Posts Categorized: People

Public Speaking for Business Owners and Leaders – Elizabeth Peavey

Public speaking, whether from the stage or in a boardroom, is a critical skill for business owners. Whether you’re looking to generate leads, close sales, or position yourself as a thought leader, being able to persuade and influence people with powerful communication is something all leaders require. Today we’ll learn how to do a better […]

How to Protect Your Business from Cyberthreats – Brandon McDonald

Cybercriminals have turned their attention from large corporations and started to go after small and medium-sized businesses, especially ones here in Maine. Discover the newest scams and attacks that are impacting businesses like yours and how you can protect yourself. 

Buying or Selling a Business in Maine – Justin Holmes

There are lots of considerations when buying or selling a business. What is the company’s value? How and when will you communicate the sale to the employees, vendors, and customers? What is the exit strategy for the current owner?

Does Your Business Need an Operating System? – Megan Piper

Does your business need an operating system? Maybe that seems like an odd question, because when we think of an operating system, or OS, we think of the software that powers our computers, tablets, or smart phones. But the same approach can turn your struggling business into a growth machine! We’ll learn more about whether […]

Creating Content Your Customers Will Love – Allie Ulrich

Rich: With a degree in fine art and a drive to learn new techniques and technologies, my guest today has built her marketing career from the ground up. Starting in back offices and admin roles after graduating from the University of Southern Maine, she grabbed whatever bits of creative work she could wrangle and learned […]

Statewide Broadband in Maine – The Benefits to Business – Kerem Durdag

This week on Fast Forward Maine we’re going to be talking about what it will take to bring broadband throughout the state of Maine. We’ve got President and Chief Operating Office of GWI, Kerem Durdag, with us, to talk about why broadband is essential to the growth, health, and well-being of the people and the […]

Workforce, Immigrants, and DEI – What Owners Need to Know – Tae Chong

Maine has a workforce problem. Although no one solution will fix it all, today we speak with Tae Chong about how immigrants and a healthy approach to DEI can make a big difference for your business and for Maine. Have you noticed all the help wanted signs out there? Retail stores and restaurants have taken […]