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Start A Business

with Peter Harriman

Apr
25

Next session: April 25th, 2024

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After taking this Zoom workshop, you’ll be able to determine if being a business owner is right for you. We’ll go over business planning, market research, and what it takes to get started, including licensing, operational, and legal considerations. We do this in a WHAT NOT TO DO format that highlights some of the common mistakes new business owners make. 

All registered participants will be sent a link to join this Zoom class. 

Peter Harriman has been working for nearly 8 years with the Maine Small Business Development Center. The Small Business Development Center is a free, confidential business advising service found in every state. These services are for new and existing businesses alike and can range from business planning, financial projections, human resources, tax strategies and more. In his 8 years, Peter Harriman has helped over 1,300 clients access over $14 Million in funding to help start over 98 businesses in Maine. The course, Starting a Business, will go through the fundamental questions and motivations Peter has learned over the years that help business owners understand how, when and why to start a new business.

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This 55-hour remote learning real estate agent course, approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission, is a prerequisite to taking the Pearson VUE state licensing exam. Based on the book, Introduction to a Successful Career in Maine Real Estate, by Charles “Kim” Coit, its content includes material that is basic to the practice of real estate in Maine. Concepts covered:

  • How the business is organized and regulated by the Maine Real Estate Commission
  • Licensing laws and agency relationships
  • Fiduciary duties of a licensee with an agency agreement with a buyer or seller
  • Private property rights with attention to the public and private limits that may exist on those rights.
  • Required disclosures licensees must make to make to buyers and sellers
  • Basics of contracts and how to complete agreements for real estate transactionsIntroduction to real estate financing and overview of different loan products available
  • Closings and closing costs
  • Tax considerations of property ownership
  • Miscellaneous federal laws including Fair Housing and Americans with Disabilities.

The material is presented in manageable modules. Students read the text and then answer short questions based on the text. The questions are designed to help students focus on key points and reinforce learning. The course has four quizzes. Students take the quiz and with a passing grade of 75, move on to the next topics in the course. Students may retake quizzes until they secure a passing grade. The final course grade is the grade attained on the final exam. Students may retake the final exam as well. Students have 1 year to complete the course.

Upon passing this course AND completing a course evaluation required by the Maine Real Estate Commission, students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This Certificate is your ticket of admission to the Pearson VUE state licensing exam. Students have one year from the course completion to take the Pearson VUE test. We recommend taking the test as soon after completing the real estate agent course as possible.

When students pass the Pearson VUE exam, they affiliate with an agency. The Designated Broker of the Agency and the student sign the application for a license and send the application to the commission for processing.

 

Students are welcome to call or email the real estate course instructor at any time during the course with questions.

Materials include:

  • Introduction to a Successful Career in Maine Real Estate textbook
  • Maine Real Estate Commission License Law Reference Book

If you would like to recieve a hard copy of the text book click here to register and recieve it for an additional $25

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Retrain Your Brain: The Secret To Staying Lean

with Carolann Charland-Cliche

Apr
11

Next session: April 11th, 2024

$51 More Info

Discover the real reason why 90% of diets end in failure. It has nothing to do with the diet! Over the years when you repeatedly went from one diet to another, it created a powerful neuropathway in the brain or behavior pattern of diet failure that the brain automatically used as a default behavior every time you started a new diet. Unknowingly, you programmed your brain to NOT lose weight! Neural Retraining Therapy uses techniques to break unwanted habits and behavior patterns stored in the brain. This program stops diet failure and helps you to eliminate unhealthy eating habits (usually programmed in the brain since childhood) that sabotage your weight loss efforts.

COURSE INCLUDES: Includes my 45pg eBook “The Diet Fix: Your Key to Diet Success”

BONUS: A 30-minute guided meditation therapy session( in-class) to jumpstart your weight loss goals. (you can record for home use)

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Adulting 101: Money Starts

with FAME Specialist

Apr
3

Next session: April 3rd, 2024

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Adulting is tough. Finances can be one of the trickiest parts of adulthood. Whether you’ve been Adulting for decades or are just getting started, banking basics, spending plans, credit scores and useful tools and apps are available to make the whole Adulting thing a little bit easier. Join Steve Kautz from the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour virtual workshop as we dive into some adulting money basics together.

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Planning & Paying for College

with FAME Specialist

May
15

Next session: May 15th, 2024

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Do you have children who will be looking at college in the next few years or might you be thinking of returning to school yourself? Now is a great time to start thinking about the college financial aid process and ways to boost college savings. The earlier you start, the more confident and relaxed you will feel when it is time to apply for financial aid. Join Jessica Whittier, College Access Counselor with the Finance Authority of Maine for this 1-hour workshop as we talk all things paying for college.

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“Cutting the Cord” – Getting TV & Phone Services Over the Internet

with NDEC Instructor

Apr
3

Next session: April 3rd, 2024

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What does it mean to "Cut the Cord"? It's about canceling cable or satellite services and being able to watch television shows online, as well as options that would allow you to get rid of your landline. This class will not only show you the wide variety of options out there, but also teach you some tools to decide if cutting the cord is right for you.

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