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On January 11's "Five on the Future" letter

Recently, Mainebiz published "Five on the Future," asking five prominent Maine economists about challenges and opportunities facing Maine in the upcoming year. For the most...

What's ahead sounds strangely like the past

Peter Van Allen |

"Five on the Future" is the annual kickoff to the year for Mainebiz. We ask five economists to give their view of what's ahead for the year.

Ask these questions before choosing your business structure

Christopher Wright |

Whether you have already built your own profitable business or you are just starting to put into motion a great idea for a new one, the proper business structure can help you avoid unnecessary...

Eastport's economic development effort gets down to street level

Peter Van Allen |

Mainebiz Editor Peter Van Allen reflects on a recent visit to Eastport, the region's economic development challenges and how it's using its port to spur business growth.

Four key attributes of successful entrepreneurs

Geoff Lamdin |

These attributes are are simple and don't require degrees or years of experience, but they are key success drivers for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Are you ready for the new federal overtime rules?

Eric Uhl |

The U.S. Department of Labor's recently proposed rule changes to the "white collar" overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act would raise the minimum salary required for those exemptions.

Looking back to look to the future of Maine's economy

Peter Van Allen |

Twenty years ago, I was a young business editor at the Post-Tribune in Gary, Ind. At that time, Gary was a city in steep decline. You could drive block after block and see boarded up houses and...

'Fastest Growing' companies have some common threads

Peter Van Allen |

This is our first year with a new feature, "Fastest Growing Companies in Maine," and there are truly no runners-up among this bunch, writes Editor Peter Van Allen.

For northern Maine businesses, transportation infrastructure is key

Peter Van Allen |

Business that have operations north of Bangor or outside the I-95 corridor are well acquainted with the frustrations of arranging shipping.

Tapping creativity can be like climbing a mountain

Lori Valigra |

In a September National Geographic article, climber Mark Jenkins tells how he and his team tried, and only barely failed, to summit Hkakabo Razi (KA-kuh-bo RAH-zee) in Myanmar. They...