Child Care Business Lab: Thrive While Implementing the New Reimbursement Rates

Virtual Event Virtual Event

What do the new Maine Child Care market rates mean for you and your private pay families? Join the Child Care Business Lab team for a group support session on how to help your business navigate this transition. Together participants will work to brainstorm helpful tips and will walk away with ideas for their next […]

Network Builder: A BIPOC Women’s Business Cohort

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

Building relationships and connections in professional settings can open doors to business opportunities. In this 4-week in-person cohort, participants master the skills of Intentional Networking, which cultivates professional growth and boosts self-confidence. Led by Flo Edwards, participants will learn and practice interpersonal, communication, and strategic selling skills. Topics include: ● Developing a brand that defines […]

Summer Programming Schedule Update

The CEI WBC is on our Summer Schedule! We are still open and actively engaging with female entrepreneurs across our state but our programming schedule looks a lot different for the summer. We are hard at work planning more workshops but you’ll see a lot less on the schedule for June, July, and August. Stay […]

Tuesday Toast Talks: Meet, Share, & Connect

Wears and Wares - Farmington 413 Wilton 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: Wears and […]

Self-Worth, Boundaries, and Beyond


Join us for a virtual reunion with fellow alumnae from the Self-Worth Club and Boundaries for a Thriving Business programs. We hope you'll join us on Tuesday, June 4th for this 1.5-hour informal get-together facilitated by Hannah Curtis! What to Expect: Reflect on your journey with self-worth and boundaries in your business. Collaborate on actionable steps […]

Understanding MERIT: Maine’s New Mandatory Retirement Savings Program


Join Cameron Monaghan, Associate Program Developer, for an information session on Maine’s new mandatory retirement savings program, MERIT: Maine Retirement Investment Trust. Tailored specifically for small businesses, this session aims to guide you through navigating this new state law. Businesses with 5 or more employees must register by the end of June, so now is […]

June Biz Fit: Buy (a) Local (Business)!


Do you want to own your own business? Are you helping to transition a family-owned business? We need Small Businesses in our communities. The retention of successful and established small businesses is critical to healthy rural communities. They provide employment and circulate three times more money back into local communities than absentee-owned businesses and corporate […]

Home Buyers Education Live Webinar, June 10, 11, and 12, 2024, 6:00-9:00pm


Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a nonprofit community development organization, with the support of Maine State Housing Authority, will offer the Homebuyer Education class in a n 3 sessions, June 10, 11, and 12th from 6PM – 9PM. This class will be held as a live webinar, you will receive an invitation to join the webinar […]

Get Tickets $30.00 – $50.00

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Certification Info Session


A key growth strategy for many businesses is getting certified as woman-owned. But what exactly is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Certification? What are the benefits to a small business owner? In this 1-hour info session, Meghan Cunningham, WBENC New England Certification Manager at Center for Women & Enterprise will review the WBENC certification in addition to […]