Upcoming Workshops

Brewer, ME

Date: November 22, 2019
8:30 – 12:00
Machias Savings Bank, 581 Wilson Street Brewer, ME 04412

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About this Event

Three digital business growth experts share their best tips, tricks, and strategies for increasing your online visibility, driving more traffic to your website, and building your business online.

Join Yury Nabokov of Machias Savings Bank, Rich Brooks of flyte new media and Janyce Volodkevich of KMA Human Resources Consulting on 11.22.19!


How to Become a Thought Leader (and Grow Your Business Online) [Rich Brooks – flyte new media]

Being seen as a “thought leader” can be a competitive advantage for a company or individual looking to increase their visibility and credibility in their industry. Thought leaders can attract more business, generate more revenue, and have other opportunities that aren’t available to their competition.

In this session, we’ll look at how you can create content that will position yourself as a thought leader, and how to use search and social media to extend your reach.

Who’s it for:

  • Business owners and leaders interested in positioning themselves as experts
  • Entrepreneurs looking to grow their following and influence on social media
  • Speakers, consultants, and coaches
  • Anyone wanting to better understand how to make the online space work for them

How to Develop a “Can’t Fail” Business Model [Yury Nabokov – Machias Savings Bank]

Maybe you’re just starting out or maybe you’ve been working on your business for a few years. You’ve had some successes, but you’ve also experienced a lot of misfires and missed opportunities.

How do you increase your chances of success while decreasing your risk?

In this dynamic session you’ll discover the 9 key elements of a Business Model Blueprint that will help shape your offerings to be more valuable, more enticing, and more irresistible to your ideal customer.

Whether your run a car wash or you’re a CPA, you’ll come away with framework that will help you break away from the pack and grow your business.

How to Recruit, Hire and Retain the Best Talent [Janyce Volodkevich – KMA Human Resources Consulting]

Do you wonder why it’s so hard these days to find the right people for the jobs you need to fill?

The truth is, Maine’s workforce is changing, and as hiring managers, we need to rethink our strategies for attracting and hiring talent.

In this presentation, KMA HR Consultant Janyce Volodkevich will introduce our unique strategic recruiting process.. When recruiting, are you communicating your company’s values and culture – your brand – accurately? We’ll look at some top trends and best practices for attracting and retaining good employees in today’s competitive labor market. In any labor market but especially a tight one, strategic recruiting is essential to finding the best candidates and efficiently bringing them on board. Some topics we’ll cover include:

  • How strategic recruiting saves time and money
  • Preparing to recruit
  • Defining the interview process
  • Screening the applicants
  • Behavior-based interviewing
  • Selecting the top candidates
  • Making the offer


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Need advice on hiring or firing? How to get new lines of credit? How market your business to reach more people?

Then join us for the next Fast Forward Maine workshop in your area!

These free, half-day workshops cover a wide variety of business-related topics, led by experts in their respective field.

Then, to wrap it up, we run a Business Mastermind where you can share one business problem that you’re really struggling with. Our team of experts, along with your fellow business professionals, will help unpack that problem and generate solutions on how to overcome that hurdle and continue growing your business.

This is regularly the most valuable, most appreciated part of the day by our audience!

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