Public Speaking for Business Owners and Leaders – Elizabeth Peavey

Public speaking, whether from the stage or in a boardroom, is a critical skill for business owners. Whether you’re looking to generate leads, close sales, or position yourself as a thought leader, being able to persuade and influence people with powerful communication is something all leaders require. Today we’ll learn how to do a better job at this with communications coach Elizabeth Peavey.  (more…)

Digital Transformation and Digital Marketing – Jenna Chouinard

The customer journey has gone online, and so your business needs to be there, too. Discover what goes into a digital transformation and how to develop a digital marketing strategy that will generate leads and business for your company.  (more…)

How to Protect Your Business from Cyberthreats – Brandon McDonald

Cybercriminals have turned their attention from large corporations and started to go after small and medium-sized businesses, especially ones here in Maine. Discover the newest scams and attacks that are impacting businesses like yours and how you can protect yourself.  (more…)

Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: Preparing for Your Next Crisis – Tina Oddleifson

Are you prepared for your next business crisis? Whether it’s a recession, once-in-a-lifetime storm, or another pandemic, it’s coming. Discover these lessons learned during COVID so you can be prepared for the next challenge your company faces.  (more…)

Buying or Selling a Business in Maine – Justin Holmes

There are lots of considerations when buying or selling a business. What is the company’s value? How and when will you communicate the sale to the employees, vendors, and customers? What is the exit strategy for the current owner?


Does Your Business Need an Operating System? – Megan Piper

Does your business need an operating system? Maybe that seems like an odd question, because when we think of an operating system, or OS, we think of the software that powers our computers, tablets, or smart phones. But the same approach can turn your struggling business into a growth machine! We’ll learn more about whether or not you need one, and how to implement one in this week’s episode of Fast Forward Maine.


Creating Content Your Customers Will Love – Allie Ulrich

Rich: With a degree in fine art and a drive to learn new techniques and technologies, my guest today has built her marketing career from the ground up. Starting in back offices and admin roles after graduating from the University of Southern Maine, she grabbed whatever bits of creative work she could wrangle and learned as she went.

A passion for writing and intuition for social media and self-promotion materialized in the blog Broke 207 in 2009, and she was able to parlay that experience into writing gigs at the Portland Phoenix, and, and eventually into marketing roles in the real estate, higher education, and energy industries.

Her unconventional career path has made her flexible and multi-faceted, to the point where she sometimes refers to herself as the ‘Swiss army knife of marketing professionals’. She is currently the content manager for Envirologix in Portland, Maine. So let’s dive into content marketing with Allie Ulrich. Allie, welcome to the show.


Statewide Broadband in Maine – The Benefits to Business – Kerem Durdag

Statewide Broadband in Maine – The Benefits to Business – Kerem Durdag

This week on Fast Forward Maine we’re going to be talking about what it will take to bring broadband throughout the state of Maine.

We’ve got President and Chief Operating Office of GWI, Kerem Durdag, with us, to talk about why broadband is essential to the growth, health, and well-being of the people and the business ecosystem here in Maine.


How to Get Your Growing Business Funded in Maine – Diane Sturgeon

There are plenty of places to get your growing business funded in Maine. Banks, Credit Unions, FAME, and alternative lending sources abound.