Posts Categorized: Profits

What Owners Need to Know About Risk and Business Insurance – Josh Fifield

Understanding business insurance may not be the reason you went into business in the first place, but not understanding risk, coverage, and compliance could undermine everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve. In today’s interview, we talk with Josh Fifield, Senior Account Executive at Clark Insurance. He shares some new forces that could be driving […]

What Owners Need to Know About Branding – Sean Wilkinson

What is branding, and how can it help your business grow? What’s the difference between branding and marketing? Is branding only important to big corporations like Apple and Nike, or can it make a difference to a small, growing business in Maine? In today’s episode, we chat with branding expert Sean Wilkinson of Might & […]

What Owners Need to Know About Leadership and Communication – Seth Rigoletti

Every great leader–in business or in life–needs to learn communication skills. If there’s a communication breakdown with your team, you can’t accomplish your goals and objectives. But how do you know if you’re doing a good job? And if you see an opportunity for growth, what changes can you make to improve? We’ll dive into […]

Do I Really Need a Business Plan? – Kathleen O’Donnell

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 […]

Skilled Immigrants: Maine’s Hidden Workforce – Stefanie Gill

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 […]

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 […]

Finding the Right Business Mentor: An Entrepreneur’s Guide – Tom Rainey

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 […]