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Taking inspiration from a podcast about starting a podcast business

Dylan Martin |

For the longest time, I never considered myself as having the traits of an entrepreneur. Of course, I'm not going to start my own company, nor do I plan to any time soon.

Education and diversity key to growth in Maine

Peter Van Allen |

Education and diversity in Maine are hot topics now.

LePage administration's reform list includes business initiatives

Peter Van Allen |

State government is back at work and lawmakers are already losing sleep drafting bills for the legislative session.

What's in store for the future?

Peter Van Allen |

Questions about Maine's economy and where it's headed are asked throughout the year.

A tweet providing food for thought

James McCarthy |

Until about two months ago I was an unapologetic Luddite when it came to social media like Facebook or Twitter. Staying off Facebook has been, and still is, an easy call: I cultivate the...

Business community should focus on USM's potential

Michael Bourque |

The University of Southern Maine has, understandably, been in the news a lot lately. Budget cuts, layoffs, decreased enrollment and student retention issues have led to a significant...

Another thing about Maine: It doesn't shut down after Labor Day

Peter Van Allen |

If you're a summer visitor to Maine, as well as you think you know the state, there are often some commonly held misconceptions.

The strategy of ‘impact’ investing

Peter Taylor |

Impact investing is a hot topic in foundation, investor and government circles. There is a Social Impact Investing Task Force involving the nations in the G8. JP Morgan Chase, Morgan...

A successful businessman talks about his failed campaigns

Peter Van Allen |

The ongoing discussion about whether Maine is business friendly is not unique to this state or any other. Economic development is on everyone's minds because it drives job growth, but...

Readers weigh in on brain drain and young Mainers

Just finished reading the Nov. 17 Mainebiz and felt I had to write. In two different stories, you wrote about "young Mainers" and reaching out to younger...