This full-day workshop is designed to help both established and beginning farmers understand the financials of their business and learn how to make informed decisions to increase profits. It is best suited for those with at least one year of farming or similar experience. The goals of the workshop are to plan for profit, examine (more…)

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…)

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…)

In this workshop, we’ll learn how to make a budget that finally works – even if your income is unpredictable, you’re in debt, your situation is in flux, or all of the above – by using a zero-based budget. We’ll also discuss how to figure out how much to pay yourself and how to know (more…)

Are your social media marketing efforts failing to generate the results you want? Are you unsure of when to pay for ads or how much to spend on them? This workshop is designed to simplify the best practices of paid advertising across multiple social media channels. We’ll cover the budgeting, planning, execution, adjustment and analysis (more…)

How must you be perceived in order to own your market niche? Did you know that brands account for more than 30% of the stock market value of companies? But what is a brand, and how do you get a strong one? A BRAND is a complex collection of thoughts, beliefs, and feelings – associations – about a product (more…)

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a nonprofit community development organization, with the support of Maine State Housing Authority, will offer the Homebuyer Education class, a 4 session course, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, March 13, 15, 20, 22 at CEI, 30 Federal Street in Brunswick. Thinking about buying a home? Attend CEI’s Home Buyer Education class (more…)

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), a nonprofit community development organization, with the support of Maine State Housing Authority, will offer the Homebuyer Education class, a 2 day course, on Saturday, March 17, and 24 at Maine Real Estate Network at 75 John Roberts Road in South Portland. Thinking about buying a home? Attend CEI’s Home Buyer (more…)

How should you look, feel, speak, and interact in order to create your defined brand experience for customers? Great, now you can tell people the kind of company you are and the brand you want to build. But how do you translate that into tangible designed items, collateral and communications? How do you brief designers (more…)

What are some top-priority communications and experiences you can create, to make your brand come to life? Hooray – you know what brand experience you need to create and you can articulate how it looks and feels! How do you really bring it to life as a 360 degree experience? How do you make it (more…)