“Get Started on Your Business Continuity Plan,” 2 to 3 p.m., free Webinar presented by the Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery. Space is limited. Register at www1.gotomeeting.com/register/445589536 and visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips.

“Basics of Buying or Selling a Business: Avoid the Pitfalls,” 6 to 9 p.m. at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For details, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.


“Strategic Planning: A Must in Turbulent Times,” 9 a.m. to noon, workshop for nonprofits, with Gary Stern from Stern Consulting International. Held at Southern New Hampshire University in Brunswick. The fee is $50 for Maine Association of Nonprofits members and $100 for nonmembers. For details and to register, visit www.NonprofitMaine.org or call 871-1885.

“Lean Startup: Move Your Idea Into Action With a Focus Group,” 6 to 9 p.m., at SCORE Offices, 100 Middle St., Portland. The cost is $35 with online registration. For details, visit www.scoremaine.com or call 772-1147 weekday mornings.

Thursday and Friday

“Lean Systems Summit: Where Government, Services and Manufacturing Meet,” fifth annual event at Holiday Inn by the Bay, Spring Street in Portland. Designed for private and public business leaders to improve effectiveness and efficiency. The Thursday program includes nine seminars and an evening networking get-together at DiMillo’s on the Water in Portland. The Friday program features keynote speakers and 15 informational workshops. The cost is $195 per person for either day and $350 for both days. Register at events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=c8g8lelab&oeidk=a07e9gua90m72ac0fc4 or call Jon Kirsch at 594-3401.

Friday through Sunday

Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, with a variety of exhibits highlighting technology, energy-efficient construction and small homes. Young volunteers will construct a house on-site from recycled wooden pallets. The show is held on the Rockland waterfront and tickets are $12. Admission is free for children under age 12. Strollers are not allowed on the docks and no pets are allowed on the show grounds. For more information and a list of exhibitors and activities, visit www.maineboats.com/boatshow or call (800) 565-4951.

Coming up

Women in Family Business Golf Clinic, 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 12, at Nonesuch River Golf Club, Scarborough. The cost per clinic is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Register at www.fambusiness.org or call Catherine Wygant Fossett at 798-2667.

Family Business Summerfest, 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 14, third annual event to benefit family-owned businesses. Held at Yankee Marina and Boatyard, 142 Lafayette St., Yarmouth. The cost is $45 per person. Register at www.fambusiness.org.


CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, provide a variety of free services and workshops to help with job searches and to upgrade skills. Each of the 12 centers provides computer workstations and offers several employment-related programs throughout the month. Call 753-9005 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711) or go to www.mainecareercenter.com.