What Owners Need to Know About Shared Leadership – Kevin Hancock

What Owners Need to Know About Shared Leadership - Kevin Hancock

When CEO Kevin Hancock was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia at a critical, challenging time for his company, he wondered how he could lead his team out of the housing bust.

However, he discovered the power of shared leadership, which he wrote about in his book The Seventh Power. In this week’s interview, Kevin shares with us his journey and how you can implement shared leadership in your own company to empower your people and grow your business.

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What Owners Need to Know About High-Performing Female Employees – Jodi Flynn

What Owners Need to Know About High-Performing Female Employees - Jodi Flynn

High-performing women often have more barriers to overcome than their male counterparts, both internally and externally. To support their professional growth and to improve your own business, you need to understand what might be keeping them from leveling up and make sure they have the resources to succeed.

This week we talk to business coach Jodi Flynn of Women Taking the Lead on how to best nurture high-performing women.

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What Owners Need to Know About Hiring an Executive Assistant – Derek Volk

What Owners Need to Know About Hiring an Executive Assistant - Derek Volk

As an owner, do you have too many things to get done in a day? Are you often the bottleneck in your own business growth? Do you find yourself working late nights and weekends, and missing time with your family? Have you considered hiring an Executive Assistant? Derek Volk, President of Volk Packaging, shares with us how his life and business have changed since he brought on his EA.

Discover the trigger point for hiring an EA, how the hiring process works, and how to get the most out of your EA in this episode of Fast Forward Maine.

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What Owners Need to Know About an LGBTQ Friendly Workforce – Ed Patterson

What Owners Need to Know About an LGBTQ Friendly Workforce - Ed Patterson

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, has become a goal for many businesses, but what does it exactly mean? Are there real and tangible benefits of DE&I, or becoming an LGBTQ-friendly workforce? We sit down with Ed Patterson, Head of Global Communications for Hill+Knowlton, to talk about what companies should be doing today.

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What Owners Need to Know about Boards of Advisors and Directors – Colleen McCracken

Would a Board of Advisors or a Board of Directors help jumpstart your company? If so, which is right for your business, how do you find the right people to sit on your board, and do you need to compensate them? We’ll tackle all of these questions and more with Colleen McCracken.

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What Owners Need to Know About Maine’s Economic Recovery Plans – Joshua Broder

What Owners Need to Know About Maine’s Economic Recovery Plans - Joshua Broder

The coronavirus has ravaged Maine’s business ecosystem with no end in sight. Businesses, schools, and organizations are opening, but with many restrictions. How do we get out of this? What is Maine’s economic plan for recovery? Today, we talk to Joshua Broder, CEO of Tilson and co-chair on Governor Mills’ economic recovery committee to see what the future will bring.

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What Owners Need to Know About the Financial Health of their Employees – Annette Lease

What Owners Need to Know About the Financial Health of their Employees - Annette Lease

Should you worry about your employees’ financial health, knowledge, and well-being? How your employees feel about and manage their money can directly impact your bottom line. Empowering them through education and training can provide them with a peace of mind that will cut down on “presenteeism” and make your workforce more productive.

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What Owners Need to Know About Masterminds – Rich Brooks

What Owners Need to Know About Masterminds- Rich Brooks

Do you ever wish you could get free business advice from someone in your industry, or who has been through what you’re going through now? The answer may be in joining or starting a mastermind. What is a mastermind, and how do you run one? Great questions, which we’ll answer in this episode.

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What Owners Need to Know About Cash Flow – Earle Durham

What Owners Need to Know About Cash Flow - Earle Durham

How healthy is your company’s cash flow? How often do you check your business financials, and which ones are you reviewing regularly? If these questions make you clutch at your chest, you can relax! Earle Durham from Supporting Strategies is here to help you make sense of your business financials, understand your cash flow (and how to improve it), and make sure your numbers make sense to you.

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What Owners Need to Know About Sales and Sales Training – Bob LaBrie

What Owners Need to Know About Sales and Sales Training -  Bob LaBrie

Do you believe that some people are just born to be great salespeople and other people aren’t? Well, sales, like just about everything else, is a skill that can be improved upon and mastered. Bob LaBrie, of LaBrie Training and Consulting breaks down the sales process into achievable pieces, talks about the Internet’s impact on sales, and even “reads” Rich and Yury!

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