Posts Categorized: Podcasts

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.  Rich: My guest today is a former software developer and tech business owner who moved to […]

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: Preparing for Your Next Crisis – Tina Oddleifson

Are you prepared for your next business crisis? Whether it’s a recession, once-in-a-lifetime storm, or another pandemic, it’s coming. Discover these lessons learned during COVID so you can be prepared for the next challenge your company faces.  Rich: My guest today is a small business advisor for the Maine Small Business Development Center in Portland, and also a freelance business writer. Before […]

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 […]

PR & Earned Media for Your Company: What Owners Need to Know – Kristan Vermeulen

This week on Fast Forward Maine we’re going to be talking about how to generate positive press and media coverage for your company. We’ve got PR expert and podcaster Kristan Vermeulen on the show and she’s going to talk about everything that goes into good PR, from developing your brand story, to developing relationships with […]

What Owners Need to Know About Branding – Emily Brackett

What goes into the branding of a growing business? Is it your logo? Your colors? Your business cards or trucks? In today’s episode we talk to branding expert Emily Brackett on what goes into a successful company brand and what impact it has on your bottom line.