MDF, The Maine Development Foundation, plays an important role in Maine’s business ecosystem. Led by Executive Director Yellow Breen, this non-partisan organization is helping to revitalize Maine’s downtowns and elevate our next generation of leaders. They have their finger on the pulse of the changes that are impacting Maine’s economic and workforce situation, and what… Read more »
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Discover how the right assessment tools and technologies can improve your hiring process, making sure you’re getting the right person in the right position at the right time, so your business can grow and flourish.
It’s been said that it’s difficult to run a successful business in Maine. There are tax issues, regulation issues, and workforce issues. It can be even tougher in the rural sections of the state Yet many business leaders are making it work. Larry Barker, the President and CEO at Machias Savings Bank has a unique… Read more »
Do you really need a business plan to succeed and grow your company? If you are looking for funding or financing, those who invest in your success are going to require it. Even if you don’t need outside financial help, a business plan provides a blueprint for your success, and helps uncover stumbling blocks. In… Read more »
With the unemployment rate in Maine–and the entire US–at a historic low, it’s often difficult for companies to find the skilled workers they need to grow. But according to Stephanie Gill of IntWork, the solution may be hidden in plain sight. Maine has plenty of skilled workers in the form of work-ready immigrants who were… Read more »
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 »
The Maine Center for Entrepreneurs has some amazing programs like Top Gun, Cultivator, and MarketShare Accel, to support growing Maine businesses and the entrepreneurs that power them. One constant in all their programs is mentors. Why are they so important? How can they fast track your growth? How do you find one that’s right for… Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »