Summer Sessions with the WBC

Free business support sessions with expert consultants

Can you believe it’s already July? 2021 is flying by and before you know it, it will be time for the rush of the holiday season and end-of-year accounting. To help you get your business in tip-top shape for the second half of the year, we are launching Summer Sessions, a new initiative designed to connect WBC clients with a team of experts in the areas of e-commerce, bookkeeping, marketing and shipping.

This additional support is available for a limited time, so while you can always reach out to us for advising and resources, don’t delay if you’d like to work with any of our consultants, listed below. Just like our regular WBC advising, Summer Sessions are free and confidential.

If it’s been a while (more than three years) since you’ve worked directly with a WBC Advisor, please fill out our request for advising form when you schedule a Summer Session, so that we can keep our records current and our funders happy.

E-Commerce Summer Session

For clients looking for help with establishing or growing online sales through their website.

Rebecca Perea-Kane is a designer, entrepreneur, and small business consultant based in New England. She runs a jewelry line called Thicket, crafting minimal, botanical jewelry from recycled metals, and has worked in design for over a decade. She is committed to empowering entrepreneurs and product based businesses – providing guidance through the range of business challenges, from strategy and marketing to financials and web design. She is passionate about helping build a world where small businesses can thrive.

Book a Summer Session with Becca

Social Media Summer Session

For clients looking to establish or grow their social media presence, including help with choosing the right social media platform for their business.

Katie Kelley holds a Master’s degree in Communication with a concentration in New Media Marketing. She is passionate about connecting with new people over social media and bringing their online marketing goals to fruition. Katie has worked with small businesses throughout Central Maine to create strategic social media campaigns to grow their brand and digital presence. An avid photographer, Katie enjoys capturing the beauty of New England to share Instagram.

Book a Summer Session with Katie

Shipping Summer Session

For clients who need help streamlining their shipping process and choosing the right shipping platforms for their business.

Cathy Roberts is an entrepreneur, and co-owner of Pieceworks, Inc., a Maine based business providing custom product fulfilment, including manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and shipping for a diverse clientele since 1996.

Book a Summer Session with Cathy

Instagram Summer Session

For clients looking to improve their Instagram presence and reach a wider audience.

Kait Frost has spent the past several years helping clients build their brand and expand their online presence. Through working with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce she has acquired skills to better help promote businesses and organizations through social media and design strategies. She has a passion for music, art, and technology and holds a degree in New Media from SUNY Purchase.

Book a Summer Session with Kait

Bookkeeping Summer Session

For clients looking for some general assistance with their bookkeeping practices or who have specific questions about financial records and tax prep.

Kitty Barbee is the founder and owner of Barbee Business Services. Established in 2018, her firm works with small and medium sized business throughout the state of Maine. She is a graduate of the University of Maine, and is credentialed in QB Desktop, is a QB Online ProAdvisor, a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers as well as a registered tax preparer with the IRS.

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