Posts Tagged: Fast Forward Maine

Hiring Veterans and Transitioning Military: What You Need to Know – Bill Benson

Maine needs skilled, experienced workers, and transitioning military might be at least part of the answer. Boots2Roots is an organization that helps transitioning military find and land jobs in Maine, playing matchmaker with companies and organizations that are looking for a wide variety of skilled employees. Executive Director, Bill Benson, shares why Maine employers and… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Business Plans – Gigi Guyton

Are you running your business without a business plan? Is it because the marketing component has you scratching your head? How do you know where to get the information about potential customers and competitors so that you can put together a meaningful plan? In this week’s episode, we’ll chat with Certified Business Advisor Gigi Guyton… Read more »

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… Read more »

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 &… Read more »

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… Read more »