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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...

Build an effective online media room in 10 steps

Nancy Marshall |

Anytime journalists are looking for information on your company, they will inevitably start by looking at your website. If you have a tab for "Media Room" or "Press...

Use your most valuable asset — your contact list

Nancy Marshall |

Ask any seasoned business leader to reveal the secrets to success, and one of the first things he or she will mention is a strong contact list.

Post-hike reflections on Katahdin region's economy

James McCarthy |

I had a lot of time to think as I completed an 11-mile hike up and down Katahdin in Baxter State Park with my 26-year-old son, Nick, in mid-August. None of it had anything to do with the...

Don't overlook Maine's downtowns

Downtowns in transition is not a new theme. We in this country have been talking about downtown renewal, "urban renewal," for half a century, going back to the flight to the...