Owning and Managing Rental Properties December 14, 2023


This will be held as a live webinar This 2.5 hour seminar on December 14, 2023 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm has been approved by Maine Housing. The course will cover tenant issues including: applications, screening and reference checks, fair housing, leases vs. tenancies at will, security deposits, eviction procedures; and building issues including: property maintenance […]

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Tuesday Toast Talks: Meet, Share, & Connect

Rustic Elegance 249 Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, ME, United States

Join WBC Business Advisor, Jodi Cordes, for an informal networking meeting with new, existing, or aspiring female entrepreneurs from Greater Franklin County! Join us on the first Tuesday for a great conversation among business owners, at any stage. Come together to connect, share expertise, and learn from each other about running a business. Location: Rustic Elegance at 249 […]

January Biz Fit: Is Maine Made a Good Fit for your Business?


Are you ready? Do you Qualify? Our January guest speaker is Tammy Knight, Program Manager for Maine Made. Maine Made is a program offered through the State of Maine, which builds recognition for Maine products, their producers, and Maine industries. Tammy will share an overview of how Maine Made helps makers and artisans grow their business, […]

BIPOC Women’s Business Navigator

CEI Women's Business Center - Portland 2 Portland Fish Pier Suite 201, Portland, ME, United States

This 9-week cohort provides technical guidance to 10-12 women of color who are either at the pre-start or very early stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Each in-person session will be facilitated by Grace Mo-Phillips, WBC Business Advisor. Through practical business training and peer discussions, participants help one another define and refine their business ideas, identify where […]

FocusME: Winter 2024 Cohort


The CEI Women’s Business Center and the Portland SCORE Chapter are collaborating to host FocusME, a peer group for female entrepreneurs. FocusME is a facilitated peer group that provides a supportive network of other female business owners; a place to work on personal and professional growth, a sense of accountability, and an opportunity to learn […]

Women’s Business Services Info Session with Ruth Feldman


Interested in learning about the resources available to help you start and/or grow your business in Maine? Join the Maine Seacoast Mission's webinar to hear from Ruth Feldman about the CEI Women’s Business Center (WBC). The focus of the presentation will be on how to best take advantage of opportunities and resources for your small business in […]

Boundaries for a Thriving Business


Many female business owners find that they are repeatedly asked to do unpaid work, work that is not within their skill set, or work that leaves them tired and at risk of burnout. However, running a business is not inherently draining -- especially when you have the tools to set healthy boundaries. In this 6-week […]

Navigating Tax Season: A Small Business Owner’s Tax Prep Checklist


Get ready for tax season with Jammie Knox, a seasoned tax pro, who will help you avoid surprises and overwhelm this tax season whether you plan to do your own taxes or are considering hiring a pro. In this 1-hour workshop, Jammie will review: Which documents you need to have in order to properly do […]

Demystifying Federal Tax Obligations for Small Business


What are my federal tax obligations as a self-employed person? How can I estimate my taxes? What deadlines do I need to adhere to? Understand your federal taxes as a small business ahead of tax season! Join this session to learn from Nancy Feliciano, Stakeholder Liaison, at the Internal Revenue Service Communications & Liaison office. […]

Retirement Planning Part 1: Retirement for the Self-Employed


As a self-employed individual, you work hard to manage your business finances. Saving for retirement can be challenging without a steady paycheck, but it is important to plan for your own financial future. In this part of our Retirement Planning series, we will be discussing available retirement plan options for self-employed individuals. We will review […]

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Owning and Managing Rental Properties November 15, 2023

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