Starting Your Own Business (211202) December 2, 2021, 12:00pm EST December 2, 2021, 1:30pm EST
Portland, ME, 04101

Starting your own business? Our online workshop reviews essential topics to help you succeed. We will cover the basics of assessing your business plans and ideas. If being in business on your own is your goal, but you're not sure where to begin, this online workshop is for you! 

Topics include:

  • Entrepreneurial Myths
  • Defining a Value Proposition
  • Fundamentals: Legal, Insurance, etc
  • Testing Your Idea
  • Financial Basics
  • Business Plan

This workshop is made possible thanks to the support of the TD Charitable Foundation. 

Your Presenter: Ben Chesler

Ben co-founded a non-profit to combat the child sex trade, then started the non-profit Food Recovery Network to supply community food banks and shelters. He then co-founded Imperfect Foods as a for-profit solution to food waste, which grew from a small warehouse in the Bay Area to having over 1,500 employees across the country five years later. Ben was named one of the "Forbes 30 Under 30", and is now the Associate Director for Entrepreneurship at the Roux Institute where he advises and mentors mission-driven social entrepreneurs, helping them avoid some of the mistakes he made. He has been a SCORE Mentor since 2020.

About the Presenter(s)

Benjamin Chesler

I can help clients think through their ideas and decide what action is best for them to take to make them a reality. Whether you are starting a new business or growing an existing business, I work with you, and for you, to achieve your goals. I was the co-founder of a mission-driven online grocery store that scaled to serve hundreds of thousands of customers across 38 states, with over 1,500...

Starting Your Own Business (211202)