complete our submission form below for consideration!  The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the 2017 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge. This challenge seeks to unearth businesses whose products and (more…)


  • April 7, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

This Event is on First Friday and is open to new, existing and potential business owners. Women Business Owners come together and strengthen the business community in Western Maine by connecting , sharing expertise and learning from each other and experts about how to maintain or take your business to the next level through marketing, (more…)

Event Phone: (207) 778-6529


  • April 12, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

This Event is on the Second Wednesday and is open to new, existing and potential business owners. Women Business Owners come together and strengthen the business community in Central Maine by connecting , sharing expertise and learning from each other and experts about how to maintain or take your business to the next level through (more…)

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FocusME Registrationshow details + $199.00 (USD)  
Payment Plan- 1st Paymentshow details + $100.00 (USD)  
Payment Plan- 2nd Paymentshow details + $99.00 (USD)  

  • First Session
    April 25, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Second Session
    May 9, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Third Session
    May 23, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Fourth Session
    June 6, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Fifth Session
    June 20, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • Sixth Session
    July 11, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:30 am

The Women’s Business Center at CEI and the Portland SCORE Chapter are collaborating to host FocusME, a series of peer groups for female entrepreneurs. This spring we are offering an Early Stage Business Peer Group and a Growth Stage Business Peer Group. Once you’ve registered we will contact you and ask you to complete a short questionnaire (more…)

Price Qty
FocusME Registrationshow details + $199.00 (USD)  
Payment Plan- 1st Paymentshow details + $100.00 (USD)  
Payment Plan- 2nd Paymentshow details + $99.00 (USD)  

  • First Session
    April 25, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Second Session
    May 9, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Third Session
    May 23, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fourth Session
    June 6, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fifth Session
    June 20, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sixth Session
    July 11, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Women’s Business Center at CEI and the Portland SCORE Chapter are collaborating to host FocusME, a series of peer groups for female entrepreneurs. This spring we are offering an Early Stage Business Peer Group and a Growth Stage Business Peer Group. Once you’ve registered we will contact you and ask you to complete a short questionnaire (more…)

Price Qty
Registrationshow details + $10.00 (USD)  

  • April 27, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

A Workshop With The Women’s Business Center at CEI and Brainstorm Academy This workshop is designed to address accounting related record-keeping guidelines for small business owners. Creating and maintaining thorough business records is essential. These records will help you analyze your business’s profitability, stay out of trouble with tax authorities, maintain positive relationships with clients (more…)


  • May 5, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

This Event is on First Friday and is open to new, existing and potential business owners. Women Business Owners come together and strengthen the business community in Western Maine by connecting , sharing expertise and learning from each other and experts about how to maintain or take your business to the next level through marketing, (more…)

Event Phone: (207) 778-6529


  • May 10, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

This Event is on the Second Wednesday and is open to new, existing and potential business owners. Women Business Owners come together and strengthen the business community in Central Maine by connecting , sharing expertise and learning from each other and experts about how to maintain or take your business to the next level through (more…)


  • June 2, 2017
    8:00 am - 9:30 am

This Event is on First Friday and is open to new, existing and potential business owners. Women Business Owners come together and strengthen the business community in Western Maine by connecting , sharing expertise and learning from each other and experts about how to maintain or take your business to the next level through marketing, (more…)


Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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