Posts Categorized: Podcasts

How to Write Your Business Book – Julie Anne Eason

Writing a book about your business, industry, or professional expertise will immediately provide you a new level of credibility. As an author, you’ll get asked to speak more often, get calls from journalists looking to speak with an expert, and be able to close more deals. But how do you write this book? How do… Read more »

How CEI Invests in Maine’s Growing Businesses – Jennifer Sporzynski

CEI (Coastal Enterprises, Inc.) is working to build an economy that works for everyone here in Maine. From business advisors to financing options, CEI serves all groups in Maine looking to provide good jobs and a sustainable business ecosystem. Today we talk to Jennifer Sporzynski about how it all works.

How to Hire to Grow Your Company – Holly Smevog

Hiring the right person for an important position can be one of the most critical aspects of a growing business’s success. How to draft a job application? How to vet candidates? How to hold interviews? How to avoid biases? If you’re looking to improve your hiring process and build a team that builds your success,… Read more »

The Maine Small Business Development Center Has Your Back – Peter Harriman

Running a small business can be difficult if you don’t have the right resources for growth. Thankfully, in Maine, we have the Maine Small Business Development Centers to support our small and micro-businesses. Peter Harriman, Center Director for the Maine SBDC is our guest this week, sharing how your small business can benefit form partnering… Read more »

Is Your Company Poised for Growth? – Michelle Neujahr

A lot of business owners say they’re interested in business growth, but there are real and imagined roadblocks along the way. Is your company ready for growth, or do you need to “shore up” your resources first? More importantly, are you ready for growth? Many business owners are secretly sabotaging their own growth and success…. Read more »

The Secrets to Public Speaking Success – Lee Ann Szelog

Do you enjoy public speaking? According to studies, few of us do. In fact, many people fear public speaking more than death! Yet, in business we’re constantly involved in public speaking. Whether we’re on stage, at a board meeting, doing a sales presentation, or just speaking to a co-worker, it’s all public speaking. In today’s… Read more »

The Role of PR in Your Growing Business – Linda Varrell

Public relations, or PR, is about a lot more than crisis management, but it is critical to have a plan in place in case things go wrong. PR expert Linda Varrell stops by the Fast Forward Maine studios this week to talk about crisis management, the role of PR in your company, how PR impacts… Read more »