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State’s updated unemployment-tax system set to launch in November

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The Maine Department of Labor plans to begin the second phase of its modernized replacement system for Maine’s unemployment insurance program — which is called ReEmployME — with the...

Tips on how to get employees to finish their assignments on time

Jim Milliken, project management consultant |

Q: How can we get our people to finish assignments and other tasks on time? They make promises and set completion dates, but we have a very bad record for on-time...

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

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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

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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...