As we publish our 100th episode, Rich Brooks looks back on lessons learned, how to grow your business here in Maine, and gives one last Fast Take. Thanks for tuning in to the 100th episode of Fast Forward Maine. This episode is a little different than the 99 that proceeded it, in the fact that […]
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Finding qualified employees is incredibly difficult right now, especially when you see every other company looking to hire as well. How can you stand out as an employer? How can you attract a workforce? How can you reduce the friction during the hiring process? We tackle all that and more in this week’s episode. Rich: My […]
Cash management is a problem for all businesses, but especially if you’re growing. It covers a lot of ground, from taking on additional payment options, managing your accounts payable, and avoiding the evolving problem of fraud, especially cyber fraud. In today’s episode we’ll look at ways you can improve your cash management so you can […]
How do you scale your company here in Maine? It doesn’t happen without planning, perseverance, and evidence-based entrepreneurship. In today’s episode we’ll explore exactly what that means, and how you can ensure that the problem you’re solving is worth fixing.
How do you view leadership inside your company? Is it top down, or are you investing in the leadership at all levels of your company? How can you create better leaders within your company, and what does that look like? We’ll tackle these questions and more with Bo Balcavage of Crestcom, a leadership training company.
There’s so much too running a successful business…attracting customers, retaining employees, running financials, improving deliverables, managing payroll, dealing with taxes…the list never ends. That can feel overwhelming, especially when what got you here won’t get you any further. To that end, we’ll be taking a look at how to develop systems that allow you to […]
I’m a big fan of LinkedIn. I know LinkedIn isn’t cool. I recognize it’s not the birthplace of dank memes or viral videos. But when it comes to helping me grow my business, it’s one of the best, most rewarding tools out there. And I’m only using a fraction of it.
What is leadership? Are you a leader just because you own a company? Or can you lead, even if you have people above you? In today’s episode we’re going to explore what it means to be a leader, and how you, as an owner, can become a better leader, bringing your team along for the […]
Zoom, GoToMeeting, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams (ugh), aren’t going anywhere, so as business professionals, leaders, and owners, we need to improve our game on these video conferencing platforms.Today we hear from Charles Kanozak of Technica VMT on what you can do to host better meetings and conversations virtually.
Do you know which financial reports you should be reviewing monthly, weekly, and even daily? Do you know how to run projections and forecasts of your business financials? We chat with Raynor Large from the Maine SBDC on how you can get a handle on this critical element of your business to make more informed […]