What’s the future of higher education and training…and what does it have to do with your business?
You’re familiar with diplomas, and the education requirements that your employees need. You’re probably also aware of CE credits, so that your team can stay certified.
But are you aware of badges? Bite-sized, certified, specific pieces of training that can help your employees grow and become more valuable.
Today we’re talking to Charles Collins of the Maine Community College System on how badges are changing education, and how they can change your business as well.
As you grow your business, you’ll need to develop effective teams to succeed. In this week’s episode leadership expert Patrick Veroneau speaks to us about the five dysfunctions of poorly performing teams, and how to build a work team that will grow your business.
Looking to grow your Maine-based business? Are you scalable and looking for investment? Ready for your seed round?
If so, then Scratchpad Accelerator may be for you!
In this episode, we talk to Jason Harkins about Scratchpad Accelerator’s role in helping Maine business scale up, and quickly!
There are plenty of unique obstacles and opportunities for a family owned business. From succession plans to family dynamics, these companies face challenges other companies don’t run into.
Thankfully, there’s an organization in Maine dedicated to helping these businesses grow and improve: The Institute for Family-Owned Business.
Whether you run a startup or have been in business for years, chances are at some point you’ve wanted access to more money.
But how do you get that cash injection, and what is the right financial tool for your business?
This week we’ve got Don Gooding on the show, talking about the Four Colors of Money. What are these four colors you ask? Read on!
Are you a “maker?” Do you have a physical product that you’re producing or manufacturing here in Maine? Did you know that Made in Maine can help you? To discover how, check out this week’s Fast Forward Maine podcast episode now!
All growing businesses look to hire employees who can help with their finances, but many end up hiring the right person for the wrong role.
Maybe you need someone to just handle transactions, or reconcile your books, or help you with mergers and acquisitions.
Hiring the wrong person, whether you hire above or below your needs, can lead to costly mistakes.
To make sense of this all, this week we speak with Jim Reilly, an independent financial consultant to businesses to help them find the right person to fill their different financial needs.
Katie Shorey shares what’s new with Startup Maine, June 19th – 21st.
Do you have a full HR department or just someone who handles HR along with all the other hats they have to wear?
In today’s episode, we talk to Angela Hansen of KMA Human Resource Consulting, who breaks down everything your growing business needs to know about HR. What are the bare minimums? What’s legally required? Do you really need an employee handbook? What happens when things go really, really wrong?
If you’d like to make sure you’ve got your bases covered, be sure to check out this episode of Fast Forward Maine!