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Scared of radical change? Tips on getting out of that rut

Arthur Fink, Arthur Fink Consulting |

Tip No. 1: Change becomes more manageable and less scary when seen in a longer-term context.

Freedom Boat Club franchise owner eyes Portland expansion in 2019

Renee Cordes |

Steve Arnold bought Yarmouth Boat Yard in 2004, Moose Landing Marina in Naples in 2013 and the Freedom Boat Club franchise last September. He's seeing growth at Freedom Boat Club, enough so to be...

Canada's retaliatory tariffs could impact cross-border shopping

Staff |

Cross-border shopping between northern Maine and Canada is expected to be hurt by a retaliatory “grocery tariff” established by the Canadian government.

Midcoast AM radio station now airs on FM, too

Staff |

WCME, an AM radio station in Brunswick that first aired in 1955 and relaunched six years ago, is now also broadcasting an FM signal.

SBA's regional director touts programs to boost rural Maine

James McCarthy |

SBA's regional New England Administrator Wendell Davis drove up from Boston last week to see what Our Katahdin was up to at the shuttered Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket. He toured the...

Brooklyn-based owner pulls the plug on popular Portland food lab

Staff |

Fork Food Lab in Portland — a two-year-old company that was among the successes cited in the Greater Portland's redesignation as one of the country's Manufacturing Communities for Food...

Coalition outlines top priorities of Maine businesses for the next governor

Peter Van Allen |

Maine will need to invest $100 million to upgrade the state's broadband in coming years, according to a report that's based on a survey of 1,000 business leaders.

Entrepreneurs start coffee-roasting business on Monhegan

Year-round Monhegan Island residents Carley Mayhew and Mott Feibusch started production at Monhegan Coffee Roasters in June, adding a new business to the island's economy.

Maine's 200-plus startups get a leg up with interactive map

Staff |

Big Room Studios, the Portland software development firm, has crafted a detailed, interactive map of Maine's 200-plus startups.

How to discover and capitalize on your company's 'value proposition'

Jim Casey of Casey Communications |

Virtually all successful businesses share a common characteristic: They understand the unique value they deliver to customers. Here are some tips to help you identify and communicate your business's...