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The CEI Women's Business Center

Steps to Start a Business

Tue 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
4 sessions ending Tue, Jun 28
Topic: Business Basics

The CEI Women’s Business Center (WBC) and Westbrook-based Common Threads of Maine (CTM) are collaborating in this in-person 4-part cohort.

During each interactive session, participants will learn the steps to start a business, the key elements of financial projections, and how to develop a business plan.

Existing business owners in the textile industry will join and share their experiences on how they started their business. Aspiring entrepreneurs in other industries may also benefit from this business training series.

This program will take place in-person at Common Threads of Maine, 90 Bridge Street, Suite 305, Westbrook, ME 04092

The WBC and CTM monitor guidance from the Maine Centers for Disease Control and the US Centers for Disease Control and recommend masking indoors. We are being prudent to ensure that we are keeping our staff, our participants, and our communities safe.

Session Dates:

June 7th 5-7pm: Steps to Start a Business

June 14th 5-7pm: How to Write a Business Plan

June 21st 5-7pm: How to Prepare Financial Projections

June 28th 5-7pm: How She Built It: Existing textile entrepreneurs sharing their experience

Participants are invited and encouraged to also participate (optional) in a 10-week hands-on Advanced Sewing Course June 21st-August 27th in patternmaking and clothing alterations. This course takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30pm-7:40pm, plus some Saturdays from 8am-12:30pm. Click here to learn more about other programs offered at Common Threads of Maine.

Register Today!

Fee: No Cost

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