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Fast Forward Maine Podcast

A weekly Business, Entrepreneur and Marketing podcast
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Are you investing in leadership in all levels of your company? Discover what that looks like and how to bring in an outside trainer.
There’s a lot of variables that go into running a successful business, but there are ways to simplify things to accomplish growth and keep from being overwhelmed. Here’s where to start. 
I'm a big fan of LinkedIn. I know LinkedIn isn't cool. I recognize it's not the birthplace of dank memes or viral videos. But when it comes to helping me grow my business, it's one of the best, most rewarding tools out there.
What is leadership? Are you a leader just because you own a company? Or can you lead, even if you have people above you? In today's episode we're going to explore what it means to be a leader, and how you, as an owner, can become a better leade
Zoom, GoToMeeting, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams (ugh), aren’t going anywhere, so as business professionals, leaders, and owners, we need to improve our game on these video conferencing platforms. https://www.fastforwardmaine.com/92
Say it with me… “Pinterest is a search platform.” Yup, it’s true. Just ask Pinterest expert, Lindsay Shearer. She shared with us specific tips to help drive more organic traffic to your site and how turn that into customers.
Do you understand your business financials? Can you create projections for the coming year? In this week's episode of the Fast Forward Maine podcast, we chat with Raynor Large on how to read your financial tea leaves. https://www.fastforwardmai
Public speaking is a critical skill for all business owners and leaders. Whether you are managing internal communications, a sales call, or taking the stage. If you don't feel comfortable presenting, you're at a competitive disadvantage. Today
This week on Fast Forward Maine we're going to be talking about digital transformations and digital marketing and how they will help your business grow. We're speaking to Jenna Chouinard, owner of JC Marketing Group. Through her experience she'
What are the mistakes that business owners make? How do you handle your first hire? What's more important: systems or financials? We'll get to the bottom of all your questions with business consultant Bradshaw Swanson! 
Discover how to protect your growing business from phishing scams, fake websites, and other cyberthreats with cybercrime expert Brandon McDonald. 
Never let a crisis go to waste. We'll look at what Maine businesses did to survive and even thrive during the pandemic so that you can be better prepared for the next crisis your business faces. We are joined by Tina Oddleifson who is a small b
Thinking about buying or selling a business? In this week's episode, we discuss what you can do to maximize the value of your company before selling it, and what to consider when buying an established business. 
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 smartphones. But the same approach can turn y
This week on Fast Forward Maine we're going to be talking about content marketing and its role in attracting more of your ideal customers. To help us out, we've got Allie Ulrich, Content Manager at Envirologix, who shares her process of creatin
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 ess
Show me the money! In this week's episode of Fast Forward Maine we're going to be looking at one of the main barriers to growth...a lack of funding. There are tons of ways to get your growth funded in Maine, and Diane Sturgeon from the SBA will
Maine has a workforce problem. Although no one solution will fix it all, today we speak with Tae Chong about how immigrants and a healthy approach to DEI can make a big difference for your business and for Maine. https://www.fastforwardmaine.co
This week on Fast Forward Maine we're going to be talking about how to generate positive press and media coverage for your company. We've got PR expert and podcaster Kristan Vermeulen on the show and she's going to talk about everything that go
What goes into the branding of a growing business? Is it your logo? Your colors? Your business cards or trucks? In today's episode we talk to branding expert Emily Brackett on what goes into a successful company brand and what impact it has on
As business owners and leaders, we all want more sales. How do we get that? Is it by hiring better sales people? Lowering our prices? Better marketing material? Before you take any of those steps, you need to understand the customer journey, wh
Do you wish the politicians in Augusta would listen to you? Do you wish you could have an impact on the laws that govern your business, your work force, the taxes you pay, and more? Well, in this episode, the Honorable Amy Volk is going to show
It's been 75 episodes and Yury is leaving! Before he goes, though, he has five life lessons he wants to share.
With recreational or “adult use” cannabis now legal in Maine, what impact will that have on your business? How will it impact your hiring process, your health insurance, and your government contracts? To find out, we chatted with Kristin Collin
Do you struggle with what to charge? Are your prices too low or too high? And how can you raise your prices without scaring away your customers? Today we dive into the math and psychology of pricing, and how you can attract your ideal customers
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