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Just Announced – CMS Entrepreneurship for Makers Class


Entrepreneurship for Makers

Once a month, Sun Feb 5 2023 — Sun Jul 9 2023

Are you a creative problem-solver with a passion for innovation? Do you want to turn your ideas into a successful business?  The Claremont MakerSpace Entrepreneurship for Makers class is designed for individuals like you who want to bring their ideas to life.

Join us for our much-requested Entrepreneurship for Makers Class and get your business off on the right tracks in 2023!

This class meets for one hour each month from February to June. Expect 1-3 hours of “homework” each month.

Unlock Your Entrepreneurial Potential with the Claremont MakerSpace Entrepreneurship Class!  

The deadline to register for this course is February 1st. 

Class Schedule: We meet at the Claremont MakerSpace Sundays at 1pm

  • February 5th:
    • Launching your idea, brainstorming the why, and figuring out what you need to make in order to be happy.
  • March 5th:
    • Creating a business plan, setting pricing, and budgeting.
  • April 2nd:
    • Picking an entity type, getting your EIN, setting up accounts with vendors, and understanding state and federal registrations.
  • May 7th:
    • Branding, marketing, & launching.
  • June 4th:
    • Picking a bookkeeping program and understanding financial statements.
  • July 9th: 
    • Learn about taxes, federal and state requirements, insurance, hiring contractors and employees.

Most CPAs charge $200+ per hour.  In this in depth class you’ll have access to a CPA for six months to help you guide you through getting your business up and running.  Think of this course as a mastermind group with your own CPA on hand, with the bonus of meeting peers to cheer you on! 

About the Instructor: Amity Ollis is a licensed CPA in NH. She has worked both in public accounting firms and private businesses and has experience as an auditor, consultant, accountant, and tax manager. She is Xero and QuickBooks certified. Her company, Lifeboat Accounting helps small businesses and nonprofits stay afloat and offers consulting, training, and virtual CFO services. 

Class Fees: $200 non-members, $150 members. 

Materials Fee: Materials will be provided. Participants will also receive handouts, templates, and more. 

The deadline to register for this course is February 1st. 

Register for this class now!


For most classes and events, CMS MEMBERSHIP IS NOT REQUIRED. That said, members receive a discount on registration and there are some classes/events that are for members only (this will be clearly noted in the event description).

Class policies (liability waiver, withdrawal, cancellation, etc.) can be found here.

Instructors: Interested in teaching a class at CMS? Please fill out our Class Proposal Form.

Tours: Want to see what the Claremont MakerSpace is all about? Tours are by appointment only due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contact Us to schedule your tour where you can learn about all the awesome tools that the CMS offers access to, as well as how membership, classes, and studio spaces work.

Happy Makin’!
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