Posts Tagged: Maine

How to Hire to Grow Your Company – Holly Smevog

Hiring the right person for an important position can be one of the most critical aspects of a growing business’s success. How to draft a job application? How to vet candidates? How to hold interviews? How to avoid biases? If you’re looking to improve your hiring process and build a team that builds your success,… Read more »

The Maine Small Business Development Center Has Your Back – Peter Harriman

Running a small business can be difficult if you don’t have the right resources for growth. Thankfully, in Maine, we have the Maine Small Business Development Centers to support our small and micro-businesses. Peter Harriman, Center Director for the Maine SBDC is our guest this week, sharing how your small business can benefit form partnering… Read more »

Is Your Company Poised for Growth? – Michelle Neujahr

A lot of business owners say they’re interested in business growth, but there are real and imagined roadblocks along the way. Is your company ready for growth, or do you need to “shore up” your resources first? More importantly, are you ready for growth? Many business owners are secretly sabotaging their own growth and success…. Read more »

The Secrets to Public Speaking Success – Lee Ann Szelog

Do you enjoy public speaking? According to studies, few of us do. In fact, many people fear public speaking more than death! Yet, in business we’re constantly involved in public speaking. Whether we’re on stage, at a board meeting, doing a sales presentation, or just speaking to a co-worker, it’s all public speaking. In today’s… Read more »

The Role of PR in Your Growing Business – Linda Varrell

Public relations, or PR, is about a lot more than crisis management, but it is critical to have a plan in place in case things go wrong. PR expert Linda Varrell stops by the Fast Forward Maine studios this week to talk about crisis management, the role of PR in your company, how PR impacts… Read more »

Should you start a podcast for your business? – Tanner Campbell

Podcasts are going mainstream. Apple spun off podcasts from iTunes into Apple Podcasts. Spotify has jumped in and is now the fastest growing podcast aggregator in the world. Google has made it even easier to listen to podcasts on Android devices. And Stitcher puts all the world’s podcasts into your car radio. So, how can… Read more »

How Growing Companies Need to Market Themselves – Lou Zambello

Most growing businesses don’t invest enough in their marketing. Are you guilty of the same? In this week’s episode we speak with Lou Zambello of Opus Consulting on how growing business need to market their businesses. He has advice for marketing B2B vs B2C companies, how to break through all the noise out there to… Read more »

Are Badges the Future of Education? – Charlie Collins

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… Read more »