HOULTON – A seminar on “Creating Your Maine Business Plan” will be held Thursday, October 6th from 6:00-8:00pm at the Houlton Higher Education Center. ?The seminar is part of Phase II of the Houlton Entrepreneur Challenge, but the session is open to all who are interested in the topic.
The seminar is presented by Josh Nadeau, Small Business Development Center Director at Northern Maine Development Commission. ?The session will explain why a Business Plan is important, how to set one up, important components to include, mistakes to avoid and resources for assistance.
There is no charge to attend the seminar, but registration is requested to assure enough materials are available for all attendees. ?Registrations can be made by contacting Houlton Community Development Director, Nancy Ketch at (207)521-5938 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Houlton Entrepreneur Challenge is a contest featuring a $35,000 Incentive Package that includes a $25,000 forgivable loan and donated services by several area businesses. ?The Challenge is presented by the Town of Houlton, Southern Aroostook Development Corporation (SADC) and major financial partner Machias Savings Bank.
In addition to Machias Savings Bank, the other financial partners are Houlton Water Company, Buildings Etcetera, F.A. Peabody Company, J. McLaughlin Construction, MMG Insurance, S.W. Collins Company and York’s of Houlton. ?Business Partners already committed to the program are Severson, Hand & Nelson, Northern Maine Media/WHOU 100.1FM, F. A. Peabody Company, OTT Communications, Houlton Rotary Club, Paychex, Davis Gates & Alward and the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce. ?Time Warner Business Class is a Promotional Partner. ?Educational Partners include Houlton Higher Education Center, Northern Maine Development Commission and Small Business Development Centers of Maine.
Further information on the Houlton Entrepreneur Challenge is available calling Ketch or Jon McLaughlin, SADC Executive Director at 207-521-0157.