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How to: Plan for succession in a family-owned business

Sterling Kozlowski |

Eighty percent of Maine's businesses are family-owned. When asked who will take over the family business when the current owner retires, 88% of owners believe their children or family...

Second-round worker visas seen as a ‘Band aid’ by tourism businesses

Staff |

A second round of H-2B visas was made available by the Department of Homeland Security on May 31.

Know an outstanding woman business leader? Nominate her for 2018 Mainebiz Women to Watch award

Staff |

What women trailblazers, corporate leaders, role models and mentors should be honored among the 2018 Mainebiz Women to Watch? Nominations are officially open until June 30 for the awards, which will...

U.S. Labor Secretary tours Cianbro, Penobscot Job Corps training centers

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta joined U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in tours of the Penobscot Job Corps Center in Bangor and Cianbro Corp.’s job-training facility in Pittsfield on...

Caribou businesswoman named Aroostook's 'Entrepreneur of the Year'

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A Caribou restaurateur is the 2018 Aroostook Entrepreneur of the Year.

State program will help teens land their first summer job

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Several Maine executive branch departments plan to announce on Wednesday a new state initiative to help teens connect with their first job this summer.

Tips on how to get over being nervous when presenting to a large group

Kathleen Grammer Of Voice Advantage |

Q: How do I get over being nervous when I have to present to a large group?

How to: Create the perfect brand message in 5 simple steps

Alexandra Heseltine |

We all know a logo design is only a small part of branding. What's critical to a successful branding strategy is defining the brand message. A brand message should answer the question in...

Free workshops for immigrant entrepreneurs scheduled for June

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Immigrants in Maine looking to start a business or seeking help with an existing one are invited to attend four free workshops in Portland next month.

Lincoln Academy sees decline in international enrollment

An expected dip in international enrollment at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle tracks with similar trends seen at other private schools around Maine.