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 […]
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Each year, more companies are turning to ESOPs to fuel growth. They increase employee engagement, provide owners an exit strategy, and have incredible tax benefits. What is an ESOP? Is it right for your business? Will you get all the value you can out of your company? Will it benefit the employees and your community? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!